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Date Saturday  10/12/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title French Pass 12,046'
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Steve Bonowski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 6.4
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 180


This seldom visited; by CMC; high pass on the Continental Divide is located to the east of the general Boreas Pass area, and Bald Mountain.

For more info Contact  E-mail is preferred so as to avoid phone tag. Text messages the night before, and morning of the hike, can be sent to 720-459-2841. 


This trip is a pleasant walk up a valley that progressively narrows and then turns roughly north to the Pass summit. Bald Mountain and Boreas Mountain can be seen to the west, along with Black Powder Pass.

As of August 20, a large snowfield remains on the south side of the Pass. If it is still there on October 12, passage may require some kicking of steps into the snow. The field is much wider than tall, and the slope is not severe.

The leader has led this trip several times, but not in the recent past. He viewed the area on August 20, from Black Powder Pass, during a Club trip to that pass. 


Be prepared for inclement weather, including possible snow. The trip will b canceled only if the roads are really bad. Bring your 10 Essentials. 


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.