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Climb Macomber Peak, (13,222 ft.) and Tower Mt. (13,552 ft.)

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 am Register by Email

We will hike to Hematite lake on a good use trail through a wondrous wildflower display if the timing is right. The rest of the hike is off trail; steep, but above timberline so not brushy. We will climb the ridge to Macomber, enjoy the stellar view down on Silverton, then descend to the Macomber/Tower saddle and on up the last grunt to Tower. From there, if the weather permits, we will loop back on the ridge that separates Hematite and Cataract Basins and eventually rejoin the Hematite Lake trail below the Lake. There will be a lot of steep climbing and descending, but no difficult scrambling or serious exposure. Dogs okay. Limit 10. Carpool $6.
RSVP Lynn Coburn: harrisoncoburn@gmail.com, 247-0914

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 6:30 am
Trimble Crossing 6:45 am
Purgatory Resort 7:00 am

Difficulty Info:

Most Challenging
8 miles
4,000 ft
Moderate to Brisk Pace