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Hiking – Multi-day car camp & Hike: Fishers Peak SP and Capulin Volcano NM

Multi-day car camp & Hike: Fishers Peak SP and Capulin Volcano NM

  • Thu, Oct 31, 2024 — Mon, Nov 4, 2024
  • Gore Range
  • Hiking, Camping
  • Adults
  • Difficult
  • Difficult
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 9,633 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Car-camp at sites at Trinidad Lake State Park on Oct. 31. Depart by dawn on Nov. 1 for Fishers Peak SP to hike the Fishers Peak summit trail (Difficult, 16 mi, +3400'). Following the day hike, return to campsites at Trinidad Lake SP for 2nd night.

Nov 2 - Depart for Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico. Camping and hiking details for Nov 2-3 are TBD.

Interested parties should contact the Leader to determine campsites and participation. State Park entrance and Camping fees will apply. Details are TBD, but the general itinerary (subject to change) is: 

Thur 10/31 arrive for car-camping at Trinidad Lake State park (TLSP) sites (2 nights)
Fri 11/1 Early start (10.5 hrs of daylight) to hike Fishers Peak (16 mi/+3400'), return to car camp 
Sat 11/2 Recover and drive to next overnight car camp near Capulin Volcano Natl. Monument
Sun 11/3 Hike Capulin Volcano; option to camp or depart
Mon 11/4 Departure
The Parks all offer alternate hikes and activities that some participants may choose to do on their own if different than the main group. 
Pertinent Links: 
Fishers Peak SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/FishersPeak
Trinidad Lake SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/trinidadlake
Trip Report for the Fishers Peak hike https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=22456
Capulin Volcano Natl. Monument https://www.nps.gov/cavo/index.htm
Boilerplate: Participants' email addresses may be shared with other participants, and trip images may be shared on Facebook or other media. If you have known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader before the trip. If you have known exposure to a COVID-positive case within 5 days of this trip, do not come. Do not come if you are sick. If applicable, bring money for ride sharing. No pets. 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Car-camping essentials & expanded First Aid. 

Hiking Ten Essentials, weather-appropriate layers, poles, sun protection, nutrition.

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