Trailblazers Event - Devil’s Lake Camping Trip

April 03, 2017

 

Trailblazers participants and those in 4th grade and up are welcome to attend this outdoor camping experience!"

 

When: Saturday 4/29 by noon - Sunday 4/30
Where: Meet at our campsite, Group site #2. This site is located at Group Campground at the South end of the lake, not the main campground.

Details:
- Meet at the campsite by noon for a bag lunch as a group
- Each car will need a parking pass for 1 day. This is $11 for non-residents and is available at the Ranger Station at the north end of the lake
- We will be car camping with an afternoon hike around Devils Lake. Devils Lake is flanked by 2 rock formations which are approximately 200 feet tall. We will hike from the lake to the top and back on Saturday afternoon. This climb can be a bit tiring but is is a safe route and the views are amazing.
- If time allows on Saturday, we will climb around on the boulder field later in the day.
- Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be prepared as a group. Be sure to contact Ed or Joel to let them know you are coming and menus can be planned.
- Sunday morning - optional morning hike for late Saturday arrivals or anyone who wants more exercise! 

What to pack:
- Be sure to bring your own camping equipment - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stives, cookware, utensils.
- The weather is unpredicatble in Aptil so plan for the worst and pack wamr clothes and rain gear
- Tip - the right sleeping pad and a warm sleeping bag make all the difference when camping outside. An inexpensive sleeping pad option is foam board (3/4 inch) which can be pruchased at the hardware store. You can also put a blanket inside a regular sleeping bag to make it warmer. Likewise, a tarp/emergency blanket over your sleeping bag can help block the chill.

If you don't own camping equipment Rocktown Adventures in downtown Aurora rents tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads (link below).
http://www.rocktownadventures.com/camping/ 



For more information about this event or to reseve your space, please email us at bigteepeetrailblazers@googlegroups.com