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Date Friday  6/21/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Sentinel Point #2*
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Rich McAdams
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2800
Driving Distance 80

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This will be an out-and-back hike where we do serious route finding on the ascent and descent. The RT distance will be 8 miles with 2800’ elevation gain.

This is not an easy hike; it is mostly off trail with significant sections of thick timber. The group will travel at a moderate but deliberate pace. The scramble portion at the summit is not hard, but it is a scramble. This is less a social hike and more of a goal-oriented hike. Please assess yourself accordingly.

From the TH we will hike east toward Horsethief Park (about 3/4 of a mile), then cross the creek and head north (for most of a mile). At this point we head east again, crossing the creek on an old beaver dam, then bushwhack the remaining mile until we get out of the trees. The last mile is on grassy slopes above treeline with great views. The last section to the summit will be moderate scrambling and boulder hopping. We will follow our ascent route upon return.



For more info Contact

Rich McAdams: Rich.McAdams@hotmail.com
303.870.5344 mobile



Details

Sentinel Point is the highest mountain in the Pikes Peak region (except for Pikes Peak itself, of course). This aptly named peak stands like a sentinel on the western end of the Pikes Peak massif, and its aesthetic summit block is visible from many vantage points in the region. Sentinel Point's rocky summit towers above the popular hiking area of Horsethief Park. It offers a beautiful hike and a short scramble to its highest point. Few people climb to Sentinel Point's summit - you will almost certainly have solitude here. Climb it and enjoy this great wilderness tour, and enjoy the fantastic views of Pikes Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, the Tenmile/Mosquito Range, and the Sawatch.

 




Notes

This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents. We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at office@cmc.org or call them at (303) 279-3080.




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