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Date Monday  1/17/2022
End Date Monday  1/17/2022
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Trail 756 - Upper Limbaugh Canyon
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Thomas Mowle
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace
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Trail Mileage 5.75
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 10

Location

Trail 756 in the Rampart Range. We will rendezvous at 0830 at the "windsock" parking lot on Red Rocks Road, just north of Mt Herman Road. From the west side of Monument, take Mitchell Avenue south to Mt Herman Road. Turn right, then in about 2.5 miles turn right on Red Rocks Road (this is just before the rarely used closure gate). Parking lot is around the curve on the right.



For more info Contact

Call or email to register with leader. 

Tom Mowle, tommowle@yahoo.com, 719-216-3932



Details

National Forest Trail 756 had become overgrown and nearly impossible to find. Over the past several months, its route has been rediscovered, and the obsructing vegetation and deadfall cleared. Be among the first to revisit this beautiful canyon!



This is a one-way hike with a car shuttle. If there is consensus to do so, we may cut 0.75 miles and 300' of elevation by using a nonsystem route to bypass the true western trailhead -- but I don't plan on that. Expect a snowcovered trail -- most of it is on a north-facing, forested slope that holds whatever snow has fallen -- so bring traction. Given the work that needs to be done to rebuild and improve much of the tread, snowshoes may in places be awkward, but they will be necessary on the rest of the trip.



Despite the relatively short distance, plan on a full day. The car shuttle adds some logistical time, the trail quality needs work, there will be snow, and there will be some discussion of how this new route fits into other trails in the area. Also: it's a beautiful and photogenic canyon!




Notes

Bring traction! Plan on a full day! Register with leader!