A few of our events are listed below. To become a member of Chaos and start attending events, please join our Meetup Group!
The eclipse passes through the northern Wind River Range. The Torrey Creek trailhead is exactly under the eclipse. It's a 6.5-hour drive from Boulder.
Drive up Friday and start hiking late afternoon, heading for the Williamson Corrals. Saturday to Downs Fork Meadows. Sunday up No Mans Pass. Summit Downs Mountain (13,349') for the eclipse, then head down to Bomber Lake Monday night, and hike out Tuesday and drive home.
Aug 21st is the day of the big solar eclipse. Boulder is in the 93% band, so not too bad! Let's hike up to Green Mountain and watch the eclipse!
The eclipse will peak at 11:46:33 am MDT, when the moon obscures 93.3% of the sun.
Possibility of change of venue if I come up with a better hike!
Hike of one of Boulder's most beautiful mountains! Starting at the Flagstaff West Trailhead, it is approximately 1.5 miles to the summit of Green Mountain. The way back is the same.
Total distance is 3 miles; elevation gain is 544 feet since we are starting fairly high up!
Meet us at the Flagstaff West Trailhead off that windy road.
Sunset time is at 8:30pm; we'll try to catch it somewhere.
BRING WATER and CAMERA
Bring something for the potluck: something to grill, a salad or dessert.
We will do a hike in Eldo of roughly 3-4 miles; after the hike we will go to Ken's to have a potluck BBQ :)
Just to be sure, BRING A HEADLAMP and WATER
Stunning Eldorado Canyon State Park!
Are you interested in learning canyon rescue techniques; such as what can be done if a canyoneer is stuck on a rope? How does that change if they are unconscious? This Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) is a full weekend hands-on course which is designed to increase your confidence in the concepts and skills needed to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies ... all with your groups' normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.)
Here's a link with more info, and where you can RSVP:
(IMPORTANT: Cross-Posted: You will need to RSVP for the class thru the URL above / on Canyoneering Colorado; not here on Boulder CHAOS - as there is a fee for the course - $395, and I need to keep track of all attendees in one place.)
Prerequisites: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), AND our Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all those courses or have significant relevant personal experience before taking this class (please inquire if you're unsure if this is the correct course for your current skill set).
If you want to know more about what is taught in each of the classes, you can check out this link:
Feel free to ask any questions, and hope to see you there!
(Some background: I've been canyoneering for over 10 years, and have descended over 1,100 canyons; including many explorations. For the past several years, as canyoneering has gotten more popular, there have been many accidents that could have been easily avoided; so I started a local seasonal canyoneering school to try to help keep people safe. Previously, the closest training was Moab...)
CHAOS is an informal, Boulder-based group of energetic, fun, non-competitive, backcountry enthusiasts who are in their 20s, 30s and 40's, and who enjoy self-powered and self-organized activities including hiking, backpacking, biking, snow shoeing, skiing, mountaineering, and river sports. CHAOS' Main Goal is to be a community through which one can make life-long friendships, share backcountry trips, expand outdoor and leadership skills, appreciate nature and enjoy the sense of community, teamwork, and challenge that prospers in backcountry situations.
CHAOS TRIPS - All trips should be for CHAOS by CHAOS, outdoors, and self powered. CHAOS actively encourages its members to organize trips but does not supervise the activities. CHAOS is not a guide service and a person should only go on trips they feel are at their ability level. If you have questions, ask the trip organizer! Many trip organizers love to help out new members and will gladly answer any questions you have about the trip, what equipment to bring, etc. Above all else, have fun and be safe!
Many past and present members believe that CHAOS enormously improved their "young adulthood and pre-family" phase of life. To ensure that this wonderful opportunity remains for future members, they should be in their 20s, 30s or 40's when they join CHAOS. If the member's ages or the group's style don't feel like a good fit for you, we suggest you check out one of the other great clubs in Boulder like the Flatirons Ski Club , the Boulder Outdoor Group , the Colorado Mountain Club , the Boulder Nordic Ski Club , the Sierra Club , or the C.U. Hiking Club (office in UMC).