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Date Wednesday  11/13/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Kelso Mtn. 13,164'*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Russell Peterson
Co-Leader Eileen O'Leary
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 3381
Driving Distance 106

Location

Dinosaur Lots just off I-70 at Exit 259 . Park section BB.   If you plan on meeting group at Bakerville, please let the leader know.



For more info Contact

Russ Peterson  mtbruss2013@gmail.com  720 299 8269

 



Details

Exploratory -  I have not actually done this peak.



Kelso Mountain is a low thirteener in the front Range. It is the fourth and lesser peak of Upper Stevens Gulch, through which thousands of people pass on their way to nearby Grays and Torreys Peaks. We will park Bakerville conditions.  We will then hike the Stevens Gulch road to the Grays trail, leaving the trail to ascend to the mine at the saddle between Kelso ridge and Kelso Mountain. We will climb the north east ridge of Kelso and return to Bakerville the same route. 

Everyone will be expected to break trail and maintain a pace of at least 1000ft an hour. Hikers of all rating are welcome.  Microspikes are recommended and winter clothing including full facial protection is essential.




Notes

Weather was great and everbody had a great time.  We were able to drive to the Grizzley Gulch Junction.  Total travel time for the trip including breaks was right at 6 hours.

 




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