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Date Sunday  11/24/2013
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Sawmill Creek Snowshoe/Ski
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ward Whicker
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 140

Location

Participants will meet in Fort Collins, at locations to be announced, for car pooling.

For more info Contact

Ward Whicker  Email <ward.whicker@colostate.edu>



Details

This trip will begin at the Blue Lake TH in upper Cache la Poudre Canyon along CO Hwy 14.  Snowshoes or cross country skis will be required.  The entire group will remain together during all ascent portions.  Skiers may be faster on sections of descent, but will wait periodically for the snowshoers.  For skiers, this terrain will require intermediate ability, including the ability to descend gentle downhill terrain with control.  Snowshoers need to be reasonably fit, but in this terrain, a great deal of experience is not necessary.  Depending on snow conditions and weather, we hope to ascend far enough into the Sawmill Creek basin to experience the beautiful alpine setting at and slightly above treeline, where rolling terrain abounds.  This basin is rimmed by five peaks exceeding 12,000'.  Co-leader Scott Farquhar will lead the snowshoe group while Ward Whicker will lead the cross-country ski group.  This trip will be a nice, early-season warmup for bigger trips later in the season.  Please register with leader; on-line signups are not allowed.

 

 



Notes

Contact the leader via e-mail to sign up for this trip