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Always Choose Adventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We strive to provide tools, training, confidence, and assistance to create a solid foundation of activity, adventure, and appreciation for the outdoors. Since 2016 we've been able to help members of our tribe with who are looking to connect with others, just relocated, who may have cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, autism, traumatic brain injuries, asthma, COPD and chronic pain get off the couch and outdoors doing so for FREE or affordable rates to all. ​Join our tribe to start adventuring. We host many events every month, from hiking, backpacking, climbing, camping, canyoneering, to skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snow cave camping, and much more! We also host monthly socials, with the goal of helping people meet like-minded adventurers.

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Disclaimer: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I spend hours researching hikes and rely on various sources, but I can't vouch for their accuracy. I am not a professional guide, you are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear you require.

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Garden of the Gods FREE 1/2 Day Rock Climbing with Always Choose Adventures

Join us for a 1/2 Half-Day Rock Climbing Course with Front Range Climbing Company, at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Front Range Climbing Company's certified climbing instructors know the best routes around the mountains of the west and the southwest. Learn basic rock climbing skills, including equipment, knots, belaying, descending, and climbing movement. Front Range Climbing Company provides you with all of the technical climbing gear you need for your trip such as a harness, helmet, and shoes. Other technical gear required for the trip will also be provided by Front Range Climbing Company. If you have your own harness, helmet, and/or shoes, and would like to use them, please let your guide know prior to the trip. Your guide inspects your gear at the start of the trip to determine if they would rather you use company provided equipment for the trip. COST: TRAILBLAZER /2020 ADVENTURES ACA MEMBERS: FREE NON ACA MEMBERS: $85.00 Not an official PAID ACA Member? Register now at alwayschooseadventures.org/2020adventures To access your discount code, please check your membership enrollment information you received at the time of enrollment. What to Bring Water FRCC highly recommends bringing 2 quarts (2-3 liters) of water. Food (snacks/lunch) Along with the water, keeping your body fueled throughout your trip will let you focus on climbing and not you:r stomach. Food a simple as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to high-tech energy bars will keep you going throughout your trip. Small backpack: A small backpack allows you to carry your food, water, and other items you need for the day. A backpack versus a handbag lets you freely use your hands while moving around the climbing areas. Sneakers/Approach Shoes/Chaco Sandals ™: Most of the climbing areas require a slight hike from the parking area to reach your climbs. FRCC suggests a pair of sturdy sneakers, approach shoes, or Chacos™ to safely get you to the climbs. You can call our office or ask your guide if your footwear is appropriate for your climbing destination. Sunscreen: The sun can be intense at all of our climbing locations. FRCC recommends bringing sunscreen to prevent sunburns and other potential sun related issues. Sunglasses [optional]: Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun throughout the day. Camera [optional]: Pictures help you remember your trip. If you have a camera, bring it along and snap away. Rain jacket: Summer thunderstorms can occur at any time in Colorado. A light rain jacket will keep you dry in the event of rain. Please bring CASH to tip your guide. TIP is not included in your membership fees. Your Guide & ACA - Thank you! By registering and attending this event you agreed to Always Choose Adventures terms and conditions. To view visit: https://www.alwayschooseadventures.org/terms-conditions

FREE 1/2 Day Rock Climbing at Clear Creek Canyon with Always Choose Adventures

Join us for a 1/2 Half-Day Rock Climbing Course with Front Range Climbing Company, at Clear Creek Canyon in Golden, Colorado. Front Range Climbing Company's certified climbing instructors know the best routes around the mountains of the west and the southwest. Learn basic rock climbing skills, including equipment, knots, belaying, descending, and climbing movement. Front Range Climbing Company provides you with all of the technical climbing gear you need for your trip such as a harness, helmet, and shoes. Other technical gear required for the trip will also be provided by Front Range Climbing Company. If you have your own harness, helmet, and/or shoes, and would like to use them, please let your guide know prior to the trip. Your guide inspects your gear at the start of the trip to determine if they would rather you use company provided equipment for the trip. COST: TRAILBLAZER /2020 ADVENTURES ACA MEMBERS: FREE NON ACA MEMBERS: $85.00 Not an official PAID ACA Member? Register now at alwayschooseadventures.org/2020adventures To access your discount code, please check your membership enrollment information you received at the time of enrollment. What to Bring Water FRCC highly recommends bringing 2 quarts (2-3 liters) of water. Food (snacks/lunch) Along with the water, keeping your body fueled throughout your trip will let you focus on climbing and not you:r stomach. Food a simple as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to high-tech energy bars will keep you going throughout your trip. Small backpack: A small backpack allows you to carry your food, water, and other items you need for the day. A backpack versus a handbag lets you freely use your hands while moving around the climbing areas. Sneakers/Approach Shoes/Chaco Sandals ™: Most of the climbing areas require a slight hike from the parking area to reach your climbs. FRCC suggests a pair of sturdy sneakers, approach shoes, or Chacos™ to safely get you to the climbs. You can call our office or ask your guide if your footwear is appropriate for your climbing destination. Sunscreen: The sun can be intense at all of our climbing locations. FRCC recommends bringing sunscreen to prevent sunburns and other potential sun related issues. Sunglasses [optional]: Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun throughout the day. Camera [optional]: Pictures help you remember your trip. If you have a camera, bring it along and snap away. Rain jacket: Summer thunderstorms can occur at any time in Colorado. A light rain jacket will keep you dry in the event of rain. Please bring CASH to tip your guide. TIP is not included in your membership fees. Your Guide & ACA - Thank you! By registering and attending this event you agreed to Always Choose Adventures terms and conditions. To view visit: https://www.alwayschooseadventures.org/terms-conditions

