Aug 31st - Sept 2nd, 2017
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Bold Betties is partnering with Apollo Guides to summit the Keyhole Route of Long's Peak!
One of Colorado's most iconic hikes, this 14.5 mile round trip hike means we will camp in the park and start our ascent at 1am to bid for the summit. This is a class 3 route with up to 40 degree inclines so we will have a guide leading us through The Trough and The Narrows with an option to be roped up through the steeper sections.
The cost is $250 per person and includes entrance int the park, camping fees and guides
Thursday (8/31) evening - carpool and head up the park to set up camp. Please eat dinner on the way or before you head up, we won't be planning on cooking at camp Thursday evening. We'll do a gear check and pack up our packs and head to bed early.
Friday (9/1), wake up at midnight to get ready for the summit. We'll carpool to the trailhead and meet the guides for a 1am start. The hike is 14.5 miles each way with 5100 feet in elevation gain. We need to pace to make sure we summit before 11am. The guides will be assisting us with evaluating mountain conditions (weather, terrain), setting up fixed ropes, pace setting and ensuring safety across the more tricky sections of the route. We will plan on being back at camp at around 3-4pm. We'll rest, make dinner and enjoy our exhaustion at camp.
Saturday (9/2) wake up, make breakfast and break camp. Checkout is noon.
We will coordinate vehicles, entrance permits and tents before the event. Please plan on bringing your own food and water.
Personal hygiene items
3 gallons of water
Food: (snacks and lunch for Friday to hike with, dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday, along with any snacks you may want)
Layers (base layer, insulating mid layers, water/wind proof outer layers, hat, gloves, good hiking socks and liners)
Sturdy hiking boots
Headlamp and extra batteries
Cooking utensils (pots, pans, mess kit, etc)
Cooler (we may share)
Sunscreen, sunglasses and chapstick
You sense of curiosity so you can Discover Your Bold!
Gratuity for your guide!