Longs Peak Road, Estes Park, CO
Event Organizer: Alex Funk; [masked];[masked]
The second Sierra Club RMC Better Know a 13er Trip! Coloradans near and far flock to the state's stately 14ers, but the state's 637 peaks above 13,000 feet are often the hidden gems of climbing in CO. Come experience Colorado high country without the crowds. Mount Lady Washington (13,281') is located next to Longs Peak, and is one of three peaks overlooking the stunning Chasm Lake cirque. During the hike, the leader will provide an overview of the Sierra Club's work to protect public lands.
The route is considered Class 2, which requires some off-trail hiking over rocky terrain, but no scrambling/technical climbing is required. That said, this hike is not an easy undertaking and interested party members should be well-acclimated and familiar with winter travel in the high country. Hikers should be prepared with appropriate gear for cold, inclement weather, such as a hard shell, insulated mid-layers, warm gloves and hat, face protection and an extra pair of dry socks. Depending on weather and conditions, the itinerary for this trip change and become a simple snowshoe and/or hike in the woods! Level: Strenuous (11.6 miles RT, 3,881 feet elevation gain at high altitude)
Signup Instructions: RSVP Here: http://www.sierraclub.org/rocky-mountain-chapter/outings-calendar
Bring: Ten essentials, warm clothing and extra layers, face protection (wind breaker), warm gloves/hat, hard shell, sunglasses/googles, trekking poles, warm boots, traction (microspikes) and/or snowshoes may be needed depending on conditions.
Our outings are open and free to the public and we welcome anyone and all abilities. It does not what your income, religion, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age or political beliefs. Please contact the outing leader if you have questions or need accommodations.