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Date Monday  3/18/2019
End Date Thursday  3/21/2019
Group Denver
Event Title CMC Brainard Cabin 3 nights
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ronald Hileman
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 400
Driving Distance 80


This outing is organized by the Photography section but it is open to all. 

We will stay 3 nights in the Brainard Lake CMC cabin and take short excursions during the days.

There will be a full moon we may take a night snowshoe.  We will take day trips of approximately 3 miles each.



For more info Contact

Ron Hileman



Mark Evans




The CMC’s Brainard Lake Cabin is a completely volunteer managed and maintained rustic cabin. There are daily and close-up chores that everyone needs to help with. It is a small cabin with no privacy and an even smaller kitchen area so be prepared to be extra considerate, cooperative, self-organized and consider meals that just need boiling water. The cabin is well equipped with solar powered lights, pillows, sleeping pads, pots, pans, hand grill (for the wood stove), propane burners, wood cook stove, plates, bowls, and utensils. We will boil creek water. Bring a pillow case, slippers, 3-season sleeping bag and food. 

There are choices of routes in (scenic trail vs. easier road) which we will make at the trailhead. They are the same length, but the trails go up and down. Mark likes his sled, so that will be part of the decision (and March can mean bare spots on the road).

If you use The Photographer’s Ephemeris, you should use the Geodetics and determine when the morning Sun will hit the peak of Mt. Audubon and when the Moon will set over the Divide. We will then have a determination of who got it right.

More information can be found at





Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.