canyoneering in colorado - August 15, 2013

The May 11-12 201 trip was cancelled due to my heart surgery last week, on 5/2/13. I will not be doing, or obviously leading, any trips, WMC or other, for the next while- likely at least 3 months. This will be an opportunity to continue to grow into outside the club canyoneering utilizing other resources. It is admittedly a bit of a crap shoot, there was another life flight evacuation a couple of weeks ago from a meetup group trip-you will learn how to evaluate how competent and safe other people or groups are. And take this hiatus as a chance to take a class or two, and expand your own competence and safety. one possibility is the annual august Ouray, Co. canyoneering Rendezvous. With the publication of Ouray Canyoning, Second Edition book it is a good time to remind everyone to leave room for the 2013 Ouray Canyon Festival. When: Thursday - Sunday August 15-18, 2013. Where: Beautiful Ouray Colorado What: Great canyoning in one of the North America's premier canyoning locations. From the Ouray Canyon Festival website: Ouray Canyon Festival offers a great opportunity to discover new canyons, make new friends; to share ideas and information; and to learn new skills and techniques from other canyoneers. The intent of our festival is to provide canyoneers with opportunities to practice their skills and techniques. During canyon festival volunteers organize canyoneering trips each day, intended for canyoneers of various skill levels. Other festival activities include: skills workshops, gear demos, slide and film presentations, gear swaps, door prizes and raffles. You can register on the Festival's Meetup Page. Please join us for four awesome days in the canyons of Ouray. I am still hopeful about the Subway trip in August, those of you who are signed up for that will be hearing more online about the planning for that trip, shortly.The fall rappelling classes and 101 and 201 trips in October are still on. Until then, be safe, but don't stagnate. Get out and learn something new, and meet some new friends. I will be available by email for advise or to answer questions, more as we go along than right now.

Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Thu Aug 15 2013 — Sun Aug 18 2013
Meeting Place:Registration required
Web Link:Ouray Meetup