Where: Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
When: Wednesday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 31, 2021
How about a summer excursion to the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Colorado? The Indian Peaks Wilderness straddles the Continental Divide just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is an area of rugged mountains, scenic alpine lakes, lush forests, and a handful of glaciers. Hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness can range from a moderate walk to an alpine lake, to a strenuous summit of a 13,000 ft. peak.
We have made arrangements to stay at an Episcopal camp called Duncan Park in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Wednesday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31. The camp was formerly owned by the American Baptist church in Boulder; the FBC Lawrence youth group stayed at the camp around 10 years ago. While not far from Denver and Boulder, Duncan Park is remote and completely off-the-grid (solar panels provide electricity, water is from a well). Accommodations at Duncan Park are spartan. The Main Lodge has a living room, kitchen, and two attached bunk houses. Each bunk house (one male, one female) has five twin bunks beds and a half bathroom (20 people can stay at the Main Lodge). A bathhouse near the Main Lodge has hot showers, sinks, and toilets. The best way to get a feel for Duncan Park is to watch this video. Please note that the video depicts a few tenting and cabin options. If you have a strong preference for these more private accommodations, please indicate it on the form below and we’ll give you more info.
In order to finalize a rental agreement with Duncan Park, we need to gauge interest in this trip. If you would, please let us know your level of interest by April 15 by completing the form below.
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If you have any questions at all, there’s a place to write them on the form below. A Team Blue leader will get in touch with you.
Not enough? Come Early for an Pre-Indian Peaks run on Pike’s Peak Rim the Peak Trail!
When: Sunday, July 25 thru Tuesday, July 27
If four days in the mountains is not enough (and how could it be!), then you are invited to join Team Blue on the Rim the Peak Trail immediately prior to Duncan Park. Participants will be driving to the Pike’s Peak area after the FBC business meeting on Sunday, July 25, lacing up the trail runners on Tuesday, July 27, and then joining the rest of Team Blue at Duncan Park the next day. (Accommodations TBA.) Please don’t be intimidated by the 50+ mile route around the Peak; it is possible to participate by running a shorter segment (perhaps on a relay with others), or by being a part of the crew that re-supplies the runners. Please indicate your interest on the form below.