About This Adventure
This Backpacking Adventure begins at 10,000' above sea level at Kenosha Pass. From there, we will hike west along Segment 6 of the Colorado Trail to meet the Continental Divide Trail at Georgia Pass (11,598'). After exploring Georgia Pass and taking in views of Mount Guyot, we will turn back east and hike 5 miles on the West Jefferson Trail before retracing your steps to Kenosha Pass along the Colorado Trail.
This is Creatio's first Care for Creation Backpacking Adventure. Each day, participants will receive formation on the teaching of the Catholic Church about the relationship between God, humanity, and the earth. The purpose of this formation is to help develop a greater understanding of God's design, to gain awareness of how caring for creation fits into the Catholic faith, and to allow our faith to transform our life in a more holistic manner.
5:00 P.M. Depart from St. Joseph Catholic Church for Kenosha Pass.
6:40 P.M. Arrive at trailhead, short safety/info briefing.
7:00 P.M. Hike 1~ mile to campsite.
7:30 P.M. Set up camp, short discussion.
8:30 P.M. Free time.
9:30 P.M. Sleep!!
7:00 A.M. Morning reflection.
7:30 A.M. Breakfast/break camp.
7:45 A.M. Start hiking towards Georgia Pass.
12:00 P.M. Lunch, rest.
1:00 P.M. Resume hiking.
4:00~ P.M. Arrive at Georgia Pass, explore, rest.
5:00 P.M. Find campsite, dinner, free time.
7:00 P.M. Reflection, discussion.
8:00 P.M. Night Prayer.
8:10 P.M. Free time/sunset.
9:30 P.M. More sleep!!!!
6:15 A.M. Morning Prayer.
6:45 A.M. Breakfast, pack up camp.
7:30 A.M. Hike towards Kenosha Pass Trailhead.
11:00 A.M. Lunch.
3:00 P.M. Arrive at trailhead/cars.
3:30 P.M. Closing meal (location TBD).
4:30 P.M. Drive to Denver in time for 6:30 P.M. Mass at the Cathedral.
Creatio would like to thank the Archdiocese of Denver for it's dedication to educating the faithful on the care and stewardship of creation. This trip is made possible at a low cost due to financial support from the Office of Social Ministry.
26 years ago, when Saint John Paul II spoke at a Prayer Vigil at World Youth Day in Denver, he told us that "the visible world is like a map that points to heaven, the eternal dwelling place of the living God." He went on to say that man "can discover the hand of the Artist in the marvelous things that He has made." Leave behind the noise and constant stimulation of modern life, and pursue the solitude and peace that the wilderness is offering you.
In the spirit of these words from John Paul II, we invite you to go into nature with an open heart. Included on this trip will be spiritual formation, a sense of purpose, and a reflective atmosphere. Specifically, we will explore the following topics:
-What is the relationship between God, man, and the earth?
-The Sacramental Nature of Creation: How does God speak to us through nature?
-What duty does a Christian have towards the earth?