Let's get the blood pumping with a short, STEEP hike that leads to a scenic view from the summit of Independence Mountain.
Sunset: 7:21 pm
Park Curfew: 8:21 pm
ATTENDEE LIMIT: 24 Hikers
MEET: At 6:00 pm. Hike begins at 6:05 pm.
WHAT TO BRING: Appropriate gear (jacket, water, snacks, etc).
DISTANCE/GAIN: 2.0 mi RT. Elevation gain: ~720 ft. (Level: STRENUOUS). More information is available at: https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/ParkArt/Pence_ParkMap.pdf
Given the recent weather, be prepared for possible snow, ice, and mud. Traction devices may be necessary. As Disco says during the first 10 seconds of this clip: http://thetrailshow.com/?powerpress_pinw=300-podcast
"We're talking about dirt, mud, blood, and guts" 🙂
DOGS: Well behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. Dog owners must clean up pet excrement
Denver Mountain Park Regulation:[masked] Dogs brought on to Trails must be restrained by a leash no longer than six (6) feet in length. Operators of Human-Powered Devices on Trails are not allowed to have a dog on leash while operating or riding Human-Powered Devices.
DISCLAIMER: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I am not a professional guide. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning required. Anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal health insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/search-and-rescue-fund), in case of an emergency.
After the hike, you are welcome to join me at:
Blackbird Cafe and Tavern