retreat requires spending almost four days
at altitudes of 11,000 feet and higher.
Access will be accomplished on foot, carrrying
a light backpack. We recommend that those
attending the retreat have some experience
with hiking at high altitudes, and have
enough physical stamina to carry a heavy
optional peak ascent on Sunday will take us to about 13,000 feet, and will require
hiking in alpine conditions.
lots of water during the trip, especially when hiking. This will help prevent
altitude sickness. Avoid caffeine as well.
this trip is a spiritual retreat with an emphasis on study, solitude and silence,
we ask that you do not bring cell phones. We will have one in case of emergencies.
bring jeans! They are a hazard when wet, never dry out, and are heavy to pack.
you won't need a complete change of clothes for each day.
open flames are permitted in the backcountry
due to extreme fire danger.
What to Bring:
will be responsible for carrying your own
gear, so try to keep your pack light. We
will be bringing all food up by 4WD, so
you should be able to travel fairly light.
water bottles with
a total capacity of at least 2 liters
bag/sheet or blanket, pillowcase (pillows & mattress provided)
you have one, a water purification filter
hiking shoes &
pants (no jeans!)
or other comfortable clothes
attire (remember that there is very little privacy!)
lunch & 2 liters
of water for the hike in on Friday
other food will be brought up by 4WD
some cookies or something for the group
for journal & a pen (large bibles may go up in the jeep)
or personal medication needs
glasses / contacts
cloth/towel & personal hygiene items (there are no showers)
or other portable instrument for devotions (again, in the jeep)