Lake Haiyaha Loop Snowshoe

  • March 10, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Let's do a moderate loop hike in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park to view one of the more unusual lakes in the Park.  We'll start from the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Lake Haiyaha is ringed by enormous boulders, and not run of the mill regular-sized boring rocks.  Our descent will take us past Dream and Nymph Lakes back to the trailhead.  This trek guarantees no rattlesnake sightings, however, elk raisins may be present.

*Note, 8:30 is carpool time!
Round Trip Length: 6.5 - 7 miles
Elevation Change: ~1000'


CARPOOL:

For those interested in carpooling from Denver, plan to leave the 88th and Sheridan PNR (west side of Hwy 36, north end of the lot) at 8:30 a.m. If not carpooling from Denver, meet at the Bear Lake Trailhead at 10:00.

EXTRAS:

Each vehicle will need a park entrance pass.

Bring snacks, water, snowshoes, extra layers, traction devices and hiking poles.
Be prepared for all weather conditions, well, except maybe for typhoons and heat waves. Snow with a chance of falling gerbils is always a possibility.  Additionally, please bring cash for splitting fuel costs and park entrance fees, bribing park officials, etc.


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:

Wapiti Restaurant & Pub, West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO

http://www.thewapitipub.com

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  • Angela

    Awesome pictures guys and gals!

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike, awesome people and awesome photos ;-).

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun trip, good group.

    March 10, 2013

  • Peter

    Just got here where r u guys

    March 10, 2013

  • Peter

    In the park be there in 12 mins

    March 10, 2013

  • Peter

    We are in Lyons now might be a few minutes late to trailhead

    March 10, 2013

  • Peter

    Anyone else gonna meet up at park n ride? A couple of us are here

    March 10, 2013

  • Peter

    I'll be at the park-and-ride two minutes late

    March 10, 2013

  • Angela

    Is there a way to go with maybe a second group?

    March 9, 2013

  • Brad

    Anybody meeting at the carpool spot? Coming from Denver and watching weather.

    March 8, 2013

    • Mark

      I'd be coming from south Denver. I've got a pass and don't mind driving but can only comfortably take 1 in my truck.

      March 9, 2013

    • Brad

      I will be bringing my wife so gonna need two spots. Coming from Lakewood and can drive.

      March 9, 2013

  • Mark P.

    HEY all would love to join you all if a spot opens up. Havent been able to make an event since i joined the group and am looking forward to meeting upwith you all hopefully at some point soon.

    March 9, 2013

    • Abbas

      Mark I just have to cancel so hopefully you can get in.

      March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im also interested in carpooling (but not be the driver) it's snowing way too much. I have a pass too. Thanks.

    March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in Lakewood

      March 9, 2013

  • Dackri D.

    See you next time!

    March 9, 2013

  • Sherry H.

    Sorry for the late notice. Hope to catch you on the next one!

    March 9, 2013

  • Dahlia

    Sam, want to carpool? Anyone else I am in Superior(Boulder) and have a parking pass.

    March 7, 2013

    • Sam

      Dahlia, I emailed you about carpool.

      March 7, 2013

    • Gretchen

      Could I carpool with you? [masked]

      March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the late RSVP change! Have fun!

    March 9, 2013

  • heather p.

    Sorry--I'm too injured to keep up. Next time!

    March 8, 2013

  • Matt H.

    Thought it would be better by now but my ankle is still bothering me. I am out.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jen

    Folks, don't forget that Saturday night is the hour forward time change. Bleh!!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I'll have to cancel for my first outing :(

    March 7, 2013

  • heather p.

    Will meet you at the trailhead

    February 27, 2013

  • Denise P.

    Oops...forgot this conflicts with something else. Hopefully I can make it to another event soon.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this trip a good fit for someone who is in shape but has no snowshoeing experience?

    February 27, 2013

    • Jen

      Certainly. Snowshoeing is not difficult. On occasion, you may have to take large awkward steps to walk over downed trees, branches, boulders, etc. You can rent snowshoes at REI. The trails may be packed down enough that snowshoes aren't necessary, but without them, it's difficult to partake in the off trailing we periodically do in the deep, untouched snow.

      1 · February 27, 2013

  • Denise P.

    This is the first event I'm attending! Looking forward to it. :)

    February 27, 2013

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