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Pikes Peak Night hike!

If you've ever wanted to see the city lights from Denver to Pueblo, this is the hike for you. Who is interested in a night hike up Pikes Peak to watch the sunrise? This an informational posting to determine the interest level of Pikes Peak night summit. The hike will be late Aug or Sep. We will hike under the moon (with head lamps) via Crags (11 miles ish round trip). We have the option of staging MTB's at the summit house the day prior and biking back down. Would like to keep the group size to 10. Keep in mind we would be leaving for the summit around midnight (ish). Please send me an email and if we have the numbers, I put the trip together. 

And now a safety message:

Dogs welcome? Well behaved dogs are welcome. They must be kept on leash and picked up after. Please plan to drive your own car if you bring your dog.

Each person is responsible for their own safety and security.  Meet Up and CSAare not responsible for injuries and do not carry insurance.  These events are strictly organized for fun and social interaction; no liability is assumed by the group or host.

-Shawn

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  • Jeff D.

    1 · September 30, 2014

  • Johanna

    I couldn't make this meet up - but I want to do this exact event the night of October 4th. Anyone interested? I'm up here for a few weeks for work, although I've summitted Longs, Torrey's and Grey's, it's been a few years. October 5th will be my 25th birthday - would be awesome to be ontop of a mountain for it!

    Also whoever organized this route, can you ping me?

    Thanks!

    September 24, 2014

    • Shawn G.

      Hi Johanna... My name is Shawn I put this trip together. You can email me directly with any question via Meetup.

      September 26, 2014

  • Jason B

    Thank you Shawn for setting this up. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Really enjoyed the company and I'm looking forward to the next outing.
    Cell: (719)[masked]
    Email: [masked]

    September 21, 2014

    • Jason B

      "not at all"... I just realized in my haste I forgot "at". Take what you need.

      September 24, 2014

    • Tracie S.

      Thank you :) luckily I read it how I wanted to and took them anyway! LOL Couldn't find you on fb..

      September 25, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    Great hike! Perfect weather and met some awesome people. Had such a fun time! Thanks to Shawn Gliniewicz for setting it all up. He was a wonderful host!

    September 21, 2014

    • Tracie S.

      oh and my email is [masked]

      September 21, 2014

  • michele h.

    It was an awesome hike. My cell is[masked] and email is [masked]

    September 21, 2014

  • michele h.

    Sorry, one more clarifying question. Trailhead at 10 or trailhead at midnight?

    September 18, 2014

    • Shawn

      1145 at the parking lot tonight

      September 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I accidently cancelled how do I get back in?

    September 19, 2014

    • Shawn

      Just show up

      September 19, 2014

  • michele h.

    I see RSVPs are closed, can I still come

    1 · September 19, 2014

    • Shawn

      Yes

      September 19, 2014

    • Shawn

      Michele, you are more then welcome to join us this evening. [masked], Shawn

      September 19, 2014

  • Shawn

    Yes

    September 19, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    If my son wants to join me (he's 20 and in good shape,won't slow anyone down) - is that ok to bring him? First meet up I've been able to do so not sure of the rules. Saw one can't make it so figured there might be room. I can drive also if anyone else needs to carpool.

    September 19, 2014

    • Tracie S.

      I'm in Black Forest - can either meet off Interquest/I-25 - at that Cheddars about 10:30? or if you'll be further south - at that Safeway off Cimmaron/hwy 24-can never remember which street, but think it's near 26th? - meet there at 11pm? whichever works better for you.

      September 19, 2014

    • Tracie S.

      by the way - my phone is[masked]-6408.. in case I don't see these chats after this.. :)

      September 19, 2014

  • Adam

    Hate to bail on this hike. I had to fire my helper this past week and get to work tomorrow instead of sleep. Stay safe and have fun everyone

    September 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feeling sick, so very iffy at this point. Still hope to make it.

    September 19, 2014

    • Shawn

      Hope you feel better!

      September 19, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    Thank you! I did see the time change - works great! See you tonight!

    September 19, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Ok, so I want to apologize for all the time and date changes. IF you are going, be at the TRAIL HEAD NLT 11:45 PM. This is because the sun is coming up MUCH later these days. If anyone has question:[masked]

    September 18, 2014

  • David B

    Sorry got in on the Snowmass trip at the last minute. Have a great trip.

    September 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Manitou Springs and will be driving... If anyone wants to carpool we can meet at my house, it's pretty convenient to 24.

    September 11, 2014

    • michele h.

      I'm not for sure yet but what time should I be at your house if I do go? :-)

      September 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The cracs campground link above is 45 minutes from my home according to google maps, so we should leave there at about 11.

      September 18, 2014

  • michele h.

    Is it on for this Friday? It is hard to tell if the "its best to reschedule" remark posted on the 5th was a about another weekend or not. :)

    September 16, 2014

    • Shawn G.

      We are ON for this Friday. The reschedule was for last weekend:)

      September 17, 2014

  • Shawn

    I believe it's best to cancel and look at rescheduling...

    September 5, 2014

    • Adam

      Sounds fine to me. I've been getting out and doing 14ers about every other weekend. Just let me know when you're going to reschedule

      1 · September 5, 2014

  • Shawn

    Looks like rain and thunder storms all night: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=COZ082#.VAn5NO29K0c

    September 5, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    I'm so sorry, I'm a dumbass. I will not be able to make this. Dates mixed up a bit and we have tickets in Denver. If you decide to change back to the midnight... keep me posted. So sorry - been looking forward to this for awhile. Hopefully I can get in on the next one! Have fun!

    September 4, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I cant' make this on Friday night Sorry I didn't notice the day change.

    September 3, 2014

  • Joe

    September 2, 2014

  • Audi D.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it. I got the dates mixed up.

