Hike to Stanley Mtn (12,521 ft) from Continental Divide trailhead near the Henderson mine.
Bring 1-2 liters of water and snacks/lunch. Lunch on the peak if the weather permits. Trekking poles, hiking boots, sunglasses, and sunscreen also recommended. I don't know how much snow will be on the trail so bring your microspikes. Bring clothing to handle the predicted weather conditions. Current forecast is for mostly sunny skies, temps around 50 degrees, wind gusts could be above 20 mph, and a very slight chance of some afternoon showers.
Total RT distance: ~ 7.5 miles.
Trailhead Elevation: ~ 10,450 ft.
Max elevation: ~12,521 ft.
Total climb: ~2100 ft.
This is an advanced intermediate level hike at a pace of about 1.5 mph including rest stops. Total hike time should be about 5 hours and about 2 hour each way drive time.
If anyone wants to meet the group in Boulder, Golden, or at the trailhead, please comment when you sign up. I'm limiting the group size to my van capacity. If more sign up, I can increase the group size if someone else volunteers to drive.
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).
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.
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.