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Date Saturday  5/8/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Joe Mills/Lake Helene Snowshoe
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader Bill Trout
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 100


The meeting time and place will be emailed to participants a couple days before the trip ...... it will be early but not 12 am

For more info Contact

To register for this trip contact the trip leader at

Note if you have not hiked with me in the past please let me know some of the hikes/snowshoe trips you have done recently in your email. Thanks



The group will start at the Bear Lake trailhead and snowshoe toward lake Helene on trail. Near the Soudough Campsite we will cut off trail and snowshoe up the south slope of Joe Mills Mtn. If it is a nice day there are beautiful views of Notch Top, Odessa Lake, Little Materhorn and the rest of Fern Creek Canyon/Odessa Gorge. We will descend back down the south slope then check out Odessa Gorge and Lake Helene before retracing our path back to Bear Lake.

Note the climb to Joe Mills is not "technical" BUT is very steep and will require the group to scramble across lots of talus that may be slick. Please consider your experience and skill level vs this challenge. It will not be a trip requirement, but If you have a climbing helmet you may want to bring it. 

Ride share from Fort Collins will be $10



Contact the leader via e-mail to register.