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August 31st, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Lovely hike today!

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August 30th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

Where is everyone? I'm here but can't check in because they don't have my name and I don't know where Ann is.

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August 30th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Sitting at nymph lake riding out a thunderstorm. Only light rain though

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August 30th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Ah breakfast with a view. See y'all later tonight

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August 29th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

I'm here already today!

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August 29th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I'm ready and wish it were today.

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August 28th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

I arrive at the YMCA by 4:00 on Wednesday... not sure yet what I'll do Thursday, but I'm sure it will involve hiking boots, a trail, and a camera :)

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August 28th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Me and Cheryl should get there on Thursday around 1pm.

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August 28th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

I'm on my way............see you Thursday

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August 28th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

2 days. :-)

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August 24th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Less than a week away! I found a neat app for my I-phone, "Hiking RMNP" , it has descriptions and maps of the hiking trails in the Rocky Mt National Park. I can't wait to get up there!!! See y'all soon!!!

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August 23rd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Thanks Juli for making the reservation and organizing the horseback riding.

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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.

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August 20th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Juli I looked at your information and sent you an email. I like the idea of horseback riding on Friday afternnoon. Let me know what you think.

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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.

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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

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August 14th, 2012 - Michael-247863 said:

Sorry, had to change mine to Not attending.......just too much going on that weekend...sure sounds like fun.

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August 13th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I'm planning on bring at least one hiking pole which is all I ever use for the most part Juli. I would also recommend a camelback or hydration pack if you plan on any long hikes as the climate out there is very dry.

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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.

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August 10th, 2012 - Brian-689180 said:

Is there any location to pitch a tent? I live in Denver and have gear and would like to camp. Thank you!

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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.

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August 4th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I considered camping but because of the bears and some cyottes I ran into last year I prefer the safety of the lodge. No campfires are allowed either which takes a lot of the fun out of it.

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August 2nd, 2012 - Michael-247863 said:

Is tent camping allowed? Is anyone else camping or thinking about it?

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July 31st, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I sent my roommates an update. Juli, Cheryl, Rosanna if you didn't get it let me know. I did renew for 1 month because of the CO trip

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July 30th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Yes I still have a spot open for one roommates as long as she doesn't mind sharing with 4 others. Just send her my contact information and I'll get back with the lady from NY if she is interested. Going Going gone...lol so to speak.

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July 27th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Sorry you can't make it Paula prayers for you and your family.

Looks like I have an opening for 1 lady if someone is looking and doesn't mind sharing with 4 others ladies. Let me know.

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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.

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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

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July 16th, 2012 - Nishi-615200 said:

Hmmm bad timing family members visiting from overseas Aug 28

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July 16th, 2012 - Kayla-549130 said:

Colette, this is an event that I would love to attend, but becaause of circumstances I won't be able to. I pray you all have a wonderful adventure!:)

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July 15th, 2012 - Nancy-199866 said:

Colette, I have to remove my name from the " attending " list. Hope that you plan another trip next year.

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July 14th, 2012 - Carol-516740 said:

LOOKS LIKE FUN FOR ALL

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July 9th, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I've had to remove my name from attending. I still have 52 days (thx Michael (:); but I doubt anything will change. Provided the Mayans are wrong, perhaps 2013 will be a better year. ps - I would still like to chat if that is ever set up.

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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?

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July 6th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Hopefully in a month they will have the road open Bear Lake is stunning.

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July 6th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I'm thinking of scrapping the kayaking idea and just doing some horseback riding instead while I'm out there. I kayak a lot at home and haven't been horseback riding in years and want to do something different if anyone wants to join me let me know.

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June 28th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Colette!!! You're back!!! 63 days!!!

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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...

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June 25th, 2012 - Pamela-569326 said:

Please pray for Colorado! The fires are out of control..

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June 23rd, 2012 - Brenda-855711 said:

This looks so awesome! Whitewater rafting and horseback adventures, plus meeting other catholics... Yes!!!! Attending, and need a roommate(s).

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June 22nd, 2012 - Kathy -525711 said:

This event should be great if we can just get the fires out in northern Colo...! it is so dry..! come enjoy Estes... thinking Ill be there.

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June 22nd, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I will be rejoining CM soon and was wondering if y'all were doing the chat rooms this year.

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June 21st, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

70 days, to be more precise! See everybody there... let's change those maybes into attendings!

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June 21st, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Only a few months...:-)

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May 24th, 2012 - Fred-828727 said:

Well, just made a reservation; looking forward to the road trip and the Event,

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May 20th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

Hi Kris! I hope you come back again this year. That was such a beautiful hike we took up to Mills Lake! Mandy and anyone else stopping by, this is a great get-together, by all means try to work it into your schedule.

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May 20th, 2012 - Mandy-837021 said:

I would love to do this!! I would like roommates though.. anyone think they could do that?

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May 19th, 2012 - Kris-308900 said:

Everyone who is considering going - We had a lot of fun last year. The location is gorgeous for hiking and rafting. ENJOY!

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May 16th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

I've started running to and doing 5k and 10ks and hope to be in better shape for hiking or just walking in the altitude.

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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.

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May 16th, 2012 - Michael-247863 said:

Possibly....too far in advance right now.

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May 14th, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

Next stop 900?

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May 10th, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I mentioned in the RMA II thread that I will be taking a short break from CM. I am not 100% but I believe I can still comment here. If so, I will be checking in every once and a while so every one will know I'm still attending.

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May 3rd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I'm thinking of renting a car but haven't looked into it yet.

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May 2nd, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

anyone booked their shuttle service yet? is it too early for that? it's under 120 days, dontcha know!!!!

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May 1st, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

Almost heaven

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April 30th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Come on all you maybes. I went last year and had to say it was one of my best vacations. You're missing out if you don't come.

