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Mainly for the people who want to go on my Colorado backpack, but all are welcome! This will be a steep, 9 mile round trip with about 2500 feet of gain: that's 2500 feet up and 2500 feet down. This will be a fast paced hike, so only attempt it if you are in very good physical condition. This hike will not simulate the high altitude conditions of Colorado nor carrying the weight of a loaded backpack (of course, you are welcome to bring one...). It will however have heat- we will be coming back when the temperatures are in the high 90's, maybe even 100. so, BRING PLENTY OF WATER- A GALLON SHOULD DO IT. I suggest you bring, at a minimum, a broad brim hat, a snack, sunscreen, and hiking poles. You can meet me either - at the trailhead: 3700 N Camino Cantil, Tucson, AZ 85749 @ 7:00 am - or at the Safeway, on the SE corner of Broadway and Houghton, 10380 Broadway @ 6:30 am. I'll be in the part of the parking lot adjoining Broadway (NE part of the lot in a white pickup). Be on time! I will only wait 5-10 minutes. Please note the following: • Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking/climbing alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. • All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group
This is a 5 day backpack through the glacially sculpted terrain of Colorado's San Juan/ Weminuche Wilderness. It will be a 45 mile trek, with elevation ranging from 7000 to 12000 ft. Optional climb of Peter's Peak at 14000 ft. There will be a few stream crossings the first few days. But, on the bright side, we will have the luxury of water at almost all times thanks to the glacially created lakes. The backpack starts about 30 miles from Durango, so driving time is about 1 long day or 2 reasonable ones- the tentative trip dates assume 2 days to get there, and 2 back. Because of the trip's duration and altitude, I need to be comfortable with your ability to do the trip. So everyone will start out on the Waiting List. If I don't know you or have doubts about your physical conditioning, then we will go on a hike or two in Tucson, which I will post on this meetup site.