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Date Friday  3/23/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Try Snowshoes! Burning Bear Trail
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Robbie Monsma
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 700
Driving Distance 96

Location

The TH is off Geneva Rd (Guanella Pass), north of Grant.  Meet to carpool at the Fort.



For more info Contact

Robbie Monsma remonsma@gmail.com 203-536-4199



Details

We will follow  Geneva and Burning Bear Creeks in about two to three miles, have lunch and then return the same way.  Depending on the fitness and desires of the group, we may continue onto the ridge at 10,780'. We will be in lodgepole pines most of the way with some  meadows. Here's hoping we see moose (from afar).



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.




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.