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Rainbow Peak from McHugh

I didn't quite make it to the top of Rainbow earlier this year, so I'm going to give it another shot.  From McHugh it's a 3-4 mile run to where the trail to Rainbow branches off.  From there it's mostly hiking to the top.  Elevation at the peak is 3543'.  I expect the whole thing will take 4-5 hours.  Here's one of many websites with info on Rainbow...  http://www.summitpost.org/rainbow-peak/618183

If the weather is poor, I might reschedule for another day.



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  • Mike M

    Thanks to all for coming out. It was a fantastic day! I will post some select photos here, but the full photo set can be viewed at https://plus.google.com/photos/101606708682458173433/albums/5924049051416194449?authkey=CI7Q25nU-eSXxAE

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Zach

      That was really fun, thanks for organizing it!

      September 16, 2013

    • Betsy B

      Thanks Mike for setting this up! What a perfect day! I really enjoyed meeting all of you and am looking forward to running w/ you all in the future! I will try to get some pics posted soon - just need to find the time! Cheers!

      September 16, 2013

  • Todd

    Thanks Mike! Great run!

    September 15, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Can I carpool with someone? I live near east high school, but I could bike somewhere to meet.

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you in the morning :)

      September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm here, black Jeep Patriot.

      September 15, 2013

  • Kenton C.

    I won't be able to make it...I'll bring your flashlight to your work early next week, Mike!

    September 15, 2013

    • Mike M

      No problem. Don't worry about the flashlight unless you happen to be going right by the Garden. I can get it from you another time.

      September 15, 2013

  • Taylor

    i think i am in for this, depending how late i am up tonight ;)

    1 · September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay, hope I get to see you! If you do come and think of it, would you please grab my shoes and stuff that I left in the car after Res Pass? I keep meaning to stop by and get it and just keep forgetting.

      September 14, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Mike, if you could pick me up at East High that would be great.

    September 13, 2013

    • Mike M

      No problem. I drive a red truck. I'll see you there at 10:30 or shortly after.

      September 14, 2013

  • jerry w.

    think i will pass

    September 13, 2013

  • Gretchen H.

    Is it OK to bring my dog?

    September 10, 2013

    • Mike M

      Dogs are fine. A leash is recommended, especially on the "flat" section between McHugh and the trail leading up to Rainbow.

      September 10, 2013

  • Mike M

    I forgot to mention that a state parking pass is required at the trail head. $5 for a daily pass if you don't have the annual pass.

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So what's the total mileage?

    September 7, 2013

    • Mike M

      I'd estimate the total mileage to be around 10. Parts of the Rainbow trail are steep with some scree as we approach the ridge and peak.

      September 8, 2013

  • Erin

    wish I could, heard great things about that hike but I'll be out of town.

    September 2, 2013

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