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Spike/Snowshoe Hessie Trail to Lost Lake in Indian Peaks

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  • DISTANCE: Approx 4.7 miles

    SKILL LEVEL: MODERATE

    Start-End Elevation: 9,009' to 9,786'

    Net Elevation Change: about 1000'

    CARPOOL:

    For those interested in carpooling from Denver, I suggest meeting at the Park n Ride off 88th and Sheridan.  This is the Sheridan exit from Hwy 36.  We will meet there at 8:05am and leave at 8:15am.  We should arrive at the trailhead around 9:15am, which gives us some time to get our gear on and start at 9:30am.  ** If you are carpooling, it is assumed that you are staying for the après snowshoe at the restaurant.  If that isn't the case, please don't carpool....**

    DIRECTIONS:

    Get to the town of Eldora, which is after Nederland.  Go west through Eldora.  Stop before you run into the winter closure.

    TRAIL RESTRICTIONS:

    Dogs Allowed: Yes!!!

    TRAIL DESCRIPTION:

    If memory serves (it has been four years), we hike about 1 mile from the closure to get to the trailhead.  Then about 1.35 miles in to get to the lake.  If the trail is really packed down, we might nail the lake pretty quick.  We can then add a little extra if people are feeling up to it.  Here is a description of the trail;

    http://www.protrails.com/trails/view/26

    EXTRAS:

    Should bring emergency headlamp, snowshoes and/or micro spikes, hiking poles, extra warm gloves & clothing, protective eyewear in case of extreme wind exposure and blowing snow. Full face masks highly recommended. Hand and toe warmers are a very good idea!! Also bring extra water, and plan for what to do in case your Camel Back Water Tube freezes up. Bottled waters will freeze solid as well...we know this from recent experience!

    By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear you will require.

    APRES HIKE:

    TBA - either Nederland or Boulder. Still working on this, I am open to suggestions.

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  • mikey

    Sent out an email a few minutes ago. The forecast has gotten quite a bit worse since this morning. I am cancelling the event.

    February 23, 2013

    • Joe

      Ok. :-(

      February 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the email. I too will bow out, see you Friday at breck brew.

    February 23, 2013

  • Russ

    sorry just got back from copper - long day skiing...too burnt out. next time.

    February 23, 2013

  • Anne

    FYI, there's road construction on 36 and delay today between Federal and Sheridan was over 20min. be prepared. Due to that & forecast, I'm out. Thanks for heads up, Mikey.

    February 23, 2013

  • Dahlia

    Anyone coming from the Boulder are and wants to carpool?

    February 21, 2013

    • Dahlia

      I am in Rock Creek too. that is great. We can meet at the club house here. Here is my number[masked]

      February 22, 2013

    • Dahlia

      Jeanette, do you still want to meet up. If so give me a call

      February 23, 2013

  • heather p.

    Will meet you at the trailhead

    February 23, 2013

  • Greg

    Will meet at trailhead

    February 22, 2013

  • Lisa

    Mikey are you saying you and Jen will be at the park and ride? I have to make sure I am back downtown by 4ish so I'm not sure I will be able to car pool but I am interested in following the group up to the trail from there. Just wondering who I should look for at the park and ride.

    February 21, 2013

    • mikey

      Yes, Jen and I will be there. I have room to take two, but of course, only if you are staying for food/beer. We won't be able to make it back by 4pm, but you are welcome to follow me to the trailhead. I drive an older, silver Honda Accord.

      February 21, 2013

    • Lisa

      Thanks! I will find you guys and follow you up.

      February 21, 2013

  • Russ

    I am interested in carpooling from Denver. I live in DTC area.

    February 20, 2013

    • mikey

      Russ, I updated the meetup yesterday, see carpooling info...

      February 21, 2013

  • heather p.

    + a pooch.

    February 19, 2013

Cancelled

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