BEGINNERS Backpack: Lost Creek Wilderness – Sept 15 to 16 – one night
WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW BACKPACKERS – SO OUT OF RESPECT… PLEASE SIGN UP ONLY IF YOU ARE NEW to backpacking – This will be a lot of time spent training and reviewing skills - it’s is not for those with experience. If you are experienced but would like to do this backpack – email me the information requested and then if there is a spot available I can add you.
RSVP will open on August 15th (time to see if you’re able to go)
How to Sign up... on August 15th -you can add yourself to the Trip FOR the waiting list.
Then Email me the information requested. (See below)
As I receive your email with the requested information I will take the names from the list and the first 14 people that I receive their information and acknowledgment will stay on the list... anyone not sending information will be not be considered to be move to GOING STATUS.
I will email back each person and let them know they are on the trip.
As this trip has had a lot of interest from members SO please sign up ONLY if you’re able to go and ARE going to go. We will cover subjects and skills which are requested by those attending – more information to go to those on the YES LIST.
Wilderness Area : Groups size is limited to 15 persons
Great for Beginners as we will be taking our time Hiking. There will be a lot of great photo opportunities as well.
LEAVE Sat September 15th AND RETURN SUN September 16th - ONE NIGHT ONLY -
Goose Creek Trail Backpack in the Lost Creek Wilderness
We will meet at the Pine Junction lot at about 8:00 am we will leave for the trail head ASAP.
◦ to get to this lot, take 285 west from Denver to Pine.
◦ US 285 and Pine Valley Rd. (lot is across from the Store at the intersection.
We can car pool from here if people want.
We are hiking only about 3.5 miles in and 3.5 miles out.
We plan to observe Leave No Trace principles so please remember your trowels and trash bags to pack everything back out. Although fires are permitted, firewood can be hard to find. I would recommend a backpacking stove.
Groups size is limited to 15 persons
Bear bagging and animal / human safety will be practiced.
Please read the Terms of Understanding/sign up sheet in the Files section This particular backpack trip is open to both adults and children accompanied by adults.
Waiver and Release: Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must sign the Colorado Backpackers and Campers Meet up Group -Terms of Understanding and Signup Sheet
I will ask EVERYONE who is going to email me with the information completed :– this will act as an electronic signature and enable me to collate the information ahead of time. SEE BELOW of what I need sent to me ASAP!
If you RSVP Yes to the waiting - please make sure you can attend. • Please read our RSVP Policy located in our "About" section before RSVP'ing for this trip. •
Carpooling: Yes- can be from Pine Juct. Or Denver or Colo. Springs (post comments to find others to car pool with (I will not be organizing it for everyone)
Scenery: 3 - Great
Difficulty: 2 - 3.5 miles one way distance and/or[masked] feet of elevation gain
Solitude: 2 - many groups and day hikers
Trail Length: 3.25 to 3.75 Miles (to Camp site) – Depending on where we camp.
Elevation Gain: - Appox. 200 +/- feet going in Elevation
Range: 8200 - 8500
Expected Temps: 40 night – 80s day -Area usually has afternoon showers
Dogs Allowed: Dogs are allowed – see our file on dog guidelines - (no more than 2 dogs.. so if taking one let me know ahead of time - )
Notice: Additional maps, and information will be sent to all are going
Trip organizer – Jeff Dillavou – [masked] - feel free and emailing me with questions or concerns
Please EMAIL ME WHEN YOU make your RSVP:
IF backpacked before , How long ago and how many time?
And Questions you have them….
AGAIN please RSVP only if you’re Beginner Backpacker.