What we're about

This group is the High Country chapter of Trails and Ales Outdoor and Social Activity group.
For those of you who live in the high country, this group is meant to bring the opportunity to enjoy all the fun and success of the main Trails and Ales group locally to your area. Feel free to make suggestions for meetups unique to the high country. Tom,the organizer for this chapter, is a well experienced in leading groups both on his own and in Trails and Ales and we look forward to him bringing a lot of fun opportunities to those who dwell high above the Metro region.


Upcoming events (1)

Francies Cabin Overnight-Pinot's Pints and the TK Scramble

Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

To All, If you have ever been to you know how fun and comfortable these huts truly are. If you want to get a glimpse, take Monday off and join for an overnight at Francies. I have been there many times and both as a volunteer and a guest. My trip is two nights in the Hut Masters Quarters but officially this is a one night trip though I welcome those who can to book two nights. There are 20 bunks out of 20 currently open so really if we get most of those will have the place mostly to ourselves while respecting the other group(S) of course. Leave from the Spruce Creek Trail Head South of Breck at 9:00 am for a roughly 2 hr hike. Get settled and then a light lunch and then exploration. Happy Hour-BYOB and a snack to share. I am thinking to usher in autumn, I bring a bordeaux varietal and a Pinot. Dinner-I will cook a special treat and once I get any dietary restrictions, will create the featured course. I will have vege and meat option but need to know of any no-go ingredients. Breakfast on Monday will be my famous TK Scramble. $6 for that. To reserve, you need to visit the 10th Mtn Division Site through this link and check # of bunk still available for that evening. I know the area very well and can help on hike explore ideas. http://summithuts.org/projects/francies-cabin/ A. What to bring; Sleeping bag and pillow case(optional) Head lamp Change of socks or flip flops for at the cabin Sunscreen and sunglasses as well as hat for sun Water-We will have the chance to boil water for drinking but bring enough for the initial hike. Light snack for morning and have breakfast prior to leaving Denver or wherever. Hiking poles if they help. B. Food I will have as described above for breakfast. I priced it out and feel that $6 is a good deal for breakfast . If people are interested in me sourcing and cooking the dinner, I can but for $18 total. Sincerely, Tom K

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