Rocky Mt. National Park Family Campout

Post date: Sep 8, 2010 1:20:55 AM


Below are details for the RMNP campout this Friday through Sunday, September 10-12, 2010. We will be meeting at ELC Troop Garage Friday evening at 5:30, planning to leave no later than 6. To the extent we can, we will be carpooling to limit the number of vehicles and entry costs. We'll be back no later than 1300 Sunday, as usual. If you have an annual pass, bring it.

We will need to extract equipment from the garage and distribute, including:

  • a patrol box with its cooking equipment,
  • two 2-burner troop stoves,
  • two gas bottles,
  • two gas lanterns,
  • two trees,
  • cleaning gear,
  • an awning, and
  • troop tents for those who need them.

The patrol box includes spices, cooking utencils, skillets, etc. You should plan on cooking over a stove, since fire restrictions may be standing, given the dry conditions and ongoing wildfire in Boulder County. Each family should plan to bring and cook their own food. Your meals should include:

  1. Saturday breakfast
  2. Saturday lunch on the trail
  3. Saturday dinner (the big meal)
  4. Sunday breakfast (cold and quick)
  5. Snacks for camp and trail

We can hopefully consolidate food into bins and coolers at ELC before we leave. I will bring coffee. Never leave home without it.

BE PREPARED. Temps can drop this time of year. It could snow. On Saturday, people can go do whatever they want, be it elk watching, hiking, sleeping, etc. Be prepared for whatever you wish to do. If the entire group wants to hike on Saturday, we can look at the maps on Saturday morning over breakfast. Pets are permitted in Rocky Mountain National Park, however they are not permitted on trails or in the backcountry. They are allowed only in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds. They must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and attended at all times. Harsh. Here's the policy.

We will be staying at the Moraine Campground. Thanks to Mr. Holloway, we have a reservation. There are NO picnic tables, so you will want to bring camp chairs and folding tables. The campground is at 8160 ft, located in a ponderosa pine forest above the meadows of Moraine Park on Bear Lake Road approximately two and a half miles south of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. We have a group campsite:

Moraine Park Group Sites

  • Camping fee is $3/person/night.
  • Tents only.
  • Small sites fit 10 - 15 people, medium sites 16-25 people, large sites 26 - 40 people.
  • No limit on number of tents.
  • No more than five vehicles per site.

We have 18 signed up. Here is the list I have:

Holloway - 4

Peterson - 4

Bornhouser - 3

Jones - 3

Carman - 3

Wickham - 1

Lastly, no Class A's required for travel - this is a family campout.

Let me know if there are questions.

Mr. Wickham, Event SMIC

720-318-2219 c