Frazer Meadow (instead of Mule Deer Trail)

  • April 25, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Talked to the Ranger today and there's still feet of snow on this side of the park.  And the road to the trail is not open yet.  So we will stay closer to the Visitor Center and hike Frazer Meadow to Coyote Trail instead for 5-6 miles roundtrip - lots of trees with around 800 feet of elevation gain.  Ranger says the trail is snowpacked and icy in spots, so please bring micro spikes or other traction.  Ranger also said forecast for tomorrow is sunny and 43 degrees.  Or we could hike Mountain Lion clockwise.  We'll decide at the carpool location at 8:15am.  Bring a lunch and we'll eat at the backcountry shelter or some where beyond before turning around!  It's going to be an adventure!!!

A moderate 8 mile roundtrip loop with 1000+ feet elevation gain.  Starting at Ole' Barn Knoll this loop takes us through open meadows, evergreen forest, aspen groves and offers spectacular views of the Continental Divide from Panorama Point. 

Carpooling: Meet at 8:15am on the shoulder of Golden Gate Canyon Road where we'll form some carpools.  A State Parks Pass is required for this hike.

Directions to Trailhead: From Hwy 93 follow Golden Gate Canyon Road for about 13 miles into the park.  Continue a few miles to Ole' Barn Knoll Trailhead.  There's a vault toilet at the trailhead.

Picnic Lunch (weather permitting) at Panorama Point.  Bring your lunch plus something to share, whether its food or drink, it doesn't matter.

See you there!

Important Note:  This is a participate at your own risk event!

Life is risky. I am not a professional guide.  By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.


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  • Roxie

    Thanks for taking and posting all of the great pictures!

    April 25, 2013

  • Keith F

    As always a good leader and great people. On a beautiful day, what else could one ask for?

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Debbie

    What a GREAT day! Snow hike got our hearts pumping on the way up and slipping and sliding in the slush on the way down! Lots of fun with a great group of hikers! We really scored at lunch with the "mistake" grilled artichoke and homemade chips appetizer!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Roxie

    Had a great time. Good workout in that snow.

    April 25, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Refreshing hike and great workout!

    April 25, 2013

  • Barbara G

    Love Deb's hikes!

    April 25, 2013

  • Randy

    Thanks Debbie, another fun hike with a great people!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Nancy P

    too many birthdays, too much celebrating

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't go, somethings come up, work related.

    April 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Talked to the Ranger today and there's feet of snow on the Mule Deer Trail and Mountain Base Road is closed. So...we will start out from Frazer Meadow to the Coyote Trail and make it around 5 miles round-trip. It will be snow packed and icy in spots, so bring traction. Forecast for GGSP is sunny and 43 degrees. Bring a lunch.

    April 24, 2013

  • Marilyn T.

    Dont believe I can get back to a 1 pm appointment in Denver. I am very disappointed I can't make this one.

    April 24, 2013

  • Kat S.

    Oops, my bad. I didn't read the hike details when I signed up. 8 miles is too hard for my knees so I will have to bow out.

    April 24, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Sorry to bail due to Doctors appointment that is important!

    April 23, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Knee surgery prevents me from making. Have fun.

    April 23, 2013

  • Cathleen D.

    I need to get back earlier than I anticipated, so it's better for me not to attend. Have a great hike!

    April 22, 2013

  • Scarlet S.

    I will have to back out, my boss is supposed to be coming in this week

    April 21, 2013

  • Scarlet S.

    I am going to try to get this day off!!

    April 12, 2013

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