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Date Saturday  12/16/2017
End Date Saturday  12/16/2017
Group Denver
Event Title White Ranch Park Loop 13.9 miles roundtrip Jefferson County Parks
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Roger Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 14
Elevation Gain 1400
Driving Distance 30

Location

Meet at the American Mountaineering Center (Colorado Mountain Club) north lot. Building is located at 10th and Washington in downtown Golden. The parking lot is actually located alongside 9th Street (and Washington).

Be prepared for a prompt departue from the parking lot at 7 am.



For more info Contact

Your humble leader: Roger J. Wendell

RogerWendell@gmail.com

720-443-3944 cell/text



Details

This hike will be through the series of trails that loop around the inside of the park's boundary. We'll start on the Belcher Hill Trails (1.1 + 0.7 + 0.6 miles), and then continue via the Mustang Trail (2.0 + 0.4 miles), the Belcher Trail (0.3 + 0.4 miles), the Rawhide Trail (0.8 + 0.6 + 0.8 + 1.6 + 0.9 miles), the Longhorn Trail (0.6 + 0.5 + 0.9 miles), the Whipple Trail (0.6 miles) and then back to the Belcher Hill Trail (1.1 miles).




Notes

Everyone is welcome on this hike if they're capable of 14 miles and over 1,400 feet of elevation gain. Pace will be moderate with only short breaks plus one longer break for food.

Microspikes, or equivalent are required. At the time of this posting conditions were dry but snow and ice are bound to appear before the hike takes place! So, be prepared for cold, wet, or snowy weather - bring appropriate clothing, food, and hydration for winter conditions.

Be prepared for mountain bikes along much of the trail and, occasionally, horses. Horses always have the right of way. Bikers are required to yield to hikers but we'll try to make room for them anytime we can.

 




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