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Date Monday  9/6/2021
End Date
Group Western Slope
Event Title Sheep Mtn A 13,292 Greenhalgh Mtn 13,220
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Broadbooks
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 150 from Montrose

Location

Meet at NE corner of Target parking lot in Montrose at 6am. Drive to trailhead-near Stony Pass east of Silverton.  Start our hike about 1mile east of stony pass, cross small creek and marshy area, then ascend to north ridge of Sheep mountain, easy tundra walk to summit (it's class 2 hike to this summit).  We will then continue east on ridge descending to Sheep/Greenhalgh saddle--there is short steep rocky talus section of the descent to saddle which is rated class 2+, then easy tundra walk to Greenhalgh summit.  We will either reverse our route back to vehicle, or possibly descend from saddle and contour around north side of Sheep mountain back to our access point on Sheep's north ridge, then back to vehicles, depending on wishes of group. 

4WD vehicle required from turnoff at Howardsville to Stony Pass summit and trailhead.

Directions from Montrose to trailhead:  take 550 south to Silverton, then county road 2 east from Silverton 4.2 miles to Howardsville.  From here, 4WD vehicle required--at Howardsville, take right on FS 589 toward Cunningham Gulch. After 1.7mi, take left fork to stony pass.  Continue over Stony pass about 1mi to unmarked trailhead.



For more info Contact

Call leader John Broadbooks 303-974-0721 after 8am or before 8pm with any questions



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Notes

***completed, total time trailhead to trailhead: 6 hours***




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