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Date Friday  7/18/2014
End Date
Group Boulder
Event Title Holy Cross Half Marathon Hike - Exploratory Peak Bagging Extravaganza Mt. Holy Cross and Ridge, Optional Pt. 13,768
Start Time 4:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Clare Reda
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 5,360
Driving Distance 260


Holy Cross Wilderness. Contact leader.

For more info Contact

Please call or write to Clare Reda. Be prepared to share your recent past experiences in the mountains, training, abilities, how you will contribute to the team effort, and other miscellaneous trip related questions.

Seven Two Zero 708.6627 or fightgravity4evr at yahoo dot com


Start at Fall Creek TH. End at Halfmoon Trailhead (10,320') Both are at the end of Tigiwon Road. Hike up Fall Creek to Notch Mountain. From Notch Mountain ridge, we will traverse over several lesser 13'ers to the summit of Mt. Holy Cross Ridge, the Centennial. From there, if weather is great and we are feeling fit, there is an option of climbing Pt. 13,768, the Bi-Centennial. We will continue to Mt. Holy Cross (14,009'). We will take the North Ridge route down to East Cross Creek basin. We will climb the Half Moon Pass and descend back to the TH.

All participants must be self sufficient regarding gear, be capable of doing a minimum of 1000'/1 mi per hour on steep terrain. Must be comfortable and proficient scrambling, with equivalent and recent experience. It will be a long day, starting and quite possibly finishing in the dark. Plan to summit a 14'er, a Centennial 13'er, and possibly a Bicentennial 13'er with approximately 6 of the 12 miles of hiking above treeline. If weather is challenging, trip may be moved to the following day (Sat.).