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Date Tuesday  6/29/2021
End Date Thursday  7/1/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Willow and Salmon Lakes, Eagles Nest Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Brad Cotten
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 18
Elevation Gain 2900
Driving Distance 120

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Description: Hike into the Eagles Nest Wilderness for wildflowers, fishing, and great alpine lake scenery, just below the high edge of the Gore Range.

Itinerary:

Day 1. Hike on the Mesa Cortina Trail (#32) for approximately 3 miles until the intersection of the Gore Range Trail (# 60). Turn right (north) at the intersection with the Gore Range Trail.  Continue on the Gore Range Trail for approximately 3  miles to the intersection with the Willow Lakes Trail (#36). Turn right. Continue on Willow Lakes trail about 3 miles to Willow Lakes and establish camp. (9 miles/2900’)

Day 2. Fish, day hike to Salmon Lake (3.3 miles, +/-700’ RT to camp), or relax in camp. 

Day 3. Return to the trailhead.  (9 miles/-2900’).

General Requirements: There are multiple options for recreation.

Map: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=39.63286,-106.11025&z=14&b=f16a

         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39739?t=VPF9M1DJ46c13ixXSJzL




Notes

BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.

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