What we're about
"There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty." -- by Cheryl Strayed, taken from the book 'Wild, from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail'
*** Membership to NCA is continually open. Please read all of the details below before applying for a membership. Please note that your request will be AUTOMATICALLY denied if you do not upload a clearly identifiable photo of yourself with no hat or sunglasses or if there is more that one person in the picture (including children). We have members ranging in age from 20-70 and we absolutely welcome anyone into the group that loves the great outdoors.
2 Simple steps to become a member:
1) Membership to NCA requires that you attend an event prior to becoming a member, per the approval of the event Organizer based on your fitness level and the level of difficulty of the event. Please request a membership by clicking the 'Join Us' link at the top of the page to request a membership and we will contact you.
2) Look over the list of our upcoming events at the bottom of this webpage and see what might be best suited to your level of conditioning. Let us know what appeals to you and we will go from there.
Other Important Information
The Organizer and Assistant Organizers are our leaders and serve as 'sponsors' for potential new members and will introduce you to other members of the group and explain what our group is all about.
Northern Colorado Adventurers maintains membership levels that provide a good balance of members to leaders for each event, emphasizing quality over quantity.
Please join us for the next adventure - it could be hiking, snowshoeing, a full moon hike, rafting, a hut trip, a camping trip, or maybe an evening of indoor rock climbing.
This group is for hikers and adventurers of all abilities, from Beginner to Advanced, and for all ages from 20-70. We will try our best to provide a wide variety of hikes to accommodate all abilities. Although a majority of our hikes are in Rocky Mountain National Park and in the Poudre Canyon where there are hundreds of trails, we do try and schedule several hikes up Colorado's 14'ers during the summer months. We welcome outdoor adventurers from all the surrounding areas including Loveland, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, Cheyenne, and Denver.
The Northern Colorado Adventurers activities may involve certain risks inherent with the activities that we do such as hiking, snowshoeing, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing and other adventures. You must post a clearly identifiable photo of yourself to be accepted as a member in order for us to know who you are since we almost always carpool. All membership is subject to verification over the phone or in person at one of the events.
One of the intentions of this group is to have members that are active, keep the size of the meetup events at a reasonable number based on the number of organizers leading each event, and to develop friendships and camaraderie. In order to accomplish this and make it effective, all members are required to attend at least one event every 6 months. This helps the organizers keep familiar with the needs of the members and encourages everyone to be active. All members are encouraged to suggest events to the organizers in order to generate new ideas and continue to allow us to explore new adventures.
Mark Howell, Organizer
Northern Colorado Adventurers