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Date Friday  11/22/2019
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Meadow Creek Trail Snowshoe
Start Time 7:29 AM
Status Approved
Leader Rick Bell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 2800
Driving Distance 1

Location

MEADOW CREEK - FDT 33 

In Summit County, Frisco - Dillon Ranger District



For more info Contact

Rick Bell

MrRickBell@gmail.com

Text at 330-692-6645 

Please reference "CMC - Meadow Creek" in all contacts, so I know who your are.

 



Details

This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area (see regulations below). At the beginning of the trail the grade increases significantly as it passes through aspen stands. Approximately 0.6 miles from the trailhead you will come to the intersection with the Lily Pad Trail (FDT 50).  Pleasant views of Dillon Reservoir and the Upper Blue Valley can be seen from occasional clearings along the Meadow Creek Trail. Near timberline, the trail opens up in a large meadow providing beautiful views of the surrounding area. Once above timberline, look for rock cairns marking the trail. Approximately 4.2 miles from the trailhead you will intersect the Gore Range Trail (FDT 60). Bear to the right and continue on toward the summit of Eccles Pass, elevation 11,900 feet. 



Achieving Eccles Pass and snowshoes will depend on the weather conditions.



Bonus, extra credit is Lilly Pad Lake on the way down if group agrees. This is also a pleasant hike with outstanding views and the lake is approximately 0.7 miles up the trail.



Starting at 7:30 we should return to parking area at 2:30. At (1.2 to 1.5 mph) up and 2 mph down we should easily make timeframe.



Required Gear:

Snowshoes and a way to carry them on your pack

Traction device (microspikes)



Recommended Gear:

Ski goggles

Ski gloves/mittens

Facemask/balaclava

Trekking Poles




Notes

This is not a beginer snowshoe hike.  Snowshoeing requires a little getting use to and more energy.  Please be considerate of others and contact me if you have any questions.

This will be an on trail.  The only exception would be if there is no snow and we go up the ridge.  So class 1 with possible class 2.
 




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