Folks this 'backpacking trip' is for real beginners and people going to the GC who want to try out their gear.
Directions to the trailhead: West entrance. Take CO. 93 North out of Golden about one mile. Turn left onto Golden Gate Canyon road. Then just follow the signs to White Ranch. Park in the lower parking lot. It's the second one you come to.
The 'hike': From the parking lot it is one mile to the campsite. There is a privy. And they provide firewood, a tent site, bear box and a picnic table. This is as easy as it gets in backpacking. We'll hike in on Saturday morning and leave on Sunday. We will spend the night around the campfire looking down on the lights of Denver.
If you show up you get your deposit back. If you back out or don't show up you don't.