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.


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.


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 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, this group meets each Thursday, weather permitting, for a moderate road bike ride of about 29 miles, with a stop at PJ’s market for coffee.

Ride details. Ride at an easy pace to Hermosa, stopping at PJ’s Market near Dalton Ranch for coffee before reversing our route back to the start (about 29 miles round trip).  This is a casual, no-drop ride with emphasis on health and group well being.  Helmets required, and for early season rides, warm dress and full fingered gloves are highly recommended.  No limit.  No Dogs.  RSVP Jim Newman at 970-884-7717 or


Meet other SO! skiers and ski with a group at your level on various days throughout the ski season.  Downhill skiers and boarders of all abilities welcome.  Be sure to check the Purgatory Resort web site for opening and closing dates.

In addition to the regularly scheduled outings, members are welcome to send an email to the list to organize a ski group on days and start times of their choice. Members may do this, for example, to find ski companions of similar abilities or to arrange trips to other ski areas such as Wolf Creek or Telluride.

For more information or to be placed on the SO! Downhill Ski Group distribution list, contact Bruce Rodman at or 970-385-7899.  If you want to be on the distribution list, please include the following information:

  1. Self-description of your skier abilities, e.g. intermediate.
  2. Land line phone number if available.
  3. 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.

Mondays’ Advanced to Expert All-terrain Skiing.  Bruce Rodman is leading advanced to expert skiers interested in all mountain terrain including Blues, Blacks, and even occasional Greens; tree glades, and in good powder some bump runs.  We shall meet near the base of Lift 1 (the Six Pack lift) at 10:00 am and stop for lunch at Powderhouse during the noon hour.  Communications are generally done via email to Bruce if you will join on a particular day so he will look for you.  Contact Bruce at or 970-385-7899.

Mondays’ Strong Intermediate Skiing – Lorri Andrew is leading a strong Intermediate Ski Group on Mondays, meeting in the Beach area on the way to Lift 1 (the Six Pack lift) at 10:00 am, conditions permitting. We will ski groomed Blues and Blacks mostly on the back side, meeting for lunch at noon at Powderhouse.  Contact Lorri at or 864-361-6797 if you plan to meet the group. Lorri will wear a white helmet and purple coat.  We don’t organize carpooling.

Water Sports

Keep an eye out here for future water sport (kayaking, rafting, etc.) groups and outings.


Keep an eye out here for future snowshoeing groups and outings.


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