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Date Thursday  7/17/2014
End Date Sunday  7/20/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Ice Lake Basin (Photo Backpack Trip) near Silverton CO
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Mark Haugen
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 2400
Driving Distance 700


Ice Lake Trailhead: across from U.S.F.S. Mineral Creek C.G. 7 miles NW of Silverton. 

Exact location TBA.

For more info Contact

Mark Haugen
303-744-0625 (preferred)


Photo Backpack Trip (thru Sunday Evening). First night; Primitive Car Camp along
Mineral Creek, surrounded by the very colorful San Juan
Mountains were at night you can clearly see the Milky Way.   Next day backpack in AM, on one of the most scenic hikes in Colorado (Ice Lake Basin). It offers everything: streams,
waterfalls, three levels of basins, a glacial lake, every type of Rocky
Mountain wildflower imaginable, spectacular views.  Hike start time to be determined by local weather.  Set-up backpack camp for 2 nights at the lower Ice Lake Basin.  Excellent photography for sunset and sunrise and wildflowers during the day.  Next day, entire day to be spent photographing both lower and uupper Ice Lake Basins, upper basin has many lakes surrounded by 13ers incl, Island Lake which has a very large rock in it.  Out of this world views.  Following day spend morning photographing, followed by backpack back to trail-head.  
Many other scenic hikes and activities in the general area as group desires incl; steam railroad, 1800s
mining ruins, hot springs, Victorian towns with dirt streets.

Car Pools to be arranged from Denver, according to availability, will drive out Wednesday if possible, but if you cant get off work join us on Thursday.

 This will be a photography orientated trip, thus significant time will be dedicated to photography (or if you choose, enjoying the scenery, reading, kicking back, nap time whatever...).  Meal times and other activity times will vary significantly and in accordance with the weather, to allow for the best photo times, such as sunrise or sunset for example.  In addition due to the remote location and high elevation, there may be deviations in the trip due to snowpack, mud, weather, so on.


If you are interested in this trip CALL ME at 303-744-0625 ASAP