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ESTES PARK, COLORADO

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park for Women

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
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Ellen Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 PM

I'm excited and packing today for CO and arriving Sat. to acclimate. Anyone else coming early?

Sharon, Are you still on the 1:00 shuttle ? If so, how will I recognize you?
Sharon K Jul 24, 2014 at 06:06 PM

Ellen, yes, I'm on the 1:00 shuttle. I will meet in in the shuttle pick-up area. I am 5'1" with short brown hair. I will either have a red or brown rolling canvass duffle bag. How will I recognize you? The picture of you is very small on this site so I can't really tell what you look like.
Ellen Jul 24, 2014 at 06:49 PM

OK I'm 5'5'' brown/blonde hair. I'll have a green suitcase.


Sharon K May 10, 2014 at 02:04 PM

Ellen, I just signed up for the Rocky Mountain trip and am coming in from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. I am coming in the day before (Saturday) and taking the shuttle from the Denver airport to the hotel. I will be on the 1:00 shuttle that gets in around 3:00/3:30. If you would like to get together prior to the official start of the program, please let me know.
Ellen May 10, 2014 at 02:55 PM

Awesome. I'll be leaving at about 4:40AM to get to my flight and taking the 1:00 shuttle on Sat. too so we'll have plenty of time to chat...unless we are sleeping :+)


Ellen Apr 17, 2014 at 01:08 AM

Is anyone arriving early for this program? I'm coming from sea level and may want to get there a day early to acclimate to the altitude.
Jeanie Apr 17, 2014 at 01:13 PM

I did the hiking trip last year and it was fabulous. I know you'll have a great time. And yes, coming a bit earlier to acclimate to the altitude is a very good idea.
Ellen Apr 23, 2014 at 04:05 PM

Thank you! Any other insights, tips or descriptions you can pass along?
Jeanie Apr 23, 2014 at 05:19 PM

They start out slowly and progress a little more each day. The two leaders we had were absolutely wonderful - extremely encouraging, funny, and knowledgable. I actually came a few days before because I also came from sea level. Make sure your boots are broken in!
Ellen Apr 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Sounds good. My boots are definitely broken in from backpacking trips. I'm excited! and looking forward to seeing the high country!


Candy Graham Jul 12, 2013 at 12:17 AM

I'm from Texas and am leaving about a week early to hike along the way. I will arrive in Estes Park a few days before the program and would love to meet other participants.
Jeanie Jul 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Hi Candy, I'm in Estes Park now at the Alpine Trail Ridge Inn. When will you be I. Estes Park?


Jeanie May 27, 2013 at 01:17 PM

Catherine -
Are you doing the trip again this year?
Jeanie
Catherine Tegarden May 29, 2013 at 05:36 AM

Jeanie, I am not I was looking at the one in Wyoming,


Jeanie May 16, 2013 at 08:03 PM

Hi Jane,

I'd be interested, but unfortunately I live in Maryland. Are you coming this way any time? Shenandoah National Park is a great place to hike. It's about an hour and a half from here.


Jane Mooney May 16, 2013 at 07:24 PM

Sorry stupid response didn't realize it was a year ago - well, anyone else interested?
Catherine Tegarden May 18, 2013 at 05:22 AM

Dear Jane I am so excited for you. I would love to talk anyway. It is a great trip. My friend and I went. We trained in different ways and she had problems with the hike. She is in better "shape" than I am, but I did a lot of climbing hills. I think you need that cardio up type workout. My phone # is (513) 259-4735


Jane Mooney May 16, 2013 at 07:23 PM

Hi, Michaeline,

I live near Boston and it would be great to go hiking with you before this. I am a novice hiker but am in good shape!



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