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Date Saturday  8/24/2013
End Date Sunday  8/25/2013
Group Denver
Event Title BKPS Group 1 Trip 1
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Aldag
Co-Leader Daniel Peterson
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1700
Driving Distance 140


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John Aldag


This trip is open only to Group 1 of the current Denver Group Backpacking School.

Meadow Creek Trail Description

Elevation at the TH is approximately 9,150 ft. For the first few hundred yards the trail climbs a bit steeply, leveling off for a brief respite before ascending again just prior to the Lily Pad Lake Trail junction at mile 0.6. Continue up a gradual westerly grade to a log footbridge through a bog at mile 1.0. The trail maintains the gradual slope to the stream crossing at mile 1.4, at the 10,000 ft elevation contour.

As the trail approaches the crossing, do not be seduced into taking a short right jaunt to the stream where it looks like an easy place to cross. Stay the course following the streambed with the creek on your right for another 60 yards where the trail cuts abruptly to the right and crosses the stream on a good log footbridge. The trail immediately switches back sharply east for a brief recovery before again proceeding west, gaining some altitude for nearly a mile where it levels to a more comfortable slope.

The campsite is located at about mile 2.75 over a small rise and about 100 yards from the left side of the trail, out of site from the trail. The creek flows nearby and has ample water available.

Total elevation gain is 1,740 ft; in approximately 2.75 miles. The exact location is 401615mE and 4383286mN at an elevation of 10,899ft.


This trip is open only to Group 1 of the current Denver Group Backpacking School.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.