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Date Friday  7/16/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Watrous Gulch/Herman Lake Loop
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Groovy Jeff Stevens
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10.8
Elevation Gain 3250
Driving Distance 80


Carpooling: We will meet at the Wooley Mammoth PnR Section BB before 7 am.


For more info Contact

Jeff Stevens. (720) 285-0567 /


Our hike begins at the Herman Lake trail head and soon takes the group into the Watrous Gulch drainage. From there, we'll continue up the drainage until we go OFF TRAIL and hike to the saddle between Mt. Parnassus and Woods Mountain. We'll then climb Woods Mountain (12,940') and follow the ridge west over to Mt. Machebeuf (12,805'). Our descent begins from Machebeuf all the way down to the Continental Divide Trail which we'll follow until gaining the Herman Lake Trail. Lunch is planned to be at Herman Lake a 1/4 mile beyond.

We will then descend 3 additional miles down the Herman Lake trail back to where we started.

You are also encouraged to "register" for this trip through the services of  Look for the group "Groovy Hiking and Snowshoeing".  The event has the same name as this one. You get several advantages using the Meetup interface, including one-click addition to your electronic calendar; one-click posting to social media; seeing who else is on the trip and messaging them privately (without exchanging email addresses).



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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.