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Date Tuesday  10/15/2013
End Date Wednesday  10/16/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Slackpack - 3 Sisters to Elephant Butte 1 night backpack
Start Time 1:00 PM
Status Canceled
Leader Susan Henley
Member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification  B
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 2


Begin 2 Sisters/Alderfer Park

For more info Contact

Sue Henley 303-570-0129c


Slackpack, 1 Overnight Backpack-Easy B
3 Sisters/Alderfer Park to Elephant Butte
Tuesday, Wednesday, October 15, 16

We will hike through the south/east trails of 3 Sisters/Alderfer Park (a Jefferson County Open Space Park) and then leave the park to make camp and watch the stars. Your tents, sleeping bags will be moved by truck close to our campsite while we hike. The next day after reloading the truck we will find our way north to Elephant Butte (elevation 8,405’) and back to our cars by going off trail or on little used trails (2 days total 9-10 miles) going out through Alderfer Park.

This slackpack is for people who want to sleep out under the stars for a night but don’t want to haul all their gear. Dave Griest has built some very comfortable sleeping frames on the ground and filled them with wood chips to sleep on! These are easy hikes with nice views. An email will be sent out to hikers listing equipment/supplies to bring.