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This trip will feature an eight day backpacking trip on a high alpine loop, as well as an attempt at a 14,000 foot peak! This trip will take place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Students will gain proficiency in a full range of wilderness living and travel skills. Students should anticipate moderate hiking, a peak ascent, and possible snow travel.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
July 18 - 27 (After PASSPORT II)
Available spots: 18
"Best trip I’ve had in regards to spirituality, bonding, and nature."
"It was an emotionally moving and altering experience."
"A great time in God's world."
|July 17||Team Orientation and Team Building|
|July 18||Trip Departs for the Rocky Mountain West; Road Trip!|
|July 19||Arrive in Central Colorado; outfit and prepare for Elk Range Backpacking.|
|July 20||Backpack 8 miles to High Alpine Lake.|
|July 21||Backpack 10 Miles; Cross Alpine Pass|
|July 22||Backpack 8 Miles; Cross Alpine Pass|
|July 23||Solo Experience|
|July 24||Backpack 8 miles|
|July 25||Depart Wilderness; Relax and Hot Tub at the Aspen RecCenter; stage for 14,000' Peak Ascent|
|July 26||Peak Ascent! Alpine Start; Climp 14,000 foot Mountain.|
|July 27||Return to Calvin by 2PM.|