We'll be back at the Red Rocks Group Campground, and the event will be held July 29th--July 31st, 2011.
Cost: $25 before June 1st, $30 after June 1st, $35 at the site.
Friday, July 29
2:00 p.m. Arrive and set up camp
4:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, July 30
Nightfall: Night Battle
Midnight: War officially ends (Midnight horn blows)
Sunday, July 31
9:30 a.m. Sword Tourney begins
10:30 a.m. Sword & Shield Tourney begins
11:30 a.m. Any Weapon Tourney begins
6:30 p.m. Feast at Maelgrim & Cynara's manor
Exchequer: Ser Owen
Scheduling: Georgia Rose Malmsey, Escuier
Clues & Treasure: Andrea
Feast: Lady Cynara & Ser Maelgrim
A NOTE ON BEARS! Because we are using a remote site for Merc Wars, it is very likely that we will be visited by bears if
we do not take proper precautions. All food should be stored inside vehicles with windows
rolled up. Even the smell of toothpaste has been known to attract bears and should not be kept in tents.
There will be a communal cooking/eating/social area separate from the two individual camps and all
food preparation should be completed in this area ONLY. If you meet a bear DO NOT RUN!
Raise your arms to make yourself appear bigger and back away slowly and talk calmly to the bear. If the bear attacks FIGHT BACK.
We are only likely to see black bears, which are generally non-agressive and only attack when they feel
threatened or are protecting cubs.
A NOTE ON WATER! Our site now has water, but it would still be a good idea to bring plenty of your own. Remember, it will be July--the middle of the summer--and it will be brain-boiling hot (especially if you're wearing armor). Just be smart.
This campground is less secluded than Buffalo Creek, so we might see a few people wander through our camp: be courteous, but send them packing.
Directions to the site:
From Colorado Springs, take US 24 west (the Cimarron exit from I-25). Drive about 17 miles to Woodland Park.
In Woodland Park, turn right on CO 67 going North. Drive about 4 miles.
Turn right at the Red Rocks Group Campground sign (Forest Road 335--there should also be a Mercwars Squirrel sign there to guide you).
Make your first left--there should be a gated entrance to the campground.