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Date Friday  6/4/2021
End Date Sunday  6/6/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Goose Creek McCurdy Park, Lost Creek Wilderness, 3-day Loop
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Linda Jagger
Co-Leader Thomas Jagger
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 22
Elevation Gain 6400
Driving Distance 230

Location

Meeting location and carpooling info will be provided via email prior to trip date.



For more info Contact

Questions contact Linda or Tom Jagger, lindajagger@yahoo.com, thjagger@gmail.com

phone or text  Linda:  303-249-0986 or Tom  303-547-4698



Details

Description: In her book, The Best Hikes in Colorado, Christina Williams writes: “Giant rock formations tower above the landscape, creating an individuality and wild grandeur rarely found so close to large centers of population.”  Spend time in the area where Lost Creek is “lost” in granite tunnels. Hike into a scenic area of granite domes and formations and incredible views.



Itinerary: Day 1.  From the Goose Creek Trailhead continue on Goose Creek for  4 miles where we can visit historic buildings and have lunch. From there it is another 25. miles to the junction of Goose Creek with McCurdy Park Trail. Here, we leave the Goose Creek trail and continue .5 miles down hill on the McCurdy park trail to Refrigerator Gulch, where we will cross the lost creek on a set of logs and make camp. (7 miles, 2300').



Day 2. From our campground ascend and descend the rocks in refrigerator Gulch for 2 miles and then steeply climb to an unamed pass at 10,900', from here we join the Brookside McCurdy trail going south.  In 1/2 mile we drop down to Hay's Creek to camp. This is the last reliable water until Hankins Pass in 4.9  miles. (6 miles,  3000')



Day 3. Today we hike for .4 miles where we turn left on the Lake Park trail, and climb 1.0 miles to our high point at11,540' with options to hike over to "Tarryall Peak" (11,760')  for better views of the rock pinacles the area is known for. From Goose Creek campgroiund.(9.2 miles 1250')





General Requirements:  A self-issue permit is required at the trailhead. This si

Map: https://caltopo.com/m/GK3C

         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39745?t=exW1gxds9nhNYXo1Ru1j




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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