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Let's stretch our legs after work, and go for late hike. Royal Arch is one of my favorite hikes in Chautauqua Park, beautiful challenging short hike (3.75 miles out and back, with 1380 feet of elevation). https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/royal-arch-trail Bring water and your MASK. Bad weather postpone.
THIS IS A STRENUOUS HIKE!! Join us for a hike of Pettingell Peak, a 13er near I-70 before the Tunnel. Pettingell is notable only for being the highest point in Clear Creek County. On our way up, we'll pass by Herman Lake, a pretty lake. It's a class 2 to get to the summit with no exposure. The total distance is roughly 8.5 miles RT and about 3200' of gain. Meet at the Eldo Park n Ride and carpool to trailhead. Trailhead is off of Exit 218 on I-70 at Herman Gulch Trailhead. You can meet us there around 7am or so. Bring microspikes, snowshoes, gaiters! Think winter!! Trip route: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/pettingel-peak-herman-lake Bad weather i.e. snow or rain-storms or high winds cancel.
Located near the city of La Paz, the Cordillera Real offers some of the best mountaineering in South America. Easy access, stable weather, excellent climbing conditions, interesting culture and relatively easy to moderate routes makes this a good place to start climbing peaks over 14,000'. We would go down for aprox two weeks (with prior acclimatization here in CO) somewhere between June and August. Prices would range somewhere between $1500- 2500 pp, not including airfare, but I'm still working on logistics. Looking for 2-3 climbers to form a rope team. Prior experience with; snow/ glacier travel, crevasse rescue and Avy level 1, 2 or both. Wilderness First aid, WFR or other medical training is a bonus. Spanish would be incredibly helpful. Possible objectives; Pequeno Alpamayo (17,618), Huayna Potosi (19,974) and Illimani Pico Sur (21,125). These are not technically hard and are fairly strait forward peaks. However they are challenging due to the high altitude and glacier travel.