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Date Saturday  6/8/2013
End Date Saturday  6/8/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Abyss Lake Mnt Evans Wilderness
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Marland Billings
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 3100
Driving Distance 80

Location

Meet: Wadsworth and Hampden(285) RTD lot at 630am on Saturday

Ascend through a dry lodgepole pine forest on the broad pack trail. The Scott Gomer Creek is out of sight to the right. Continue on the dry hillside for another mile, then parallel the creek . Look east to the barren slopes of Mount Kataka for the remnants of an old sluiceway. Views to the northwest include a 1000-ft cliff face on Geneva Mountain (elev. 12,335 ft) with beautiful stands of aspen. Watch for beaver ponds on the right. Views are spectacular north to Guanella Pass and south to Kataka Mountain (elev. 12,441 feet). Climb east up a steep, well-maintained narrower trail through mixed fir, spruce, and bristlecone. The trail reaches a ridge, then crosses over an unnamed creek from Frozen Lake. The remainder of the trail is above tree line, passing around the south flank of Mount Bierstadt. The trail winds around massive rocks, crossing the Lake Fork of Scott Gomer Creek a mile below Abyss Lake. Then it is an easy hike along the east side of the glacial cirque to the lake.

Pace will average 2mph, full day trip, on trail,the last part of the trip is exploratory.


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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.