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Date Saturday  1/13/2018
End Date Sunday  1/14/2018
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Mount Elbert MLK Weekend Overnight
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Gibson
Co-Leader Britt Jones
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 13
Elevation Gain 4826
Driving Distance 260

Location

South Mount Elbert Trailhead



For more info Contact

To register for this trip, send your request along with your HAMS status, a short description of your winter camping and climbing experience, and your current fitness level to Hoot at coloradoclimber@comcast.net.



Details

BE PREPARED FOR CHALLENGING WINTER CONDITIONS



We will meet at the South Mount Elbert trailhead at noon on Saturday 13 Jan and backpack up to tree line near 11,680' following the snow-covered East Ridge route. We'll camp on snow Saturday night. Sunday we will leave camp at sunrise and hike up to the top of Colorado. We'll return to camp and pack out leaving the trailhead mid to late afternoon.



HAMS or equivalent winter experience is required.



Standard winter gear including 4 season tent, snowshoes, microspikes, and goggles are required.  Sleds are not appropriate for this route.   



Participants must enjoy being cold.  :-)   




Notes

David Miller is leading a Denver Group CMC trip (#39498) that will hike and camp with this trip's members.

We will arrange for carpools and tent partners as needed in early January.