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Date Saturday  9/21/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title NEW HIKE: South Peak 12,892' Unnamed Point 12,695' Unnamed Point 12,508'
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Steve Bonowski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1,400
Driving Distance 180

Location

Trailhead is the summit of Weston Pass, southwest from Fairplay. Trailhead is about 17 miles from US 285 and turnoff about 5 miles south of Fairplay.



For more info Contact

climbersteveb@gmail.com



Details

EXPLORATORY HIKE:  it's been a long time since a Club trip explored some of the high 12ers south of Weston Pass (11,921').



From the Pass summit, we'll climb up going south about 600' along the high ridge line to gain Point 12,508'. About 2 1/2 miles, from Weston Pass, we'll see a high ridge junction. South Peak will be to our right. We'll return and continue past the junction to Point 12,695' and then retrace our course back to Weston Pass.



Expect good views all around after we leave the low point of the Pass summit.



 




Notes

Our ability to comlpete this trip will be weather-dependent. We will hopefully be in the shoulder season between summer thunderstorms and winter snows. We will likely encounter some "nice " breezes on this trip that is entirely above tree line.

The last five or so miles to Weston Pass, past the winter road closure point, will be bumpy with some potholes in the gravel/dirt road. Higher clearance vehicles may be desirable. However, the Pass road from the east side is generally considered to be passable for passenger cars. 




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