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Date Saturday  10/2/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Wind River and Glacier Creek Hike Sprague Lake
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Caroline Schmiedt
Co-Leader Anita Wright
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 1100
Driving Distance 70

Location

Meet at the JAX (formerly K-Mart) parking lot (SE corner) at the intersection of W. Eisenhower Blvd. & N. Wilson Ave., Loveland at 7:30 a.m. to carpool (masks required while carpooling). We will drive 30 miles west on W. Eisenhower (Hwy. 34) to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center by 8:30 a.m. (west end of parking lot). After a brief restroom break, we can carpool to the East Portal parking area at the end of Highway 66, where we will begin our hike into RMNP. COVID-19 vaccination required to participate (bring card or picture of it to meeting place).

For more info Contact

Anita Wright, adwright2001@yahoo.com, 970-222-5920 (cell)
***COVID-19 vaccination required to participate


Details

The aspen leaves are changing color and the bull elk are starting to gather their harems, so what better time for a fall hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a loop hike following both the Wind River and the Glacier Creek trails in RMNP. From the seldom used East Portal Trailhead in Estes Park, CO we will follow the Wind River trail into Rocky Mountain National Park and intersect with the Storm Pass trail. We will then hike over to beautiful Sprague Lake, where we will have our lunch before connecting with the Glacier Creek trail that we will take back to the East Portal Trailhead where the hike started.

The total distance will be approximately 5.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1,100 feet. This should be a great fall hike on seldom used trails, and would be a great hike for any newer CMC member or more experienced CMC members looking for an easy hike while enjoying the fall colors and listening for elk. We might even be able to spot a moose or two, as they are often seen in the Sprague Lake area. Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions, or to get more information on the route. Refreshment stop possible in Estes Park after the hike. Bring you essentials, including water, lunch, and a rain jacket. Ride share from Loveland could be $5. COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate.


Notes

***COVID-19 vaccination required to participate (bring card or picture of it to meeting place).


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