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Date Saturday  8/31/2019
End Date Monday  9/2/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Backpacking School Group 3 Trip 4
Start Time 6:45 AM
Status Approved
Leader Chip Furlong
Co-Leader Tammy Cullins
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 246


Backpack into Horn Fork Basin from N. Cottonwood Trailhead.


For more info Contact

Chip Furlong - 720-244-6258



Enrollment in the 2019 Denver Group Backpacking School is a prerequisite for this trip. A passcode is required.

From the trailhead at N. Cottonwood Creek Trailhead, we'll hike north into Horn Fork Basin, near treeline (3.5 mi). We'll camp in the basin, then optionally, those wishing to summit Mt. Columbia will start very early to climb (3 mi rt). Early afternoon, we'll hike back toward the trailhead, but take the Kroenke Lake Trail toward the lake. We'll camp the night there, fishing and finishing up any Backpacking skills that need to be addressed. Monday morning, after breakfast, we'll pack up, head out then drive back to Denver in the Labor Day weekend traffic... plan to be on the road for a while.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.