Join me on a 1-1/2 mile easy to moderate snow shoe activity around Bear Lake with optional trek to Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park to get your snow legs together.
Bring ski or trek poles.
To prepare for future longer distance snow shoe activities, try to bring along the following essentials:
1. Navigation: Map and compass.
2. Sun protection: Sunscreen, SPF lip balm, sunglasses or ski googles.
3. Insulation: Enough clothes to keep you warm if you have to stay the night (wind proof outdoor wear, layers, wool/polyester medium weigh body hugging base layer, warm gloves with heating pads, insulating hat, winter trekking boots, etc.)
4. Illumination: Flashlight or headlamp, plus spare batteries and bulbs or a backup device.
5. First-aid supplies.
6. Fire: Two butane lighters or waterproof matches.
7. Repair kit and tools: Knife or multitool.
8. Nutrition: Food and emergency food in case you have to stay the night or longer.
9. Hydration: Two quarts of water (warm soup, etc.) for a day trek and a water purifier for long trips.
10. Emergency shelter: Tent, tarp, emergency blanket, bivy sack or even a trash bag.
Elevation around Bear Lake is approx. 9,500 feet.
Rocky Mountain National Park vehicle fee is $20.00 unless you have an annual pass or seniors pass.
Meet at 9:00AM at the Westminster RTD park & ride, north of the four story parking garage for the 2-1/2 hour drive to the Bear Lake parking lot.
My cell phone on the day of the snow shoe activity is[masked]-9467.