UB2 Mountain Weekend 2017

(aka Mountain Sin)

A 3-day social weekend in the mountains for gay poz men.
Autumn 2017 Weekend
September 21-24

(arrive Thursday afternoon or evening, depart Sunday morning)

Shadowcliff Lodge
Grand Lake, Colorado

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Activities

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE OPTIONAL

The weekend agenda looks a bit intense, but all activities are optional and you can plug in where you like. Feel free to do all of it, some of it, or none of it. You might just want to bring a book & relax on a comfy lounger. Activity descriptions are below the weekend schedule.

Weekend logistics and the link to sign-up is after that.

Schedule

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ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

  • 2:00 – 8:00 pm: Arrive, settle in, relax, nap, take a hike
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Happy hour
  • about 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • about 8:30 pm: Meet & Greet (with weekend logistics)
  • 9:00 – bedtime: Relax, stargaze, games, etc.



  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Prep lunches and pack
  • 9:00 – 2:00 pm: Road trip -or- hike in Rocky Mountain National Park; -OR- Boat excursion on Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake (probably different times)
  • 2:00 – 5:30 pm: Free time (or other activities)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Happy hour outside (if warm enough) or inside by fireplace
  • about 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre: “Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver”
  • All evening: Relax, stargaze, games, campfire, hang out…



  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Prep lunches & pack for hike
  • 9:00 – 2:00 pm: Road trip -or- hike in Rocky Mountain National Park; -OR- Boat excursion on Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake (probably different times)
  • 2:00 – 5:30 pm: Free time (or other activities)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Mini-Golf (if still open)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Happy hour outside (if warm enough) or inside by fireplace
  • about 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • about 8:15 pm: Bowling at Grand Lake Lanes
  • All evening: Relax, stargaze, games, campfire, hang out…



  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Pack up
  • about 10 am: Depart for hot springs (or home)
  • about 10:45 am: Hot Sulphur Springs soak
  • late afternoon: Meet up at the Wrangler beer bust



*Free time activities: bicycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, off-road ATV adventure, napping, hanging out, games, stargazing, campfires, reading, shopping in town, swimming, etc..

Weekend Logistics

  • Arrive anytime Thursday afternoon or early evening (by 8pm).
  • Depart Sunday morning (sometime after breakfast).
    UB2 will have rooms and meals in Cliffside Lodge (the annex lodge).
  • A kitchen with fridge, stove, and microwave is available for our use (fridge is available for meds, beverages, and food).
  • The rooms are 2-4 guys per room. They are rather small and therefore primarily used only for sleeping and changing clothes (not hanging out).
  • Lounges and outside areas are best for hanging out, reading, or whatever.
  • Shadowcliff prohibits smoking anywhere on the grounds (including cars and parking areas).
    There is a smoking area a short walk down the driveway off the property.
  • Weather that time of year can vary greatly, think in terms of layering.

Cost

$125-195 per person
(depending on the number attending; more guys = less cost).
Includes 3 nights lodging & all meals
Note: Some of the optional activities cost extra (i.e. theatre, putt-putt, etc)

Activity Options

Road Triptrail_ridge_road

Drive through Rocky Mountain National Park on Trail Ridge Road (to east entrance and back). We will divide up into available cars and carpool the excursion.
Trail Ridge Road is a spectacular scenic drive “on the top of the world” at 12,000 feet with numerous pull-outs for incredible viewing. Up and over to the East Entrance is about 50 miles round-trip. We will take a lunch and stop along the way to eat. Vehicle admission is $20 per car, but a lifetime pass is available at the gate for persons on disability (bring your social security card). If you already have a pass, please bring it.
Riders should offer a buck or two to their driver for gas. More info at: http://nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/scenic-drives.htm

Elk

elkAt various points along the road near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the elk perform their autumn mating rituals every evening before and after sunset. The bugling is an amazing pitch of screeches as the males strut their stuff to attract the females. What these guys won’t do for some hot action!

 
 

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

rmrt-theater“Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver” at the historic Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre (in their new theatre) at 8pm on Friday. Tickets are $35. Purchase in advance by calling 970-627-3421. More info: http://www.rockymountainrep.com Almost Heaven weaves together the songs of John Denver to create a uniquely theatrical narrative that reflects upon the country during the years in which he wrote them and the events happening in Denver’s life at that time. It features twenty-nine of John Denver’s songs – including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and more. Fall in Grand Lake listening to John Denver’s music is a perfect way to commemorate our 50th Anniversary season.

Hiking

ROMO_hiker-longs-background1Group hike up the North Inlet Trail (adjacent to Shadowcliff property) or the East Inlet Trail (just down the road). Another option is the beautiful 4-mile one-way all downhill hike from above timberline into an adult forest. We use a carpool system to facilitate the one-way hike.

The hike is around 7 miles round trip and will take about 4-5 hours (which includes time for breaks, time at the cascades or falls, and lunch).

Bring a small back-pack for water and lunch, as well as comfortable hiking shoes and gear for changing weather. Note: The group will decide which trail once we are up there.

Boating

GLmarinaWe may organize a 2-3 hour boat trip starting in Shadow Mountain Lake, stopping at the uninhabited small nature islands, going thru the canal to Grand Lake, and enjoying relaxing boating/touring. This could be Friday or Saturday.

Individual kayaks are available at Grand Lake Marina www.glmarina.com or possibly free on Shadow Mountain Lake thru a Shadowcliff connection.

Off-road ATV Adventure

atvSpirit Lake Rentals offers ATVs including maps, helmets, instructions, and trailer. For 3 hours, an ATV for one person is $115, and an ATV for 2 persons is $135. Book by phone: Spirit Lake Rentals 970-627-9288.

Horseback Riding

horseback_rideSombrero Stables offers a 2 hour ride for $50 (4 hours for $75). Also offered is a breakfast ride for $55 or a steak dinner ride for $60. More info: www.sombrero.com.

Hot Springs

hotspringsSoak in the springs at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa on the way home, about 40 minutes from Grand Lake.

Outdoor pools $17.50 (bring your own towel). More info: www.hotsulphursprings.com.

Bicycling

ROMO_Two-bikersThere are various trails and places to cycle (though probably not much that is mellow and easy).

If this is your thing, bring your own bicycle.

Fishing

ROMO_Fish-in-netThere are various places to fish in Grand Lake. The streams are probably too fast and shallow in September.

You need to bring your own tackle and bait. Remember Colorado law requires a valid fishing license at all lakes and rivers.

Swimming

polar_bearIf you are totally out of your mind, you’ll put on your trunks and head to the public beach in town.

Grand Lake (aka Spirit Lake) is Colorado’s largest and deepest natural glacier-formed lake fed by cold mountain streams.

Shopping In Town

town_boardwalkGrand Lake is a quaint and small touristy town without being overbearing. All the shops and restaurants are independently owned and operated. There are upscale clothing & art shops as well as more common places for t-shirts and postcards. There are 2 small grocery stores, a liquor store, a micro-brewery that sells growlers, a chocolate & sweets shop,several ice cream vendors, and a handful of restaurants and bars.

Questions

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message at 303.777.5737

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