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Date Saturday  11/9/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Raleigh Peak 8183' (Buffalo Creek area) New members Welcome
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2500
Driving Distance 50

Location

Meet at parking area in front of the Fort Restaurant on Highway 8 south of Morrison.  This is a popular CMC meeting place but if you are unfamiliar with the location let me know and I can send you more specific directions.

Driver reimbursement:  50 miles TIMES 30 cents/mile DIVIDED by 4 people/car = $4 paid to driver by each passenger.

Check your E-mail for a trip "intro" message (expected weather, special equipment to bring, cell number, etc) 2 days prior.



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

ph: 303-650-6528  (call anytime)

cell: available when you sign up but active only on trip day



Details

Raleigh Peak is one of the quite secluded eroded granite "rock pile" summits common in the Buffalo Creek burn area of Pike National Forest.  Better known and more visible Long Scraggy Peak is a neighbor to the south.  The west side of Raleigh Pk is bounded by private property so we approach from the east via Colorado Trail segment 2 starting where CT crosses the S Platte River.  Soon after hiking steeply out of the river valley we leave the CT and travel on an old abandoned road with a gentle grade leading to the peak.  The final summit is a scramble which we can try but no problem for those who would rather wait below.  Past CMC trips to this mountain report remarkably inconsistent length and elevation gain stats so I have estimated with CalTopo which is usually pretty good.  This trip will be exploratory to the leader from the time we diverge onto the old road but he has been in the general area many times.  Most of the route is in the burn area so there are no trees (which exposes an interesting landscape) and recent heavy snow should be entirely melted.   The CalTopo route (green) is here:  https://caltopo.com/m/CQ8D



New Members - CMC classifies hikes A, B, C, and D.  By definition the classifications are for hike distance and elevation gain only but for pratical purpose you may consider the hikes to get progressively more difficult A to D.  Fourteeners are C and (mostly) D hikes.  For more on classifications come along and I can (try to) explain this and all other CMC.  Existing members are always welcome and you can relate your CMC experiences to new members.



 




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