XTERRA Beaver Creek Volunteer - Fundraiser for Always Choose Adventures

Please join us in volunteering for a good cause and having fun while doing it! This link and eventbrite ticket is for our records only, to officially sign up for a volunteer slot, please visit and enroll yourself here: https://vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?eventGroupId=1858503 For date and volunteer times please follow this link:https://vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?eventGroupId=1858503 We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming XTERRA Beaver Creek event both Saturday triathlon and Sunday trail run events. All volunteers on both days receive an XTERRA shirt, a swag bag and lunch. *This volunteer event is also a fundraiser for Always Choose Adventures. For each volunteer who helps the race, XTERRA gives back proceeds to our 501c3 nonprofit organization. By registering and attending this event you agreed to Always Choose Adventures terms and conditions. To view visit: https://www.alwayschooseadventures.org/terms-conditions

5TH Annual Meteor Showers & Camping at Bishops Castle with ACA

Join us for our 5TH Annual Meteor Showers & Camping at Bishops Castle with ACA. To Purchase your tickets please visit Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-meteor-showers-camping-at-bishops-castle-with-aca-tickets-89997927223 Always Choose Adventures and Jim Bishop have partnered to allow our members the opportunity of camping in the iconic Colorado landmark known as Bishops Castle. This event will happen during the Perseid meteor showers. With Bishop’s Castle located in Rye, Colorado we’ll have a clear view of the milky way with lack of light pollution to clearly see the meteor showers. PRICING & MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS: To save money on this adventure and others - ACA Paid Member Pricing: Save money and enroll now an annual paid ACA membership for only $20.00, and save over $1,300! Sale ends January 31st. For more membership details or to enroll please visit: AlwaysChooseAdventures.org/2020adventures Ticket Prices: NON MEMBER PRICING: $75.00 per person, not per tent - (INSIDE CASTLE CAMPING) Includes 1 night stay inside Bishop Castle & ACA goodie bag. $45.00 per person, not per tent - (OUTSIDE CASTLE CAMPING) Includes 1 night stay outside Bishop Castle, in forest area & ACA goodie bag. ACA PAID MEMBERS: (ENROLL NOW: ALWAYSCHOOSEADVENTURES.ORG/2020ADVENTURES) NON MEMBER PRICING: $55.00 per person, not per tent - (INSIDE CASTLE CAMPING) Includes 1 night stay inside Bishop Castle & ACA goodie bag. $25.00 per person, not per tent - (OUTSIDE CASTLE CAMPING) Includes 1 night stay outside Bishop Castle, in forest area & ACA goodie bag. MEMBER DISCOUNTS: To claim your membership discount use your membership perks email you received upon enrollment. REFUND POLICY: No Refunds. See cancellation and terms and conditions policies at AlwaysChooseAventures.org - If you must cancel, you may sell your Eventbrite ticket to another member of the community at face value. PLEASE NOTE: Bishops Castle is a work in progress, meaning there’s still metal being fabricated, tools and potentially dangerous materials outside the castle, for this reason, unfortunately, no Dogs or Children are allowed at this event for safety reasons. NOT ALLOWED: KIDS / DOGS, no exceptions. The Castle is open to the public during the day, meaning kids and dogs are allowed if you'd like to visit independently of our private event. Event starts at 5:30PM. Itinerary: Saturday - August 8th, 2020 NOON - Meet and have lunch at San Isabel Lodge Restaurant / General Store 1:30PM - Gather everyone at San Isabel Lodge and hike to natural waterslide and paddle board after at Lake Isabel. [limited amount of Paddleboards and Kayaks supplied, please bring your own and be willing to share] 5:30PM - Setup Tents and evening festivities. Please note we do not allow any tents or items to be setup prior to 5:30PM, due to the public visiting the Castle. 7:00PM - Storytime with Jim Bishop, Meet the man himself. 8:30PM - Meteor Shower Gazing & Bonfire Social Time. Sunday - August 9th, 2020 8:00AM - Checkout. Please have all items and tents gathered up and out of the castle by 8AM. NO RVS / CAMPERS - TENT CAMPING ONLY. Tents may not exceed 4 person sized tent. *Please bring your own food, drinking water, camping supplies, essentials and gear. It is cold inside the castle at night, we recommend warm and/or winter camping gear. Recommended items to bring: -Swimsuit - Towel - Flip Flops - Hiking Boots - Wool Socks - Summer hiking attire - Tent - Sleeping Bag ( 30 degrees or less - it will be cold when the sun goes down) - Sleeping pad - Layered Clothing - Food - Water - Camping Supplies RESTROOMS: Port A Potties are located outside Bishop Castle. CELL SERVICE: Limited or no cell service at this location. By registering and attending this event you have agreed to Always Choose Adventures terms and conditions. To view visit: https://www.alwayschooseadventures.org/terms-conditions

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