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Date Friday  7/30/2021
End Date Saturday  7/31/2021
Group Denver
Event Title COMPLETE: EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Princeton
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Terry Ploski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 3252
Driving Distance 244


We shall meet at the Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401 on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12:00pm with plans to drive SB U.S. - 285 to Buena Vista, CO. Overnight options include staying at the (1) Mount Princeton Campground, Chalk Creek Drive, Nathrop, CO,; (2) Mount Princeton Trailhead, 22150 Co Road 322, Buena Visa, CO 81211; (3) overnight lodging in Buena Vista, CO area; (4) Driving to the Mount Princeton TH with an arrival time on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 4:00am; or, (5) Car camping at Young Life Frontier Ranch, 22150 County Road 322, Buena Vista, CO 81211.


For more info Contact

Terry Ploski, Phone No.: (303) 748-3748, Email:


Trip leader has neither participated nor scouted this trip in advance of this outing.  We shall form a motor vehicle convoy or form carpools to/from the Mount Princeton trailhead. We shall adhere with the Colorado Mountain Club Covid-19 requirements,


We'll proceed to the Mount Princeton trailhead for carcamping. Saturday morning departure between 4:00am - 5:00am based on the weather forecast and group dynamics. I expect we'll make good progress up the unimproved jeep 4WD road, through 11,000'. Our pace will slow considerably between 11,000' - 13,000'. The final push to the ascent - through the scree and talus field - will go at a slow, casual pace. Regardless, I expect to turnaround by 12:00pm with a rapid descent to the trailhead ahead of any possible afternoon thunderstorms.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.