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Date Tuesday  7/23/2019
End Date Tuesday  7/23/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Watrous Gulch / Herman Lake Loop Hike*
Start Time 6:15 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ralph Shroba
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 3,200
Driving Distance 85


Meet at the Woolly Mammoth Park-n-Ride, Section AA at 6:00 AM for a departure no later than 6:10 AM.  On the way to the trailhead, there will be a rest stop at the Georgetown Visitors Center (exit 228).

For more info Contact

Ralph Shroba
Home: 303-449-8264


From the trailhead on I-70, near exit 218, we proceed up Watrous Gulch to the summit of  Woods Mountain (12,940 ft.). Then we proceed southwestward to a low, unnamed summit (12,208 ft.), westward to (Herman Lake (11,980 ft.), and decend southeastward to the trailhead via the trail in Herman Gulch. Roughly one-half of this hike is above timberline.

Bring the 10 essentials, first aid kit, warm clothing, wind gear, and rain gear.  Traction devices may be needed in snow-covered areas.

Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.


Special Notes  
*This is a Bobcat 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, 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 mailing list, write the Bobcats at


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.