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Date Friday  1/3/2020
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Bear and South Boulder Peaks*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Christopher Larson
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 7.7
Elevation Gain 2800
Driving Distance 116

Location

Meet at 6:30 at American Mountaineering Center for departure no later than 6:40. Northern people, including me, will meet at Sandstone Park in Lyons at 7:25.

After hike, we may stop at Rock Creek Tavern and Pizzeria in Allenspark.



For more info Contact

Chris Larson
608-770-6473
Christopher.william.larson@gmail.com



Details

Meadow Mountain is the northernmost and easternmost named peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and is on the southern border of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The summit itself is an unremarkable expanse of tundra and stones but the view is superb and is well-worth the effort. Meadow Mountain marks the east end of the ridge dividing the spectacular Wild Basin (RMNP) to the north from the Saint Vrain drainage to the south. Most notable are the vistas of the Longs Peak Massif to the north, Ogallala and Saint Vrain to the west, and the higher Indian Peaks summits to the south. Far away you'll be able to spot Pike's Peak on a clear day. The foothills drop away to the east and the Great Plains stretch to the horizon.

We will likely use snowshoes for much of the trip. The last half mile to the summit is South facing and usually wind blown. We can cache our snowshoes for this section.



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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