1. Where are we going? The expedition is to the Colorado Rockies, specifically to the region around Rocky Mountain National Park. Other attractions are the city of Denver, and other places in the Rockies, including the Indian Peaks area and the Arapaho National Forest.
2. When? The official expedition runs from Saturday 10 August 2002 through Sunday 18 August 2002. Some participants may plan to go out earlier others may extend their stay longer.
3. Where will we stay? We will camp at Stillwater Campground in the Arapaho National Recreation Area. Stillwater is on a small peninsula on the west shore of Lake Granby--the largest lake in Colorado and the source of the Colorado River. This campground has modern amenities and is close to gas, groceries, and other conveniences in the village of Grand Lake. Certain wimps will doubtless be staying in motels. See the Resources page for more info.
4. Who can go? The trip is open to all members of Troop 45 and their families. Scouts attending without their families will be supervised appropriately. We do ask that non-scouts be under the direct supervision of parents rather than scoutmasters. As of June 17th, there are 18 Scouts and 30 family members going on the expedition.
5. How will we get there? We have booked a group reservation for 25 people on Delta Airlines flying from Manchester, NH to Denver Colorado. Other people will make their way on individual flights, by train or by car.
6. Who is in charge? Scoutmaster-in-Charge for this operation is Gregg Hoge. If you would like to help out, please contact Mr. Hoge. Individual outings within the expedition are owned and led by different people. See the Schedule page for more information. If there is some outing you would like to go on, and you are willing to lead it or own it, please volunteer by contacting Gregg Hoge. Note that "owning" an outing does not mean that you have to lead it in the field. It means that you take responsibility for planning, including finding a leader. See the Trip Menu page and Resources page for ideas.
7. How much does it cost? Costs vary depending on what you do on the expedition. The Schedule page shows fees for all known activities. Any individual scout who really wants to go on this expedition should be able to participate without regard to family financial circumstances. Contact Gregg Hoge to work something out.
8. What are we going to do? We will have a variety of day trips on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday thru Thursday will be dedicated to major expeditions including a big mountain climb, a mountain biking trip, and a backcountry hiking and fishing trip. On Friday we will go on a white water rafting trip and on Saturday we will do tours in the Denver area. For the current plan, see the Schedule page.