March 16: Goodmorning! We meet at 9:00AM at our Durango office and we allow the girls drop off their overnight gear and we spend 20 minutesdiscussing the plan for the next 24 hours. We then will depart 0945(ish) and head into the backcountry of La Plata Canyon (or other area, conditions permitting) for a scenic and educational snowshoeing / sledding tour. We will talk about safe mountain travel, mountain weather, the avalanche phenomenon, the mining history of the area, and any wildlife we may see. We will eat lunch in a sunny meadow during the tour. We will also build a snow cave!
We will be getting back to the trailhead and out to vehicles at 3:00 PM and will drive back to our office / The Rock Lounge. Here the girls transition intorock climbing mode. Instruction will be provided and leaders/ chaperones are expected to help belay. At supper time, we will have pizza, salad, and drinks. We will “lock in” and continue climbing, watch a movie, and spend time together. After a mug of hot cocoa, hit the sleeping bags on our padded floors.
March 17: Happy St. Patty’s Day! We rise early and enjoy a continental breakfast at the gym. Certificates will be distributed and out good-byes are said. Guardians can pick up their children around 10:00 AM. Until next time!
Trip cost includes: Guiding and instruction, snowshoes/ sleds, climbing equipment, lodging, lunch , dinner, breakfast, insurance, permits, land use tax.
Not included: Personal clothing, sleeping bags transportation, costs associated with early returns, weather delays, or other factors beyond our control, guide gratuity.
Registration: Price is based on 30+ girls
This event takes place in Durango.
For more information on program specific details please contact MyPlanet@gscolorado.org