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Date Wednesday  3/15/2017
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Peru Creek snowshoe
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Michael Tamny
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 500
Driving Distance 130

Location

MEET UP - Woolly Mammoth Park and Ride - section DD (exit 259 from I-70 to entrance off US-40 - 18560 US Hwy 40, Golden, CO)

TH - Junction (more like a pull-out to the left into a parking area) of Montezuma Road (county road 5) with Peru Creek Road (FDR 260) approximately 4.4 miles from the Montezuma Road turn off from US-6 (just past Keystone)


For more info Contact

Michael Tamny
(h)303.271.0838
(c)720.206.6755 (day of hike only)
matamny@ecentral.com



Details

This was supposed to be a snowshoe in Fraser, but high winds plus banana belt weather have melted or probably will melt the rest of the snow leaving mud. So instead of someplace new and not as far away, opted instead for "reliable" snow pretty far from Denver.

Unfortunately I haven't had time to scout and won't before next Wednesday so I can't guarantee conditions - please come prepared for what we find. Peru Creek usually has semi-packed snow on the trail and quite deep snow if you wander off. The forecast between now and Wednesday next calls for highs in the 30's then into the 40's on Tuesday and Wednesday with low's in the 20's and a couple of chances for snow. Hard to say what we'll find.

I aim for the open area about 1/2 mile past the Lenawee TH or possibly a bit farther. We'll check out the one avalanche area carefully before continuing. We start at 10,023' and climb gradually. Good mixture of views, the outdoors - might be fun.



Notes

If you need to speak to me before the hike, my home phone # is 303.271.0838

Optional post-hike social at Pug Ryan in Dillon unless we finish early (they open at 2:00PM on Wednesdays?)



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.