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Date Saturday  9/13/2014
End Date
Group Shining Mountains
Event Title Blue Bird Lake, RMNP, Wild Basin area
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Grayson Garner
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 2478
Driving Distance

Location

Metro Denver meet at Wagon Road PnR, 120th Ave & IH-25, within PnR property on West side of Conoco.

Lyons meet location at RTD PnR, 555 4th Avenue, Lyons, CO.





























































































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Details

A classic lake hike.  Start at Ouzel & Blue Bird Lakes THD at Wild Basin Ranger Station.  Trail climbs steeply South from junction with Thunder Lake trail to crest of a moraine.  Once on top, hike through the 1978 Ouzel fire burn area.  Bear right at Ouzel Lake spur trail for half a mile to Chickadee Pond.  Trail traverses a small boulder field and passes through subalpine forest; then subalpine meadows.  The path runs into rocks and back into trees.  In a marshy area, cross Ouzel Creek, after which the path steepens dramatically.  The path here frequently disappears on bedrock or under snow, so it's necessary to search for cairns.

Refreshment stop after outing.



Notes

Pay entrance fee or show RMNP pass at Wild Basin Ranger Station entrance.  Pay car fare to driver.


































































































































Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.