Come explore the High Peaks of Southwest Colorado with the OAP. We will be heading to the San Juan mountains to try our hand at summiting some of Colorado’s highest peaks. Using a backcountry hut as our base camp we will explore the wonders surrounding the mountain giants of Handies, Redcloud and Sunshine.
Next, we will throw on our packs and head into the backcountry to explore rugged canyons, camp in aspen groves, and hike across alpine meadows surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks. Participants will learn the basics of backcountry travel, and how to move and work as a group in the wilderness.
The group will travel, cook, camp and share adventures while taking in the unbelievable landscapes of the southern San Juans. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard to attain a lofty goal.
Cost: Student: $300, Faculty/Staff: $350, +1/A/G: $400 Includes food, equipment, lodging and the option of transportation (Contact the OAP for more details).
Date: August 4–12
Location: San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Information Meeting: May 1st at 5 pm in the Outing Rental Center