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Date Saturday  8/31/2013
End Date Monday  9/2/2013
Group Denver
Event Title James Peak Wilderness, 3-Day Labor Day Moderate Backpack
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Dave Callais
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 18
Elevation Gain 5200
Driving Distance 110


Meet at the CMC in Golden in the Coors Tec parking lot just on the northwest side of the CMC.

For more info Contact

For any additional information about this backpack not already on the CMC web site, feel free to contact me at: 303-237-3726. No calls after 9:00 PM please. Or, you can contact me vie email.


  On Saturday, after a slightly later start than my normal trips, the group will head west from East Portal towards Heart and Rodger's Pass Lakes (4.0/2,100'). It's at one of these lakes that we'll make camp for the night. On Sunday, we'll pack up camp and climb to Rodger's Pass where we'll meet up with the CDT (Continental Divide Trail) and follow it north. Wonderful views exist along this stretch of Winter Park, the Iceberg Lakes basin, the Crater Lakes basin, the Arapaho Lakes basin and the Forest Lakes basin. We'll continue along the CDT past Rollins Pass and descend to Bob and Betty Lakes to make camp for the night (7.0/2,100'). Finally, on Monday morning, we'll pack up camp again and backtrack southwest up to the CDT following it to a location (a side ridge) leading down inbetween the Forest Lakes basin and the Arapaho Lakes basin where we'll hike off-trail down to Arapaho Lakes catching the main trail in the area and following back to the vehicles (7.0/1,100').


This moderate backpack is a "Register with the Leader" trip only! Backpacking experience and some off-trail hiking knowledge is required. If you like to fish (as I do), bringing your fishing rod might be a wise idea!