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Date Wednesday  9/18/2013
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Noddle Heads
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Michael Tamny
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 750'
Driving Distance 80

Location

We will meet at 7:45AM at the C-470 & South University Boulevard Pnr to form carpools and take Sante Fe/US-85 to Sedalia.  If it's easier for you, you can meet us at the intersection of CO-67/Manhart Street and CO-105/Perry Park Road just to the west of Sedalia.

The Noddle Heads are rock outcroppings rising above the surrounding forest east of Long Scraggy Peak, west of CO 67, and N-S about halfway between Sedalia and Deckers.  The Noddle Heads can be found on either map.



For more info Contact

Michael Tamny matamny@ecentral.com 303.271.0838

Curt Edlund jillcurt@msn.com 303.471.0578



Details

This hike will follow an old/disused road in from CO 67 a little less than 3 miles to reach the southern-most of the three highest Noddle Heads (I think).  Depending on side excursions to smaller Noddle Heads, the hike will total a bit less than 6 miles and 700'-800' elevation gain.  The hike yields some great views of the Platte drainage, some fall flowers, maybe some interesting birds, and some very interesting rock formations.


 



Notes

Parking is extremely limited at the TH - we will carpool in two vehicles (to maximize our chances of parking at the TH).  We have limited the number of hikers to 10 in the hopes we can fit into two vehicles.

An alternative approach uses FSR 677 with a relatively large parking area.  Unfortunately, dirt bikers use that road - even on weekdays - and the FS ranger asked that we keep any hiking groups to 6 or 7 to maximize our chances of diving off the road if we encounter dirt bikes.

Plan for a post-hike refreshment stop, probably in Sedalia.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.