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Greyrock Mountain Hike

  • May 14, 2013 · 8:15 AM
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Hike to the top of Greyrock Mountain from the trailhead about 8 miles up the Poudre Canyon northwest of Ft. Collins.   Greyrock Mtn. is a large prominent rock formation off a side canyon on the north side of the Poudre River.  Plan to hike up the Greyrock Trail and down the Meadow Trail.  We should see some spring flowers (pasqueflower, spring beauty, oregon grape, sand lily, etc.).  Have not been in this area since last year's fires so will be interested to see if and how the fires have impacted the trails.

Bring 1-2 liters of water (it will be fairly warm so bring plenty of liquid), snacks/lunch, and appropriate clothing for the predicted weather conditions.  Trekking poles, sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, a sun hat, and clothing layers to handle the predicted weather.

Current weather forecast for Tuesday; mostly sunny with temps in the 70's, possible wind gusts of 20 mph, and 10% chance of some showers.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.71248117463988&lon=-105.2904853806831&site=bou&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

Details:
Starting elevation: ~5630 ft.

Max Elevation: ~7513 ft.

Min Elevation:  ~5600 ft.

Total climb: ~2500 ft.

R/T distance: ~ 8.3 miles

Difficulty: Difficult intermediate level hike of moderate pace (~2 mph including stops).  Some rock scrambling required to get to the summit.  Hike should take about 5 hours with about an hour and 20 minute drive to and from the trailhead.

Please read the hike description carefully and don't sign up for the hike unless you are confident you can complete the described hike (pace, expected conditions, RT distance, total climb, and max elevation).

Notes:
Dogs: Not on this hike.

We do regrouping stops at all trail intersections.

Please be prompt so others are not kept waiting.  Five minute wait for no-shows.

Please, don't show up for a hike unless your YES RSVP has been accepted for you and any guest(s) that you intend to bring with you.

Please cancel if you decide not to attend so spaces will be available for others.

Disclaimer:
Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I normally lead hikes that I've done before. I don't do technical climbs but some of my hikes have strenuous climbs that may require using some handholds and require good physical strength and agility. I am not a professional guide. You are responsible for yourself. 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 and conditioning you require.
And lastly, anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal medical insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card in case of an emergency.

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  • Sandy G.

    Loved it! Great views and great day all around. Thanks Perry!

    May 16, 2013

  • Jameel C.

    Think I got added back late yesterday, Sorry!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone care if my roommate comes along?

    May 13, 2013

    • Perry

      No...If they're an experienced and in shape hiker who can handle the described hike, have the proper gear, and since they'll be riding with you.

      May 14, 2013

  • Sandy G.

    I can meet you at the trailhead if there's room for me on the hike.

    May 13, 2013

    • Perry

      Hey Sandy, You're on the hike. Marie lives in Ft. Collins and David M. lives in Loveland. Contact them and see if they're interested in carpooling.

      May 13, 2013

  • Perry

    Anticipate being at the trailhead at about 9:30 am so be there then.

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks

      May 13, 2013

  • Pete L.

    Perry, so we will get back by 3:30 pm? I need to be back to Boulder by 5:30 pm to help finish pulling Myrtle Spurge with WRV.

    May 13, 2013

    • Perry

      Pete, I'm estimating back in Longmont at about 4 pm...but not guaranteed.

      May 13, 2013

  • Marie

    hello, I only count five for a seven spot hike?!

    May 13, 2013

  • Marie

    hello, I only count five for a seven spot hike?!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be traveling from Loveland so I will meet you at trailhead. What time do you think you'll arrive at the TH?

    May 12, 2013

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