Backpackers - trips with openings....

From: Jeff D.
Sent on: Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:37 PM

Colorado Backpackers!!!! 

Trip 1 and 2

 

Snowshoe/XC Ski Overnight to Harry Gates Hut - 10th Mount Div. Hut

Next Weekend

I am seeing a few spots opening up for sale… if you are interested post your interest or contact the person posting they are unable to go… Don’t miss out on what could be the last hut trips of the winter season!

 

Harry Gates Hut Gates Hut winter

Built in 1986, Harry Gates Hut was the fourth structure added to the 10th Mountain system. It is the largest of the 10th Mountain owned huts, with two floors that can sleeps 16. Gates Hut windows look out on sunsets and spectacular Avalanche Ridge. The hut was built with funds from the Gates Foundation in memorial to the late Harry F. Gates, who was an outdoorsman with deep love for the mountains.

Layout and capacity: 6 single beds downstairs, 2 private bedrooms upstairs with one double bed each, plus 6 beds in a communal sleeping area upstairs. Capacity 16.

Hut Location: Harry Gates Hut is located in the Sawatch Mountain foothills of central Colorado at 9,700, about 15 miles northeast of Aspen, and about 17 miles south of Interstate Highway 70. Nearby peaks rise above 12,000 feet

 

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Trip 3

I believe there is some spots open for the :

Backpack: Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa UT

(check with Rob (event organizer to verify )

Grand gulch is a canyon in Cedar Mesa Utah with many rock art panels and ancient ruins. There are several side canyons with significant ruins that join Grand Gulch.

The current permit is to enter and exit the canyon from the Kane Gulch Ranger Station. The permit needs to be picked up at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station near the trail head before noon onSunday March 25th. Permit is valid thru Friday March 30th for a total of 6 people. There may be some flexibility to change # of people.

This is a truly unique location in Southeastern Utah. Remote and rugged backcountry, the area is accessible only by pack animal or on foot. The Anasazi ("Ancient Ones") flourished in Grand Gulch between 700 and 2,000 years ago. The fact that so many sites remain--and that they are in such excellent condition--makes Grand Gulch a special area. Throughout the mesas and canyons of Southeastern Utah, there are countless places important to Native Americans and to the non-Indians who live or visit here. During your stay, recognize how important these sites are to all of us: Native Americans, non-Indians, historians, and archaeologists. You will see dwellings, pottery, tools, and art work. Treat it with care and respect. Grand Gulch also has a diversity of rock art panels consisting of petroglyphs (pecked into the rock) and pictographs (painted on with pigments). As the figures do not present a written language, their meaning is left to our imaginations

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These are great Trips so don't miss out on these last minute chances to get out there

 

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