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Date Saturday  9/7/2019
End Date Saturday  9/7/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Sentinel Point Circuit
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Debbie Sheinman
Co-Leader Paul Kozlowski
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 3200
Driving Distance 60


Let's meet at Red Rocks Safeway (32nd and Colorado) in Colorado Springs at 6:30 am.  We'll carpool to the trail, driving  west on Hwy. 24 until Divide.  We'll then turn south on Hwy 67 toward Cripple Creek.  After approximately 3 1/2 miles,  we'll turn left (east) at the Crags Campground sign (Teller County Road 62).  This is a dirt road.  We'll drive east approximately 3 1/2 more miles to the Crags Parking Lot.

Our hike will pass through the Crags Campground going east onto the Devil's Playground Trail which gains about 2300 feet in 2 miles. We'll cross the creek, walking on a steep old miner's trail,  passing through a heavily wooded area.  After about 1 mile we'll cross the creek, heading up the ridge to treeline.  The trail starts to switchback and becomes quite steep.  We'll continue on the trail above treeline to approximately 12,300 feet.  We'll then veer to the southwest, leaving the trail behind across tundra.  We'll traverse the tundra to the north of one to two 12,000 feet peaks, turn to the south and pass through a somewhat marshy area, crossing the start of a creek.  We'll traverse southwest to Sentinel Point, climbing rock the last 150 feet to the summit.  Some of the rock climb will be Class 3.  We'll have our lunch at the summit, climb down the rock, and head down to Horsethief Park on a social trail.  From Horsethief Park we'll hike a portion of the Ring the Peak Trail over three ridges north (including Putney Gulch) back to our vehicles.  We may need to walk 1 mile more on Teller County Road 62 west to our vehicles.

Please bring 2-3L or quarts of water, warm layers, food, and rain gear.

Please note: Participants should be familiar and comfortable with rock scrambling on Class 3 Rock.

****If you need to cancel your reservation, please let me know as soon as possible.  On the morning of Saturday, September 7th, please do not email me when cancelling your reservation.  Please do telephone me.

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No incidents occurred.  A good time was had by one and all.