SO! Subgroups

Seniors Outdoors! Subgroups

Seniors Outdoors! Social (SOS)

This active group maintains a separate schedule of activities that are open to any member of the club, whether single or not (SOS Schedule). In addition to hikes and other outdoor events, the group organizes numerous social events. These can include: happy hour or dinner at a local restaurant, dinners or potlucks at members’ homes, trips to a local theater to see a movie, and more.

Contact the SOS Coordinator for more information.

Hiking

The Wednesday Wanderers group meets every Wednesday throughout the year, weather permitting, to enjoy an easy to moderate hike, usually in Durango or nearby. Wednesday Wanderer outings can be found in the SO! Outing schedule, and are identified by “WW Hike” in the title.

Contact the Wednesday Wanderers Coordinator for more information.

The Wednesday Easy Hikers group, identified as “WEH” in the outing titles,  also meets most Wednesdays except during the winter when individuals may join the Wednesday Wanderers to walk the river trail. The Wednesday Easy Hikers walk the paths a little slower and sometimes take an easier route than the Wednesday Wanderers. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with others at a pace that works for you.

Contact the Wednesday Easy Hikers Coordinator for more information.

Bicycling

Monday Road Bike Rides

Spring through Fall, this group meets each Monday, weather permitting, for a moderate road bike ride of about 16 miles, including a stop at Bread.

Ride details: This is a nobody-gets-left-behind, Monday morning social ride from Home Depot to Bread. Each week, weather permitting, we’ll meet at Home Depot, ride the Animas River Trail to E. 32nd St., 32nd to Bread where we’ll stop for coffee and pastries. From Bread, we’ll take Florida Rd.-15th St. to Rotary Park where well rejoin the Animas Trail and return to Home Depot. This moderate, 16 mile round trip ride leaves from the Home Depot Parking lot (South End near HD Nursery) promptly at the time specified on the schedule.

Contact Bob Schuckart at 970-422-8406 or mondaybikers@seniorsoutdoors.org with questions and to be added to the email list so you can be notified of cancellations due to weather, etc.

Thursday Road Bike Rides

Spring through fall, weather permitting, this group meets every Thursday for a casual road ride through the lovely Animas Valley.

Ride Details: We ride at an easy pace from Santa Rita Park to Hermosa, with a stop at PJ’s Market for coffee, rolls and conversation. A sub group may meet up with the main group at Hwy 550 and 203 to go on a longer ride north to Baker’s Bridge. Our emphasis is on health and friendship (no one gets dropped). Helmets required. For early and late rides warm dress may be necessary.

First time riders RSVP to ThursdayBikers@senioroutdoors.org or to one of the co-leaders to get your name on the email list. Jim Newman, the ride’s founder, is now leader emeritus and has passed his baton to 4 co-leaders:
Rick Boebel 504-388-0644 or Rick.Boebel@boebel.com
Pat Lyon 970-759-6933 or PatArlonLyon@gmail.com
Daniel Saum 760-803-3202 or DCSmountain@gmail.com
Roger Steeper 303-947-6019 or Rodger.Steeper@gmail.com

Skiing

SO! Downhill Ski Group.  Meet other SO! skiers and ski with a group at your level on various days throughout the ski season.  Skiers and boarders of all abilities welcome.  While Purgatory has announced a November 23 opening date, check its web site if to be changed.

Contact Bruce Rodman at Mtnman16@gmail.com to be placed on the SO! Downhill Ski Group distribution list.  Please provide:

  • Self-description of your skier abilities, e.g. intermediate
  • Land line phone number if available.
  • Cell phone number if you carry a cell phone on the mountain.

If you are looking for ski companions of similar abilities, then you may email everyone on the distribution list that you are organizing a ski group on days and start times of your choice.  Each group will meet at the base of Lift 1 (the Six Pack lift.)  Some will coordinate to car pool from Animas City Park.  The groups usually meet during the noon hour for lunch at Dante’s when it is open.  You could also use the distribution list to arrange trips to other ski areas such as Wolf Creek or Telluride.  For more information, contact SO! Downhill Ski Group Coordinator Bruce Rodman at 970-385-7899 or Mtnman16@gmail.com.

For information about skiing with specific groups of varying abilities, see Ski Group Descriptions.

All group coordinators: please submit changes to mail@seniorsoutdoors.org.

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