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Cooke's Peak

There seems to be a lot of interest in this one and it's one that I've wanted to do as well. Cooke's Peak was a land mark on the Butterfield trail, tops off at ~8400' and should have some spectacular views. According to Magee this is an extremely strenuous 10 mile hike with a 3000' gain in elevation and a trail that's difficult to follow in places. This hike is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. It's about a 1.5 hour drive to the trail head and I'll get some better maps by then. Tom

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  • renee s.

    this hike was a interesting because the trail was not marked well but i love a challenge.
    i agree with the rest of the group we'll have to do it again and get an earlier start so
    we'll make it to the top. i enjoyed the part we did - seeing the changing flora and fauna
    as we went higher as well as the different rock formations. thanks tom!

    March 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tom for organizing this. My respect for this Meetup Group grows weekly. If this hike doesn't get the adrenaline going, nothing will. Be safe & enjoy! Sat. Forecast: P/C lowland highs mid 70s, no precip., lucky ducks. Not to confuse, and Tom probably can do better, but the link shows the 4WD jeep trail access at the upper R near the Riley Spring Prospect, and part of the trail, not vouching for accuracy but it's a start:

    http://msrmaps.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=13&X=304&Y=4503&W=3

    March 3, 2010

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