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Date Saturday  8/2/2014
End Date Saturday  8/9/2014
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title CTW Collegiate West Backpack Trip
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Dean Waits
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 55
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 180


Meet at Red Rocks Safeway in Colo Spgs, 3275 W. Colo Ave at 11:59 am and will leave at 12:15 and drive to the Lakeview Campground near Twin Lakes and camp at 2:30pm Sat Aug 2, relocate a car to St Elmo (finish).  Or folks can meet at the campground.  The adventure will start early on Sun Aug 3rd from the Balltown TH.   

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More information contact Dean Waits at: or 281-352-2236


  Backpack from Twin Lakes for 6 to 7 days and finish in St Elmo on the newly rerouted CTW with beautiful vistas of the Collegiate area.This newly constructed route goes over Hope Pass, by Winfield, Lake Ann, Cottonwood Pass to Tin Cup Pass Rd and we'll finish in St Elmo after 55 miles. This is a very high elevation hike with the minimum on the first day being about 9,000 ft and other days 10,000 minimum and going over 3 passes 12,000+. It will be very strenuous. Planned 8.5 daily average mileage.  The leader has not done this hike so it will be exploratory.