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Date Tuesday  8/20/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Pikes Peak from Crags*
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carol Munch
Co-Leader Linda Jagger
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate D
Trail Mileage 14
Elevation Gain 4100
Driving Distance 160

Location

This trip is listed as a Moderate D,. Anyone needing a D moderate as well as C difficult may get signed off for this trip.

Please meet leaders at Southmoor park/ride off I25/Hampden exit. at 5:00am ready to depart by 5:15 am. 

To get to park & ride, Exit east off Hampden/285 exit, 201. turn right onto Monaco Pkwy immediately after King Soopers (2nd light off exit)  turn right on Narcissus. meet on the sife of this park and ride lot cloest to Monaco Pkwy/Narcissu where you just turned in..ALLOW EXTRA DRIVE TIME TO THIS PARK/RIDE, IT IS EAST OF I25

If there are Pikes peak members intersted than we can meet at the Safeway 31st St & Manitou ave, Col Sp at 6;15am. We will take a bathroom stop at this Safeway, approx 1 hr drive from Denver.

 

 

 



For more info Contact

 

Linda Jagger cell 303-249-0986 or email lindajagger@yahoo.com.

OR  Contact Carol Munch at email or phone above.



Details

Hike from Crags Trailhead to Devil's Playground to Pikes Peak summit, all on trail. 5 of the 7 miles are above treeline.



Great photo opportunities plus World-Famous Donuts available at summit. Return by same route.



If you do not want to hike  from the Crag's trail where it interesects Pikes peak hwy at mile 16 (Devils PLayground)to the summit or vice versa, you may be able to take van 16 to or from Devil's playground to the summit. This is a good option on the return if the weather changes. Do not feel you need to hike to the summit from Devil's playground if you are too tired, you can get a ride to the top and we can meet you there.



High-altitude conditioning required.Participants should be comfortable hiking above 13000 ft, and have done so recently, since Jan 1, 2019. The last 500 feet approx involves picking  your way thru rocks that is the "trail". Sometimes its hard to find the proper trail in the rocks. Rocks are mostly stable. We may have a "faster & slower" group. Questions about fitness contact leaders above.



Be prepared for wind and cold. 



We will hike at a moderate, steady pace.  Anticipate 5-6 hr to summit.



Possible stop afterwards for "fast food" meal in Woodland Park.




Notes

This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at office@cmc.org or (303) 279-3080.




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