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New Meetup: Backpack into Chicago Lakes.

From: Scott
Sent on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Weekend Hikers...Plus!

What: Backpack into Chicago Lakes.

When: Sunday, August 1,[masked]:00 AM

Idaho Springs Reservoir
1200 Main St
Idaho Springs , CO 80452

Directions to the trailhead: From Idaho Springs on I 70 at exit 240, take...

Chicago Creek Rd. (Rt 103) south about 12.4 driving miles to...

Rt 5, just past Echo Lake, turn south and go about 150 ft. to a free parking area just outside the Echo Lake campground.

The hike: This is a four mile hike up into Chicago Basin, a scenic, rock-walled valley reminiscent of Yosemite Nat. Park. Two alpine lakes sit at the base of the walls. It's a gradual climb of 1300 feet.

This is an overnight backpacking trip. We will walk back out on Sunday.

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