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Hike Minnie Gulch

Friday, September 16, 7:30 am Register by Email

Minnie Gulch out and back. Expect great scenery and views, some late gentians, mostly good trail, marmots? and few people. TH is about 45 minutes NE of Silverton.  Hiking route, all above tree line, gains 1200 ft in the first 1¾ miles to reach the Cont. Divide and Colorado Trails—this part will be at a very moderate pace. The next mile or so is on the more gradual CDT/CT, before we take an easier ridge trail with expansive, varied vistas.  We will aim for lunch at a view-spot on the ridge just above the trail. 
Hunting Season- Wear Orange!
Carpool from RC to TH $11 ($7 from Purg). Need 3 HC/4WD vehicles. Limit 12 (fewer if insufficient 4wd space.)
RSVP to Leader Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net Indicate if you have HC 4wd.
SO! outings are limited to members and approved guests who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 7:30 am
Purgatory Resort 8:00 am

Difficulty Info:

7.5 mi
1700 ft gain at high alt.
Moderate Pace.