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Bell Pass to Windgate Pass and loop back down to Gateway


One last (easy) round before our killer Seven Summits.  Remember when we thought this was hard?? We'll hike up to Bell Pass, down and around to Windgate Pass then make our way back to Gateway Trailhead.  Then the best part: go to Tom's Thumb Market for brunch

Length: 9.6 miles, according to Mike's GPS from last time.

Difficulty: Not if you've been training with us:)  Otherwise, it's a hard hike with lots of steep up  and we keep a solid pace. 

Elevation Gain: Bell Pass is 1202 feet and Windgate Pass is 858 feet.  We'll have plenty of up and down.

Time: I'm guessing 4-5 hours

Warning: not suitable for beginners!  This is a good workout and you'll be happy if you regularly hike this kind of distance and elevation gain.  We have to keep a decent pace, so if it becomes clear that you aren't happily keeping up with the group, you have some great options to turn around or do Gateway Loop on your own.  Remember, only YOU are responsible for your own safety.

Bring lots of water 3-5 liters and snacks

I'll collect $1 voluntary donation to HHH.

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  • Brenda

    Another fantastic day on the trails! Thank you everyone for making this such a gorgeous day.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Libby

    I got a great workout on this trail. It was a beautiful day with very nice people. Thanks Brenda

    November 17, 2013

  • Christina

    good workout trail

    November 17, 2013

  • Mike

    Brenda, thanks for a great hike.

    November 17, 2013

  • Lori G

    I had a great morning and enjoyed the hike tremendously! Look forward to hearing about 7 Summits, Brenda!

    November 17, 2013

  • Patricia

    Great hike on a lovely day! Brenda -- thanks for your patience in leading all of us with different paces and inclinations!! Good luck next weekend!

    November 17, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Doing Rogers Trough today and camping overnight sorry to miss this

    November 16, 2013

  • Mike

    Hey Chip, if you find my Chilean rose tarantula down there bring it back for me

    November 15, 2013

  • Chip

    Looks like I will do the two South Mountian hikes with Juli and Christa, See you Monday night Brenda

    November 14, 2013

    • Christa J

      Removing myself as I am hiking SM with Juli and Chip. Hope to see you on a trail soon, Brenda and fellow HHHers.

      November 14, 2013

    • Brenda

      Have a good day ya'll!

      November 15, 2013

  • Joanna W.

    Sorry, please take me off waiting list, that was a mistake.

    November 8, 2013

  • Teresa W

    +1=Steve. I think I will be available...

    October 23, 2013

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