What we're about

The Western Slope Adventurers (WSA) is a bunch of motivated individuals who want to get together with other outdoor minded folks to share hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, dog walks, outdoor film festivals (indoors on winter nights), photography, road and mountain biking, rafting and other water sports; and, in season, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, winter camping (or huts), outdoor ice skating and so much more.

You are encouraged to BE ACTIVE in the group. MeetUps are about just that, actively meeting up with others with shared interests.

Being a'Western Slope' group we are attracting members from Delta/ Montrose, Paonia/ Hotchkiss, Rifle/ Glenwood Springs and other areas. When members want to generate activities in those outlying areas to be posted on the WSA calendar, that is great. Everything need not emanate from Grand Junction. As a matter of fact, we are excited about locals in a variety of areas posting activities so those of us from other areas can learn where to go with the various 'locals'.

MeetUp.com 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.

Oh and by the way, if you are from Denver, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Price or places even farther away, if you share our interests in getting outdoors, we welcome your membership.

Upcoming events (5+)

Mount Lincoln, Palisade CO

Palisade Rim Trail Head

Meet at Palisade Rim/Boat Launch - be prepared to be walking at 8:30am. Approximately 8 miles roundtrip & 2800 ft elevation gain. Bring 10 essentials + trekking poles (if you use them). Do not know how long it'll take but expect mud & snow - snowshoes won't be needed but recommend micro spikes. Planning on Palisade Brewery after the hike. Please text me if you plan on joining:[masked]

Ninemile Hill north loop hike & scramble

City Market

Ninemile Hill is part of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (DENCA). The hill runs between Hwy 141 and the Gunnison River. This *** 6 to 7 mile hike & boulder scramble *** will mostly follow the rim of the hill overlooking the Gunnison River on the way south. Then we'll cross over the Tabeguache and follow "Table Top Canyon" to a great view of Unaweep Canyon (Hwy 141 & East Creek) and then follow the west rim back to the start. (we'll see the Table Top during the hike). Dogs welcome. Having a leash handy is a good idea. We may encounter bighorn sheep or cattle - neither of which should be chased by dogs. We will be crossing the motorized Tabegauche a couple of times but I doubt we'll see much traffic along it. We may hear/see people target shooting. The hike will start by the north East Creek crossing at Hwy 141 (where the Tabeguache crosses). Bring water, lunch, energy snacks, something to sit on during lunch, gloves (we may be putting our hands down in snowy patches) and spare gloves (in case the first set get wet). Footwear left at the trailhead to change into after the hike in case our boots get muddy. Gaiters to keep snow out of your boots. *** 95 % of this hike will be off-trail *** *** End time is only an estimate ***

Winter Author Series at Out West Books brings well known CO author to town

This is part of the Winter Author Even Series at Out West Books. The owner, Marya, is excited that some of us will attend. This is not a WSA organized event. Andrew Gulliford, professor of Environmental Studies and History at Ft. Lewis College in Durango will read from and talk about 2 of his newer publications: Wooly West: Colorado's Hidden History of Sheepscapes and, Last Stand if the Pack (as editor), which explores the past and future of wolves in Colorado. The event is Free and open to the public. Seating is limited so arrive early.

Crested Butte--Skiing & More

Needs a location

It's time we got an alpine skiing group together! Let's have a subset of WSA that does multi-day ski trips. There is a group of us that have Epic Passes that include Telluride, CB, Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek. We're looking for people to ski with! I've rented a condo for this event, I hope we fill it. If we get lots of interest, the group can pool together and rent another or bigger place. CB is 1.5 hrs from Montrose and 2.5 from GJ. If interested you'll be put on what meetup calls waitlist and I'll communicate with folks by email off site. The event co-listed with Montrose Hiking Meetup.

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Canyoneering Knotty Night - Ladies only!

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