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Date Saturday  12/22/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Full Moon Snowshoe (RMNP)
Start Time 1:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader David Sanders
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 3.5
Elevation Gain 255
Driving Distance 106



If you have an annual pass to RMNP, be sure to bring it with you.

Meeting location and times have been shared with all participants via email.

For more info Contact

David Sanders



Update as of Sept. 24, 2018:  This trip is full with 11 people on the roster and 15 people on the wait list.  I'm no longer allowing people to register for the trip.  It this trip is successful, I'll try to put another full moon snowshoe on the schedule in January and again in February.

I've been wanting to lead a Full Moon Snowshoe for several years and since there will be a full moon and it will be a couple of days before Christmas, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.  We will actually start walking around 3 PM from the Bear Lake Trailhead in RMNP and should be arriving at Bierstadt Lake around 4:30 PM.  As these will be some of the shortest days of the year it should be getting dark and we can watch the moon rise over the lake.  We will then snowshoe by moonlight back to the trailhead. 

After the snowshoe we will stop in Estes Park for dinner.  For those participants from the Denver area I would expect you would be back to the Park-n-Ride around 10 PM.  I have a place up in Estes and will already be there so if the weather forecast is not good (i.e., cloudy or snowing so we wouldn't even be able to see the moon) I will contact everyone the morning of the snowshoe and cancel the trip. 

The total distance should be just under 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of only 255 feet.  This is a very easy snowshoe trip and walking in the snow by moonlight should be fun.

Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions.