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Date Saturday  12/2/2017
End Date Saturday  12/2/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Centennial Clipper *Classic* Clinton-Traver-McNamee Loop
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Uwe Sartori
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate D
Trail Mileage 10.8
Elevation Gain 3500
Driving Distance 160


Montgomery Reservoir Trailhead (winter closure gate)

For more info Contact

Please contact Jane Reuteler at or 720-320-7633. She is doing her Leader-In-Training Trip. Thanks - Uwe


The goal of this hike is to reach the summits of Clinton, Traver and McNamee peaks via Montgomery Reservoir. Roach has named this loop the "Clipper Classic." Clinton Peak rises as one of Colorado's Centennial Thirteeners along the Continental Divide, forming a ridge around Wheeler Lake Basin in conjunction with Traver and McNamee Peaks. According to Summitpost, these three mountains also form a geological triple divide between three major river valleys. In addition, Clinton Peak has the distinction of being in both the Tenmile and Mosquito Range. This hike involves both on and off-trail travel, including some talus-hopping which may become more tedious with snow. Snowshoes may be necessary.


Gear: Layers, warm clothing and footwear appropriate for an all-day hike in "winter-like conditions" in Colorado. Expect early winter conditions. Bring 10 Essentials appropriate for this hike, including sun and wind protection, headlamp, hat and gloves, insulating jacket, two or more liters of H2O, food, personal medical kit, compass, and trail map. Also bring a balaclava and goggles in case of inclement weather when you will want no skin exposed. Snowshoes may be needed. Plan on bringing them and we can decide as we get closer. Some may also appreciate bringing Microspikes along in case the trail is snowpacked and icy. A word on hydration systems: The mouthpieces and hoses on hydration bladders tend to freeze this time of year and are therefore not very reliable. Use a Thermos and/or water bottles parkas and bottles instead.

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