This is NOT an UBER ADVENTURES event ... It is posted here for information/community purposes ... if you'd like to attend, please RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Ouray-Canyon-Festival/events/166553012/ (But feel free to converse on this site to find carpools from California to Colorado!)
This year we will be under the big tent in Fellin Park, adjacent to the Hot Springs Pool.
Rendezvous includes canyon trips, gear vendor displays and demos, social meet and greet activities, raffles for registered rendezvous attendees and other events made possible by our sponsors.
Your registration fee includes: free beer at the social hour each night and a catered dinner Saturday evening. Presentations, movies, a second meal on Friday evening, and a live band are in planning stage and will be contingent on sponsor support.
This canyon rendezvous is open to all but ...
Participation on some canyon trips will be restricted based on canyon difficulty and each canyoneer's skills/experience. Some canyons will be restricted to experienced canyoneers, and to members of other recognized associations and clubs (i.e. ACA, EFC, AIC, FMME, FEEC, CIC).
PARTICIPANT EVENTS AND PRIVILEGES
Some rendezvous events will be open to the public. Other events and privileges will only be available to registered participants. These include: non-guided canyon trips, catered dinner, free beer, etc. To distinguish registered participants from the general public, wrist bands will be issued. We need the cooperation of all trip leaders to make sure people who join their trips on the meetup group have RSVP'd and that all participants have their wristbands.
GUIDED CANYON TRIPS
Self-organized canyon trips are intended for trained/experienced, self-reliant canyoneers. Beginners and others who need or prefer more oversight or instruction are encouraged to employ the services of a professional guide. San Juan Mountain Guides will offer special rates on their guide service during the rendezvous. Might be a good option for your significant other who wants to try an easier canyon while you go out on a more advanced trip or for you to push yourself beyond your current comfort zone.
ORGANIZING CANYON TRIPS
Anyone who has registered and paid for the rendezvous may post trips and allow others to RSVP. From the HOME PAGE, click on "SCHEDULE A NEW MEETUP". It is a very simple and efficient way to organize trips. All rendezvous participants are expected to honestly assess their own skills to ensure each canyon is within your ability and to assess their prospective canyon partners.
Online Registration accepted through August 12, 8:00PM: $25.00
On-Site Registration: $45.00
All rendezvous participants must check in upon arrival at the Festival.
Links to additional information:
• About Ouray and the Canyons
• Current Canyon Conditions (Discussion)
• Rendezvous Logistics
• Rendezvous Sponsors
• Rendezvous Policies
• Discussions - Message Board