Colorado Hiking Trip
Terry Slade (TMSLADE@IPGATE.ACTX.EDU)
Mon, 9 Feb 1998 08:15:16 -0600
To Bruce and all thinking of camping near Durango.
Do it!!!!! What a cool place. Our Troop does a trip there
every 5 years. Once there, we divide the Troop in half. One
group rides the bus over to the Valecito Lake for a hike through
the Chicago Basin towards the train. The other group rides the
train to Needles Landing where they are dropped off and
proceed to head Easttowards Valecito Lake. Somewhere in the
middle, they meet up and the train riders give the others the
tickets for the train and the keys to the bus are given to them.
They continue on their way. They continue on there way and
meet back up in Durango.
We hire a rancher to horseback in supplies at the 1/2 way
meeting point where some of our ASM's have set up a kind of
base camp. You might head on up to Purgatory Ski Area (4
miles) to ride their "Alpine Slide" after your hiking is done. It is
a concrete and fiberglass bobsled run down the mountain that
is alot of fun.
If you need a place to throw your bed roll on your way to or
from Colorado or Philmont, we offer our building as a cheap
hotel. Send me your snail-mail address for our building
reservation packet. Amarillo makes a nice midway point for
Terry Slade firstname.lastname@example.org Amarillo,Tx
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