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Date Saturday  2/16/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Wapiti Trail snowshoe (Brainard Lake area)
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1300
Driving Distance 90

Location

Meet at RTD Park-N-Ride at 88th Ave and Sheridan Blvd in Westminster.  PnR occupies both sides of the Boulder Turnpike.  We meet on the Denver inbound (west) side.  Google sends you to the east (wrong) side with the parking garage. 

If coming from the Boulder/Louisville/Longmont areas we can pick you up on the way.  Let me know.



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

phone: 303-650-6528

cell: available when you sign up but active only on trip day



Details

From a TH just east of Beaver Reservoir we head south on the Sourdough Trail toward Brainard Lake.  When we encounter the Wipiti Trail we divert onto that trail past some small ponds and to gain some elevation.  Somewhere near the three mile mark we turn around and head back the way we came.  The leader has been over some of this route but the far end will be exploratory.  This is intended as a moderate snowshoe trip but we will be ready with spikes in case the snow is thin in spots.  On the way out the profile is up-down-up, and of course the inverse on the return.  There has been lots of new snow in this area recently and there should be more between now and trip day.



This trip is a retry because an attempt a few weeks ago was diverted elsewhere due to high wind.  That was a retry because a year ago no one signed up due to the Superbowl (at least I think that was the reason).  So, is three times a winner - we shall see!




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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.