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The Western Slope Adventurers (WSA) is a group of motivated outdoor enthusiasts who want to get together and meet other like-minded folks--to share hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, road and mountain cycling, and water sports such as rafting, kayaking, paddleboarding, skiing of all kinds, and more socially oriented outings like dog walks, film festivals, photography, and pot-luck or restaurant dining events.
You are encouraged to BE ACTIVE in the group. The beauty of this and other Meetup groups is to connect online for IRL --"IN REAL LIFE"-- outings.
Although geographically centered in southwestern Colorado (Montrose and Grand Junction) we welcome members, hosts and activities elsewhere. allows for a principle 'Organizer' and unlimited number of Assistant Organizers and Event Organizers . If you have an event you want posted to the calendar, you can then be designated as the event organizer. After you have initiated a few events you will probably be invited to become an Assistant Organizer (AO). It will be great if we can expand our network of AOs into all the various population centers of the Western Slope.
Western Colorado is a great place to live and we will meetup up to share it and make it even better , for ourselves, our group and and larger community. has a cost, and the leadership team pays the subscription fee. The "Pledge" donation feature you will encounter on some of our pages is to reimburse these costs, and any surplus will be used for group events (such as venue rental for social events). Event costs (such as carpooling, camping fees, etc) are managed by the event organizer(s) and participants are expected to share event costs. In keeping with the wishes of our founder, the late Doug Van Etten, there are no dues nor subscription fees to be a member, and event costs are shared amongst event participants. The only requirements for entry are a willingness to participate, contribute to the group, to show respect to other members, and observe responsible outdoor safety and ethics practices.