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Date Tuesday  9/3/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Archuleta Lake Trail, Weminuche Wilderness Area
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Walters
Co-Leader Linda Lawson
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 250

Location

Carpooling and pick up times TBD.



For more info Contact

John Walters, 303-995-7638

 

Linda Lawson, 303/842-7040



Details

This is Day-1 of a 5-Day camping trip to hike five Colorado Wilderness Areas. Reservation for Sep 3-4 at Big Meadows Campground can be made at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232252/campsites no earlier than Mar 3, 2019.



Each day is an exploratory hike.



Arrive Big Meadows Campground, 11 miles SE of South Fork, CO, check in and set up camp. After setting up camp, hike west from the Big Meadows Campground, around Big Meadows Reservoir, and into Weminuche Wilderness Area. Hike as far toward Archuleta Lake as desired, then return same way.  After the hike we will camp overnight



Weminuche Wilderness Area is about a half-million acres in size, the largest in Colorado.It contains the headwaters of both the Rio Brande and San Juan Rivers, cascading rivers, immense glacial valleys and windswept ridges of the 80-mile Continental Divide, which runs the length of the area, from Stoney Pass to Wolf Creek Pass.




Notes

John is attempting to hike all 37 wilderness Areas in Colorado. His goal for this hike is to bag Weminuche Wilderness Area.