New Meetup: The Pool & Fern Falls Hike - RMNP

From: Laura
Sent on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!

What: The Pool & Fern Falls Hike - RMNP

When: Sunday, July 25,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1.00 per person

Where: Lyon's Park-and-Ride
SW Corner of 4th & Broadway
Lyons, CO 80540

Please meet at 11am at the Lyon's park & ride to carpool. Also, just so you know, I have never been to The Pool & Fern Falls before, so be prepared to be flexible. It may take me a few minutes to figure out where exactly we are going........

The trailhead is near the Moraine Park Visitor's Center on Bear Lake Road. Turn west at the Visitor's Center and follow the signs to the small parking lot with about 30 spaces.

The Fern Lake Trail starts easy. For the first 1.7 miles to Arch Rocks and The Pool, the trail gains little in elevation with just short stretches of ups and downs. The trail can be very peaceful, because it follows the Big Thompson River. The sounds of the river crashing over the rocks is a nice treat as you hike the trail.

From The Pool to Fern Falls, the trail is just 0.9 of a mile, but it gains more than 500 feet in elevation. The trail can be quite steep in sections, but there is a treat along the way. If you hear a loud gushing just off trail, look for a steep, unnamed cascade.

Please bring your park pass if you have one...otherwise it will cost each car $20.00 to get in to RMNP.

I can't wait to go....Hope to see you there.

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