Calendar:
LMC Calendar
Date:
02.15.2018

Description

This will be a moderately difficult, twisted-loop hike of approximately 7.5 miles with a gain of 1,900'. Half of this hike will be off-trail in likely deep, untracked snow. Snowshoes are required although we may be carrying them for half of the outing. Micro-spikes and trekking poles are highly recommended.
From the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, we will reach the Loch/Mills Junction via the summer trail before taking the winter route through the Loch Vale Gorge. We will cross the lake and continue to Timberline Falls climbing quite steeply as we near the falls.
Our return to The Loch will be off-trail via tiny Embryo Lake. After re-crossing The Loch, we will ascend slightly with the intent (depends upon weather and group interest) of climbing the West Glacier Knob before dropping down to Serendipity Pond.
Our final steep drop through the forest and deep, soft snow will reconnect us to the “Winter Trail” for our return to the trailhead. Trailhead to Trailhead time will be approximately 6 hours with a comfortable pace.
Please contact trip leader Pete Langer at 970-227-3614 or langer_pete@hotmail.com for more information or to sign up.

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