September 1, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Hi Secular Hikers,
Weather permitting; there will be a hike on Sunday, September
1st on Chautauqua Trail 715 maybe to the top on Mount Herman. The trail starts on the southwest edge of the town of Palmer Lake and heads towards Mount Herman. There are a couple short sections where the trail that is rather steep. Then after that, the trail is far more flat for a few miles. For those people who want to only go part way up this beautiful valley, I will give directions how to get back to the parking lot and how to drive back out. Overall the trail has a relatively gradual incline and I would rate the trail easy to intermediate in difficulty (except for the two short relatively steep sections at the beginning).
For those people who want to go all the way to the top of
Mount Herman, I would rate this trail as intermediate to difficult (round trip of 10 to 12 miles, about 1500 to 2000 ft. elevation gain).
We would be leaving from my house (see directions below) at
9:00 AM and carpooling to the trailhead.
Please bring enough water and snacks on the hike.
Please let me know if you plan on attending the hike. If you
change your mind, please let me know that also.
Travel north from Colorado Springs on Interstate 25 to exit 156A, North Gate Blvd. Take your first left (at the first traffic light and a double turn lane) onto Struthers Road. Follow Struthers Road for about 1 mile, there is a large "Summer Glen Estates" sign on your right. Directly in front of the sign, turn right onto Falcons Nest Loop. Take the second right onto Scottsdale Drive, then your first left onto Sedona Drive. My house is at the end of the cul-de-sac, slightly on the right. 205 Sedona Drive. 594-4506.
Special note for the people who live north of Gleneagle: let me know and I will arrange something else for you a few days before the hike.