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Date Thursday  7/25/2013
End Date Thursday  7/25/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Wetterhorn Basin ISO Trip
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader David Thomas
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 11
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2740
Driving Distance 40

Location

Uncompahre National Forest
We will car pool from Ridgeway State Park
Drive south from Ridgeway State Park on US Hwy 550 to Owl Creek Pass Rd (Forest Road  858) Turn left and drive 14 miles to the turnoff for West Fork Rd (forest Road 860).  Turn south and drive 5 miles to the trailhead, which is at roads end, north of the wildness area.  The last 1.5 miles normally requires a high clearance vehicle.


For more info Contact

David Thomas, dthomas068@gmail.com, Home 720-922-3039, cell 720-988-3015

Details

Following the Wetterhorn Trail this hike sets out among scattered Engleman spruce to reach timberline after the first mile. Beyond treeline, the remaining 3.5 miles traverse beautiful alpine meadows.  The trail follows closely along the west Fork of the Cimarron River, a nice stream that features many cascades and a small waterfall. After 2.5 miles, the Wetterhorn Trail has climbed 1800 ft. to reach the high point of this hike- a 12,500 ft. unnamed pass.  South of the pass the trail continues into the Wetterhorn Basin, where it reaches the Wetterhorn Creek, the turnaround point of the hike.

Notes

This will be an exploratory hike - neither Paul or I have hiked the trail in the past 

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.