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Date Wednesday  9/18/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Sky Pond
Start Time 6:15 AM
Status Approved
Leader Grayson Garner
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 1780
Driving Distance 150

Location

6:00 a.m. Meet at Wagon Road PnR (IH-25 and Huron), near to gas station, for a 6:15 a.m. departure.

7:00 a.m. Upon request, leader will rendezvous with participants at Sandstone Park (South side angled parking) in Lyons, CO.

8:00 a.m. consolidate ride sharing to one vehicle at Beaver Meadow Visitor Center.  We'll most likely drive to the RMNP Shuttle PnR lot off of Bear Lake Road and take the shuttle to Glacier Gorge THD.  (Parking is limited at GG THD).

 



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Details

If you have an annual RMNP pass, bring that!



This hike requires scrambling up Timberline Falls, which is often times wet.  Scrambling involves collapsing your trekking poles, securing them to your pack, and using your feet and hands to ascend a steep section of the trail.  Once Timberline Falls have been surmounted, you can expect a pretty fierce blast of wind to Lake of Glass.  Sky Pond is about 0.25 mile distance beyond Lake of Glass on a trail, through some willows.



These lakes sit just above Timberline Falls at 10,800+ feet of elevation, in a deep valley capped by Taylor Glacier, Taylor Peak (13,153'), Powell Peak (13,208'), and The Sharkstooth (12,630').  



Please note that Wilderness Trekking School is a requirement for this hike.




Notes

Have medical issues the leader should know about?  (Epi pen, allergies, special meds, etc.)  E-mail those details to the leader.  Leader maintains HIPPA confidentiality standards.  




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