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Last days of summers are the best days for 14ers :)
Join us on this combo hike (4 14ers) Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross.
More Details about the trails:
Total distance: 7.6 miles
Total Elevation gained: 3412 ft
Route type: loop
We will meet at the Flatirons P&R at 4:45 for carpooling (parking is limited), hit the road at 5 (2 hours drive) and start hiking around 7:30.
TH coordination: 39°19'39.3"N 106°07'45.4"W
Join us for a hike of Pacific Peak, a Centennial 13er. At 13,950', this almost-14er is definitely a hike to add to your bucket list. Besides the usual stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes, this hike features Pacific Tarn at 13,420', possibly the highest lake in the lower 48.
We'll take a "difficult class 2" route up.. that means, some talus/scree.. but not too much exposure.
The total distance is roughly 7.5 miles RT and about 2800' of gain.
If we are feeling really good at the summit, we can continue on to Atlantic Peak (13,842'), a neighboring peak about 0.7 miles away. The trail to Atlantic is class 2, so somewhat easier than Pacific's.
Denver peeps: meet us at the 2wd trailhead at around 7am! We'll coordinate car spotting for the last 2 miles to the 4wd trailhead.
Let's celebrate Rain's birthday on Monday at Rayback Collective in Boulder. Rain challenges everyone to a Corn Hole competition and if you lose you should buy her a drink. Bring your A game and lots of money!
I am French, living in Montreal, Canada; I will be around late september to take some vacation, I was interested to hike on the Maroon Bells loop on 4 days, is there anyone interested to join?
I am by myself now, but definitely willing to share the adventure :-) It would be from September 26 AM to 29 afternoon.
I have a good physical condition and enjoy outdoors activities, I also take a lot of pictures during the hikes ;-)
I will drive from Denver and can take 2-3 people in the car if need be on the road.
CHAOS is an informal, Boulder-based group of energetic, fun, non-competitive, backcountry enthusiasts who are in their 20s, 30s and 40's, and who enjoy self-powered and self-organized activities including hiking, backpacking, biking, snow shoeing, skiing, mountaineering, and river sports. CHAOS' Main Goal is to be a community through which one can make life-long friendships, share backcountry trips, expand outdoor and leadership skills, appreciate nature and enjoy the sense of community, teamwork, and challenge that prospers in backcountry situations.
CHAOS TRIPS - All trips should be for CHAOS by CHAOS, outdoors, and self powered. CHAOS actively encourages its members to organize trips but does not supervise the activities. CHAOS is not a guide service and a person should only go on trips they feel are at their ability level. If you have questions, ask the trip organizer! Many trip organizers love to help out new members and will gladly answer any questions you have about the trip, what equipment to bring, etc. Above all else, have fun and be safe!
Many past and present members believe that CHAOS enormously improved their "young adulthood and pre-family" phase of life. To ensure that this wonderful opportunity remains for future members, they should be in their 20s, 30s or 40's when they join CHAOS. If the member's ages or the group's style don't feel like a good fit for you, we suggest you check out one of the other great clubs in Boulder like the Flatirons Ski Club , the Boulder Outdoor Group , the Colorado Mountain Club , the Boulder Nordic Ski Club , the Sierra Club , or the C.U. Hiking Club (office in UMC).