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Date Sunday  12/29/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Sugarloaf Peak 8501' (Hayman burn off trail) DESTINATION CHANGED
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 Moderate B
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 2300
Driving Distance 110

Location

Meet at parking lot in front of The Fort Restaurant S of Morrison on Route 8 (just N of intersection with Hwy-285).

Gas money for the driver is 110 miles X 30 cents/mile divided by 4 people in a car = $8.  Check your E-mail about two days prior for an "intro" message from the leader with specific details of the trip.



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

ph: 303-650-6528

cell: available when you sign up



Details

DUE TO WEATHER COMING IN SATURDAY THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MT FALCON OPEN SPACE WHICH IS VERY NEAR OUR MEETING PLACE (THE FORT AT 7:30AM).



This trip is a repeat from spring 2019 led by this leader which was cut short due to approaching weather.  It was a fun outing and he wants to go back and complete as intended.  There should be no snow in this treeless area but micro spikes are recommended in your equipment just in case.  Following is the original trip description slightly modified because it is no longer exploratory as was the original.



Who knows how many Sugarloafs' there are in Colorado.  This one is west of Deckers completely in the Hayman burn area meaning no trees.  We start where the FS road into Wigwam TH of Lost Creek Wilderness crosses Wigwam Creek and follow an abandoned road to the base of the inverted cone of Sugarloaf Peak.  We ascend the peak by whatever looks like the best route and then descend the opposite side.  We cross the abandoned road again and ascend the backside of the unnamed 8685' partner of Sugarloaf, then descend the frontside of that peak to our starting point.  So this is a loop over two summits off trail except for the old road.  Don't be fooled by the short distance - this trip is a workout and requires fortitude to ascend the second peak after descending the first.  Oddly, of the two summits the unnamed one is higher.  Views from the top are great.




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