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HWP Full Moon Snowshoe, Lost Lake 5.7Mi/1,100ft SAT FEB 8, 345pm CARPOOL

February 8 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

RSVP NOTE: If you RSVP for this & the Sun 2/8 Full Moon hike, you will be moved to the WAITLIST on the 2/8 hike.

ABOUT US:
We are a community of LGBTQ friendly hikers, skiers, backpackers and more. We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. ALL ADVENTURERS of good cheer are welcome!

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow!

This 5-mile snowshoe/hike offers an easy-going alternative to Boulder’s higher-intensity hikes. Popular because of its proximity to Denver and Boulder, this trail to Lost Lake is a fun outing for snowshoers who want to enjoy the beauty of a high-elevation mountain lake at night!

DON’T FORGET YOUR HEADLAMP, EXTRA LAYERS & A THERMOS OF SOMETHING HOT!

DOGS: Not recommended. MUST BE ON LEASH.

THIS TRIP MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME CONDITIONS SUCH AS COLD, WIND, & HEAVY SNOW.

SCHEDULE:
345p – US36 & Sheridan Park-n-Ride EAST (350p depart)
450p – Nederland Park-n-Ride
454p – Moonrise
500p – Eldora TH (End of plowed road)
527p – Sunset (~555p last light)
~700p – Lost Lake
~900p – Return to TH
910p – Nederland PNR
1015p – Carpool Lot

DISTANCE & ELEVATION CHANGE: 5.7mi / 1,100ft

YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (REQUIRED)

FIRST TIMERS: If this is your first meetup with Hiking With Pride, RSVP and then complete the short form following the link below. Organizers need to keep your emergency contact’s information on file in case of an accident or other emergencies.

http://goo.gl/WpR3GV

RETURNING MEMBERS: If your contact information has changed, please email your organizer.

WEATHER: Be prepared for winter conditions! Although much of the route is in the trees, there are several sections with little to no tree cover.

PACE: steady; ~2 mph

CARPOOL LOT #1: 345p (wheels up at 350p)
RTD US36 & Sheridan Station EAST
5025 W 88th Pl, Westminster, CO 80003
This is the PARKING GARAGE next to the Residence Inn.
https://goo.gl/maps/LfFafCRfVF8Sw5C8A

CARPOOL LOT #2 (OPTIONAL): 450p
RTD Nederland Park-n-Ride
300 S Jackson St, Nederland, CO 80466
https://goo.gl/maps/mmop6B7NsfVm11Za7

CARPOOL ETIQUETTE: If you ride with someone from Denver, you contribute the cost. Suggest $5 minimum per person for travel round trip from the carpool meeting spot.

TRAILHEAD: 500p
Town of Eldora Road Closure
LAT/LON: 39.95129, -105.58315
https://goo.gl/maps/V2EGmDfMdPUCyHiZ8

EQUIPMENT: REI has a great “full featured” packlist at https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/snowshoe-checklist.html Our trip is on gentle terrain with no known avalanche exposure. No ice axe or avalanche equipment needed.

DON’T FORGET YOUR HEADLAMP, EXTRA LAYERS & A THERMOS OF SOMETHING HOT!

DISCLAIMER: Your safety is your choice. Part of the fun in a group is learning new things about the outdoors. We share stories, tips and happily share our knowledge of gear and trails with others. Though we care about your well being is true, your personal safety is 100% your responsibility on a trip. The trip organizer provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together and has no responsibility or liability for the safety of participants.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate, ~5 miles round trip, moderate incline, variable snow conditions.

FITNESS LEVEL: Fit – You should be active and able to spend ~5 hours moving at a moderate 2mph snowshoe pace without significant breaks. Be prepared for cold and wind. Carry a thermos of hot tea or soup. Have a windproof layer and an extra warm layer should there be an emergency where the group must stop for an extended period of time.

MOBILE DEVICE ETIQUETTE: Please respect the nature of the Wilderness. Use your phone as a camera & enjoy the separation from the rest of the world. Please be considerate of others by turning off all audible alarms.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: NFS regulations require dogs must be leashed.

FIND FELLOW HIKERS ON THE HWP FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikingwithpride/)

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/HikingWithPride/events/268407141/

Venue

US 36 and Sheridan Station
5025 W 88th Pl
Westminster, CO 80003 us

Organizer

Hiking With Pride