- Sunday August 28th, 2022 | 7:30 AM -
- YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO -
On August 28th, the AINC Audio Trekkers Team consisted of nearly 80 hikers! Hikers who are blind/visually impaired hiked with their sighted guides on a beautiful 3 mile round trip hike.
Thanks to generous donors and grants, AINC will was able to provide this experience for FREE to print impaired hikers.
I love hiking and climbing.
To give back to those who need it just like I.
Hiking is what makes me whole.
I enjoy hiking and want to promote AINC.
Live life I create, Limited only by imagination.
To be myself and be successful!
I am a recent graduate of the Colorado Center.
To help support AINC and meet others who use it.
I did the hike last year and enjoyed the people.
Last year was my first hike! I loved it!
Want to be part of the amazing team!
I need to be back with my people!
Absolutely! We welcome all experience levels, however if you have any underlying conditions, check with your doctor before signing up. We believe in moving beyond your comfort zone to grow and reach goals. The professional mountain guides will be there along the way to support, encourage, and inspire you. If you have specific accessibility questions or concerns, please contact us so that we can ensure everyone reaches their Summit.
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At the YMCA of the Rockies parking lot – wherever you see parking available unless it is specifically marked as restricted.
The hike will be 3 miles roundtrip, 700 feel in altitude gain. The official trail is called Glacier Creek Trail, the top point is called Bible Point.
7:30 am: Breakfast will be held at the outdoor pavilion next to the Boone Family Mountain Center at the YMCA of the Rockies (2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517)
8:30 am: Pre meeting kickoff – Audio Trekkers to gather at Boone Family Mountain Center.
9:00 am: Hike begins at the Boone Family Mountain Center.
Noon – 2 pm: Post hike barbecue at the outdoor pavilion at the Boone Family Mountain Center. Don’t leave without sharing your story at The AINC Story Booth!
The hike is only one event of a larger 3 day event. The No Barriers Summit is an annual gathering of people in our community of all abilities to challenge our ideas of what is possible and what we believe we are capable of. This is typically a 3-day event that includes entertainment, adaptive activities and sports, workshops, and inspirational speakers. This year it is August 25-28 at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado! Learn more at https://nobarriersusa.org/2022summit-frequently-asked-questions/