1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

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Which of these weekends would you be able to attend?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:47 am

September 21-22
24
20%
September 28-29
24
20%
October 5-6
44
37%
October 12-13
27
23%
 
Total votes: 119
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby ameristrat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:52 am

Any date works for me. Please let me know if I can do anything to help / organize!
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby dmccool » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:00 am

I'll be there any of these weekends...rain/snow/shine
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby bonehead » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:01 am

Fletch wrote:I'd be interested in going up over S Elbert and meeting you all at the summit... Any thoughts?

Yeah, my thought is I would be up for that.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:20 am

I'm in for any of those dates (Rain, Snow, or Shine as DMCCOOL said), so I won't vote unless something changes in my schedule.

Is there any plan of a minimum suggested donation, or will it be open on a "pay what you can, if you can" basis?
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby ameristrat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:43 am

I think it ought to be borderline mandatory. If you don't set the precedent, this thing will die in years to come. It doesn't have to be much but if we're trying to raise some money for a good cause, I don't think there's anything wrong with making it strongly encouraged at the very least.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby smoove » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:53 am

I'd like to join you. I still haven't met too many folks on this forum in person. Elbert just happens to be the first of only two mountains I was lucky enough to meet Steve on. Any of the dates sound doable to me. The S. Elbert option sounds like a good one.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby 14erAddict » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:56 am

Any dates work for me as well :)
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:57 am

anna wrote:
aboynamedmargrette wrote:Is there any plan of a minimum suggested donation, or will it be open on a "pay what you can, if you can" basis?


Undecided yet. At some point down the road, I will likely put a poll up to let the community decide. I believe there should be a minimum donation, even if it's not much. I'm currently thinking between $5-$25, but I'll let the group decide when the time is appropriate. Too soon to be going into those kinds of details.


Sounds good. I guessed it might be too early to know details yet, but figured I'd plant the seed if it hadn't already been discussed. Community poll idea sounds perfect.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:57 am

Just throwing it out there because the timeframe is the same and the usual organizer, KeithK, suggested it -- what about replacing the Fall Gathering with this hike, even if it's only for 2013? Steve was a staple at the Gatherings and it might lead to an even bigger turnout for a fundraising event.

I don't think an entry fee is necessary. People will donate by the bucketload for this. There's no need to give anyone a reason to feel alienated.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby RyGuy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:59 am

anna wrote:
Fletch wrote:Anna - Would it help to split up the groups and go up different routes? I'd be interested in going up over S Elbert and meeting you all at the summit... Any thoughts?


Yes, as we get closer, we can start to sort out groups and routes. There are at least 4 main routes: NE Ridge (from North Mt. Elbert TH), E Ridge (South Mt. Elbert THs), SE Ridge (Black Cloud TH), and SW Ridge (Echo Canyon TH) and there are multiple variations of many of those routes. I'll be looking at TH capacity and contacting local officials as appropriate once we have a date sorted out.


Anna, sounds great.

I also agree we may want to set a mimimum donation. This is a great cause, and hey...given how much we all spend on our gear, gas, food, and a car on a regular basis to get us to each peak, I think a minimum of like $25 really shouldn't be an issue to help others just like Steve did.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby mtgirl » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:59 am

Terrific idea ! Elbert is a great choice, as it is within the abilities of both his daughters (Alise and Linda). Perhaps if their hearts have healed enough, their mother (Nona) could accompany them to the summit. Nona is quite the accomplished climber herself.....a very kind hearted soul, much like Steve.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:59 am

SurfNTurf wrote:Just throwing it out there because the timeframe is the same and the usual organizer, KeithK, suggested it -- what about replacing the Fall Gathering with this hike, even if it's only for 2013? Steve was a staple at the Gatherings and it might lead to an even bigger turnout for a fundraising event.

I don't think an entry fee is necessary. People will donate by the bucketload for this. There's no need to give anyone a reason to feel alienated.

I like both of those ideas!

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