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Date Tuesday  6/17/2014
End Date Thursday  6/19/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Goose Creek Loop Backpack John Walters
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Walters
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 21
Elevation Gain 5800'
Driving Distance 80


Meet at 7;00 a.m. at the RTD PnR at Wadsworth and Hampden.

For more info Contact

John Walters, 303-995-6738 c (no text)

Linda Lawson 303-842-7040


Pending weather and further info, this three-day, two night backpacking trip will trek CW, from Goose Creek:

Day 1 -- Follow Trail #630 (Hankins Pass Trail) west to turn right (north) at FS Trail #639 (Lake Park Trail) to camp over night at Lake Park. This day is 5 miles with 2900' gain (a mod C difficulty rating.) Elevation at Lake Park is about 11,100'

Day 2 -- Go north on Lake Park Trail, then west, to intersect FS Trail #607, turn right. After a short hike on 607, take FS Trail #628 (McCurdy Park Trail. Continue north, then east on 628 to overnight at Refrigerator Gulch, This day is 8 miles with 1700' gain, but 3700' descent. Elevation at Refrigerator Gulch is below 9000'.

Day 3 -- Go east on 629 a short distance before connecting with  FS Trail #612 (Goose Creek Trail.). Continue east, then south on Goose Creek Trail back to Goose Creek Trail head. This day is 6 miles with 1200' elevation gain, but 1900' descent.

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This is a very challenging backpack. Call or email John Walters for further information.