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Date Monday  11/12/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title 5 Lakes Tour RMNP*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carol Munch
Co-Leader Pete Langer
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 16
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 9.5
Elevation Gain 2400
Driving Distance 140


We will do a fall tour of the six lakes accessile from Bear Lake, hopefully hiking, but potentially on snowshoes.  We will visit Dream Lake, onto Nympth Lake, back to Emerald Lake, then Hiayaha, Loch and Mills.  If we are on snowshoes, we will not make all the lakes.

I will give you an update as we get closer.  Definately you will want to bring your micro spikes, and dress for winter weather.


Note, scouted this hike on Tuesday 11/6 after fresh snow.  We wore snowshoes most of the day as we were some of the first on the trails.  By the end of the day, most of the trails were well packed.  There was a lot of post-holing by those not on snowshoes, but I imagine by next Monday, the trails will be better packed.

We did have to find and break trail on the spur from the Mills/Loch junction up to the trail to Hiayaha.  That 1.7 mile section is less travelled and we will probably need snowshoes through there unless others have followed our lead.

For more info Contact

Carol Munch




This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping.  Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at or call them at (303) 279-3080.

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