Climbing Mt. Bierstadt (14,060 feet high)


Date and Time
Sunday, October 12, 2014
7:30am— 1:30pm
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Location
Guanellas Pass Road

Wharton Alumni climbing a 14er in Colorado (Mt. Bierstadt)

 

When: Sunday, October 12th, 2014  
     
Time:

7:30 am - meet at the trail head on Guanellas Pass Road (CO Road 381) - 12 miles south from Georgetown

 
Length: Approx. 6 miles roundtrip  
Starting
Elevation:
11,669 feet  
     
Highest
Elevation:
14,060 feet  
     
Essentials
to Bring:
• Backpack: Light and small, but large enough to fit essentials for the day)
• Clothings appropriate for the weather (one or more warm layers, warm hat, light gloves - 14ers can be windy, and temperatures can drop to below 40 )
• Raingear: Rain Coat or Poncho
• Water: (2-3 liters, or 70-100 ounces)
• Packed Lunch: such as a sandwich ( with snacks such as trailmix, energy bars and fruits)
• Sunscreen
 
  Optional Items:
• Sunglasses
• Camera
• Trekking Poles
 
     
Registration:  Registration  will be limited to the first 15 "climbers" who respond.Please inform Karsang Sherpa atnksherpa@yahoo.com  
Directions:

Take I-70 to exit 228 at Georgetown (about 46 miles west from Denver) and follow the signs for Guanella Pass (12 miles to the trail head). The Guanella Pass Road is easily passable for 2WD autos but it is mostly dirt and an occasional rough spot will make the 12 mile drive to the top of the pass and the trailhead seem longer than it is. The trailhead is clearly marked and will be on your left along with ample parking.

 
Map: Click Here  
Highlights:  Bragging right of having conquered a 14er.  Wildlife, great views of Greys and Torreys and fascinating close-ups of tourists on Mt. Evans just a little more than a mile away!  
For details: Summit County Explorer 
Wikipedia.org

Tracy's Colorado Hiking and 14'er Site

Map & Directions

Guanellas Pass Road

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