Intermediate Snowshoe – Francie's Cabin and Beyond

Francie's Cabin and Beyond

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,210 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 11,475 ft
  • Pace: casually moderate

7:20AM Meeting Time, 7:30AM Departure

Section BB Wooly Mammoth Park-N-Ride, 18560 US-40, Golden

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Francie's Cabin sits in an absolutely gorgeous cirque that includes: Mount Helen, Father Dyer Peak, Crystal Peak and Peak 10.  To the east we'll also have nice views of Bald Mountain. 

Please note:  Our highpoint is 11,475' ... so while this is rated at "intermediate" and has a short amount of mileage, it will still be bordering on "challenging".

We will snowshoe SW up Spruce Creek Road, N on Aqueduct Road, head west on 4WD Road to point 11,475', on the way back we will head east on 4WD Road, S on Aqueduct Road, cross Spruce Creek Road and head south on Wheeler Trail until intersection with Spruce Creek Trail then we will snowshoe NE back to the trailhead.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Snowshoes, MICROspikes, Trekking Poles, Warm Layers for Wind, 1st Aid Kit, Warm drinks, Lunch, the rest of the 10 Essentials.

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