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Date Sunday  7/28/2013
End Date Sunday  7/28/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Colorado Trail Segment 4 Dayhike Lost Creek Wilderness Doggy Hike
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader William Blazek
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 15
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Easy D
Trail Mileage 16.6
Elevation Gain 3300
Driving Distance 150

Location

Colorado Trail Segment 4 Dayhike, Lost Creek Wilderness
Cancelled due to lack of participants.


For more info Contact

Register with Leader, Bill Blazek, by email at:
billblazek@gmail.com


Details

Want to do the CT but don't have the time for a real through hike?

Come join us for a few sections of the CT as dayhikes from Denver.

This summer I'll be leading a series of day hikes on segments 1-6 of the CT.

These will generally be long, 10-20 mi,

fast paced on-trail hikes requiring a car shuttle.

Trail shoes recommended.

CMC 10 essentials still required but keep it to a bare minimum.

They will also be exploratory hikes since

the leader had not done the whole route of each hike.

However the routes are well marked and mapped out and

the leader has excellent route finding skills.



These will also be doggy hikes for

well behaved, friendly but tough mountain mutts

able to handle the distance and elevation gain/loss.

Human participants are also expected to be dog friendly.



This hike will do Segment 4 as described in

The CMC Guidebook, The Colorado Trail, 8th Edition.

It goes though Lost Creek Wilderness from

FS Rd 560 just South of the junction with FS Rd 550 on the East to

the Long Gulch TH on Lost Park Rd, FS Rd 56 on the West.



Now this is starting to look like a serious dayhike!

And a more complicated shuttle.

Due to the long distance drive between THs,

it's more practical to make this 2 trips,

one Westbound and one Eastbound,

meet in the middle and exchange keys,

and meet back up in Baily after the hike to exchange cars.

And per CMC rules, this will require at least 4 people for each group,

and a co-leader, Gary Doyle, for the other group.



One group will car pool from Denver to the West end TH at Long Gulch TH.

They will hike East to the East TH.

The other group will car pool to from Denver to the East end at FS Rd 560 & 550.

This group will hike to the West end. 

The groups will meet up in the middle, near the North Fork TH, and exchange car keys.

Both groups will meet up again in Baily to exchange cars and keys.

Stop to eat in Baily or elsewhere on the way home, time permitting.



Register by emailing leader.

I encourage everyone to be willing to drive if at all possible.

We will probably need as many drivers as possible with the dogs and car shuttling.

Please specify:

- General hiking strength and speed and ability to maintain a fast pace, 2+ MPH on trail.

- If you are bring a dog

- If you can drive and if so, are you ok with dogs riding in your car for the whole drive or car shuttle part.

- Member number - makes adding members to the roster much easier for the leader!


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