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Date Sunday  5/5/2019
End Date
Group El Pueblo
Event Title Carhart/Cascade Trails
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Edward Biery
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 55

Location

Meet at the City Park pool/frisbee golf parking lot at 8 AM.

For more info Contact

(J)ed Biery
719-250-9027
edbiery98@gmail.com


Details

We are going to use the brand-new Carhart trail from Pueblo Mountain Park to the historic Squirrel Creek trail (NFST 1384), then up Squirrel Creek past the picnic area up to the original Carhart-Cascade trail (NFST 1384.A), and then up that trail to it's upper junction with 1384. We will then have 2 options for the return trip.
Squirrel Creek was the 1st area that the National Forest Service built as a planned recreational area! It was designed by Arthur Carhart in 1919 and built over the next few years. Unfortunately, the area has fallen into disuse - in 1947 a flood took out all of the bridges in the canyon and the Forest Service stopped maintaining the area, except for the trail. In recent years a private landowner has restricted access to the canyon (from the bottom), but this new section of trail reopens access to this beautiful canyon.


Notes

There may be some stream-crossing challenges at this time of the year.