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Date Wednesday  2/12/2020
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Legault Mountain Snowshoe
Start Time 8:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Tim Lane
Member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 5.1
Elevation Gain 1238
Driving Distance 26

Location

Please meet at 8:45 am at the parking area along CO 8 next to the Fort Restaurant in Morrison, for a not-later-than 8:50 am departure.

Location on map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Fort/@39.628917,-105.1924972,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4417dd4b7cda1d5!8m2!3d39.628917!4d-105.1924972

If it is more convenient to meet at the trailhead, the location is Myers Ranch Park, map location here. Just let me know:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Meyer+Ranch+Park/@39.5462309,-105.2740598,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876b76d3aae67bd9:0xe87ae19665983f9!8m2!3d39.5462268!4d-105.2718711

 



For more info Contact

Tim Lane:  303-503-1914 / timlane54@gmail.com

 



Details

Who's ready for a fun winter peak climb that's close by and free of avalanche danger?!



The snowshoe up to Legault Mountain is the longest and most strenuous hike in Meyer Ranch Park - especially on snowshoes (or microspikes). Even though the mileage is short, the trails are fairly steep. At the summit we will be rewarded with beautiful sweeping views to the north, east, and south.



Here's a very good and more detailed description:



http://www.gohikecolorado.com/legault-mountain.html



Please bring all Ten Essentials , snowshoes and microspikes (I will let you know the conditions a day or two prior to our outing).



Please inform me ahead of time of any pertinent medical condition you may have. This will help me (and any medical personnel) to be most helpful to you in the event of an emergency.




Notes

POST-TRIP REPORT:

Three of us did a "Wildcat" Snowshoe climb today of Legault Mountain at Meyers Ranch Park in Conifer.

Snowshoeing and weather conditions were excellent. We were very fortunate that the trails - including the "off trail" to the top of Legault - were packed down already. Otherwise, due to about 2 feet of snow on the ground, it would have been much more difficult.

While most of the route was gradual uphill, the final hump to the top of Legault was steep & strenuous (at least for us). But the summit is totally worth it as it has spectacular views all around.

Stats: We reached the summit in about 1 hr 50 min at a moderate pace. Total RT took 3.5 hrs (5 miles / 1200' elevation gain).

This is a great little snowshoe - and a great workout - close to Denver.




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