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Crystal Lake 2 Night Backpack

July 22 - July 24 Register by Email

Near the top of Maggie Gulch, Crystal Lake lies at 12,200 ft. We carry packs a relatively easy 1.5 miles and 800 ft to overlook the lake, about 200 ft below and very swimmable. We camp in great meadows of flowers, especially Elephant Heads. The next morning we dayhike out of the bowl and ascend Galena Mt. at 13,232. With other tundra rambling and a dip in the lake this is a 3.5 mile day. The last morning, we take a short hike at elevation then pick up packs and head for home.
Carpool $9. 4WD needed. Limit 10. 2 Dogs on approval only.
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com

Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 9:00 am
Purgatory Resort 9:30 am

Difficulty Info: Hard
7.5 miles
1700 ft. over 3 days
Moderate pace