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Date Saturday  6/1/2013
End Date Saturday  6/1/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Barr Trail hike to Barr Camp Easy D Pizza Series (Modified)
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Roger J. Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy D
Trail Mileage 14
Elevation Gain 3,700
Driving Distance 150

Location

We'll be meeting/parking in the southwest corner of the Southmoor Station Park-N-Ride.
The Southmoor Station Park-N-Ride is accessed via 3701 South Monaco Pkwy (located a few blocks southeast of the Hampden exit on I-25).

We're going to leave the Park-N-Ride promptly so that we can ensure we find a spot to park at the trailhead since this is such a busy time of year on Pikes Peak.


For more info Contact

Leader can be reached via email or at 206-202-2212

Details

My “Pizza Series”hikes are to encourage new members and beginners to participate in fun hikes that are a little less formal than normal. It’s a great opportunity to not only enjoy a fun hike, but to ask questions (about anything!) and learn more about the club. This particular pizza hike is “Modified” because it’s much more strenuous than most – be sure you can hike 14 miles, at 3,700 feet of elevation gain, if you want to participate. After these hikes we usually stop for pizza on the way home but that’s always optional and up to the group.




For this particular hike we’ll be going up the Manitou Springs side of Pikes Peak to Barr Camp. Barr Camp is a small recreational cabin that sits at 10,200 feet half way up the trail to the summit of Pikes Peak. We’ll use Barr Camp, itself, as our actual destination where we’ll stop to enjoy a leisurely lunch and then head back down. Small snacks and drinks can be purchased at Barr Camp so you may want to bring along some dollar bills for that and to help with the paid parking at the trailhead.



It's a busy time of year along the Barr trail so be prepared to see a lot of interesting people either jogging or hiking our same route - it's a fun place to be!



Notes

This is a modified "pizza hike" because it's longer and more difficult than the hikes I usually offer beginners and those new to the club. So, be sure you can handle 14 miles and 3,700 feet of elevation gain before requesting to join this hike.

We'll use the paid trailhead parking ($5.00 per vehicle) at Manitou Springs to access the trailhead. So, in addition to making arrangements to reimburse carpool drivers their mileage you should also bring some one dollar bills to help with the parking. You may also want to bring extra cash to purchase small snacks or a drink at Barr Camp.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.