Sunday, April 10, 2011

Packing List for Team Members


I'm Peggy Lawless, the co-founder (with Grant) of Colorado Art Ranch and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on the team. I won't be going to Lake City with you, but I will be there for the Artposium.

Be prepared for changeable weather. In the mountains, it's possible to wear shorts, a raincoat, and a down jacket in the same day. Summer temperatures in Lake City range from the low 40s to highs in the 60s to low 80s Farenheit. The sunshine is intense at an elevation of 8600 feet and Colorado's climate is dry, so it's important to drink LOTS of water. Staying hydrated is especially important at high elevations to prevent high-altitude sickness.

Following are some suggestions for packing:


Water bottle

Hiking boots and non-cotton socks

Sunscreen Camera (optional)

Binoculars (optional)

Notebooks or sketchbooks and pens

Raingear (afternoon thunderstorms are common)


Hat and gloves

Layers (e.g., fleece or wool jacket, windbreaker, vest)

Bathing suit (Lake San Cristobal is nearby)

If you're driving to Colorado, please bring camping equipment if you have it. We will also provide tents, a cooking stove, and sleeping bags for those who are flying in.

Warm regards,


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that Peggy! What is a sunscreen camera? I don't think we have enough sun here in Manchester to warrant them....