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Date Friday  1/28/2022
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Bakerville - Loveland Trail Snowshoe Arapaho National Forest
Section RMOTHG
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Daniel Schweissing
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 6.4
Elevation Gain 666
Driving Distance 76

Location

THIS HIKE IS FOR RMOTHG MEMBERS AND IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED OR HAVE A NEGATIVE PCR TEST WITHIN THREE DAYS OF THE TRIP.

Meet at the Wooly Mammoth Park-N-Ride, Section AA.  I'll be driving a silver Nissan pickup with topper and Fort Lewis College licenses plates.

Please arrive at 8:30am so that we can arrange car pools for a prompt 8:40am departure.  Current CMC protocols strongly discourage carpooling.

IF you opt to carpool anyway:

  • Please wear a mask.
  • The cost is $23 per vehicle, to be divided among driver and passengers.

We will stop at the Georgetown Visitor Center (Exit 228) for a comfort stop enroute to the trailhead.  Masks are required.

To Bakerville-Loveland Trailhead:

  • Drive west on I-70 to Exit 221.
  • Take Exit 221 toward Bakerville.
  • Turn left on Stevens Gulch Road.
  • Follow Stevens Gulch Road across I-70.
  • Park in lot just south of I-70.


For more info Contact

Daniel Schweissing aka Colorado Jones

720-440-4944
dschweissing@gmail.com

It's okay to send me a text, but I will probably call rather than text you back if you need a response.



Details

THIS HIKE IS FOR RMOTHG MEMBERS AND IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED OR HAVE A NEGATIVE PCR TEST WITHIN THREE DAYS OF THE TRIP.



This is an out-and-back route that takes us 3.2 miles from the Bakerville trailhead until the Herman Gulch turn off,  We'll plan to eat lunch near the turn-around point.



The Bakerville-Loveland trail is a nice wide paved bike trail that runs five miles from Bakerville to the Loveland Valley Ski Area.  (As indicated above, we will NOT be snowshoeing the entire route.)  During the winter, it is normally covered with several feet of hardpacked snow, making it a great early season snowshoe destination. 



Click here for the route map and here for a more detailed description of the Bakerville-Loveland Trail.



In addition to your 10 essentials, bring gaiters, trekking poles, sunscreen, extra water, a hot beverage, and lunch/snacks. 



Be prepared for a 4-5 hour work out at high altitude (9800' - 10,300').



If this is your first snowshoe trip of the season (or ever), please double-check your equipment at home to avoid surprises when we arrive at the trailhead.



I will send out additional details and a weather update 1-2 days in advance of the trip.



Please let me know in advance if you have any medical issues that may affect you on this hike.




Notes

In the event of an emergency requiring self-evacuation, the nearest medical facilities are:

  1. Saint Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228 (24/7, Level I Trauma Center)
  2. Centura Emergency & Urgent Care, 760 Warner Dr., Golden, CO 80401 (24/7)
  3. Kaiser Urgent Care, 8383 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226 (M-F 9am-9pm, S/S 8am-6pm)
  4. St. Joseph Hospital - accepts Kaiser, 1375 E. 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218 (24/7, Level IV Trauma Center)

The trailhead is under the jurisdiction of the Clear Creek County Sheriff: 303-679-2393




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