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10-13-2005, 14:41
Last year we had the first (and hopefully!) annual Rockies Ruck. It was a great success. About twenty hikers in Boulder, CO. We ate (boy, did we eat!), watched slide shows and enjoyed talking trail.

There have always been Gatherings, Rucks and Trail Days on the East and West coasts..felt it was time to bring a get together to the Rockies. We are all sick of flying to see our hiker buddies. :D

The Ruck is a low key get together for those who enjoy the long trails. Does not matter if you are thru-hiker, a section hiker, day hiker or a dreamer...you just need to love the outdoors and the long trails!

More info on what a Ruck is all about:

This year, we are having the Ruck at the Leadville Hostel (http://www.leadvillehostel.com) in Leadville, CO on Feb 24-26th. We did it this early so all the ATers can get inspired for their big trek!

Some of you CDTers/CTers probably know Wild Bill from your stay at the hostel. He is very hiker friendly and very excited to be hosting us! Saw him in Leadville in August and he is looking forward to having the
hikers over.

Unlike last year, we will be having the meals made for us. Prices and such to be determined.

If you are interested in going, Bill does request a rough head count. He knows organizing hikers can be like herding cats :), so it will be that..a rough head count! I told him ~25. Seems about right based on last year.

More updates will be posted as we get closer.

I very excited! I think the Leadville Hostel will fit our needs. Bill knows long distance hikers and what the scene is all about. Should be a good fit!

I started a Yahoo group about the Rockies Ruck at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockies_ruck/ .

Be an easy way to co-ordinate and such.

Any more questions? Please e-mail me at pmags AT yahoo.com (replace the AT with an @)

10-13-2005, 15:14
Count us (BadAss Turtle and me) in.


10-13-2005, 15:48
Way too soon for me to tell, but if I can, I'll make it. I should know sometime in late January.

10-13-2005, 16:26

As I said, I think the Leadvile Hostel will be a great place for it. On the CDT/CT, has room for 60 people or so, big screen TV for those DVDs we want to see on th trails, etc. etc. Best of all? Bill is a guy willing to work with the often informal nature of hikers. :)

CHRIS: If you can make it, that would be cool. I think there would be much interest in the your Great Divide Trail trek. See the other end of the Rockies!