May 16, 2024 Enews

May 16, 2024 Enews

Welcome to Peak Challenge! So excited to see some familiar faces and also a lot of first timers that will experience Peak Challenge. More to come, but here are some basic things to think about, plan for and pray through as we approach late July.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpgTransportation/Food: Based on your location, you will be in a Tribe of men from that location. For example, the Iowa men will be in a Iowa Tribe. Colorado men will be in a Colorado Tribe. We will have multiple Nebraska Tribes. As we begin to set those up, you will be contacted by your Tribe leader or leaders to help you work on transportation, questions about food, camping, etc or any other need. 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.

Talk about food logistics with your car mates / camping mates. Cook in camp, go into town (Leadville) for food or share meals with a Tribe are all options. Let us know if you have questions.  On Wednesday night, we will host the annual all camp dinner at a minimal cost ($10). Please bring $10 cash or more to help cover costs. We will need guys to help lead the food effort on Wednesday night. Please let us know if you can help! All other meals are on your own.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg  SWAG :  Some very cool things are coming!

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg  Training Plans/Mountains:  Keep working out. Start now if you have not!  Walk, run, climb, bike. Find someone to keep you accountable. You got this! We will be hiking the “Decalibron” as the all group hike on Friday, August 2nd. The “Decalibron” consists of four 14,000 foot peaks that can all be done in the time frame we will set. Even though some of you may not hike this year, 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 at the Kite Lake trailhead. As for our optional hike for men on Thursday, We are considering Huron Peak, Yale and a few more. Stay tuned.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpgExcursions:  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!

PC Logo Solid Web.jpgWater:  There is no water in camp this year. No issues, as in the past, we have had men bring their own. We will have water available but plan on bringing your own as well.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg Coffee:  We plan on continuing the tradition of providing morning coffee in camp! There is nothing better than a warm cup of java at 10,000 feet while you take in the fresh pine smell! We have all of the equipment but will need a few men to help make it happen. If you want to help make coffee, donate money for some Leadville local coffee from City On A Hill or set up each morning, let us know.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg Firewood:  We hope to continue the tradition of providing firewood for campfires at Camp Hale. Sourcing it has become a lot harder. As of today, there are no fire restrictions, but we are monitoring the county website and hope we can avoid that. We may need to have a guy or two with a pickup go pick up some wood for us if we cannot get it dropped at the campground. If you can help, let us know. Campfires at night under the incredible Colorado skies are special!

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg Group connection via GroupMe app:  There are many places where you will be able to use your phone and receive text messages. In order to keep everyone up to date on things while we are out there, we plan on using a phone app called GroupMe. We will be able to send text messages so that everyone knows schedules, any change in times for night events, any need for assistance and more. Stay tuned for this. Over the next week, you will get an invite to your phone number that you provided to us to connect with the Peak Challenge 2024 group on GroupMe.

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg Devotions:  We will be creating a series of four WILDERNESS devotions that you can use personally or together as a group, either before Peak Challenge or at Peak Challenge. Be in the Word, connect with other men and get yourself ready to experience God in the Wilderness!

PC Logo Solid Web.jpg Prayer:  Keep praying for rain/snow 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 transformation at Peak Challenge. Men – your impact for the Kingdom is significant. What you do for others matters. Regardless of your past, it is a new day and a chance to live for Jesus like never before! 

The Peak Challenge Team

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