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Date Tuesday  3/19/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Russell Ridge and Bennett Mtn 8045' (Rampart Range)
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6.7
Elevation Gain 1050
Driving Distance 50

Location

meet near S Santa Fe and Mineral Ave Light Rail Station in Littleton, exact location disclosed in intro message sent out prior to trip



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

ph: 303-650-6528

cell: available when you sign up



Details

This trip is along the crest of the northern Rampart Range west of Sedalia.  We hike an out-and-back on an old road long closed to motor vehicles.  On the return we do a short and easy off trail ascent of Bennett Mtn.  Views along our route and especially the summit include the Buffalo Creek burn, Raleigh Peak, Chair Rocks, and Cathedal Spires from a unique perspective rarely seen on CMC trips.  Speaking of, I could find no CMC trips in our data base on this route going back 11 years.



This is not intended as a snowshoe trip.  There is snow in the area now but it is melting fast.  If we have a big snow before the trip date we may need snowshoes but grades are not severe.  Of course this is common for March-April trips.




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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.