Virtual Hike, Wine & Dine is just days away on September 19 and 20, and we hope you will participate from wherever you might be.
Your registration, donation, and sponsorship are 100% tax-deductible. Every dollar will go to support the operating expenses of Jack’s Place and Shaw Cancer Center. This year, we honor Dr. Jack Eck’s retirement, with a portion of funds raised to keep Jack’s Place open during winter weekends.
Join our Facebook event and share your plans for Hike, Wine & Dine weekend! Post a selfie at the trailhead along with the Hike, Wine & Dine yellow ribbon, and you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate from one of our restaurant partners. You can also join our Strava Club – longest hike and most elevation gain will also win a prize. If you’re not in town, you can still join in on the fun. Hike wherever you are and post photos from your hike on the Facebook event.
If hiking locally, try one of Jack’s favorite trails:
- North Trail in Vail: Features numerous trailheads of differing lengths – pick it up at Buffehr Creek trailhead; that’s where the ribbon will be (Easy).
- Stone Creek Trail, also called Paulie’s Plunge: Trail atop the neighborhood of Eagle Vail that meanders through the aspens (Easy, 4.6 miles out and back).
- Booth Creek Trail: Leads to spectacular waterfall view perched above Vail (Moderate, 4 miles out and back).
- Beaver Lake: This trail is above Beaver Creek Resort, with the closest lake within a short hike from the resort (Moderate, 6.4 miles out and back).
- East Lake Creek Trail: Contains beautiful fall foliage and wildflowers in the height of summer (Moderate, 12.5 miles out and back).
- Hike, Wine & Dine trail in Beaver Creek: This is a sentimental trail for so many (Moderate, 5 miles).
- Game Creek Trail: This hike includes hiking up the famed Minturn Mile (Moderate, 7 miles roundtrip).
- Berry Picker Trail on Vail Mountain: Provides the opportunity to hike up to the top of Vail Mountain to enjoy the views (Moderate to difficult, 3 miles).
- Dead Dog Trail: Beautiful hike right in our backyard in Lake Creek (Difficult, 11.6 miles).
Register here for just $50 to raise operating funds for Jack’s Place and Shaw Cancer Center. Buy a ribbon for $50 in honor or memory of a loved one that will be placed around Jack’s Place during Hike, Wine & Dine weekend.
Dr. Jack Eck is retiring from Vail Health Foundation in December. He has been a cornerstone in the Vail Valley. He started practicing medicine here in 1971. Over the years, he developed and brought in several medical specialties and programs to Vail Health, including the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiopulmonary Services. He was also the first physician to serve on the Vail Ski Patrol. After successfully overcoming prostate cancer, he began working at Vail Health in 2008, and was integral in the creation of Shaw Cancer Center. Jack’s Place, a cancer caring house named in his honor, serves as a haven of tranquility and well-being for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Shaw Cancer Center.