Mt. Flora - 13,146'
Distance: ~8 miles Starting Elevation: 11,306' Plan: This is not a super long hike, but most of it is along a ridge above timberline so it will probably be cold and windy (I'll reschedule if the weather looks really bad). There should great views along the route. We will meet at the Wooly Mammoth lot sect BB at 6:50am on Saturday, December 3rd and leave no later than 7:00am. We'll carpool to the top of Berthoud Pass. We should arrive about 8:00am and will start hiking before 8:15am. We may stop in Idaho Springs for food after the hike.
Difficulty: Class 2 - Microspikes are recommended.
Route Info: Some information on hiking along this route can be found at the site below.
Please review the route before the trip.
Directions to Trailhead:
From I-70 Westbound drive 26.3 miles then take exit 232 toward U.S. 40 E/Empire/Granby then continue to the top of Berthoud pass.
Bring a waterproof jacket, enough layers to keep warm, sunscreen, enough food, and plenty of water. It is also highly recommended that you bring the ten essentials. The complete list can be found
By attending this hike you assume all responsibility for your own safety and agree that the event host, organizer, the 14er Fan Club, and Meetup are in no way liable in the event of your injury or death. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous and many people have died on the 14ers. Weather, terrain and other people can put you in a situation where your knowledge and experience will be vital. If you are new to these peaks, I urge you to pick up a book on mountaineering safety and make sure your basic navigation skills (map+compass, not only GPS) are up-to-par and you can rely on them in a tough situation. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient. Although this is a group activity you are responsible for yourself.