CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Herman Gulch

  • July 25, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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CANCELLED Due To Weather - reviewed NWS, CDOT, etc. and it's currently raining, the roads are wet and the humidity level has increased to 70% chance of thunderstorms.  Herman Lake is s moderately difficult trail of 6+ miles roundtrip and 1600+ feet of elevation gain.  Starting elevation is 10,332 climbing to almost 12,000 feet.  It's located north of Bakerville, CO in the Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest. It lies in the open tundra of a capacious valley just below the Continental Divide. 

Directions to Trail:  The trailhead is located .1 mile north of exit #218 from I-70. It's located between Bakerville, CO and the Eisenhower Tunnel.  From westbound I-70, exit #218 and bear right (east) on the short service road that dead-ends at the Herman Gulch Trailhead.  There's a bathroom at the trailhead.

Carpooling:  Meet at Wooly Mammoth, Section CC where we'll form some carpools.  The parking lot is located on I-70 West at Exit 259.  We'll leave the parking lot at 7am.

Optional Lunch after the hike at Tommyknockers in Idaho Springs. 

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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  • Paul

    Darn!

    July 25, 2013

    • Don

      How would you know unless you were there Debbie. You have always been very accurate with the weather and everything else to make sure we're safe. And as you know if you don't like the weather in Colorado...stick around for an hour, it'll change

      July 25, 2013

    • Don

      I meant that as a compliment :o)

      July 25, 2013

  • Don

    I have no idea what time I got home last night or early this morning...I wouldn't have made it anyway.

    July 25, 2013

  • Paul

    Marilyn and Paul will be meeting everyone at the trailhead parking lot by 8:00

    July 25, 2013

  • Paul

    My weather reports aren't showing much chance of precipitation until at least 5 pm with a high of 84 in denver

    July 24, 2013

  • Val G.

    Sketchy weather tomorrow. A good hike worthy of reschedule.

    July 24, 2013

  • Roxie

    with the uncertainty, I'd better commit to the things I should be doing...but wasn't going to do....so what's new?

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I looked at the forecast for tomorrow and it is 60% rain. Is this still on? This is my first hike and not sure when/how decisions are made to reschedule a hike. Thanks in advance

    July 24, 2013

    • Debbie

      Meet up site will be updated by 6am tomorrow morning if the hike is cancelled.

      July 24, 2013

  • Mollie

    Sorry to miss this one. I have to work, but happy to have a new client. Have fun. I will miss you all.

    July 24, 2013

  • Paul

    Grays and Torrey just got cancelled. I'm going to jump back in with this group if you will have me. I'll check in the morning to see if its still on!

    July 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Thursday - There's a 40% chance of thunderstorms near Bakersville according to the National Weather Service. If I learn its storming in the (by 6am the morning the hike will be cancelled. I'll update the meet up early tomorrow morning if the hike is cancelled.

    July 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Other plans have changed.

    July 24, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry, have to work now. Too bad. Really want to see the flowers. Have fun.

    July 24, 2013

  • Maria

    I have another commitment, have fun.

    July 24, 2013

  • Paul

    I'm heading to greys Torrey's. Have fun everyone.

    July 24, 2013

  • Don

    I need to be in Leadville Thursday afternoon. I would have to say I'm probably the only hiking organizer who has never been to Herman Gulch. All my members have!

    July 22, 2013

  • janice

    The flowers are going to be amazing! Take pictures for this workin' girl. :)

    July 21, 2013

    • Debbie

      Hey stranger! Good to know you're still around and working! Take care and hope you can join us sometime.

      July 22, 2013

  • Don

    A few members from my group went up Saturday and told me they had an amazing time especially with all the wild flowers and the views

    July 22, 2013

  • Mary

    late night

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I didn't catch that it was a weekday, and I will be working. I hope to make one on a weekend soon

    July 21, 2013

  • Don B.

    Just passed by there today on the way up to The Citadel. It's the tallest jagged peak to your left as you look from Herman's Lake. The columbine fields are stunning otw to Herman's

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Something a little shorter would be a perfect way for me to begin. Could anyone recommend a meet-up group that is at a slightly lower level. Thanks.Gerry

    July 19, 2013

    • Debbie

      Check out Denver Trail Heads hikes lead by Becky. She hikes at a slower pace and choses scenic trails.

      1 · July 20, 2013

  • Hilde

    just went there, my spot is available

    July 19, 2013

  • Tim H

    Change in plans need to drop out have fun

    July 19, 2013

  • Linda

    Doing this on the 17th.

    July 16, 2013

  • Jim O.

    Sorry Debbie, As much as I try I can't be two places at once. As you point out I've already committed to Gray's & Torreys.

    June 23, 2013

  • Harrison C

    OOps didn't realize this was same day as Grey's and Torrey's

    June 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Please keep you're RSVP accurate. There are two hikes on this date - Keith is leading Grays & Torrey's and I'm leading Herman Gulch. Please only RSVP to one or the other. Thanks.

    June 22, 2013

  • Charly

    Have a commitment this day. Darn responsibility!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Val G.

    Always enjoy this hike... except for the last 200 feet of vertical!

    June 22, 2013

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