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Date Saturday  1/11/2014
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Black Lake RMNP - Trailblazers
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Josh Armstrong
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 9.6
Elevation Gain 1,842
Driving Distance 140

Location

Meet at the CMC parking lot. Then we will carpool to Rocky Mountain National Park Glacier Gorge Trailhead.

Black Lake is in Rocky Mountain National Park. It fills a deep cirque at treeline carved from the base of McHenrys Peak, The Arrowhead, Chiefs Head Peak, and The Spearhead.



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Details

This rugged trail leads deep into a spectacular glacial gorge with access to Mills Lake, Jewel Lake andRibbon Falls along the way:

The Loch Vale Trail rises steadily through young aspen and mixed pine to Alberta Falls (.85 miles : 9,423'). A moderate climb continues to the North Longs Peak Trail split (1.6 miles : 9,768'), where it banks southwest and flattens through a narrow gorge between Thatchtop Mountain (12,668') and theGlacier Knobs.

The trail drops to 


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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.