Hi Secular Hikers,
There will be a hike on Monday, May 12th starting on St. Mary’s Falls Trail, going around the south side of Mount Rosa and if snow does not prevent us from making a large loop, we will be returning on Seven Bridges Trail. The starting elevation is about 7500 ft., the max elevation is about of 10300 ft. We will be completing the hike by late afternoon, probably after 5:00 PM.
Some of us will be carpooling from the Woodmen Valley park-n-ride. To get there from Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road, go west to the first stop light, turn left (south) on Corporate Drive, turn right (west) at the first intersection onto Mark Dabling Blvd, take an immediate right turn into the parking lot. We will be leaving this parking lot at 8:15 AM.
For those who want to meet the rest of us at the trailhead parking lot, it is located at the upper end of North Cheyenne Road at the intersection of High Drive and Gold Camp Road. We will be arriving there somewhere around 8:45 AM.
There is a good chance that there will be snow and ice on the trail. Even though we have not needed them in the last two Monday hikes, I highly recommend that everyone on the hike have micro spikes (available at REI).
Please bring enough water and snacks for the hike.
Please let me know if you plan on attending the hike and where you will meet us. If you change your mind, please let me know that also.
p.s. It costs me $72 twice a year to be a meetup organizer. Would you please consider helping by sharing this expense? If I receive about $0.50 per person (including guests) per hike or (to avoid a bunch of quarters) $1.00 per person about every other hike you attend, I would come out roughly even.