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July Climbing Clinic

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Time & Location

Saturday, July 2nd 2022
CityROCK, 21 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

About the Event

Join us for our monthly climbing clinic with Zivia Berkowitz. Learn to belay, tie climbing knots, and get moving with Blackpackers! All rentals and admission to CityROCK are free through Blackpackers.

3rd of July ReConnect Hike

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Have you wanted to get yourself, the family, or friends outside to reconnect with each other and with nature?

Join Blackpackers as we nourish our mind and body with a casual late morning group hike, a meal and drinks, and great company!
Hiking will begin late morning at Palmer Lake Reservoir, (exact time TBD) and follow with an option to hang out after at a local pub for lunch and drinks.

This event is kid friendly and fun for the whole family!

Group Bike Ride with TOSC

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We are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a community bike ride in Southeast Colorado Springs with @trailsandopenspace  on Thursday, July 21st from 5:30-7:30pm. Meeting at the YMCA of Southeast Colorado Springs

We’ll be riding about 4-5 miles to Wildflower Park and back on the Sand Creek Trail (there may or may not be popsicles & fruit along the way😜)

@kidsonbikescos is graciously letting us access their bike library! You don’t need to have a bike to attend, but we do ask that you bring your own helmet if you are able to.

We are striving to make this event as accessible as possible. We have the ability to accommodate riders with a wide range of mobilities, please reach out if you or anyone you know is differently abled and would like borrow a bike!

Please use the Typeform below to register and email programs@coblackpackers.com with any questions!

See you there 🤩

End of Summer Celebration Camp-Out!

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It’s time for our third annual summer campout with our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife–

We are returning to Barr Lake State Park (just east of Denver) August 13-14 for another absolutely awesome camping trip!

There will be food, plenty of fun activities, and chances to learn camping and outdoor skills with outdoor educators.

**Gear is provided for all who need overnight supplies.**

Like last year there will be opportunities for water sports, hikes, archery, and more!

Food will be provided, please make sure to mention any dietary requirements on your registration form.

This event is for all ages and all are welcome!

Please register using the form below.  All confirmed attendees will receive an itinerary and further instructions through email. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at admin@coblackpackers.com.

See you soon!

August Climbing Clinic

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Time & Location

Saturday, August 2oth 2022
CityROCK, 21 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

About the Event

Join us for our monthly climbing clinic with Zivia Berkowitz. Learn to belay, tie climbing knots, and get moving with Blackpackers! All rentals and admission to CityROCK are free through Blackpackers.

Labor Day Fishing Cookout

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🎉You’re invited to the Labor Day Fishing Cookout with @coblackpackers and @blacksteveirwin ! 🎣

on Sunday, September 4th
from 8:30a to 12:30pm
at Lake Lehow – Waterton Canyon Trailhead
(Littleton, Colorado)

Blackpackers will be joining Wildlife Biologist & Educator Eeland Stribling for a fun morning of fishing, followed by a cookout!
**You must register for this event!**

You can either register using the link on our IG bio or through this event listing!

Food & Beverages will be provided
🐟(Fishing gear can also be provided)

Blackpackers at Camp Shadybrook

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🎉Registration is open!!🎉

We are so excited for our third annual weekend retreat at @camp_shady_brook !
(located in Deckers, Colorado- roughly 20mi NW of Woodland Park)

We are returning to Camp Shadybrook from September 23rd through the 25th. This year we will join camp Shadybrook for their adventure race on the 24th!  There will be cabin lodging, food, plenty of fun activities and fun for the whole family, all at no cost for our participants!

One of the new events we are joining Shadybrook in this year is the 5th annual Battle by the Brook Adventure Race, held on September 24th- with adventures for everyone!  Each team will race in a variety of endurance disciplines, including orienteering/navigation, cross-country running/hiking, mountain biking, paddling and other unique challenges for Adventure Racing.

Each competitive team will consist of 2, 3 /4 athletes.
Team categories: male, female, coed. Family divisions – 2/3 people or 4/5 people.

(Food is provided, please make sure to mention any dietary requirements on your registration form.)

The registration form is below. All confirmed attendees will receive an itinerary and further instructions through email. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at admin@coblackpackers.com.

See you soon!

BP Trail Cleanup

Blackpackers Trail Cleanup Day

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DID YOU KNOW?
Blackpackers has adopted a portion of the Sand Creek Trail!

This week we are joining some incredible organizations for Creek Week 2022! Fountain Creek has invited “Creek Crews” from our local communities to come together and lend some helping hands to our waterways in the largest cleanup in Colorado — with 98+ tons of trash cleaned up so far!

We will be cleaning up on Saturday October 1st from 10am-12pm, meeting at Chelton Road (behind Green Valley Apartments).

Some of the amazing organizations participating include (but are not limited to) TOSC, Lelia’s Clean-Up Champions, Bear Creek Park, The City of Manitou Springs, UpaDowna, Peaks & Pines Brewing, and many many more!

The sand creek trail connects to the natural surface of the Pikes Peak Greenway/Fountain Creek Regional Trails. It’s a mild trail with two major street crossings at Hancock Expwy and Chelton Rd. Our portion of this trail surface is fully concrete.

If you are interested in more information about this trail clean-up please email Patricia@coblackpackers.com for more information.

With your help we can make our trails and watersheds more accessible for everyone in our community!

Poetry 719 & Hike

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Blackpackers & Poetry 719 come together for a hike led by Patricia Cameron, with an added poetry workshop!

Join us for Poetry and Hiking on October 22 at 10am.
(Meeting by the lower baseball field at Palmer Park)