Women in the Woods: Backpack the Cimarron
Jul 30 - Jul 31
Starting at 8am
Middle Fork Cimarron Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest









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Women in the Woods: Backpack the Cimarron

Cancelled, contact Leslie Kaminski for details: 216-496-7774

Want to make some new friends, get better at backpacking, and challenge yourself? Join us for an overnight backpacking trip on the Cimarron Trail in the Uncompahgre National Forest. Participation is limited to 10 attendees, so apply today! This event is geared towards backpacking novice, and we aim to help you build confidence on the trail. The hike will take place at an elevation of ~10,000 ft, and will include for 2-4 miles of walking with a mild 500 ft elevation gain.

To apply, please fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5NLDZ86

The deadline to apply is July 4th. Selected participants will be notified and further details will be provided one week after the application deadline.

All attendees must:

  • Be aged 18 years or older
  • Learn and use Leave No Trace principles
  • Respect all participants and volunteers 
  • Make safety your first priority
  • Be comfortable sleeping outdoors (in a tent) 
  • Hike several miles per day gaining and losing elevation while carrying a backpack (expected 500 ft elevation gain)
  • Be prepared for changing weather
  • Listen to and adhere to instructions from trip leaders and volunteers
  • Be open to eating in a group setting, participating in reflections, and gear demonstrations

Packing list:

  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • tent
  • backpack
  • if you have water filtration, or other backpacking equipment, please bring it


Day 1, July 30, 8am  

Day 2: July 31, 2pm
  • 8:00 am Trip leader/Volunteers arrive to greet participants 
  • 8:30 am Final pack shake down/gear talk
  • 9:00 am Hike begins 
  • 10:00 am Break/Footwear/Snacks/Water
  • 11:00 am Break/Clothing/Water Filtration
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break/Comfort Zone/Safety/LNT/Planning a Hike/Navigation Tools
  • 1:30 pm Break/Snacks/Arrive to Camp/Set up tents/Filter Water/Dig Catholes/Talk Feet
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon Break/Optional Day hike continuation to a meadow
  • 5:00 pm Dinner/Dehydrated Buffett/Hang Food Up/Circle Up
  • 6:00 pm Camp Time
  • 8:00 am Breakfast/Coffee/
  • Circle Up/Reflections/How to Pack a Pack
  • 9:30 am Hike out
  •  10:30 am Break/Snacks/Talk Feet
  • 12:00-2:00 pm Back at vehicles, head home, (OPTIONAL: Ridgway Reservoir for a swim, Eatery66 for a drink)


July 30, 2022 at 8:00am - July 31, 2022
Middle Fork Cimarron Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
United States
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