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Date Friday  2/23/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Try Snowshoes!: Payne Creek Trail
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Robbie Monsma
Co-Leader Durham Monsma
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 11
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance 60


Meet at the Fort.  Trip is to the Lost Creek Wilderness, just outside Bailey.  Payne Creek Trail/Brookside McCurdy Trail FS Trailhead.  See directions below.


For more info Contact

Robbie Monsma -- --  303-573-4923 (home) or 203-536-4199 (cell, day of the trip)



We will snowshoe or microspike from the Payne Creek/Brookside TH outside Bailey, up the Brookside McCurdy Trail about a mile and then turn left to follow Payne Creek Trail up another two miles.  Have lunch, then return. 

Bring microspikes in case the bottom of the trail has too little snow.  Likely we will snowshoe all the way.

Never snowshoed?  It's as easy as walking.  Borrow some or rent a pair at REI or your local mountain store, get snow baskets (usually the same brand) to fit your hiking poles, be sure your hiking boots are waterproof, add some gaiters, and you will be good to go. We'll show you a  few tricks, if need be. 

Please bring  the  10 essentials  appropriate to  the weather.    If you haven't yet re-provisioned your pack for winter sports, consider these items: 

  • Hand/toe warmers

  • Balaclava or neck gaiter

  • Microspikes

  • Thermos with hot drink

  • Boot gaiters

  • And don’t forget to put the snow baskets on your hiking poles!

I'll will send out an email a day or two before with trail conditions.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.