Of course, the FJSummit is one of the most family friendly events in the country. We encourage you to bring your family with you to enjoy one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
I know what you are going to say, you’ll be fine! All trails besides Poughkeepsie gultch can easily be driven in a completely stock FJ. If you have 2-Wheel Drive, you might need some assistance in some loose gravel or rocks, but the trail leader is there to help ensure everyone gets up AND down the trail safely.
There are entire forums dedicated to this topic, but for this event the only thing we would really encourage is a CB Radio. You can find inexpensive and easy to install ones online, check the forum linked above. Our general order of recommendations would be:
One final note, we love our sponsors, they make this event and they bring a TON of product with them. Come stock, talk to the sponsors, see what you like, go home with a trunk full of mods! Most vendors will let you drive their modified FJ's around, so keep that in mind!!!
Yes, many people bring their dogs. Three rules:
We have had cases of altitude sickness at the event, but so far we've been lucky enough that no one needed treatment at a hospital. We'd like to keep it that way! There are quite a few threads on this topic, and they have a lot of good information. Here is the gist of it.
This is Colorado high in the rockies in the summer, so you can have rain, snow, hot sun, anything. Bring shorts / t-shirts, but also cold weather gear. Always have jackets and gloves in the truck with you at all times. At 12000 feet on the trails, if you are in the shadows it will be cold. When noting the temperatures on weatherbug.com or weather.com please note that 50F at altitude with the sun shining and no humidity is much hotter than you'd expect -- and 30F may be much colder than you'd expect. Dressing in layers will help make the temperatures the most pleasant.
Unfortunately no, we need you to register ahead of time so we can plan for meals, shirts, bags, insurance, etc.
We can refund your registration, minus a cancellation fee, if you request it before the refund deadline date. The refund date deadline is May 30, 2016. After May 30 till June 15 - there is a $30.00 cancellation fee. After that deadline date we have already committed the money and can't do any refunds. We do make special cases for our military guests who are being deployed overseas. If you cannot make it but miss the refund deadline, we will ship you your swag bag with our hopes that you can make it next year. The refund deadlines and fees are shown on the registration page.
In Ouray, yes, but don't expect 3G / 4G. On the trails, no, unless you are overlooking one of the towns (like Ouray, Telluride, Lake City, or Silverton).
There is no city-wide Wifi, but most hotels have some coverage. If you are around the main staging areas and tent, please don't upload pictures to picture sharing sites on the host hotel's wifi during registration, they do not have the bandwidth to cover all attendees doing that and we've had some registration snafu's due to no access! Thanks so much.
The town is fully stocked. One point of note, is that things tend to close early in Ouray, so don't expect to be able to hit the grocery store if you are on a late trail run. See the city website for more info.
That should about cover it, If you have more questions, please check the 2016 FJ Summit forum thread or email us at email@example.com.