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5-Day Backcountry

EXPEDITION SNAPSHOT

Location: Rocky Mountains, CO (Colorado State Forest State Park)

Eligibility: Veterans with verified service and a VA disability rating, some dates have specific gender requirements, see below.

Essential Eligibility Criteria: Please review criteria 2018 NB Warriors Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Duration: 5 days

Focus area(s): No Barriers Warriors curriculum, Backcountry Trekking

Cost: Entirely free

No Barriers Expedition FAQs: View other Frequently Asked Questions here.


EXPEDITION DESCRIPTION 

The five day backcountry expeditions occur in some of Colorado’s most beautiful wilderness settings in Colorado State Forest State Park. The team will trek to an alpine lake, establish a base camp, and attempt to summit one of the local 12,000 foot peaks. The team will cover 15 miles over three days at elevation, bonding as a team and overcoming physical and personal barriers. Physical fitness is a must so start preparing now for the physical challenges you’ll encounter on this trip.

Expedition Team

Jeffery Amos

JEFFERY AMOS

U.S. Army, Wyoming

Jeffery Amos served as a light wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 4th Infantry ...
Victor Hyser

VICTOR HYSER

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Illinois

Victor Hyser served in the Marine Corps from 1972 to 1989. While in the ...
Guadalupe Hernandez

GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ

U.S. Marine Corps, Texas

Guadalupe Hernandez served in the Marine Corps from as a Marine Security Guard ...
Andrew McDaniels

ANDREW McDANIEL

U.S. Navy Reserves, Texas

Andrew McDaniel joined the U.S. Navy Reserves to become a medical officer. It ...
Brian Hughes

BRIAN HUGHES

U.S. Army, Colorado

Brian Hughes enlisted in the Army in 1991 as an infantryman. During his time in ...
Jeffrey Hanselman

JEFFREY HANSELMAN

U.S. Air Force, Iowa

Jeffrey Hanselman worked in the Air Force as an environmental support special...
Jesse Luera

JESSE LUERA

U.S. Army, Texas

Jesse Eugene Luera enlisted in the Army as a combat medic and later, as a ...
Brian Williams

BRIAN WILLIAMS

U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves, Texas

Over the past 20 years, Brian Williams has served as a combat engineer in the ...
Amanda Vrba

AMANDA VRBA

U.S. Air Force, Colorado

Amanda Vrba worked as an Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. ...