Pre’Vous - 2017 Tree Climbers Rendezvous
Tuesday, August 29- Thursday 31, 2017
Where: Boulder, CO
If interested, contact: Hank Blaustein, organizer
PLEASE EXPRESS INTEREST PRIOR TO APRIL 1ST 2017
Plans for car sharing, group lodging and restaurant reservations should be made shortly thereafter.
Join us for a few days of Pre’Vous prior to the CalWood event! Meet your treeples in Boulder to acclimate your clock, your altitude, and your attitude.
VRBO’s (Vacation Rentals by Owner) or Air B&B offer wide selection of homes and apartments. Many feature great central locations in town or larger homes in and outside town. From small apartments for couples only to potential House Party options. [ http://tinyurl.com/h7bd3gk ]
A-Lodge, (Adventure Lodge) offers natural setting and easy access to Boulder (3.6 miles) [ http://a-lodge.com/ ] & bike path to town. $50 bunkhouse and double rooms...$169-229. They can help plan outdoor activities as well.
“Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Boulder has to offer. Whether you’re climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures and the right amenities to come home to after an exciting day off the beaten path. This is why our philosophy centers round the three A's: Access, Adventure, Amenities”
Cheapest hotel in Central Boulder: Boulder University Inn. $119
[ http://www.boulderuniversityinn.com/ ]
“If a clean, comfortable hotel in Boulder with a great location is what you are seeking you have found your best option with the Boulder University Inn. Complimentary continental breakfast included. Newly renovated in 2014, The Boulder University Inn is located just blocks from the famous Pearl Street Mall, the University Hill area, Naropa University and the University of Colorado. The Boulder University Inn offers an exceptional value in the heart of Downtown Boulder.”
CAMPING...”Located just outside of Boulder, the mountains and forests of the Indian Peaks are perfect for backcountry adventures. Established campgrounds at Brainard Lake, Camp Dick and Peaceful Valley are excellent for car camping and also work well as base camps for bigger adventures. For backpackers, destinations such as Pawnee Pass, Bob and Betty Lakes, Elk Tooth and Heart Lake are all wonderful backcountry outings. Backcountry adventures begin from several trailheads: Hessie, 4th of July, St.Vrain and Blue Lake are a few of the best starting points”.
The tentative plan - Pre’Vous will be a joint effort!
7p-til, Meet at BRU handbuilt ales & eats, [ http://bruboulder.com/ ]
“In 2013, Ian Clark took his love of cultural food, his experience in the kitchen, and his original three-barrel brewhouse to BRU Hand built Ales & Eats, a restaurant and brewery in east Boulder where Clark is constantly changing the food and beer menu to incorporate ingredients that are seasonally and locally available. I look at everything as full circle,” says Clark about BRU’s menu, where the bread is made from the brewery’s spent grain and the house vinegar is made out of its beer. “More spent grain goes to local pig farms, so we purchase pigs that were raised on our grain to serve in our restaurant.””
8:30am, Breakfast at Lucile’s? [ http://www.luciles.com/ ]
“Lucile's Creole Café serves an array of gourmet and delectable breakfast and lunch items. Our mouth-watering menu is simple but varied and our large portions are guaranteed to leave you satisfied. Come on in and enjoy a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice or a cup of Southern Louisiana style Chicory Coffee. Try the beignets - New Orleans style donuts served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Choose from a selection of breakfast items such as Eggs Benedict or a Three Cheese Omelet. Whether you are in the mood for something Creole or just a fantastic breakfast or lunch, Lucile's has it! And don't forget to check out our daily breakfast and lunch specials!”
10:30am, Hike Chautauqua Park [ https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/chautauqua-park ]
(2 miles from Boulder) Chautauqua has trailhead parking and offers moderate hike to The Flatirons and Royal Arch. Lunch ...The Dining Hall (in the park) offers notable eats with a view.
