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Date Saturday  9/14/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Flat Top Mountain
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader Terri Gerard
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 6.7
Elevation Gain 1800
Driving Distance 140

Location

We will NOT meet at 12 am, the meeting time a place will be communicated to participants a couple days before the trip



For more info Contact

To register contact Scott Farquhar at fccmcguy@gmail.com



Details

This trip will take place in the beautiful Trap Park area. We will follow the trail for a while then leave the crowds behind and climb to the summit of Flat Top Mountain where we will be on the high tundra with views of the Medicine Bow Range. 



We will start on the Trap Park Trailhead near Trap Lake. We will follow the trail for about 2.5 miles until reaching a point northwest of the saddle between Flat Top Mountain and Point 11,490 (on the northeast ridge of Iron Mountain). From here we will proceed off trail in the small brush, cross Trap Creek and bushwhack uphill off trail to the saddle. Once at the saddle the group will cut to the northeast to the summit of Flat Top. After enjoying the view, we will proceed back to the saddle, go downhill a bit to get around cliff bands then contour off trail around Flat Top before descending down off trail back to the Trap Park Trail (we won’t have to cross the stream at this point).  The group will then follow the trail back to the trailhead.



I don’t want to make the trip sound too difficult, but you should note this trip will include a stream crossing (no bridge/thick brush/wet boot possibility) and a bit more than 3.5 miles of bushwhacking off trail. For those of you that have hiked with me before you know I consider “challenges” part of The Adventure, but I wanted others to be forwarded.



Ride share will be $14/person



P.S. - If anyone would like to co-lead this trip please contact me.



 




Notes

To register for this trip contact the trip leader (see email above)