ABOUT US: We are queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex) and straight hikers, skiers, backpackers and more. We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. All orientations, straight and gay, are welcome as well as all gender identities and expressions.
TRIP DIFFICULTY: [beginner-fit] PACE: (steady)
ABOUT THIS TRIP:
Come for the challenging terrain, stay for the views. Mount Galbraith Park is a hiker-only destination, boasting nearly five miles of steep, rocky trails that reward the hardy with commanding views of Golden, the plains and the Continental Divide.
Dog friendly. Usual leash rules apply.
WHERE: Mount Galbraith Park
CLOSEST TOWN: Golden, CO
DISTANCE: 4.2 mile loop, Cedar Gulch Trail to Mount Galbraith Loop
Elevation:Gain 1500 feet
TRAVEL DETAILS: No organized carpool.
TRAILHEAD TIME: 6:00 pm (boots up at 6.05 pm)
ESTIMATED RETURN TO TRAILHEAD: 8.00 pm - 8.15 pm
BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT!!! Sunset will be at 7:45 pm. Although there should be enough light for us to return to the trailhead, be prepared in case we have a delay. (I do have a spare or two to loan. Please ask in advance.)
Visit http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice.html for gear recommendations. REI provides checklists by outdoor activity. Ask questions in advance. If you present at the trailhead without proper gear, you'll be asked to join us on a future hike.
FITNESS LEVEL [beginner-fit]
You should be in above average shape and comfortable hiking steep sections.We will stick together, as a group or as subgroups of the larger group, and always communicate with other members of the group. We stop at every trail junction and wait for the group. We avoid hiking alone. We will never leave you behind.
DOGS: Park requires dogs must be leashed.
Directions to Trailhead:
21992 Golden Gate Canyon Road - Golden From State Highway 93, take Golden Gate Canyon Road west approximately 1.5 miles to the parking area and trailhead.
hikes may be changed or canceled due to weather
YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (REQUIRED)
If this is your first meetup with Hiking With Pride, RSVP and then complete the short form following the link below. Organizers need to keep your emergency contact's information on file in case of an accident or other emergency.
RETURNING MEMBERS: If your contact information has changed, please email your organizer.
RSVP CODE: Keep your RSVP status updated. Life seems to happen at 5pm on workdays! Plan accordingly.
CONTACT: I will post my phone number in the comments the afternoon of the event. CELL COVERAGE IS SKETCHY AT THE TRAILHEAD PARKING LOT.
DISCLAIMER: Your safety is your choice. Part of the fun in a group is learning new things about the outdoors. We share stories, tips and happily share our knowledge of gear and trails with others. Though we care about your well being is true, your personal safety is 100% your responsibility on a trip. The trip organizer provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together and has no responsibility or liability for the safety of participants.
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