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Date Sunday  4/2/2017
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Arthurs Rock via Howard Trail Joint Ft Collins/Shining Mountains Groups
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ward Whicker
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 1300
Driving Distance 10

Location

Meet at Pringles Liquors parking lot at the NW corner of Taft Hill and Drake Roads to form car pool.  The Hike will start at the Arthurs Rock TH in Lory State Park.



For more info Contact

To register, contact Leader-in-Training, Caroline Schmiedt, email:  caroline@frii.com



Details

Note:  This hike replaces the Foothills Trail hike originally scheduled for this date.  Wet and muddy conditions have led to closure of the Foothills Trail.



We will start at the Arthurs Rock TH, but for variety, go up the Mill Creek Trail, connect with the Howard Trail, then go up to the Westridge Trail to a lovely overlook, from which one can see Longs Peak and other high peaks. Then reverse back down to the Howard Trail, over to Timber Trail, then go up Arthurs Rock. For the return, we will descend the regular Arthurs Rock Trail down to the starting point. Overall, this this hike is more unique and offers different views than just doing the Arthurs Rock trail up and back. 



 




Notes

Maps:  Mountain Jay Adventure Guide: Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park and see:  http://www.justtrails.com/trails/foothills-trail/

Logistical details will be sent to participants 2-3 days before the hike.

The hike could take about 5-6 hours.  We will stop periodically for snacks and water, and to enjoy the views.