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Date Wednesday  1/9/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Winter Hike on J-Pole Trail to Beaver Brook Watershed
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Elaine Kallos
Co-Leader Barbara Schwarz
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 450
Driving Distance 35


Meet a few min before 9 a.m. to load cars at Wooly Mammoth, section AA at westernmost top of lot (So drive clear up to AA post in case we're hidden by a truck!). We leave promptly at 9 a.m.!
You can use bathrooms at the big, new Kum and Go gas station on right (north side) as you  turn west on the frontage road (40) headed to parking lots. 

17.4 mi from Wooly to TH at junction of Witter Gulch Road and meadow where we park on right. We'll give directions at Wooly (about 35 mi RT from Wooly and back so bring $3.50 or $4 for drivers!).

Not sure about optional after-hike snack stop  as folks want to beat rush hour. However, other leaders have said Kum and Go has a nice place for after-hike gathering right at parking lot, so let's consider that!



- Then turn right from Evergreen Parkway onto SQUAW PASS RD (RD TO MT EVANS).
- Drive approx 6.5 -7 miles to Witter Gulch Road  (on left) junction with meadow on right. We park in dirt lot on right directly
          across from Witter Gulch Rd!



For more info Contact

Elaine Kallos
720-278-4770 cell
Barbara Schwarz  


FOR RMOTHG MEMBERS.  July 4, I called this hike the Squaw Pass Surprise (Trail was a hidden surprise unknown to us!) but its name is J-PoleTrail (No idea why!).  J-Pole is a pleasant trail, meandering up/down under conifers with a few open meadows (You'll get exercise, thus moderate but not that hard!). We assume it'll be a spike hike for hard-pack snow/ice but we'll scout to see (LOOK FOR TUES NIGHT EMAIL with important weather, trail, time info.). Trail fades at about 1.8 mi but last summer's group found where it goes. Barbara and I will look for it so we can add more mileage as we head towards Beaver Brook Trail  and watershed (approx 5.5 mi RT or less). Elev starts at 9246 ft and trends downward to 8833 in gentle ups/downs, approx 450 elev gain/loss. Pace is relaxed, casual as some of us haven't hiked in a while, need to get hiking legs back and we're also recovering from holiday excess!  No tigers on this one, please!   


Bring  your usual essentials, winter gear (hat, gloves/mittens for possible weather changes, and your usual positive, flexible selves! Bring WATER, lunch/snacks, SPIKES, ID/MEDS/VITAL INFO, FIRST AID KIT. No snow predicted, temps in 40's, sunshine but weather can change in a week!  TUES NIGHT EMAIL will give last min weather,  what we learn from scout, other important info!

Please let Elaine or Barbara know about any med conditions that could affect you/us on the trail.  Thanks!


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.