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Date Thursday  5/30/2019
End Date Thursday  5/30/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Thunderbirds Airshow from Eagle Peak (CHG 1)
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader David Kuenzli
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 1,850
Driving Distance 20

Location

Air Force Academy and Pikes National Forest (Eagle Peak).



For more info Contact

David Kuenzli

navsareneverlost@gmail.com

Cell:  813-465-4716



Details

NOTE: CHANGED 05/07/2019 FOR POTUS GRAD SPEAKER.



Difficult class 2 scramble up "Eagle Peak" on the Air Force Academy/USFS property to view the Thunderbirds graduation airshow.  The "Eagle Peak" trail is an unofficial trail and route that climbs nearly 2000 vertical feet in 1.5 miles.  It's steep, is mostly class 2 with a few sections of difficult class 2.  We'll use the Monument Park & Ride (I-25 exit 161) as our rally and carpool location.  From there, we'll drive onto the Air Force Academy.  Everyone needs a valid ID and drivers will also need proof of vehicle registration and insurance.  We'll be on federal property so adhere to federal law restrictions.  Suggest AWD or good traction tires to drive steep gravel road to TH.  Anticipate 60-75 minutes to climb to summit, although those in very good shape complete it in half that time.  Bring a camp chair plus your 10 essentials.  We'll have lunch on the summit while we watch the Thunderbirds perform their airshow!  The airshow begins at approximately 1:00 pm and lasts about 30 minutes.  We may be waiting on the summit but we don't want to be late for the airshow.  Well-behaved and adventurous dogs allowed but make sure you bring a leash.  Small dogs might have trouble with some of the scrambling sections but probably can be lifted up.  I will leave this to open registration.  For fitness, you need to be ready for a steep and challenging climb.  




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