A few of our events are listed below. To become a member of Chaos and start attending events, please join our Meetup Group!
Are you interested in learning about the emerging sport of Canyoneering? Join us on Thursday 8/17 at 7pm and A.J. Pastula will take you on a tour through some beautifully sculpted passages, carved deep into the Earth over millions of years. Discussions will include details about the different areas and aspects of canyoneering. Learn about some of the specialized gear; and how it differs from climbing. Find out about some of the challenges, techniques, and dangers involved in exploring these magical places.
What is Canyoneering?
Why do we Canyoneer?
Canyon Types – Wet and Dry
Where can we Canyoneer?
When can we Canyoneer?
Canyon Gear – Different than climbing?
It's free to attend, and you can feel free to donate to support Grand Staircase Escalante Partners at the event (they are working hard to protect the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument) - or donate online at http://gsenm.org/
Hope to see you there!
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!
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).