August 22nd, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
Brian, there are two places on CM to check. One is the "Events" page, where you found this one. These are usually the larger events that will draw people from all over the country. Also, in the Forums, there is a specific forum room called "Member Met Ups". Here you will find information and discussions about events that are more regional. Keep in mind all of these events and meet ups are planned by individual CM members who are wlling to put in the time to do the planning of them, and we're always thankful when someone like Colette here steps up and puts these events together.
August 22nd, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I made a reservation for 5 people for Horseback Riding at the Jackson Stables of the Y. We'll being going on a Trail Ride through Moraine Park. We're going Friday, August 31st. The Trail Ride starts at 3:15pm. We must arrive at 2:45pm to pay and be matched with horses. Cost is $52 and can be charged to your YMCA room if it's under your name. Otherwise, you can use Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. PLEASE NO FLIP FLOPS OR CLOGS TO BE WORN. I booked the ride for 5 people: Roseanna, Maggie, Cheryl, Ann, and myself. If anyone else if interested please contact me ASAP. The stables do book up as it's a busy weekend. Note that only 18 people go out at once on a trail ride.
August 22nd, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
Any others interested Horseback Riding?
I'm going to book reservations for a 2 Hour Trail Ride using the Jackson Stables on the YMCA Properties.
After some feedback and review with others, the Horseback Riding will be on Friday, August 31 at 3:15pm.
We need to arrive 30 minutes prior, 2:45, to allow time for the stable to match us up with horses.
We'll be taking a ride through Moraine Park.
If there's anyone else interested in addition to Ann, Roseanna, Maggie, and Cheryl, please let me know ASAP. Thanks.
August 19th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN HORSE BACK RIDING.
I WILL BE RESERVING OUR SPOTS BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22ND.
AS A GROUP, WE ARE DOING A 2 HR. RIDE, COSTING $50 OR $52 DEPENDING ON WHICH STABLE AND RIDE WE CHOOSE. SO FAR, I HAVE ANN, CHERYL, MAGGIE, AND MYSELF DOWN AS INTERESTED PARTIES. ANYONE ELSE?
WE'LL DO SUNDAY MORNING, AFTER BREAKFAST OR PERHAPS FRIDAY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING BEFORE DINNER.
EMOTE ME AND I'LL SEND YOU THE INFORMATION DIRECTLY.
August 17th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:
If you're a member of your local Y you get a $15 a night discount. I just found this out when I called this morning. :-)
If you want to go horseback riding let Juli know ASAP. The reservationist I spoke with thought they may get booked up at the stables since it will be a busy holiday weekend. I think the days Juli mentioned going were Sunday or Friday.
August 14th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
Yes, the Rafting trip is fabulous, Marilyn. The drive to and from the Colorado River is great, too, as you pass through the highest point that the roads make it up into the mountains. You'll see lots of nature, and learn lots about the history of the area. The deli-style shore lunch is pretty darn good, too. Check out the pictures on the link above
August 14th, 2012 - Marilyn-809727 said:
I finally signed up for the Rafting trip. It sounds like a fabulous trip. The gal said there are 8 signed up with our group and they have 12 more openings. She said they will fill up with the Holiday weekend so if you are still thinking of rafting you might want to sign up soon!
August 12th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
I see people are still checking this event out. Even though it is only a bit over two weeks away, unlike other events that require early registration, people can still decide to come to the Rocky Mts and join in the hiking and other fun. Flights into Denver that weekend are still super-cheap, and lodge rooms are still available for booking.
August 7th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
Maggie was also interested in horseback riding, Ann. She also mentioned riding for a minimum amount of time. I too have not rode a horse for about 25-30 years. I know I had no intention of riding more than 1/2 day. So, I'll check out the options and get back to you both.
August 7th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:
Juli, I looked at the current horse back riding times and trails yesterday. I am going to do it just not sure what day. A coworker of mine suggested I limit it to a 2 hour ride since I haven't been riding for 15 years. I used to ride with guides several times a year but they all went out of business in my area. I'd love to do an 3 or 4 hour ride I'm just not sure how sore I would be afterwards. I'm not rafting so any day would probably work for me.
August 7th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
If anyone is interested in going horseback riding, please let me know. I'm going to do some research on cost and options. I would go on Sunday morning most likely. For me, I believe I'll be hiking on Friday and I know I'm rafting on Saturday. I do know there are 1 hour rides, 1/2 day rides, full day rides in different parts of Rocky Mountain National Park with different size groups.
August 7th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I signed up for rafting on Saturday. They wanted to charge me $95, however I insisted that $85 was the amount quoted to you Colette and she charged me that instead. The woman I spoke to said that she thought that you, Colette, were going to pass the message to the rest of the group that the amount was in fact $95. I just wanted you to be aware of that, Colette.
