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Date Thursday  1/17/2019
End Date Thursday  1/17/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Pavilion Point*
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Mark Wolf
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 90


Come help me scout this moderate snowshoe trip out of Silverplume. I will be leading new snowshoers on Jan. 25 up the same trail.

For more info Contact

Contact Mark Wolf or phone 303-978-0826

Whenever you have to cancel out of a CMC trip, it is your responsibility to do that online.  I will see that you cancelled.  Here's how:  Log in to>Members>My Membership>My trips> find this trip (all your upcoming trips are listed in date order) click "cancel."

IN ADDITION:   Please TEXT me if you have to cancel the night before or the morning of.  Emails will be lost in my inbox.


This trip starts near Silver Plume.  It follows the old Argentine Central narrow gauge railroad grade which means a steady but not overly steep trip, climbing east and sheltered in trees. Mining ruins are visible along the way.  At the top, there is a clearing and some ruins from a waystop on the railroad and a summer retreat for town dwellers.  We will have lunch there, then return the way we came.

Weather willing, we will have views of the Georgetown valley, Front Range peaks, a look up towards Bierstadt as well as west towards the continental divide.  Georgetown is often a funnel for wind so bring your wind gear.

We'll show you how to select and wear snowshoes, a few principles of snow travel, trail choice, fastening snowshoes to your pack, and anything else you want to know. We want you to leave this trip excited to sign up for the next one.

Please bring the 10 essentials appropriate to the weather and a guided day trip:

  • Sunglasses/sunscreen

  • Clothing Layers

  • Headlamp/extra batteries 

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Knife

  • Extra food

  • Map and compass

  • Fire starter kit

  • Emergency shelter or bivy.

  • Water/hot drink

If you haven't yet re-provisioned your pack for winter sports, consider these items: 

  • A bigger backpack for winter sports (to hold cold-weather gear) with a trash bag inserted  as a liner to keep everything dry

  • Chemical hand/toe warmers

  • Balaclava or neck gaiter

  • Microspikes or Yaktrax 

  • Ties or bungies for attaching snowshoes to your pack

  • Thermos with hot drink

  • High boot gaiters

  • Sit Pad for lunch stop

  • And don’t forget to put the snow baskets on your hiking poles!


I will send out an email a day or two before with trail conditions. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled.  We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.

The round-trip driving distance is 90 miles.  (90 miles x $0.30 per mile) = $27.00 per car to be split equally between all riders in the car, including the driver. Please bring small bills to reimburse your driver

*This is a Bobcat 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.  Although we have members, 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 mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.