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Date Sunday  1/9/2022
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Steep Mtn Snowshoe
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader Jodi Vanden Eng
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1800
Driving Distance 100

Location

We will not meet at 12 am. The meeting place and time will be emailed to participants a couple days before the trip



For more info Contact

To register for this trip you must contact the trip leader Scott Farquhar at fccmcguy@gmail.com

Since this trip has quite a bit of elevation gain Please include in your email some of the trips you have done recently that are similar to this trip. 



Details

Note I have not done this trip for a couple of years, there has been a fire in the area AND I don't plan to scout the trip. Sooooo, expect some "adventure" if we need to vary our hike a bit to deal with surprises. Also note since this trip starts are relatively low elevation (compared to Bear Lake), there is a good chance the ground will be bare at the trailhead, so you must have a way to attach your snowshoes to your pack. 



The group will start off at Hollowell Park off of Bear Lake Rd. We will follow the Hollowell Park Trial along Mill Creek to a split where we will take the north fork.  Just before it rejoins the Mill Creek Trail we will cut up to the north to a ridge. The group will follow the ridge to the northwest to the summit of Steep Mtn. IF, the conditions are decent, on the way down we will follow the ridge all the way to the main Mill Creek Trail (if memory serves me correctly there is an overlook where we hit the trail). We will then follow this trail back to the Hollowell Park Trail and the trailhead.



The trip will involve some relatively steep off trail snowshoeing so please may sure your skills are up to the task before signing up for the trip



 




Notes

To register for this trip you must contact the trip leader.