Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!What
: Diamond Lake and BeyondWhen
: Friday, August 13,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: Penney's Shopping Center Parking Lot
SW corner of Nelson and Hover Roads
Longmont, CO 80501
We will hike from Buckingham campground to Diamond Lake, then continue beyond the lake to the high ridge above treeline (~11,608 ft). Approximately 7 miles round trip with ~1500 ft elevation gain. Maximum number of participants is 12 since this is Indian Peaks Wilderness. No dogs, please.
Spectacular views, incredible wildflowers - and most likely some mosquitoes around the lake and in boggy areas! Weather permitting, we will plan to have lunch at the top of the ridge.
Please be prepared with food, water, raingear, sturdy hiking boots, and layers of clothing appropriate for a range of conditions including windy and chilly weather. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant will be needed. The hike will be at a casual pace.
Note: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 required.
Please let me know if you plan to meet at the trailhead rather than at JC Penneys for carpooling. I strongly recommend carpooling since parking can be difficult to find at this trailhead.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/hiking-381/calendar/14089688/