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Date Friday  9/20/2019
End Date Sunday  9/22/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Pikes Peak/Barr Trail A-Frame Repairs (Backpacking)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Glenn Barr
Co-Leader Greg Long
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 14
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 52

Location

A-Frame next to the Barr Trail on Pikes Peak (CalTopo Trail Map  URL: https://caltopo.com/m/U5AF)

A-Frame (https://goo.gl/maps/ervyyuGa8941qtbJ6)

Barr Trail (http://www.barrtrail.net/)



For more info Contact

Glenn Barr - gjb2000@gmail.com

Questions?  Can you only help on one day or two?  Do you only have time to hike a load of supplies down and construction waste up?  Please email Glenn to figure out how to best join the project. We want you to help!



Details

The Pikes Peak Group has been maintaining the A-Frame for the Forest Service for years.  The A-Frame (https://goo.gl/maps/ervyyuGa8941qtbJ6) is located along the Barr Trail (http://www.barrtrail.net/), near tree line at about 11,500 ft. We will be carrying lumber, shingles and other supplies from the top of Pikes Peak down approximately 3 miles to the A-Frame.  We will be replacing the roof with new shingles, replacing front supports,  painting the exterior and interior.  When complete, all old material and trash will be packed back to the top for disposal.  Plans are to camp there for the duration.  It’s a beautiful sight with views of Colorado Springs and as far as one can see to the east.  PPG will furnish all materials, tools and freeze dried meals for the two nights there.  There is a spring-fed creek at the worksite – so bring water treatment if you have it – or use ours if you don’t.   We’ll monitor its flow and come up with a back-up plan if the water dries up. 

This will not be an easy hike carrying material from 14,115 ft to 11,500 and returning.  No previous construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to work and have fun enjoying a wonderful weekend at a beautiful location. Be sure you are physically fit enough to hike up/down the trail at altitude carrying your gear and supplies as needed.To conserve parking at the top carpooling will be planned and space coordinated at the A-Frame to fit the group.  Coming with a friend – consider sharing tents, stoves, filters, etc. 

If the trip is full please go on the waitlist as we’re uncertain how many people are needed.

Questions?  Can you only help on one day or two?  Do you only have time to hike a load of supplies down and construction waste up?  Please email Glenn to figure out how to best join the project – gjb2000@gmail.com 

Meeting location

We will meet at the Safeway, 3275 W Colorado Ave at 7:00am, and carpool from there.  https://goo.gl/maps/B9SHtiKeox2YUtse9 

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Nt7yTDAt5NXo8LdFA 

Pikes Peak Highway Info   https://coloradosprings.gov/pikes-peak-americas-mountain



 




Notes

-This is a backpacking trip (hike from Pikes Peak Summit to A-Frame and Back - 3 miles / 3,000 feet elev change)
-You will need to provide your own camping gear (we will help partner up on stoves / water).
-CMC will provide dehydrated meals for Friday and Saturday night -- the rest of the food is on your own
-There is no toilet at the A-Frame - Leave No Trace Principles apply for waste disposal. We will designate a group area and have the tools to build a group cathole -- with depth and dirt.
-Any questions - email Glenn at gjb2000@gmail.com

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