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CNP Backcountry Weekend

Where: Rocky Mountain National Park

When: July 30 - August 1, 2004

Hosted by: Bret Edge & Scott Bacon

A weekend in the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry!

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We have 11 spots reserved at the Fern Lake Group Campsite (Thanks Todd!!). We have the site for two nights, Friday 7/30 and Saturday 7/31. Fern Lake can be reached via two separate trailheads; Fern Lake or Bear Lake. The hike from Fern Lake TH is 3.8 miles one way w/ 1,375' of elevation gain. I don't have the data for the hike from Bear Lake, but as I understand it is slightly longer but involves less elevation gain.

The first 11 folks to post a reply to this message are the lucky winners. I think most of us are relatively backcountry savvy and geared up. However, I encourage anyone who wants to go but lacks the gear or experience to RSVP. Collectively, I'm sure we can come up with the gear to outfit you. And, a group trip like this is a great way to learn essential backcountry skills and maybe even a little photography! Bret and Scott would be more than happy to work with you before the trip to ensure you're properly outfitted and going in with the right expectations.

Feel free to email Bret with any questions - edgephotos@hotmail.com


Backpack into base camp at the Fern Lake Group Campsite where photo opportunities abound! Fern and Odessa Lakes, streams, waterfalls and wildlife in abundance not to mention some sharks-tooth jagged mountains (including the Little Matterhorn).

More info will be posted as the date nears!!

Interesting Links...

RMNP Backcountry Camping Info

RMNP Backcountry Map