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Date Wednesday  1/30/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Hicks Mtn Trail
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Elaine Kallos
Co-Leader Ronald Hileman
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 4.6
Elevation Gain 500
Driving Distance 16

Location

MEET AT WOOLY MAMMOTH, SECTION AA a tad before 8:30 a.m. to load cars.
Check close to  pole with AA sign as trucks could hide us.
At Wooly, I'll give you driver directions to Evergreen Parkway and Squaw Pass hwy 103 to Mt Evans/Witter Gulch Rd, and to optional, after-hike snack stop!
Approx 32 mi RT so bring three bucks for your drivers.
PLEASE CHECK TUES EMAIL SUPPERTIME, night before hike for last min time changes, weather, important info.

Optional snack stop at Smiling Moose  just before we return to big intersection with Walmart on our way back to I-70. Neat little place with hot chocolate, breakfasts, cookies!  

 



For more info Contact

ELAINE KALLOS  ekallos11@gmail.com
303-795-6323 home
720-278-4770 cell for day of hike



Details

FOR RMOTHG members. We canceled Hicks (off Witter Gulch Road on hwy 103 to MT. Evans) due to winds last week but we're trying again! Hicks is a lovely trail tucked into conifers and aspen with shallow ups/downs and neat views for a mile starting at 9200 elev. up 100 plus ft.  At the rusted car, we go UP steadily 400 plus ft for another 1.3 miles (steady UP but not that hard!) to a rock scramble probably covered by snow, but with terrific views. We'll go as far as conditions and our energy let us go! Total RT is 4.6 mi IF we do the whole thing. With good snow, we'll probably shoe a slower, shorter distance (mile an hour in deeper snow going UP) but still get a good workout on a pretty trail! This is a relaxed, casual pace shoe. It's also a shorter, closer hike/shoe for busy people who want to be outside on a pretty trail.  NOTE: I'm leading alone here, limiting the number to eight of us unless another leader signs up, so NO super fast or super slow folks this time as I must keep group together (Sorry, but thanks for understanding!).  

Weather temp predicted at 33. Hope we'll still have snow for shoeing BUT bring snowshoes AND spikes. Poles, too. I may not be able to scout the last 1.3 mi before our shoe which means you'll discover conditions along with me as we enjoy an easier bit of "adventure". Chance of snow there Mon night! CHECK FOR TUES SUPPERTIME EMAIL with important info, weather and time changes!  




Notes

Dress in your layered winter weather gear to handle any kind of temp or weather change. Since we're shoeing and going UP , we'll probably be warm enough to shed layers but make sure you have layers in the first place! We'll cancel if weather is miserable but I think we'll be fine as we prepare well. Wind in the parking lot does not necessarily mean wind on the sheltered trail! Also bring your usual essentials, winter gear, poles, snowshoes AND spikes, water;lunch/snacks, your first aid kit, meds/vital info/yellow card, too. Puh-leez let me know if you have a medical condition that could affect you or us on the trail (the usual: hypoglycemia, where your angina or asthma meds are stashed, etc.)! 




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