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Date Wednesday  1/2/2019
End Date Wednesday  1/2/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Mount Galbraith
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Terry Ploski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 1,247
Driving Distance 3

Location

We will meet at the CoorsTek parking lot, 600 9th Street, Golden, CO 80401, across the street and to the north of the Colorado Mountain Club. Arrive at 10:00 am, form carpools, and depart for the Nightbird Gulch trailhead, a few miles away. 

7247 - 6000 = 1,247'



For more info Contact

Terry Ploski, (303) 748-3748, terryploski28083@gmail.com



Details

Bring traction devices - yaktracks, microspikes or crampons - for the snowy and ice packed trail segments. I also recommend bringing trekking poles to provide balance on the off trail segments, to the summit of Mount Galbraith. The challenges include subfreezing temperatures, windy conditions and off trail travel. Effective clothing includes a warm base layer, insulating layer and a waterproof shell, as protection against the wind, snow and icy conditions. We will ascend the 1.7 mile Nightbird Gulch Trail to the Mount Galbraith Loop trail length of 1.6 miles, with a departure from the trail to achieve the summit of Mount Galbraith and then descend the 1.7 mile Nightbird Gulch Trail. Total distance of 5.0 miles with trip duration of 3 - hours. Call with any questions. 




Notes

We enjoyed the sundrenched south facing slopes of Mount Galbraith. We achieved the shoulder of the peak with epic views of Lookout Mountain, Green Mountain, downtown Denver and the local Coors Brewery. 




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