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Date Saturday  9/27/2014
End Date Sunday  9/28/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Lulu, Thunder, Neota - Never Summer Range - Year of the Mountaineer - RMNP Centennial Hike
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dave Covill
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 3300
Driving Distance 250


Car Camp Saturday night at TH at Craigs CG near Michigan Creek area off of Cameron Pass (Hwy 14). This location is 3 miles W of Cameron Pass. Climb peaks on Sunday. Return to Front Range afterwards, possible stop in Fort Collins for nourishment.

For more info Contact

Dave Covill - Trip Leader.  303-517-0355 - CELL


Climb these relatively easy peaks over gentle alpine tundra and get spectacular views of the Never Summer and Rawah ranges, as well as many peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Start at the Michigan Lakes Trailhead on the Michigan River near Cameron Pass. Hike on trail near the Michigan Ditch to Thunder Pass. Class 2 off-trail climb to first Lulu (12,228'), then descend to the saddle and up to Thunder Mtn (12,040'), at the tri-county junction of Larimer, Jackson, Grand counties. Descend SE and then climb to Neota (11,724'). Return over Thunder, and descend tundra and climbers track into the valley northwest and regain the Michigan trail. Return to car camp.


This is a CMC RMNP Centennial Celebration climb. The plan is ambitious and we will try to summit 3 of the ~150 named peaks in RMNP, possibly the only RMNP Celebration climb to aim for three peaks. These three peaks are in a somewhat obscure corner of the Park, just E of the more famous Mt. Richthofen, monarch of the Never Summer Range. There is a CMC hike to Richthofen planned for September. Difficulty should not exceed Class 2+, but participants must plan on a long day, and be prepared for hiking continuously above 11,000' for much of the day. All climbers must possess proper gear and clothing, 10 essentials, sufficient food & water.  WTS or similar training and experience is required. We will car camp, so plan to bring your own tent, bag, pad, unless you can hook up with another participant. Bring food for dinner and breakfast. Plan on a fairly early start at daybreak, arising at first glow. We will return to Denver after arrival back at the vehicles. Optional stop in Fort Collins for a meal/suds. We will try to pre-arrange car pool vehicles to accommodate this.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.