Afternoon Activities

Note: Later in the summer Crested Butte often experiences “Monsoon Season,” when it is clear in the morning and rains in the afternoon. If this happens we will adjust the schedule to do outdoor things in the morning.

During conference days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), the afternoons are unscheduled time. There are numerous options. Note that, although some of these look like pure recreation, we have some of our most interesting discussions once the structure and constraints are completely removed.

  • Small hikes to experience the outdoors. I generally start with a very easy one around Lake Irwin, which is a relatively flat walk around a beautiful lake. This is good for people who are getting used to the altitude and to test your endurance. If this is easy, then you’re ready for subsequent days.

  • Mountain biking. For beginners there’s an easy trail I take people on later in the week. Other attendees who are more experienced bikers may offer trips earlier in the week.

  • Fishing and river rafting. These trips can be arranged through services available in town.

  • Afternoon Workshops. People often spontanously decide to create their own workshops to investigate a particular idea or technology. Rooms at the Parish Hall are usually available, or you can hold them at one of the rental houses or in my living room (which has a Chromcast-enabled TV).

  • Rest and Recovery. In case you need rest to get used to the altitude, or to work on your own, or just recover from life.