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Date Wednesday  2/7/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Forest Lakes
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Kathy Malone
Co-Leader Barbara Schwarz
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 80


Forest Lakes, East Portal, Moffatt Tunnel CO

We will meet at the CMC Parking lot (east of CMC building), Golden Co 80401 and leave promptly at 8:00 AM.

Please arrive a few minutes early, so that we can arrange carpools 

For more info Contact

Leader Kathy Malone- 720.425.0458

Barb Schwarz (day of hike only) 303.810.1158



We are trying this again!  

We will be snowshoeing on the Forest Lakes Trail in the James Peak Wilderness Area.  Our pace will be casual.  The trip is a continuous incline up 1000 feet.  The trail is initially an old road that traverses a steep slope, climbing 300 feet in .75 mile. We will then climb 200 feet and cross Arapaho Creek.  We will have some views of the riparian valley as we climb through the thick trees.  The road ends as the trails swings NE and rolls more gradually uphill through a mixed forest.  We will eat lunch where the trail breaks from the trees and we have a view of the high mountain ridgeline at about 10,400 feet. elevation.  We scouted this area and determined that we should use snowshoes.  Please bring poles, baskets and snowshoes.


Please be sure to read your Tuesday email with updated weather conditions. If you have not received an email by

6:00 PM, please contact Kathy.  720.425.0458

Because this is a wilderness area, our hike is limited to 12 people.

Please remember to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, lunch, extra clothing and your 10 essentials.

A sit pad for sitting in the snow and a warm drink always satisfies.

Please notify the leaders if you have any medical issues before the snowshoe.


The leader will send out an email on Tuesday before 6:00 PM. 

Please contact Kathy if you have not received the email.  720.425.0458

Please advise your leader of any medical issues before the snowshoe.