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Date Saturday  3/9/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Snowshoe Tour in RMNP (North Longs Peak and Boulder Brook Trails)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Sanders
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 6.5
Elevation Gain 1,600
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

This will be a point to point snowshoe in Rocky Mountain National Park.  From either the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge trailheads (depending on parking availability) we will go first to Alberta Falls and continue onward to connect with the North Longs Peak Trail.  We will continue upward on the North Longs Peak trail and ultimately connect with the Boulder Brook Trail.  Once we connect with the Boulder Creek trail we will begin our descent down to Sprague Lake.  We will drop off a car earlier in the day at Sprague Lake so when we arrive we will have a way to get back up to the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge parking lot where the other cars are located.



This will be somewhat of an "exploratory snowshoe".  The trip leader has done sections of each trail but I have never connected all three trails to put this route together but armed with our maps, compasses and navigation skills it should be a fun day.  The trails we will be using are not traveled all that often so I expect we will breaking trail most of the day.



Trekking poles and gaiters are strongly encourged.  



Refreshment stop in Estes Park after the snowshoe. 



Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions.




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.