It has been a few years since we've been able to give our gear depot the TCL is requires, so, at long last, we'll spend a day doing just that. This is a great opportunity for newer volunteers to (1) get to know the other volunteers in the program and (2) learn where stuff is… Read More »Gear Depot Day
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Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ On an easy hike in local open space, we'll look for signs of bear, mountain lions, and other wildlife, learning how to track these animals using basic tools and more modern ones. There will be no pre-trip meeting for this outing. Participants should bring items they own from the list below.… Read More »The Art of Seeing: Animal Tracking Outing in Shadow Canyon & Skunk Canyon
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll snowshoe a short ways into the Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Moffat Tunnel trailhead, then whip up some hot chocolate, build some snow caves, and make snow ice cream. We might even do some belly sledding! Online participant registration available soon!
Time for the new guard to meet the old guard at a long-overdue volunteer party and movie night at the Le Desma residence in South Boulder. We supply the food, hot tub, movie, and popcorn. You supply the drink and merriment. Bring a bathing suit and towel if you'd like to soak. The address will… Read More »Winter Volunteer Party & Movie Night
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We will snowshoe and prospect a suitable location to construct at least two types of snow caves! The location will be near Nederland, either West Magnolia or the ghost town of Caribou, depending on weather and snow conditions. Lunch and hot chocolate will be served during the outing.… Read More »Snow Caves & Snowshoeing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll travel by car about six hours to the Gibbon, Nebraska area to car camp and witness the spectacle of the Sandhill Crane migration. This is a great outing for photography, so bring a camera if you have one or borrow one of ours. Participants must be fully… Read More »Sandhill Cranes & Car Camping in Nebraska
Difficulty: Moderate | Client Agencies: Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy ⟫ A bit like being on another planet, the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is full of strange wonders like the Joint Trail, a labyrinth in the rock through which one can hike. Sunsets and sunrise are amazing here. All participants must be… Read More »Exploring and Backpacking Canyonlands National Park
Difficulty: Moderate | Client Agencies: All ⟫ A short drive from Boulder gets us to the Sugarloaf Trailhead in the Snowy Range, where crossing a modest pass puts us where the fishing is excellent and the terrain forgiving with plenty of great scenery. This is a great outing for those totally or relatively new to… Read More »Beginner’s Backpacking in the Snowy Range, Wyoming
Difficulty: Moderate | Client Agencies: All ⟫ This is the biggest, baddest trip we offer: a week-long backpacking, car camping extravaganza in wilderness areas near Yellowstone National Park. We'll pass through Yellowstone on our return, taking an afternoon to refresh at the hotsprings near Granite Creek. This outing is best for those with some prior… Read More »Beartooths Wilderness Backpacking
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: Place Bridge Academy, Casey Middle School ⟫ We'll drive about 3 hours to the incredible Mission: Wolf near Westcliffe, Colorado, where we'll car camp, assist with projects at this amazing all-volunteer facility, and, then, meet wolves, face-to-face. We'll have downtime for campfires and story-telling and exploration. Participants must be fully… Read More »Real Wolves, not Meow Wolves
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll mix it up this year by visiting the Collegiate Range for our beginner's backpacking trip. Waterdog Lakes make for a steep but short (1.5 mile) hike to a pair of beautiful lakes, one of which has great fishing and nice campsites. Participants must be fully vaccinated. Volunteers… Read More »Beginner’s Backpacking at Waterdog Lakes