Snowshoe Squaretop Lakes and Peak (at least to lakes) - ADVANCED!

DISTANCE: 9.4 MILES ROUNDTRIP (to the summit, if reachable - we will at least go to the lakes)

There will be at least an additional 4 miles round trip distance if we have to start at campground. I will be in touch with CDOT as the date gets closer to keep tabs on the conditions.

SKILL LEVEL: MODERATE PLUS to DIFFICULT (THIS IS AN ADVANCED OUTING - if you have any medical issues that might hinder your progress, do not attempt this)

ELEVATION GAIN:2,125 elevation

ELEVATION CHANGE: 11,669 - 13,794 (If we make the peak)

 

DIRECTIONS:

WE WiLL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE TO PARKING LOT - PASS IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

 

THE PRE-MEET:

WE WILL MEET AT THE

GEORGETOWN VISITOR CENTER BY 10:11AM

AND CARAVAN UP THE PASS AS FAR AS WE

CAN

For those interested in carpooling from Denver, I suggest meeting at the Wooly Mammoth Park-n-Ride (Section BB, across from Conoco) in Morrison at 9:00 and leaving no later than 9:15. We are expecting travel time to be about 1 hour tops to the visitor center.


THE TRAIL:

Square Top Trail is above timberline most of the way with no windbrakes for cover except by the lakes. We will moniter weather conditons closley. If conditions become umberable we will end at the lakes and return.

Dogs must be leashed at all times on this trail.


THE APRES Hike:
Lucha Cantina
http://www.luchacantina.com/
606 6th Street, Georgetown, CO (303)[masked]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES (PLEASE READ!!):

1) PLEASE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO OUR GENERAL RULES, PHILOSOPHY AND LIABILITY WAIVER ON THE MAIN PAGE -

As always - the most important point is that you are responsible for your own safety and understanding what you will need to participate in this outing!

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, WHEREABOUTS AND PREPAREDNESS!!


2) ** Be ready for any kind of weather - Lots of layers, jacket/shell, hat, gloves/mittens, etc. **

3) Be prepared with snowshoes, and/ or

traction devices (I highly recommend both for

this outing, but I expect traction devices will be more appropriate past the lakes if we attempt the summit due to the grade and terrain)



4) Bring extra water, as high

elevations dehydrate the body at a faster rate.

5) Poles are highly recommended!

6) Please remember that snowshoeing/spiking might mean that we end up spreading out according to our pace and fitness levels. If you do split off ahead from the group, please wait at the summit (or, as far as we can make it) for most of the members to arrive. If  you are falling behind, please try and make a group member aware!

If you can not complete the trail and need to

turn back, please inform your organizer(s), or

someone who can inform the organizer(s) that

you are leaving. The group is not responsible

for your whereabouts.

7) IF you run a carpool, or participate in a carpool, please coordinate with each other as to your individual pace and meeting back at the parking lot!



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  • Alex

    Hey Guys, Once again Thanks for all your help. For keeping me company, going back to get my snowshoe, lending me your socks, giving me your foot warmers, lending me your boot covers, giving me mouth to mouth resucitation... wait that may have been part of a dream... Anyway I promise I'll be better prepared next time!

    Alex

    2 · January 27, 2013

  • Tammy

    Scott and I are headed to Georgetown visitor center. Didn't recognize any cars at Wooly. Will have to bring a "T&A?" sign next time :).

    January 26, 2013

    • Olissa

      I was there too, and didn't see anyone.

      January 26, 2013

  • Sam

    I will be at the Wooly Mammoth at 9:00AM for carpooling.

    January 21, 2013

    • Matt H.

      I will be there as well

      January 26, 2013

  • Marija K.

    Is anyone comming from Boulder; it would be great to carpool?

    January 23, 2013

    • Marija K.

      Sam, this is truly generous of you - Thank you!
      The Superior Safaway address that I found is: 1601 Coalton Rd., Superior, CO, 80027 Is this the one you have in mind?
      Also, at what time do you need us to meet you there?
      Thank you for your help with this.
      Best,
      Marija

      January 24, 2013

    • Sam

      Yes, that's the one. There is only one Safeway in Superior anyway. Let's meet there at 8:20AM.

      January 24, 2013

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