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FYI - 2013 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

  • Jul 7, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Save the Date! July 8-14, 2013 in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Join me for a few days of wildflower splendor in the charming, historic town of Crested Butte, the official Wildflower Capital of Colorado!  

So much to do including hiking, rafting, 4x4 tours, yoga, garden tours, photography classes, art & cooking classes, gardening, birds and butterflies!  Registration and class schedule opens in April.

Lodging:   I'm staying at the Elk Mountain Lodge July 7-11.  Contact them for availability at (800)[masked] or (970)[masked].  Check out other lodging options...

And...After you've RSVP'd here, please sign up for the individually posted events so I know who to expect.  

Please use this link to the discussion thread of what everyone is doing for lodging, carpooling...[masked]

Carpooling:  Please email people directly through their profile to work out carpooling.  It's uncertain if everyone is commiting to July 7-11 and where people are staying.  So rather than get a bunch of comments going this early, please contact people directly to inquire about carpools.

Activities Planned During Festival:  My plan is to hike everyday to see and photograph wildflowers.  In addition, I always sign up for a back country tour and want to take a dinner float trip.  If these interest you, please RSVP for each event separately.  Easy/Moderate hikes between 3-8 miles will be announced at a later date - it all depends on where the best flowers can be found, and we won't know that till closer to the date! 

Meals/Drinks/Etc...We can't have every meal together as a group, but we'll try!  I have lots of ideas of restaurants, coffee shops, etc and will talk more about this when we all meet in Crested Butte! 

See you there!

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  • Cindy W.

    So glad I went. Thank you to Ruth, for water shoes; Debbie, for coordinating; Gale for driving and everyone for happy hour yummies.

    July 11, 2013

  • Gale

    Anyone want 2 meet 4 dinner? Meet in lobby @ 6 @ Elk Mtn Lodge

    July 7, 2013

  • Debbie

    Temps will be cooler so pack rain gear, hat and gloves, extra layers

    July 7, 2013

  • Janet

    we're still going, but we may have to change our arrival/departure based on some family matters. will probably hike on our own. have fun!

    July 4, 2013

  • Sharon

    Carolyn Gensler and I are driving up there Sat and spending one night (will drive home Sunday because we both have to work Monday). So we'll see you up there from mid-day Sat until mid-day Sunday. We are staying at the Elevation Hotel. Is anyone else planning to be there Saturday or is everyone else arriving on Sunday?

    July 3, 2013

    • Debbie

      Not sure but I think most are arriving on Sunday in time for the dinner float and hiking during the week. So we probably will miss seeing each other. njoy your your trip and hope to e you another time .

      July 3, 2013

    • Cindy W.

      Sharon, It would have been fun to see you, but I probably won't get there until 4 or 5 pm Sunday.

      July 3, 2013

  • Debbie

    There has been a last minute change and now Pam has a spot for a roommate, if anyone still needs a place to stay. Staying at the Forest Queen hotel:129 Elk Ave Sun-Thurs check out. They have a website to view their rooms. Let Pam know.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but have to beg out of this event and change my RSVP to no cannot attend.

    June 21, 2013

  • Denise L.

    Traveling that week.

    May 26, 2013

  • Debbie

    Please use this link to the discussion thread of what everyone is doing for lodging, carpooling...[masked]

    May 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Use this link to share details of your trip, arrange carpooling, etc.[masked]

    April 14, 2013

  • Debbie

    Workshop Schedule opens online tomorrow 4/10. Take a look and see if there's something that interests you! If you're not going on the 4x4 tour Weds 7/10, that might be a good day to schedule a workshop so you don't miss out on hiking on Monday & Tuesday!

    April 9, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Frank and I are staying at the Elk Mountain Lodge July 9th and 10th.

    April 5, 2013

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