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Date Saturday  2/9/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Bierstadt Lake from Hollowell Park (RMNP)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Sanders
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance 106

Location

7:00 AM - Particpants from the Denver area can meet at the Highway 36 and Sheridan Park-n-Ride and carpool up to Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, CO) together.

8:15 AM - Participants from other areas can meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center.  Directions to the Estes Park Visitor Center will be provided to all participants.

If you have an annual pass to RMNP, be sure to bring it with you.



For more info Contact

David Sanders

d.david.sanders15@gmail.com

720-227-3688



Details

From the Hollowell Park Trailhead we will head up to Bierstadt Lake.  For the first mile you will probably only need microspikes but beyond that snowshoes will be needed as I suspect we will be breaking trail most of the way to Bierstadt.  On the way back down we will do an off trail descent.  Snow is in the forecast this week in the Estes Park area so the off trail descent should be fun and is a relatively easy off trail descent.  While we are snowshoeing off trail we will use some GPS waypoints to navigate our way so be sure to bring your compass to practice setting and following compass bearings.  Although there is some off trail on this trip, this would be a great snowshoe trip for any new CMC members or first time snowshoers.  The trip leader has some extra pairs of snowshoes if you need to borrow them.



The total distance should be approximately 5 miles.



Refreshment stop in Estes Park after the snowshoe. 



Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions.




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