Colorado Backpack Rondy 7/21-24

  • 21 Jul 2017
  • 5:30 AM
  • 24 Jul 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 5

Registration


This 3-night, 4-day backpacking Rondy for 6 anglers will take place in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The famed park contains pristine, clear, glacier-fed waters that are home to wild Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout.

This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

Participants must bring their own backpacking gear, fishing gear, and snacks.  The outfitter will provide our food and bear canisters, which each person must carry. 

Participants must be experienced backpackers and be fit enough for a moderate-to-difficult 4 to 7 mile one-way hike with up to 2,500 feet elevation gain at altitudes from 8,000 to 11,500 feet.  Most of the hiking will occur on trails that are maintained by the National Park Service.  However, the guides may take us on rigorous hikes on rough unmaintained paths to fish the high country lakes and streams.  DUE TO THE ALTITUDE, NO ALCOHOL WILL BE ALLOWED ON THIS RONDY.

All participants will meet at a TBD hotel the evening before we depart.   At or before sunrise on the first day, the guides will pick us up at the hotel and drive us to the trailhead.  We will then hike to the campsite, set up camp, and fish.  This will be followed by two full days of guided fishing.  On these days we will hike to different nearby lakes and streams.  At the end of the trip, the guides will return us back to the hotel.

The guides will provide transportation to the trailhead, navigate the group through the backcountry, show us where to fish, supply flies, and provide food consisting of freeze-dried meals.  They will also provide stoves for boiling water and filters for treating the group’s drinking water.

The total fee for this rondy is $705, which incudes the guides, food, camping permits, guide shuttle, and guide tips.  The cost of travel to Boulder, CO; hotel rooms; airport shuttles; fishing licenses; and the meals before and after backpacking are not included in this fee.

A $60 non-refundable registration deposit is required now to reserve your spot on this trip.  This deposit is required to secure the guides and obtain the permits.  The balance of the fee ($645) is due on April 3. 

There will be a pre-meeting with the Colorado-based rondy leader at the clubhouse on March 12 at 1:30 PM to discuss the logistics, gear requirements, and possible fishing destinations.  This pre-meeting will be held after the Annual Membership Meeting and BBQ.

A brochure that describes details of the travel, airport transportation, hotel, rondy schedule, location, backpacking gear requirements, and recommended fishing gear is available from the rondy leader.  There will be a teleconference in June for all participants to discuss the final logistics.

For more information contact: Allen Nakagawa  408-398-6404 asnakagawa@earthlink.net

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