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Date Sunday  1/13/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Johnny Park to N Sheep Mtn (St Vrain North Fork)
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 10.5
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 120

Location

RTD Park-N-Ride at 88th Ave and Sheridan Blvd in Westminster;  P-N-R occupies both side of the Boulder Turnpike, we meet on the Denver inbound side and not the side with the parking garage (where Google send you)
 



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

ph: 303-650-528

cell: available when you sign up



Details

Johnny Park road runs along the north rim of the St Vrain North Fork Canyon.  It is open to 4WD use in the summer but gated for non motorized recreation in winter.  It would be great to snow shoe if conditions warrant but its low 8000' elevation unfortunately has only an inch or two of snow today.  We hike this up and down back country road from the west end near Allenspark for three miles, then go off road for a rugged 2+ miles on a promontory containing several sub peaks high above the river to N Sheep Mtn.   The leader has visited the entry point and viewed the promontory from a distance but the hike as described is exploratory.   I expect progress along the promontory to be slow but interesting.  There could be exposure and we might not summit all the sub-peaks.  It is because of this off trail part that I give the trip a difficult rating.




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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.