Colorado 2002 Expedition

Schedule of Events

Day Time Activity Owner Fees
SAT 10Aug 0840
1600 (est)
Depart Manchester on Delta Flt 5718
Arrive Denver
Arrive Stillwater Recreation area; set up camp; flag ceremony; dinner; shop for supplies; evening campfire.
- Air fare:
    $40.00 Deposit
    $348.00 Final by June 27, 2002

Campsite fee:
    Total cost of camp sites ($952) will be divided equally among campers. Estimated $30 per person.
SUN 11Aug 0700

Reveille and breakfast
Choice of two day hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park After the hikes if time permits, travel further up the Trail Ridge Road and see the Alpine Visitor Center.
Return to campsite for dinner.



7 day automobile pass for the park will be $15.00.
MON 12Aug 0700

Reveille and breakfast
Choice of several day hikes in the early part of the day. Hikers can all end up in the town of Grand Lake for lunch. We will need to coordinate car shuttles so that we don't loose any cars or have hikers without rides back to camp!
  • Hike the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail along the east side of Shadow Mountain Lake. About 3 level miles.
  • Hike the Green Mountain Trail (no, its not in Vermont) to the Big Meadows area along Tonahutu Creek. About 2 miles in and 600 feet up.
  • Hike the Cascade Falls Trail about 3.5 miles to the falls and back.
Parties should return to the campsite by 1500 in order to prepare for the departure of the three-day excursions on Tuesday morning.

Perseid Meteorite Shower and Big Sky Observation. Bring a late evening picnic dinner and drive to a spot on the Trail Ridge Road where high altitude and isolation from lights provide the perfect setting for watching the annual meteor shower that peaks on August 12th.

Tad Richardson
TUE 13Aug - Venture Patrol Arapaho Peaks Excursion. Yorke Brown $5.00 for backcountry permit.
. - Mountain Biking Excursion Paul Olsen
Stan Crane
Cost of mountain bike equipment rental
. - Back Country Hiking, Camping and Fishing Excursion.
We have reserved a group camp site (max 12 people) at Thunder Lake in the upper part of the Wild Basin area in the southeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. See map. We will hike in to our backcountry campsite on Tuesday and stay for two nights, hiking back out on Thursday. The hike will be just under seven miles each way with an altitude gain of about 2000 feet. We can fish in Thunder Lake and if we're really feeling adventurous, we may climb up to The Lake of Many Winds, Boulder Grand Pass and perhaps Tanima Peak which are along the continental divide about a mile to the west and about 1500 feet up. Here is a 1:25000 scale map of that area. Do the names of these places tell you something about the weather?
Ted Simpson
Gregg Hoge
WED 14Aug - Expeditions continue . .
THU 15Aug - Expeditions continue . .
FRI 16Aug 0900 Additional visits to Rocky Mountain National Park - -
SAT 17Aug 0830

Check out of camp site.
Arrive in historic Georgetown, CO.
Barbecue lunch at the Frost family home.
Depart for Idaho Springs, location of the experimental mine.
Tour Edgar Experimental Mine.
Depart for family activities in Denver.
Check into Denver Airport hotel.

Harold Frost
SUN 27Aug 0915
Depart Denver on Delta Flight 482
Arrive Manchester on Delta Flight 2034
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In Colorado, each family will be responsible for its own car rental. Unaccompanied scouts will travel together in a rental van, each contributing a share of the rental cost. Dr. Brown and Mr. Scavone will oversee transportation of unaccompanied Scouts.