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Colorado Peak Backpack Weekend

Fri, 2024-08-09
Norbert Ensslin
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Several of us are planning a Colorado Fourteener trip for August 9-11, and we would like to invite other Club members to join us.  We are planning to drive from the highway between Saguache and Gunnison to the Stewart Creek trailhead on Friday morning, August 9, and backpack up the Stewart Creek trail to timberline that afternoon.  From that high camp, we can easily access one Fourteener (San Luis) and one high Thirteener (Stewart).  Like last year’s trip to Missouri Gulch, this will be a relaxed weekend, with an opportunity for Club members to bag one or two Centennial peaks.  Both of these peaks are not often visited from the east side, so it should be an uncrowded area.  It will also be nice to spend time above timberline and enjoy the wildflowers, wildlife, and scenery.  People are welcome to stay for 1, 2, or 3 nights, and climb 1, 2, or no peaks.  Some people may also prefer to come in a day later and do less peaks.  

This trip is intermediate in difficulty, and requires prior hiking and backpacking experience because of the elevation gain and altitude.  Camping gear, warm cloths, rain gear, sunscreen, and insect repellant will be needed.  Some people may wish to share tents, stoves, or meal preparation.

Members of the Mountaineers are welcome to join us.  For more information on the trip, or to sign up, please email Norbert at  


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