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Date Tuesday  2/13/2018
End Date Tuesday  2/13/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Easy II Ski Tour Loveland to Bakerville - anyone with basic skiing ability is welcome! - We will be shuttling cars
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Roger J. Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Easy II
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 600 loss
Driving Distance 80

Location

We''ll begin at Loveland Valley ski area and end at Bakerville.

We will arrange carpooling when we meet at Wooly Mammoth (Not sure why they spell it with one "L") Park-n-Ride across from the Exxon gas station at 10:00 am. It's at the Park-n-Ride we'll have to plan on what cars to bring up as we'll "double-up" to shuttle skiers from Bakerville to Loveland. The 10:00 AM meeting time is to let (hopefully) the bulk of ski traffic beat us up I-70. We should be done with the outing well before 2 pm to beat the bulk of traffic back to Denver...

The "Wooly Mammoth" parking lot is located adjacent the "Dinosaur" parking lots at I-70 exit 259 (The "Morrison" exit). Here's a link to googlemaps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dinosaur+Parking+Lots/@39.7003108,-105.2088762,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x876b835aea48ad7b:0x559fd2e3a5b3b647

 



For more info Contact

Your Humble Leader: Roger J. Wendell

RogerWendell@gmail.com

voice and text: 720-443-3944

 

 



Details

This is a one-way ski tour that follows a 2% grade over a distance of 5 miles and about 600 foot descent from Loveland Valley Ski Area to Bakerville. The trail is paved, so pretty wide and smooth. Although the trail parallels I-70 it's almost entirely in the trees with the road only occasionally visible (although you will be able to hear it at times).There will probably be some snowshoe "punch" marks, along the trail at times but overall it's a pretty good experience for skiers with a few gentle downhill sections but mostly "kick and glide" terrain.



The pace for this trip will be casual with plenty of rest and snack breaks as needed. So, the trip is open to begginers - HOWEVER, begginers must bring their own skis and equipment and be able to make forward movement on skis without undue delay to the rest of the group. Please bring appropriate skis and equipment for this type of trip - please contact the leader if you have ANY questions!



This trip is offered by the RMOTHG, but is open to all CMC members.



 



 



 




Notes

The pace for this trip will be casual with plenty of rest and snack breaks as needed. So, the trip is open to beginners - HOWEVER, beginners must bring their own skis and equipment and be able to make forward progress without undue delays for the rest of the group. It's estimated we'll be on the trail for about 2 1/2 hours. 

Participants are strongly urged to be prepared for difficult winter conditions - warm clothing, hydration, snacks, sun protection, proper wax or waxless skis, etc.(please contact your humble leader if you have any questions about what to bring!)

Since this area is relatively safe, and parallels I-70, we will not cancel unless weather conditions are hazardous - otherwise be prepared for very cold winter weather or, if we're lucky, a clear, calm day like I experienced when scouting and running this trip a couple times in January!

If you're not one of the drivers please be prepared to assist with gasoline/milage expenses.

Late lunch at an area restaurant will depend on traffic and group desires - Maybe Beau Jo's, The Tommy Knocker, or a bee-line back back to the Park 'n Ride?

This trip is offered by the RMOTHG, but is open to all CMC members.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.