The Community Adventure Program Trip Log (TLOG) is a tool that we use to document each trip. Students can use this as a reference and template for coordinating their own trips outside of this class and future CAP classes will use this information as a reference for future trips. This is also a reflective tool for students to document what worked and what did not work for future outings.
Basic Trip Information:
- Trip name: East Portal
- Dates: March 4-5, 2006
- Location: East Portal/Moffet Tunnel, outside of Rollinsville, Colorado.
- Name of students on the trip: Rachel Bigos, Brant Clark, Kellen Cooper-Sansone, Griffin DeHoog, Samantha Emmitt, Brian Fauver, Sam Keilly, John Quinn, Cass Robertson, Astrea Strawn
- Name of adults on the trip: Ford Church, Tiffany Fourment
- Transportation used: Private vehicles
- Estimated round trip transportation mileage: 71 miles
Land Management and Permitting:
- Land agencies involved and contact information: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: (303) 541-2500
- Specific maps used: Indian Peaks/Gold Hill 7 1/2 minute map
- Permit information: No permit required for overnight camping for groups less than 75 people in Roosevelt National Forest.
- Land management rules and regulations: Fires permitted in the National Forest as long as there is no fire ban. Pack out all trash.
- Identify students and adults with medical training and indicate current level of training: Ford Church – Current Wilderness First Responder. Tiffany Fourment – First Aid.
- Evacuation options: Call 911, dispatch ambulance or search and rescue, hike/evacuate.
- Contact information for nearest hospital: Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO, 303.440.2273.
- Contact information for nearest Sheriff’s office: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office: 303.441.4444
- List of emergency contacts in order of priority:
- 911 for emergencies
- Rona Wilensky:
- Diana McKnight:
- Boulder County Sheriff’s Office: 303.441.4444
Extended Field Trip Forms:
- Extended Field Trip / Activity Trip Request Form: Completed
- Consent for Excursion or Extended Trip & Release Waiver and Indemnification: Completed
- Medical Emergency Form: Completed
- Private Vehicle / Driver Form (if applicable): Completed
- Printed Roster / List of Each Student Attending Event: See above
- Complete detailed itinerary of trip: See attached itinerary
- Copies of all written correspondence to parents: See attached
- List of emergency information and contact phone numbers: See above
- List of sponsors / supervisors: See above
- Copies of any additional insurance policies / Coverage’s (Rental Car Insurance): N/A
- Proof of travel insurance on each participant: N/A
- Written explanation of educational purpose of the trip: See attached itinerary.
Specific Trip Information:
- Describe weather: Clear days with some wind and in the evening a light sprinkle of snow. Highs in the 50’s and lows in the 20’s.
- Describe trail conditions: Shallow snow, with some mud and slush, there was a 4+ foot snow pack in the trees.
- Total miles hiked: 3 miles
- Identify major water sources: We melted snow for water
- Describe group dynamics: the group work really well together, there was maybe two occasions in which people argued, but other wise they worked well together.
- Provide outline of daily activities:
- Saturday: We left around 8:30/9:00am and arrived at the trail head around 10:30; we hiked in and arrived at the site around noon; then a few people did some exploring of the area to find good quinzhee locations, while others ate some people collected firewood and sticks for the quinzhees; then while quinzhees settles a few people helped Tiff dig out the fire pit. Then around 4:30/5pm people began to dig out quinzhees and eat dinner then a few of the girls dug out the boys quinzhee. Then the group sat around the fire and talked for a few hours before going to bed around 11pm.
- Sunday: Everyone was up by 9am and making breakfast. Then while people were cleaning up and packing one of the student set up a lesson, around 11 everyone gathered up for a lesson on snow trenches; then everyone continued to pack; then we went and broke down quinzhees and had a snowball fight then headed out around 1pm; we drove back to the school.
- Describe outdoor and environmental issues observed: Trail up to our campsite gets a lot of use and has heavy traffic.
- Describe breakfast food and how many meals were planned for: One breakfast; some of the foods included: oatmeal, grits, tortillas with nutella and butter, and chocolate chip cookies.
- Describe lunch food and how many meals ere planned for: two lunches; some included: bagels, tuna, sandwiches, cheese, bars, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies, tortillas and nutella.
- Describe dinner food and how many meals were planned for: one dinner; some included: soup bowls, sandwiches, beans and rice and chocolate chip cookies.
- Total transportation rental costs: None, we used private vehicles
- Total transportation gas costs: None, we used private vehicles
- Total food expenses for each group: Approximately $20 per person
- Total gear rental expenses for each group: Students who had to rent gear spent an average of $20 for the weekend
- Total Expenses for Trip: None
- Total Contributed by Students: Students were responsible for food and equipment rental fees
- Total Contributed by School: The school reimbursed Ford and Tiff for mileage. The school also paid Tiffany $100 as co-instructor for the weekend.
- Total Contributed by Other Sources: None
- Describe any medical issues, first aid administered, evacuations, and provide detailed information about each incident: Contact Ford for written report.
Next Time Notes:
Describe anything you would change if you did this same trip again and document any lessons learned: