HWP Badass Women Series - A Wild and Wonder-filled Catastrophe @ REI Lakewood

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REI

5375 S Wadsworth Blvd · Lakewood, CO

How to find us

600pm - REI Lakewood Conference Room Organizer will post a contact phone number the evening of the event in the comments.

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Details

ABOUT US:
We are queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex) and straight hikers, skiers, backpackers and more. We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. All orientations, straight and gay, are welcome as well as all gender identities and expressions.

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join HWP at the Lakewood REI to hear Estes Park author Jean Muenchrath for a glimpse into her wild and wonder-filled catastrophe. Her grand adventure started as a 200-mile ski expedition along California's John Muir Trail in 1982 on skinny Nordic skis.

This presentation is FREE, but be certain to sign up for a FREE ticket to reserve a spot in case this event fills up. (The meeting room at the Lakewood REI is small, and does not have the overflow capacity of the Denver REI.)

FROM THE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Join Estes Park author Jean Muenchrath for a glimpse into her wild and wonder-filled catastrophe. Her grand adventure started as a 200-mile ski expedition along California's John Muir Trail in 1982 on skinny Nordic skis. Her odyssey ended in a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. Her escape from the Sierra Nevada Mountains took five days. After weathering a storm at 13,000 feet, Jean and her companion self-evacuated through deep snow with life-threatening injuries including a broken spine and pelvis. Jean's story will also reveal how this tragedy transformed her life and led to her to distant lands for both adventure and healing. Images of her journey will be accompanied by readings from her recently published book, "If I Live Until Morning."

REI EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.rei.com/events/91312/a-wild-and-wonder-filled-catastrophe/239224

AFTER THE PRESENTATION, we usually hang out a bit and discuss what we just experienced.

RSVP & TICKETS:
Please keep your RSVP status updated on MeetUp. There is no 'penalty' for last minute changes since this is a work night event. Life can get crazy at 5pm!

A FREE TICKET IS "REQUIRED." Book it at the event page at:
https://www.rei.com/events/91312/a-wild-and-wonder-filled-catastrophe/239224

DEFINITELY BOOK A TICKET! The meeting room at the Lakewood REI does not have the 'overflow' capacity of the Denver REI.

TRAILHEAD DETAILS:
Meet at the meeting room at the Lakewood REI. (Unfortunately, there are no coffee shops immediately around the store.)

It's the burbs - There is usually plenty of parking!

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Comfortable foot wear and maybe a light jacket.

DOGS:
Service animals only.

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