The gear check went OK. Here you had to lay all your stuff out in a taped off square in a separate room. Several "judges" would go around and check everything off the list. First aid kit? OK. Let's see your ABS to control heavy bleeding, Where's the moleskin, and triangle bandages. Stove, shovel, beacon, probe poles, pad.... etc... Our judge was someone we knew pretty well so she didn't check us too carefully--We did have everything--really.
So we finally got everything done and headed back to Gunni. We didn't have a place to stay in Aspen, so we were planning on having Scott's brother and girlfriend come and pick us up and drive back on Saturday. But while picking up some last minute stuff in Gunnison, we ran into an old friend that happened to have a small place in Aspen and said we could crash there while they were in Gunnison. So that was way cool.