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April 25th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

126 days, it's not too late to decide to join us! Let's turn those "maybes" into "attendings"!!!

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April 17th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Come to think of it I also remember a Grande Lake that looked promising. May do some research and see what I can come up with. I'd love to do a relaxing float trip while out there.

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April 14th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I was looking for calm waters in CO to kayak but everyone tell me there are none :-(

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April 13th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

I seem to remember a class 5 that I wasn't too fond of. I'm a calm water floater though.

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April 13th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

I just reposted the link to the photos of the river rafting over in the CM-RMA II get togethers forum, page 31, post number 310.

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April 11th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

I am planning to go rafting. They serve the best lunch!

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April 10th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Juli, I received your check yesterday thanks. All my roommates have confirmed. Paula, Cheryl, Juli and Rosanna

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April 9th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Rosanna, Just an FYI that I received your check in the mail. Thanks and look forward to seeing you again.

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April 6th, 2012 - Margaret-820758 said:

Sounds like a Great get away from the stressfull everyday life!! I can't join the excursions this year,but maybe next yr.

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April 5th, 2012 - Nancy-669194 said:

Zoe or Maggie....do yall have room for me to share in your room???

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April 3rd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Allen if the other guys miss out it's their own loss.

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April 3rd, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

It will be great to see you again Allen!

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April 3rd, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I switched back to attending because it was getting a little sad seeing only 3 guys up there. :)

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April 1st, 2012 - Nancy-199866 said:

Thanks but I have 2 other friends who also plan to attned. they have not yet signed up.

I sent you a yahoo email...

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March 31st, 2012 - Nancy-669194 said:

I'm thinking about going. I will need roommates.

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March 30th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Cheryl, I got your check thanks.

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March 19th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

We actually celebrated somebody's 62nd birthday up in the mountains last year; she was able to get a "lifetime" pass as that was her special day. (closed circuit to Colette, I wasn't able to make this post green, lol). 164 days to go!!!

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March 19th, 2012 - Kathy-497387 said:

That is the ago for the group?My son is 24 yrs I am 63yrs

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March 16th, 2012 - Kathleen-776858 said:

Hello Everyone, I made a room reservation at the Ypsilon Lodge. If any women want to share the room Aug 30 until Sept 3 please let me know. Looking forward to meeting you all there.

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March 11th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

bad news i just found out that the southwest special sale to denver it is only for the travel dates April 10 - may 22

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March 8th, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

Got it !

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March 8th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Juli, Cheryl, Rosanna and Paula I sent everyone a message let me know if you didn't get it.

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March 4th, 2012 - Zoe-396054 said:

I just booked a room in the Mt. Ypsilon lodge. The info said there is 1 bunked bed and 1 double bed. Maggie and I have already discussed sharing a room. This leaves room for at least 1 person or maybe 2 if there are women willing to share the double bed.

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March 4th, 2012 - Zoe-396054 said:

That sounds good. I will look into reserving the room for at least me and Maggie. And if you and Clara (or at least one of you :) ) can join us that will be great.

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March 3rd, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

Thank you Ann!!!

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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.

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February 28th, 2012 - Fred-828727 said:

I am driving that way I can stop at Glenwood Springs for the Hot hot water

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February 27th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Il called about booking a room they said you have to put a 35% as a deposit just an FYI. I haven't booked yet but will probably do so in the next few weeks.

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February 25th, 2012 - Zoe-396054 said:

I'm looking into seeing how to make this work. Are there still any women who would need roommates? I was possibly interested in the Mr Ypsilon lodge (the cheapest).

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February 22nd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

So that would Juli, Paula and Rosanna as my roommates. I think my room is full.

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February 22nd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Sure Rosanna. I'm hoping to have at least 3 roommates to keep costs down.

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February 22nd, 2012 - Roseanna-369383 said:

Ann do you have room for another person in your lodge? I just decided I want to come.

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February 22nd, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Juli I hear ya I'm working extra hours as they come available and not buying that Liquid Logic Kayak I really really want.... I don't need 2 kayaks anyway..lol

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February 22nd, 2012 - Michele-802403 said:

I'll probable book my flight two weeks before the event. I will definitely check my schedule. Keep me posted on the trip events.

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February 20th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Not sure which lodge yet I haven't decided. I don't mind walking a ways for the cheaper nightly rate. Is anyone interested in doing one of the night hikes while out there? I love night hikes and I remember the YMCA had a few going while we were there.

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February 20th, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I waited until Jun/Jul to book a flight last year, but I think I'll book earlier this year. I was hoping to talk the 2 Minnesotans into sharing a room. 3 in Alpen or Wind River would be $50 a night, so not too bad.

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February 18th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

as of Feb 18th, 194 days!!! or 193 for me, I'm coming a day earlier to better adjust to the altitude... I, too, hope to make it up to the subalpine this year!!!

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February 17th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Paula you're welcome to room with me and Julie if you want.

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February 16th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

How soon can non-members of the YMCA of the Rockies book their lodging? (I just booked my flight, I'm planning to get there a day ahead, on Wed 29 August)

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February 15th, 2012 - Allen-311949 said:

I will definitely be needing room-mates. Rafting is a possibility this year. I didn't go last year and I wish I had.

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February 15th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Sounds good Julie. Booked my flight can't wait to see everyone. I'll be coming in early on the Thursday to do some sight seeing. Might rent a car and stop in Boulder.

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February 14th, 2012 - Ann-69118 said:

Second...looking forward to this. Was thinking about New York if this didn't happen but how can I pass on the Rockies. Looking to share a room with other ladies by the way if anyone is interested let me know. I'm willing to share with up to 3 others

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February 14th, 2012 - Michael-76823 said:

First!!!!!

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