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Date Tuesday  10/8/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Buck Creek to CD loop*
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jeff Damp
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 100

Location

Meet at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, Section B-B at 6:00 AM



For more info Contact

Jeff Damp

dampjn@aol.com

720-936-5921



Details

From near Winter Park Ski Resort, we will ascend up Buck Creek Road for a short distance, until heading off-trail through open woods and alpine meadows, to treeline and then to Continental Divide (CD).  We will then follow CD north 1.5 to 2.0 miles, depending on group, enjoying spectacular views of Iceberg Lakes below.  After quenching our thirst for views, we descend to Riflesight Notch, where we will see a dilapidated railroad bridge. (no fear - we will NOT cross it!).  Descending through dense forests on an unimproved trail, we arrive at the Corona Pass Road,  and shortly after at the Buck Creek Road, which we follow back to the trailhead.  



The hike is partly on dirt road, partly on unimproved trail, and partly off-trail.



Please bring ten essentials, plenty of warm clothes and wind protection. Amount of time/distance above treeline will depend on weather.  We have options.  



Please contact leader, in confidence, if you have a medical condition that might impact the trip.




Notes

This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at office@cmc.org or (303) 279-3080.




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