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Date Wednesday  11/28/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Golden Gate Late Fall Hike!
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Elaine Kallos
Co-Leader Sandy McRae
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 30 RT


Meet a little before 8:30 a.m. to load cars in parking lot on east side across street from CMC parking lot, Golden.

Optional after-hike stop. Not sure where yet, tho one leader leaning toward bing cherry ice cream (loaded with bing cherries) at Golden Sweets on main drag between 12th and 13th. You can suggest other options at parking lot. It it's cold, we might opt for hot chocolate somewhere!

For more info Contact

Elaine Kallos
303-795-6323  home
720-278-4770  cell but only call cell on hike day

Sandy McRae  303-670-5764

Please let me know about any medical issues that could affect you or us on the trail (hypoglycemia, hip, knee, the usual!). Thanks!



For RMOTHG members.  Missed hiking here during peak aspen (This trail one of front range aspen best!), so now will see Horseshoe Trail as it preps for winter. Join us on a moderate A hike as we follow a casual, relaxed pace starting at 8150' elev and up HorseshoeTrail, rocky but pretty as it goes up, flattens, repeats that pattern, 1.8 mi to top (approx 9104', elev gain 948' ) where we intersect with flattish Mule Deer, walk .2 mi into Fraser Meadow, rimmed in bare-branched aspen, and read history of bachelor John Fraser and his land on the sign. Maybe go further on Mule Deer and up a ways and back on Coyote Trail so you'll know where it is.This may add a mile and a few feet of elev. Then back on Mule Deer, mostly flattish except for one little up, to Rim Meadow (Where aspen formerly blazed in  yellow!) and big boulders where we lunch, look down on valley below and big, snowy mountains ahead. Total elev gain: approx 1000 ft, total RT mileage: 5.5 to 6.5 mi depending on whether we take a short loop up Coyote.  Partly sunshine and 48 degrees predicted for WedWe know the trails well, but may not be able to scout to know current conditions, so bring spikes, cold weather gear to handle winter changes. As usual, be prepared for wintry anything! LOOK FOR TUES NIGHT EMAIL for important last min info on weather, time changes, et. al.!


Bring your usual essentials, LOTS of WATER, electrolytes if they help, snacks/lunch, FIRST AID KIT, MEDS/ID/VITAL INFO, poles, SPIKES, WINTER LAYERED GEAR for weather changes.. Again CHECK TUES NITE EMAIL FOR LAST MIN WEATHER, TIME CHANGES, ET. AL.  

Puh-leeze let me know about any medical conditions that could affect you/us on the trail (hypoglycemia/diabetes and where you keep your stash in your pack, hip/knee injuries, heart/head medical issues -- the usual stuff. Grumpiness, whining not allowed so don't list those.). 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.