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+)

Knotty Night (ladies only) on-rope practice

Devils Kitchen Parking Area

Hi ladies! Let's get on rope and practice with our rappel devices and get familiar with the other descenders we looked at in January. We will also review our safety checks and practice our fireman belays. We will meet at the Devils Kitchen parking lot at 2:00 and practice until dark (if the parking lot is full, park at the picnic area and walk over). If anyone does not have a park pass, let us know, and we can arrange a carpool with someone who has one. Please bring your static ropes, webbing, harnesses and helmet.

CONTRA DANCE

Needs a location

Contra Dance Saturday, February 23, 2019 Margery Ballroom 523 1/2 Main Street - downtown Grand Junction 7 pm New Dancer’s Workshop Dance 7:30-10:30 Adults $10, Students $8 and ages 10-17 $5 Caller: Ron Young, with music by Norm Ashley, fiddle and Connie on piano. Grand Junction Community Contra Dance Society dances are held at the Margery Building Ballroom in downtown Grand Junction, upstairs at 523 ½ Main Street. There is a workshop for new dancers from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and contra dancing continues from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dancers are treated to live Celtic and old-time music from outstanding local and guest musicians. No experience is necessary since all dances are taught. Come with or without a partner. ​ The half hour "New Dancers Workshop" beginning at 7:00 p.m. is useful for folks who haven't been to a contra dance before. Some basic introductory instructions and figures are demonstrated prior to the actual dance at 7:30. Come with or without a partner, casual dress, beginners are welcome.

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.

REI in GRAND JUNCTION, CO - "Canyoneering in America" by Klaus Gerhart

Presentation on "Canyoneering in America" and meet Klaus Gerhart! **RSVP at the store links below** 2/28/19 6:30pm-8:00pm @ SALT LAKE CITY, UT - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america-by-klaus-gerhart/salt-lake-city/231459 3/1/19 6:30pm-8:00pm@ DENVER FLAGSHIP, CO - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america/denver/227326 3/2/19 9:30am-11:00am @ BOULDER, CO - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america/boulder/227327 3/4/19 @ GRAND JUNCTION, CO - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america-at-grand-junction-rei/grand-junction/232002 3/5/19 6:00pm-7:30pm @ FLAGSTAFF, AZ - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america/flagstaff/227279 3/6/19 6:30pm-8:00pm @ CHANDLER, AZ - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america/chandler/231590 3/7/19 6:30pm-8:00pm @ PARADISE VALLEY-PHOENIX, AZ - https://www.rei.com/event/canyoneering-in-america/phoenix/231589

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Knotty Night - ladies only!

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