Late Posting Pre-Super Bowl Snowshoe around McIntosh Lake

  • February 2, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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How about a fairly short snowshoe around McIntosh Lake while there's some decent snow cover, a not-too-demanding workout before the Super Bowl. The scenery should be great.  Bring a pair of snowshoes (poles and leg gaiters are also nice), water proof hiking boots, water if you think you'll need to drink, sunglasses, and clothing layers for the predicted weather conditions.  Current forecast is for partly sunny skies and temps around 25 degrees with light winds.  There may be some bare spots but we should be able to work our way around them.  If you don't want to snowshoe, that's OK too.  The paved sidewalk around the east end of the lake has been plowed and the snow depth shouldn't be deep enough to make walking too difficult. We should be done before 1 pm.

I have a couple of extra pairs of snowshoes (and poles) if someone wants to borrow a pair and try out snowshoeing. Just let me know to bring them.

Starting elevation: ~5060 ft.

Max Elevation: 5070 ft.

Total climb: <50 ft.

R/T distance: ~3.5 miles around the lake

Difficulty:  Moderate pace (around 1.5-2 mph)  This is a beginner level snowshoe but you should comfortable with walking 3.5 miles.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leash OK.


Here's a Google Map link to the parking lot.


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  • Perry

    Great fun, beautiful scenery, exhilarating walk around the lake.

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good work out for sure. I'm really feeling it!

    February 2, 2014

  • Lisa J.

    beautiful scenery, good workout, and cool people

    February 2, 2014

  • Sandy

    Would like to join if I can catch you all on the trail and if there's room. I'm headed to Longmont anyway so would be fun to hike with you all if I can.

    February 2, 2014

  • Myra

    Aaahhh I'm walking distance from the lake too. But at church at 10:30am. I hope to see more hiking events on weekends in the future.

    February 1, 2014

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