Wednesday, 10/1/2014, Bear Peak 8461', S Boulder Peak 8549', and Green Mt 8144'
This trip will attempt to summit all three "8ers" in the Flatirons area in an adventurous way! It involves some off trail travel to eliminate distance and elevation gain, and we'll have a permit for that and we will follow low-impact guidelines.From the clubroom, we'll organize a carpool for the short 2 mile drive to the trailhead at the end of Cragmoor Rd. The N Fork Shanahan trail and Fern Canyon trail will climb 2700' in just 2.4 miles to get us to the summit of Bear Peak. After Bear, we'll take the regular trail over to S Boulder Peak, then descend back to the saddle and leave the trail for a traverse through the heart of a burn area from the 2012 fire. Next, marked trails will take us toward Green Mtn, and eventually we'll veer off-trail to make a beeline towards the summit of Green Mt. Finally, we'll backtrack towards Bear Canyon & descend back to the trailhead with a few upclimbs along the way.Come on out and join us for this fun & strenuous adventure!
Leader: Gary Johnston
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4200
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