    2 · September 1, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Um, when I changed the time I FORGOT to change the date, it is now updated:) The HIKE is this Friday, Sep 5th, starting at 10 PM from The Crags parking lot (the whole time and numbers thing:) Hope to see everyone this FRIDAY, 5 SEP at 1000 PM for the HIKE to watch the sunrise. Item List:
    Clothes, LAYERS, lots of layers. Hats, gloves, good set of shoes or hiking boots
    Water, gator aid, etc. As we are going up at night I do not plan on carrying more then 100 oz. I'll have a water filter with me just incase.
    Headlamp w/extra batteries.
    Food: Cliff bar, power bars, whatever you like, bring enough for 1 per hour...
    Sm 1st aid kit
    Camera NOTE: Unless it is snowing, raining like crazy or Lightening in the area, this hike will take place and start on time.

    September 1, 2014

  • Jennifer

    What time to you estimate we will be back?
    As of today i'm still planning on coming.

    August 31, 2014

    • Shawn G.

      Between 6 and 8 am (ish). All depends on how long it takes you to hike back.

      August 31, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the trail Shawn! Wish I could have joined you, but had my youngest daughter so took her on an easier hike instead :) Looking forward to this hike!

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Major TIME change.

    After completing the hike this past Saturday, I decided to add a 2 hours to the start time. The added time should be great for those moving at a slower pace to get to the top for sunrise. MAP:http://www.cospringstrails.com/hikes/pikespeakcrags.html

    We will meet at the main parking lot near the bathrooms starting around 930. "Hike time starts at 10 PM"

    Please see my notes on dogs and personal safety.

    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Shawn

    August 19, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Ok, I know the AUG 16 is the race up the FRONT of Pikes Peak but it's the ONLY weekend in Aug I am available to make a pre hike up the Crags. Between the rain hail, etc, this DAY HIKE will be to check the trail, install trial markers, etc. Getting lost / separated is NOT an option during the night hike. If anyone cares to join me, let me know. Shawn

    July 28, 2014

    • Shawn

      Ok, so I have been directed to not hike before 9am so a friend can join us. So, if you want to go, we can met at Ryan's BBQ, at 9?

      August 15, 2014

    • Yen P.

      I won't make it tomorrow because I forgot I sign up for the dirty dash.

      August 15, 2014

  • Adam

    Shawn I'm thinking about Maroon Bells next weekend. Any chance anyone interested in some exposed hiking? I'm trying to find a hiking partner

    July 18, 2014

    • Shawn

      Adam, I wish I could go, the next weekend is already packed.

      July 19, 2014

    • Adam

      No worries Shawn. I don't know very many people so I figured I'd throw it out here

      July 19, 2014

  • Shawn

    So, I am going to hike up the trail early morning sometime in Aug, make sure everything is WELL marked and such, would anyone care to join me? May or MAY NOT summit (above tree line the trail is very clear) may play on some of the other trail too, just spend the day exploring..

    July 1, 2014

    • Shawn

      It will be on a Weekend. I have 1/2 Marathon in Aug, so I am thinking it will be before then (just need to figure out what race I signed up for:)

      July 6, 2014

    • Yen P.

      Cool, I got a full one in Oct. Ok, let me know when.

      July 6, 2014

  • Joe

    Shawn,

    i will go along. only conflict is I have biz travel sked for the 8 - 15 Aug...j

    July 3, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Greetings

    If anyone is interested in a "Training Hike," I am leading a group to Barr Camp and back this Saturday, 7 June with the Colorado Springs Adventures Meetup. Slots are available if you care to join. Warning: Start time is 0530:) Shawn

    June 2, 2014

  • Adam

    Shawn I'm thinking about Mt Princeton or I would do the hike to Barr Camp with you guys.

    June 3, 2014

    • Adam

      A guy an 14ers fb just did it Sunday. Said no snow shoes or spikes required.

      1 · June 3, 2014

    • Shawn

      Cool, be safe and take LOTS of photos!

      June 3, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    I would love to do the training hike, but have plans that day already :(

    June 3, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Jennifer
    No MTB required. You are good to go!

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I am interested in this.. No mountain biking for me though.

    June 2, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Are there any photographers in the group that would like to take in some Milky Way Photography on the trip up?

    May 30, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    All good:) Lets plan on NOT MTB backing down as I've not heard from anyone wanting too. It is better if we all stick together anyway. So, the plan is to hike down to the trail head.

    May 27, 2014

  • Adam

    I'm not a biker, so I'll be hoofing it down also

    May 27, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    I would definitely be interested, but I'm not a mountain biker so don't want to take a spot if I'm the only one walking back down :) let me know. If you need the numbers I'm in. If you have others than would like to bike down, i'll drop out.

    May 27, 2014

  • Shawn G.

    Getting up there is 1/2 the FUN. Everyone PLEASE chime in if you have a MTB and would consider riding back to base camp after we summit?

    May 22, 2014

  • Alan S.

    Interested, but out of town through June. If I'm gone while you schedule the hike, please remove me from the list so that I do not take a spot from someone else who may be interested. Thanks!

    May 22, 2014

  • Joe

    Shawn,

    actually looked into this last year. this year the full moons that coincide with a summer weekends are 12 Jul, 10 Aug and Mon 8 Sep. I did a nite hike several years ago under a full moon (from Manitou, starting about 8pm and summiting before dawn) and the only time we really needed lights were searching our packs for food at Barr Camp.

    May 21, 2014

    • Shawn G.

      Joe

      Thanks for looking up the full moon dates. I did this trip in 06 up Barr Trial and you are correct, under the full moon the lights are not really needed. I have to work out one or two items on my side and will post dates soon. Thinking close to 8 Sep mark?

      May 21, 2014

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