July 27th, 2012 - Paula-420697 said:
Just finished sending a message to Ann. Unfortunately, life has thrown me a little curve ball and I will have to cancel. Timing is terrible and over the past couple of days have tried to figure out a way around this but I just can't make it work. I know you all will have a great time.
July 24th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:
If you are willing to share a room you can cut costs dramatically. I have 4 roommates for this event and the nightly costs will be very nominal per night for example. Shuttles to hikes and town are free so renting a car isn't necessary unless you want to see sites out of the area. The meals are reasonable and buffet style so you can stock up and skip lunch.
July 23rd, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I heard this morning on the news that the airlines plan to slash the prices on tickets by 20% instead of the standard 10% they have been doing at the "Back to School" time. So check up specials out there. By sharing expenses for rooming at the Y, this dream trip/event is hard to ignore!! Change some of those Maybes to Attending!
July 23rd, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
interesting, fun, and reasonably priced... I just checked prices for flights into Denver for those dates, from a few major cities: CHI, ATL, PHX, St Louis, Dallas... all $200 - $250! There is still time to make arrangements to attend this event, now less than 6 weeks away
July 8th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
53 days! there's still time to book a room and sign up for the fun activities like rafting! Check out the YMCA of the Rockies for other activities like horseback riding. Like ghosts? Take the shuttle into town to visit the historic Stanley Hotel, made famous in Stephen King's "The Shining". Or just hang with the group, and come along as we trek up and down the mountainside. Did I say it is only 53 days away?
July 7th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I like the horseback riding idea Ann. I saw it when I looked up Rocky Mountain National Park's website. I'm just starting to plan the logistics of what I would like to do besides rafting and some hiking. I know up certainly not at the experienced level of a hiker but I will hike, just not very difficult trails.
June 26th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:
Joe, you're not doing anything wrong. There isn't a group registration as such, people are either making room reservations in their own name, or connecting with others from the group if they are trying to find roommates. Christin, I'm sure it is ok to just come for part of the event, and then join uo with the group activities once you get there. If you plan to go rafting, you'll want to book that in advance. Not everybody plans to raft, others will be hiking that day as well. I'm also sure Colette will be checking back in very soon to provide better clarity than I can...
May 16th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:
Taking up running to help with altitude issues. Not running any marathons but hoping at least to expand my lung capacity. I recommend others at least start training with brisk walks. You don't need to over do it but the stunning views from the higher altitudes are so worth it I would hate for anyone to miss those.
May 11th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
Just looked and there are still reasonable offers on round trips to Denver. From Chicago for instance on orbitz.com, I found a round trip, no stop overs, for about $300, $350 at a decent time of day. For anyone concerned about cost, with cost of rooming split among others, etc., this CM event is possible even if you're on a budget. And for anyone concerned about getting out of work, if you have labor day off any way, and can get Friday August 31st off, there is a way to catch a flight out later on Thursday August 30th after a work day and join our group!! Check out the facts before you say no to this priceless opportunity!! People are looking for others to share a lodge/room with them.
May 2nd, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
good question Michael.. I haven't although I booked my flight..
And as for the maybes.. I've been the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park some years ago and it left quite an impression on me.. Turn those Maybes into Attending.. splitting a cabin with others really brings the cost down! :)
April 20th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I did my first rafting experience on the Wolf River in Keshena, Wisconsin, in the very upper part of the state. From what I see in what I found, it was mostly a Class 2 - 3 experience. Although at the end, it was more like a Class 4. That was two years ago, and there wasn't much watershed, but where there was, it was enough to have me come back for more!
April 13th, 2012 - Paula-420697 said:
Thanks, Michael, I'll check out the pics. Love the Class 5 and 4s but my heart can probably only take so much. Once upon a time, I spent a week on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Those class 5s make you feel so alive, until you're not :) What a rush! But I didn't go overboard. I also love the float trips. I have a handy little space on my kayak for my coffee cup.
March 2nd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:
FYI to my roommates Paula, Juli, Rosanna and Cheryl I booked 1 room in the Eagles Cliff Lodge. I'll send you all an email sometime this weekend. I booked online and Eagles Cliff Lodge was the only one of the east side lodges that came up so they may be filling up.
February 22nd, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
It'll at least pay for my flight. $4 minimum drink at 5x per week = $20. Approx. 4 weeks/month = $80. With about 6 months remaining that's $480. There's my money for my flight and more for my lodging. Today I mixed my homeade coffee with Hot Chocolate mix for a Juli a la Mocha. I'm giving up Speciality drinks at Starbucks to make this Rockies event work for me!!
February 14th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:
I'll be one of the ladies to share with you if you like Ann. I was looking at roundtrip flights a few days ago. So, I'm serious about this. I wanted to go last year. Anyone else plan on rafting? I plan on practicing my skills for the ole Colorado in June in Northern Wisconsin, near the Menominee Reservation. Look forward to seeing the Rockies after 30 yrs!