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CNP Winter Shoot @ Mayflower Gulch

Where: Mayflower Gulch

When: February 7th, 3:00pm

Hosted by: Brent Doerzman

Come join fellow CNPers for a winter wonderland excursion!

Brent will be meeting folks at the Mayflower Gulch Trailhead on Saturday, February 7th at 3:00pm.

More details, including images from past trips and maps, can be found here on Brent's website...

Directions to Mayflower Gulch:

From Denver:

I-70 West to Copper Mountain Exit

Follow Hwy. 91 for approx. 6.1 miles.

The trailhead is on the left, directly off the highway.

 

Maps:

Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 48, A-1

Arapaho National Forest

USGS 1:24,000 quad - Copper Mountain

Area Description:

From the trailhead, itís approximately 1.7 miles up a snow packed road to the old Boston Mine ruins at 11,500í, and in my opinion, one of the coolest views. If there hasnít been any recent fresh snow, the road will most likely be OK for warm hiking boots, but I would highly recommend snowshoes or skis, especially for when you get up to the end, where the snow will definitely be deeper. The hike up is a nice stroll, going through the trees, past a few old mine buildings, and gaining about 580í of elevation over those 1.7 miles.

Once at the end of the road, you come out of the trees and into a large u-shaped bowl surrounded high, jagged peaks. Gorgeous! Fletcher Peak and the adjoining ridge catch the evening light. There are several old ruined buildings, one of which still has the roof on, which comes in handy for going in and getting out of the wind if necessary. They also make nice subjects to shoot.