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Date Wednesday  7/24/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Hell's Hole
Start Time 6:50 AM
Status Complete
Leader Janice Johnson
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8.2
Elevation Gain 1987
Driving Distance 65

Location

We will meet at the Woolly Mammoth, in section BB, across from the gas station for a 7:00 am departure.

We will car pool to the trail head, located in the West Chicago Creek campground area near Idaho Springs. Directions will be provided to the drivers.

 

 

 



For more info Contact

Janice Johnson
jajohnson1952@gmail.com
303-523-9055



Details

This hike is open to RMOTHG members only.  Registration will open at 5 pm on Friday, 7/19.



The trail runs 4.1 miles through the Mt Evans Wilderness area to a scenic tarn in a wide glacial valley. The tarn occupies a wide, marshy basin ringed by ancient Bristlecone pine in a park-like setting at the base of Grey Wolf mountain.  Fun Fact:  The oldest know Bristlecone Pine in the Rocky Mountains is estimated to be over 2400 years old!  



The trail begins on a steady, sometimes steep, climb through tall, arching aspen then switches to a healthy spruce-fir forest before opening up to the meadow/tarn. Most of the elevation gain is in the first 2 miles.  There are three water crossings - two on logs and the other (not very wide) on rocks.  We saw a wide variety of wild flowers on the scout.  I hope the Columbine are still blooming on Wednesday!



Janice Johnson - jajohnson1952@gmail.com or 303-523-9055




Notes

Bring PLENTY OF water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
If time permits, there will be an optional stop after the hike at Tommy Knockers in Idaho Springs.




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