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Date Wednesday  1/29/2014
End Date Wednesday  1/29/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Lookout Mountain Nature Center Lookout Mountain
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Terry Ploski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 2500
Driving Distance 0

Location

We'll meet and depart from the CMC parking lot, North side of the buidling, across from Coors Tek at 8:00a.m.

For more info Contact

Conact Terry Ploski at either tploski@yahoo.com or (303) 748 - 3748 with questions.

Details

Plan on bringing the Ten Essentails, extra clothing (base layer, insulating layer, and shell), gloves and/or mittens, hat, scarf or balaclava, sun screeen and lip balm, sun glasses or ski goggles, and plenty of extra food and beverages.  The Chimney Gulch Trail and Beaver Brook Trail require the use of trekking poles and either microspikes/Yak-Trax.  The steep terrain is covered with snow and ice which do not melt off even under bright sunshine of >40 degree temperatures.  Be prepared for high winds at Windy Saddle and the summit of Lookout Mountain.



Notes

Wonderful day as the weather was cooperative, moderate temperatures and wildlife track sightings.  We began the hike in Golden with the temperature near freezing.  The thermometer registered 47 degrees at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center.  We enjoyed a leisurely break on the east-facing sundeck.  The solarium created a near - balmy shirt-sleeve environment.

We had a marvelous break at the Nature Center.  We decided to add on the short spur to Buffalo Bill's grave and museum.  The trail was well marked as we easily made the traverse.  We began to observe animal tracks of either raccoon or muskrat and deer as we descended Lookout Mountain.  We spotted  either a small coyote or large, silver fox near the base of Lookout Mountain as Chimney Gulch Trail crossed Lariat Loop Road.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.