New Meetup: Lake of Glass/Sky Pond Hike

From: Perry
Sent on: Monday, August 30, 2010 2:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!

What: Lake of Glass/Sky Pond Hike

When: Friday, September 3,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Starbucks Coffee parking lot at 17th & Hover.
17th Street and Hover Rd
Longmont, CO 80503

Hike from Glacier Gorge past the Loch and climb up and above Timberline Falls to two gorgeous lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park.
8 miles RT with about 1650 ft. of climbing if we find parking at the Glacier Gorge parking area. Add 0.4 miles Rt if we have to park at Bear Lake. Bring your RMNP pass if you have one.

http://www.protrails.com/trail.php?trailID=57

Experienced hikers only. Though not a technical climb, the climb to get above Timberline falls is a little tricky and is not for novices. The climb is pretty much vertical for 20 ft or so with good handholds and footholds but is right next to the falls and so things can get slippery.
Bring a least two liters of water and a snack lunch to enjoy at Sky Pond.
Hiking boots, trekking poles, hat, rain gear, and sunscreen also recommended.

Notes:
No dogs allowed on Rocky Mountain National Park trails.
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. On the waiting list is not a YES RSVP. I try to limit my hike participation to a number that I think is manageable based on my judgment of difficulty, fitness requirements, special skills (rock scrambling and/or bushwhacking), my familiarity of the area, and impact to other groups using the area at the same time.

Disclaimer:
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.

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http://www.meetup.com/hiking-381/calendar/14564626/

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