May 20th Enews
Registration will soon be closing. If you have friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers that are interested, encourage them to act quickly. Once registration is closed, we will not have any flexibility in ensuring that they will get a hoodie. June 1st is the hard deadline!
If you want to see our previous Enews blasts:
April 12th, go to this link.
April 27th, go to this link.
May 7th, go to this link.
On to some important updates:
Transportation/Food:The lists of men by location are attached to this email. Please use this information for Peak Challenge travel purposes only. We encourage carpooling as much as possible and with that comes the call for being vaccinated. Work with your car mates on that front and let us know if there are issues that we may need to address. Traveling out with other men is a priceless “windshield time” that cannot be duplicated. We will do this within any applicable COVID restrictions, expectations and preferences.
Talk about food logistics with your car mates / camping mates. Cook in camp, go into town for food or sharing meals like the Des Moines men will be doing are all options. Let us know if you have questions. On Wednesday night, our Des Moines men will host the annual all camp dinner at a minimal cost ($5-7). We will also have lunch at a spot near the trailhead on Friday afternoon as you all come down off the mountain. We will need guys to help lead the food effort on Friday afternoon. Please let us know if you can help!
SWAG : We may have outdone ourselves this year! Hoodies – the design is done and these are incredible. You have all given us your shirt size at registration. If you want the hoodie to be a bit roomier than your shirt size, you will need to specifically tell us BEFORE MAY 31st. Email us with your change if that is what you want to do.Caps – The refresh of Peak Challenge caps is over the top! Paired with the hoodie, you may just be the hippest dressed dude in your neighborhood when you return. Finisher award – Teamed up with a cool running event company to put together a customized award that can sit on your desk or shelf at work or at home. Design will be finished soon. These are special! Challenge coin – we have some incredible challenge coins ready to go this year that commemorate one of our leaders who died in the mountains before Peak Challenge in 2019. Can’t wait to share the designs on these items! Seriously…. where do you get that much cool stuff from one experience?
Training Plans/Mountains: Keep working out. Walk, run, climb, bike. Find someone to keep you accountable. You got this! We will be hiking Mt Sherman on our last day (Friday am) and that will be for all men. Even though some of you may not hike, we want you to be at the trailhead area where we set up so that everyone shares in the excitement of cheering men home as they come off the mountain. We will be working on the location of that area. As for our optional hike for men on Thursday, We are considering Huron Peak, Bierstadt/Evans and a few more. Stay tuned.
Excursions: All of the excursion information is up on the website. There is information out there about the type of camp and hiking gear to consider bringing. For rentals like bikes,kayaks, etc it would be wise to act soon to secure it. Remember – all of these are at your own cost and we have negotiated discounts for some activities. Start planning now and make your reservations for these excursions!
COVID planning: It is likely that all restrictions may be gone by the time of our experience. Regardless, plan on bringing hand sanitizer and masks. You may still have to use a mask in town at various locations. We have a COVID plan in place for the campground if needed and will work with local officials to ensure compliance.
Prayer: Keep praying for rain in Colorado. We need there to be sufficient moisture to avoid fire restrictions that could severely limit our use of campfires at night. Campfire time is one of the greatest joys at Peak Challenge. Pray for more men to commit to get off the grid this summer and come see what this Peak Challenge thing is all about. Invite friends. Send them to the website.
The Peak Challenge Team