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HIKE TO LAKE DOROTHY

  • Oct 20, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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I just found out that there is Lake Dorothy in Colorado and I really wanted to hike there. So, Don made me assistant organizer and said : GOOOO for it!!!

This Lake has the same name as I do, Dorothy or Dorothea, it's both Greek and means GIFT of GOD. It must be a beautiful place.

Last time I hiked there, there was a shuttle bus provided. They run every 15 minutes. I will check if they still run or not. That bus will bring you to the trailhead.

We will meet at the Trailhead (see below) at 8:45 a.m. and begin hiking promptly at 9 a.m. Bring layers, hat, sunscreen, snacks, plenty of water, sturdy waterproof hiking shoes and hiking poles.

This hike needs a permit and is limited to 12 hikers. If you RSVP and your plans change, please change your RSVP to allow others to join this hike, especially if there is a waiting list.

Note: Hiking is risky. By signing up for this hike, you agree/acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety.

Rain or snow cancels the hike so watch the weather. Any questions, my email is [masked].

Lake Dorothy is accessed from the Fourth of July Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Nederland, Colorado.

From downtown Nederland, go south on Highway 72 for .5 miles to County Road 130 and make a right. You will see a sign for Eldora Ski Resort at this junction. Continue on Highway 130 through the town of Eldora, just past which it becomes a dirt road (4 miles). Continue on the dirt road (past the Hessie Trailhead) another 4.8 miles and take the right fork at the Buckingham Campground up into the designated parking area. Though suitable for most 2WD cars in good condition, the road between the Hessie turnoff and Fourth of July Trailhead can be rough. High clearance vehicles are recommended.

check out the link below for details.

http://protrails.com/trails/view/50/indian_peaks_wilderness_area_and_james_peak_wilderness_area/lake_dorothy

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  • Dorothea

    It was a beautiful hike. The wind on top of the pass was very cold but it was worth hiking all the way to Lake Dorothy and take a picture with MY lake :0) Thank you guys for coming out to this beautiful place.

    October 21, 2012

  • Adam

    Best hike yet! Spectacular views, although the path was a slippery beast. Quickly uploading panoramas since they turned out great. Will upload more later.

    October 21, 2012

  • Dorothea

    It was a beautiful hike, I am so glad I got my FIRST hike organized! Thanks, Barry for hanging out with me....We were a little late to the trailhead because the dirt road took us 30 minutes and everyone was gone. Sorry, Don, we missed you.

    October 20, 2012

  • Randy D

    Much tougher than I thought. I didn't talk much conserving every bit of oxygen I could;). Thanks to Lori for leading the hike. Lori, Adam and Topher I truly enjoyed hiking with you. I used the excuse of taking pictures to catch my breath;). Hope you enjoy them.

    October 20, 2012

  • Lori

    Great time. Glad we got to see you on the trail Dorothea and Barry and thanks to Don for showing up to greet us at the end.

    October 20, 2012

  • Lori

    Anybody carpooling from Boulder?

    October 19, 2012

    • Adam

      My route turns west at 93 & 72, I could pick you up if you met me somewhere around there or south of there.

      October 19, 2012

  • Dorothea

    The weather is going to be cloudy and low of 41, high 64 tomorrow. See you at the trailhead.

    October 19, 2012

  • Adam

    Ah, looks like I got in. Anyone still needing carpool from Littleton area is free to ride with me.

    October 17, 2012

    • Keroc

      OK, so remember to bring the ZERO bags!! :-) Hi Dorothea!!

      1 · October 17, 2012

    • Dorothea

      lol, Vance......:0)

      October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to hitch a ride with someone since my Prius will not make it there. Can meet at the Justice center here in Boulder (if you come thru boulder, you pass it on your way to Nederland) Happy to chip in on gas of course. Thanks!

    October 15, 2012

  • Dorothea

    I will call the ranger's office on Thursday to see about the weather conditions and I will let you know if there is snow. They will NOT clear the street to the trail head, if there is snow.

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    are dogs allowed?

    October 14, 2012

    • Dorothea

      if you read the directions on the link: dogs must be on the leash at all times. But at this time , it looks like the hike is full. There are only 12 people allowed with this permit.

      October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    and....how long of a hike is it? elevation gain? don't see the particulars....am i missing it somehow?

    October 14, 2012

    • Dorothea

      it clearly says: click on the link below for details :0)

      October 14, 2012

  • Dorothea

    Does anyone want to car pool? My car wont make it through the mountains but I can meet anywhere from Aurora to Golden. Thanks.

    October 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you have room for another person. I have a prius which will never make it. Happy to help pay for gas. I live in Boulder.

      October 13, 2012

    • Sharon

      Barry, I'd like to carpool with you also and happy to help pay for gas also.

      October 13, 2012

  • Adam

    I'll join up pending the start time of the UT game. If it's an evening game, I'm in: it hasn't been announced just yet...

    1 · October 8, 2012

  • Don

    If we can't hike because of the snow or road conditions I say let's all play in Nederland, go to the Pioneer and have a cheeseburger and something to drink or better yet we could go to the place Laura was suggesting on Saturday!!!

    1 · October 5, 2012

    • Dorothea

      or we can hike up there with our snow shoes :0)

      1 · October 5, 2012

  • Dorothea

    I called for the permit today and it's in the mail. I will just have to check with the ranger on the weather a few days before the hike to make sure that there is no snow.

    October 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think the shuttle is running anymore this year.

    October 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      It ran through Sept 16...

      October 4, 2012

    • Dorothea

      Great, thanks for checking this out....I guess we will have to drive up there.

      1 · October 4, 2012

  • Don

    Dorothea: Here is the phone number to call for your permit. It's free and will be sent to your home;[masked]-2500. I hope to see you all up there but as you know I won't be able to hike. YES Dorothea this area is a GIFT OF GOD AND IT IS A BEATUTIFUL PLACE! Be sure to take some great pictures!!! As my son Weston would say, "You're the Bomb!!!" Which means you're Doro is so cool!!! Thanks for doing this for me and the group!

    1 · October 3, 2012

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