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Date Sunday  7/6/2014
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Peak 12,390' Rawahs
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Ward Whicker
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 10
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 3100'
Driving Distance 120


This trip will start in Fort Collins to form a car pool.  We will drive up Poudre Canyon (CO 14) to the Blue Lake trailhead, where the hike will start and end.

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To inquire about or register for this trip, contact trip leader, Ward Whicker by email: <> or phone: 970-225-3747.


This hike will proceed from the Blue Lake TH to the abandoned Sawmill Creek logging road, which we will follow for a few miles to the first creek junction, then off trail to the alpine basin which forms the primary watershed for Sawmill Creek.  We will ascend a prominent ridge leading toward Peak 12,386'.  At an altitude of about 11,900', we will traverse to the saddle between 12,386' and 12,390'.  From there, we will directly ascend Peak 12,390'.  The expected terrain is Class 2 with a mix of grass and talus.  We will likely take a different route for the top half of the overall descent, but this will depend on weather and snow conditions.  Participants can expect a full day and a significant workout in a spectacular setting with a good likelihood of seeing wildlife but few if any other people.