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Date Saturday  9/18/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Lookout Mountain and Horsetooth Peak
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jodi Vanden Eng
Co-Leader Dimitri Poppeliers
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 4.8
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 80

Location

The posted start time is a placeholder.  The actual meetup place and time will be emailed to participants a few days before the trip.  

We will begin the hike at the Horse Creek trailhead located in Meeker Park.  The trailhead has very limited parking, therefore we will need to get to the trailhead early.  NOTE: DUE TO LIMITED PARKING SPACE AT THE TRAILHEAD, CARPOOLING WILL BE NECESSARY.   



For more info Contact

This is a Leader-In-Training trip for Mike Margraf.  To be added to the trip roster, contact Mike at michael.j.margraf@gmail.com.

I can be reached at bradwarren27@gmail.com.

 



Details

Lookout Mountain is a 10,715-foot peak located southeast of Mount Meeker and has a rock outcropping at the top for a little scramble to the real summit.   Our route will start on-trail and follow Horse Creek.  The trail has an average grade around 20%, so it is steep.  About 1.5 miles in, we will go off-trail in search of Horsetooth Peak at an elevation of 10,344 feet.  We will then have a short on-trail section down to the saddle before again going off-trail up the ridge to Lookout Mountain.  The return to the trailhead will be all on-trail.  The hike will provide the opportunity for some Class III scrambling.




Notes

In addition to the 10 essentials, participants must bring a climbing helmet.

CMC COVID Protocols here:  https://cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx  Be sure to sign the waiver prior to the trip.  Again, please note that due to limited parking at the trailhead, we will need to carpool.