“Hiking Chautauqua is spectacular. Hike through meadows, rocky dunes, wandering trails and get up right at the base of the flat irons-you can even climb the flatter ones (but be careful I got stuck once!) Expansive views of Denver, Boulder-the CU campus. Just gorgeous!”
8pm, Dinner- Meet at Rincon Argentino, [ http://www.rinconargentinoboulder.com/ ]
“Christian takes great care to cook with the highest quality ingredients available in the market. An important part of this is his commitment to buy only locally raised natural meats and work with as many local producers as possible. You can tell the difference in every bite. In Argentina, when you invite someone into your home, you are inviting them into a friendship of trust and care. That is how you will feel at Rincon Argentina where the food is prepared with great care, flavor and love. Buen Provecho!”
Thursday- PERSONAL DAY- here are some choices in and around Boulder - so much to do!
Celestial Seasons Tour
NOAA Earth System Research Lab
Tube Boulder Creek
UC Art & Natural History Museums
8pm, Group Dinner, Mediterranean Restaurant, There's “something for everyone” at this “festive” “Boulder classic”, from an “extensive” menu of “enjoyable”, “affordable” tapas, pizzas and other Mediterranean fare to “delicious frosty cocktails”; though the bright, breezy multiroom space is “always hopping”, it's especially “boisterous” during the “popular happy hour” – so if you “need to have a conversation”, ask the “anxious-to-please” staff for seats in the “relaxing” courtyard bedecked with “brightly colored tiles and a fountain.”
[ https://www.themedboulder.com/ ]
Drive or Uber/Lyft to Cal-Wood ‘Vous, September 1-4, Jamestown, CO. From Central Boulder, (17.8 miles NW) about 48 minutes.
Some Other Restaurant Choices (and there are many others):
Leaf Vegetarian, [ http://leafvegetarianrestaurant.com/ ] highly rated.
Native Foods- (Vegan) Native Foods uses nuts, non-GMO soy, and wheat in our kitchens, and organic ingredients whenever possible. Native Foods is not a gluten-free kitchen. Please be aware that many of our ingredients share common cooking equipment and utensils, including common oils. [ https://www.nativefoods.com/ ]
Julia’s Kitchen- (Gluten-Free) Bright artwork decorates this basic spot known for gluten-free, vegan, organic meals & baked goods. [ https://juliaskitchen.co/ ]
Blooming Beets- (Gluten-Free) “We don't sacrifice quality of ingredients or amazing flavors. Our food is organic and local where possible, 100% (yes!) gluten and grain free, our meats are from animals either wild caught or locally pastured and grass fed. You won't find any processed sugar, seed oils or GMO soy or corn. Instead, enjoy delicious avocado, coconut and olive oils (or responsibly sourced organic palm oil)”. [ http://www.bloomingbeets.com/ ]
Thai Avenue- Inexpensive, highly rated. [ http://thaiavenueboulder.com/ ]
Thai Avenue is a family operated restaurant with authentic Thai dishes spiced to meet your needs. We also make delicious vegetarian dishes such as our popular stir-fried eggplant dish. In fact, most of our dishes can be prepared for vegetarians by substituting tofu instead of meat.
Sherpa’s Adventurer’s Restaurant, [ http://www.sherpaascent.com/ ] As the name implies, there are genuine Sherpas from the Himalaya here to bring a little of Nepal & Tibet to Boulder. In addition to great food & atmosphere, we offer a truly unique “traveler’s lounge’ with plenty of books to help get you started planning your next adventure.
Pre’Vous is not an official part of the 2017 Tree Climbers Rendezvous, but is being offered as a fun adjunct to that event. Neither Tree Climbing Colorado, LLC nor any other party associated with the 2017 Tree Climbers Rendezvous, nor Henry Blaustein, assume responsibility or liability for “Pre’Vous’ activities. By signing below, Pre’Vous attendees acknowledge the above and that they participate in this program and any of its specified or unspecified activities at their own risk and choosing. Additional waiver forms may be required at the Pre’Vous itself or for specific activities.