Leadville, CO: Colorado Front Range Chapter, two-night stay at Uncle Bud’s hut

Sep 16, 2021—Sep 18, 2021


Uncle Bud's hut, west of Leadville and above Turquoise Lake

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This trip has filled but if you'd like to be on the waitlist - or you can't commit now but would like to consider it later list - let us know.

The dates are in on Thursday, September 16th and exit on Saturday, September 18th.
The huts this year are being booked as a whole, not per person as is the normal practice. The cost is set for the entire hut, be it for one person or filled. Given the per night cost (fee and some taxes) of $483 ($966 for the 2-night stay) and that we are planning on 14 people, the cost will be $60pp. There will be additional incidental cost for (packed-in) food and transportation (gas money). We’ll be organizing options for ride and meal sharing later.

The reality is that masks and social distancing will not be practical in this setting. The Chapter coordinators have an obligation to the attendees to pull the event off as safely as possible, so to that end, we have two non-negotiable requirements for appearing at the trailhead in September:
• Evidence of a completed COVID vaccine regimen at least 14 days prior to the trip and
• Evidence of a negative COVID test within the three days prior to the trip. (Note July 18th: We may rethink this specific requirement. Stay tuned.)
By “evidence” we mean a PDF or JPEG of the appropriate document.
Although the news about vaccine availability is looking better and better and the trip is more than six months away, it is possible that not everyone who signs on will be able to satisfy the first requirement by September. And rather obviously no one will be able to satisfy the latter. Should you be one of the lucky attendees and write us a check, we will not be in a position to reimburse you should you not be able to check off both of those requirements by the date of the trip. We will however get you in touch with any on the waitlist and, if needed, we will advertise the availability of the spot. This strict policy is necessary because we have paid for the reservation up front and issuing an individual reimbursement would then require asking for a further payment from the remaining participants to cover the difference. We don’t want to get into that accounting nightmare.
This is complicated! Certainly if we’ve missed something, or if we’ve thoroughly confused you, dcontact us!

10th Mountain Division Hut Association
Uncle Bud’s information
Topo map of the trailhead and hike in
Information document from the 2019 tripSome content does not apply to the present trip. We'll be updating this.