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Date Friday  7/19/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Lake Agnes Bike n Hike - DATE CHANGED
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Bill Trout
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Bike
Pace
Classification Easy II
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 500
Driving Distance

Location

We will meet at the Target on Troutman and College. Please park in the NW corner of the parking lot. We will leave promptly at 8:00 so plan to meet around 7:45.

 



For more info Contact

Any questions concerning this trip, please call or text Bill Trout at 970-222-3398 or email me at trout.bill@gmail.com



Details

We will begin this trip at the trailhead on top of Cameron Pass. We can gear up in the parking lot at the Cameron Pass trailhead, cross highway 14 and begin trip on Michigan Ditch road. We will cycle up Michigan Ditch road for 7.5 miles to the end of the road. This is a well maintained flat dirt road with virtually no elevation gain or loss. We will have very nice views of Iron Mountain, Thunder Mountain and Lulu Mountain to the south. And North and South Diamond Peaks to the north. We should also have beautiful views of the Crags as we cycle around their base. After cycling about 7.5 miles, we will come to the end of the road where we will stash our bikes and begin the short but steep hike to Lake Agnes. At Lake Agnes we will have a lunch break and depending on the conditions, hike alittle along the lake. We should have excellent views of the Crags and Mount Mahler. I believe we should also have views of Braddock Peak and Mt. Richtofen. For those who wish, a little flyfishing could also be done. We will then back to our bikes and cycle the 7.5 miles back to the cars.




Notes

Although to bike ride will be on a well maintained dirt road, a full suspension mountain bike is not necessary. A hybrid bike, a comfort bike or most any other bike with wider tires that can handle dirt or gravel roads would work just fine. I would not recommend a road bike. I think a more stable bike with wider tires would be more comfortable. I would also not recommend something a cruiser bike. This will be a 15 mile bike ride and I'm not sure such a bike would be enjoyable to ride on the trip. Also, if your bike has clip style pedals, remember to bring hiking shoes for the hike. 

As a reminder, this is summer in the Rockies, so bring some rain gear as in a jacket, and sunscreen. A helmet will be required for all cyclists, so remember to bring a hat if you are hair impaired or otherwise.

If you have a bike rack and can drive and carry bikes, please let me know. I can carry 4  people with bikes in my vehicle, but depending on the turnout, we may need more.




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