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Date Sunday  10/6/2013
End Date Sunday  10/6/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Colorado Trail Segment 6, Part 3, Dayhike N. Fork Swan River Rd to Gold Hill TH, Breckenridge. Doggy Hike
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader William Blazek
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 13
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 175

Location

Colorado Trail Segment 6, Part 3, Dayhike.
North Fork Swan River Rd to Gold Hill TH just North of Breckenridge.


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.

With the car shuttle, it is unlikely that there will be

enough cars and drivers for anyone to drive or ride all parts

of the drive and shuttle without being in a car with a dog at some point.



Most TH and CT access points require a small fee, $$.

Bring some $$ to contribute to the fee.



This hike will do the 3rd and last part of Segment 6 as described in

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

Segment 6 is 32+ miles from Kenosha Pass,

over Georgia Pass and down to Hwy 9 North of Breckenridge.

I like long hikes but I probably couldn't find enough others to do this.

Plus the car shuttle would take a whole day by itself!

So I'll break up this segment into 3 parts.



This is the last part of Segment 6,

from the North Fork of Swan River Rd to

the Gold Hill TH just North of Breckenridge.

It will also be the last segment I'll be leading this season.

Watch for more segments next year!



Car pool from Denver to the Gold Hill TH, just North of Breckenridge.

Leave car(s) here, drive up Swan River Rd to

the North Fork of Swan River Rd where it intersects the CT at

mile 19.7 of Segment 6 at ~10,000' elevation.



Hike CT North up over UN 11308 and UN 11138 then

West and down to the end of Seg 6 at the Gold Hill TH.

Retrieve the cars at the North Fork Swan Rd TH.

Stop to eat 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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