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Mt. Flora - 13,146'

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.
http://www.14ers.com/13ers/peak.php?peakkey=6080

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.

Equipment:
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
at http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html

Disclaimer:
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.

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  • Jarrod

    Maybe running 5 minutes late but on my way

    6 days ago

  • Chris

    It's cold a little wind not too bad now.

    6 days ago

  • Chris

    Parker and I are at the top of the pass now

    6 days ago

  • Dahlia

    Can you call me jerod..8134043144

    6 days ago

  • Chris

    Looks like a balmy 15 degrees, Sweet!!!!! If it gets any warmer it will feel like summer!!

    December 2

  • Dahlia

    Is the weather good for tomorrow?

    December 2

  • Chris

    Hi I have one person meeting up with me in Denver I have room for one more. My number is[masked] thanks

    December 2

  • Callie M.

    If anyone wants to carpool from cap hill let me know! My number is [masked]

    December 1

    • Chris

      I'm picking up one person off I70 so if u want to meet up there I have room for one more👍

      December 1

    • Chris

      Sorry my number is[masked]

      December 1

  • Kyong W

    Thanks Jarrod. See you at Wooly Mammoth.

    December 1

  • Alex M.

    Hey Aaron,
    Just a heads up. But I'm concerned about the avalanche danger because Berthoud Pass has gotten a lot of snow over the last week. So I called the Sulphur Ranger District in Granby and they said that the avalanche danger is very high up there. Especially above tree line. He said it's even more dangerous because the ground has been so warm and the snow is fresh. So there is no snow base. Which means if you were to get hit by a slide, then it would drag you over rocks and tree stumps vs snow if it were later in the season.

    November 30

    • Jarrod

      Due to the western exposure and gentle slope up to the ridgeline the avalanche danger is very small on this hike. It is important to have cold weather clothing that can cover any exposed skin though. The forecast is for teens with possible 20mph winds.

      November 30

    • Alex M.

      Sounds good, thanks Jarrod.

      November 30

  • Kyong W

    Hi Jarrod, Are we meeting at Wooly Mammoth lot sect BB at 6:50am or at Berthoud Pass at 6:45am?

    1 · November 29

    • Jarrod

      Hey Kyong! We'll meet at 6:50am at Wooly Mammoth and start hiking at 8am at the top of Berthoud pass.

      1 · November 30

  • Dahlia

    Can I bring my dog with me? Do you think we will need snow shoes?

    November 30

    • Jarrod

      Dogs are no problem, but it could be pretty cold. Hard to say how deep the snow pack will be, but it is good to have snow shoes with you so you can decide at the trailhead if they are needed.

      November 30

  • Alex M.

    But we can keep an eye on it over the next couple of days.

    November 30

    • Parker T.

      Hmm alright, sounds like keeping an eye on the the next couple days is a good move. Thanks for the due diligence!

      November 30

    • Alex M.

      I guess it's all about who you talk to... I'm just giving a heads up and not saying we shouldn't do it.

      November 30

  • Alex M.

    To see the current avalanche danger, you can go to the (CAIC) CO Avalanche Information Center website > Forecasts > Backcountry Avalanche > Front Range.

    November 30

  • Gregg R.

    Wooly mammoth lot?????

    November 23

  • Chris

    I have room for 2 to carpool we can meet up somewhere in the Denver metro area, my name is Chris and my phone is[masked] let me know thanks 👍

    November 29

  • Parker T.

    Anyone interested in carpooling from a meetup place in the City? I'd venmo you some cash!

    November 27

  • Summer R.

    Hello! I haven't been able to exercise these past 2 weeks, b/c of being under the weather, so let me get out on some backyard hikes to see how I'm doing. If feeling weak, then I'll update my RSVP to no. Thx for having organized this!

    1 · November 23

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