Hiking – Twilight hike to Hunters' Knob, Silverthorne


Hiking – Twilight hike to Hunters' Knob, Silverthorne

Twilight hike to Hunters' Knob, Silverthorne

  • Mon, Jun 17, 2024
  • Gore Range
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Easy to Moderate, Easy to Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 9,300 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at 5 PM at the Willowbrook Trailhead in Silverthorne. TH parking is very limited, so if any participants can arrive at the Leaders' home nearby (1/2 mi) at 4:30 PM, please let me know. That would allow some cars in the driveway in case TH spots are full.

Willowbrook TH map link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WkDWiw6Tf9aRuC8L9

This is an out and back evening hike following the Ditches Trail from the Willowbrook TH to Hunters' Knob. There are some uphill/downhill pitches, all on trail, mostly through wooded area. We may encounter some wet sections. Poles are helpful. Long pants, hats, and long sleeves are suggested as protection from ticks and other insects. We will pause for snacks & water along the way, and at the top of the knob (time & weather permitting). Plan on hiking nutrition of ~50 g of carbs per hour of activity. 

Sunset is about 8:30 PM. We will start by 5:15 PM to hopefully finish before darkness, but bring a headlamp just in case. 

Bring a sandwich or snack to enjoy at the top of the knob, weather-permitting. Leader will bring dessert to share. 

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.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Day hike ten essentials, including head lamps in case of darkness. Poles and footwear for wet sections suggested. Nutrition and weather layers.

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