14er Climb

July 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Camping, Events

Dates:

Depart- Friday Aug 10th 5:30pm from Park and Ride Lincoln and Jordan (Wear your Class A’s)
Hike- Saturday Aug 11th
Return- Sunday August 12th around noonish.

Mountain(s)

Grays Peak 14,270’ and Torrey’s Peak 14,267’
Distance: 8.25 miles
Elevation gain: 3,600ft
Location: (Up I -70 past Georgetown)
Route info: http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=torr5&peak=Grays+Peak+and+Torreys+Peak

What to wear hiking:

-Hat with brim
-Sunglasses
-Broken in hiking boots with wicking socks
-Hiking pants with removable leggings or something windproof for lower body
-Daypack containing:
-10 essentials
-1-2 liters of water
-Polar fleece
-Light rain proof parka
-Lightweight gloves for warmth
-Sunscreen
-Bugspray
-Medicine for headache and stomach ache
-Snacks-high protein (granola, trail mix, jerky, candy bars, etc)
-Chapstick
-Camera (optional)
-Treking poles (optional)

Camping:

We will be camping 2 nights (location still being determined) so please bring your normal overnight gear which includes but is not limited to: tent, sleeping bag, toiletry items and bug spray, etc. If you do not wish to camp both nights you are still welcome to come hike with us on Saturday, however, you will need to make your own ride arrangements. The last mile or so up to the trail head requires a higher clearance SUV, but not 4wheel drive.

How to Prepare:

-Get in shape! I know the hike is just around the corner but the better shape you are in the higher your chances are of making the summit. Any activity is good, biking, hiking, running, playing sports.
-1-2 day before the hike start drinking lots of fluids, the more the better!! (not soda).
-Eat a high carb meal such as pasta the night before and bananas the morning of the hike.
-Drink frequently during the hike and before you feel thirsty
-It might very well turn out that one or more of the boys decides to turn around and that’s ok, climbing 14ers is hard!

Boys Life?!
There is a rumor that Boys Life Magazine might send a photographer along to document our hike for a possible future story in the magazine!! I will keep everyone posted on if this rumor is true or not.
Questions Please contact
Alan Buckingham
moc.liamgnull@0825nala

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