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August 02, 2021

Black Lake

Hiking • 2515 Tunnel Rd Estes ParkCO  80511 Organized by YMCA of the Rockies
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Miles Rt Grade Elev. Gain High Point Terrain Drive Time
9.5 E 1390 10620 E Short

Take the Glacier Gorge trail to a spectacular lake in the deep cirque between the east face of McHenry's Peak & Arrowhead Arete. One of the most popular hikes in the park, and accessible year-round. Surrounded by Keyboard of the Winds, McHenry's Peak and Arrowhead Arrete.

Bring two liters of water, snacks and lunch, rain gear, an extra layer of clothes, hat and gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking boots and good cheer. Bring a Rocky Mountain National Park pass or money to contribute to the park entrance fee. Additionally, bring money to chip in for gas for the driver.
Hike Difficulty
A = Most Difficult
B = Challenging
C = Harder
D = Hard
E = More Moderate
F = Moderate
G = Easy
H = Easiest


To meet the prerequisite for A-D hikes, you must have completed without difficulty a YMCA of the Rockies (Hikemaster-lead) hike of no more than two grades lower within two weeks before the hike. This means a C hike is the prerequisite for an A hike*; a D hike is a prerequisite for B hike; an E hike is a prerequisite for a C hike, and an F hike meets the requirements for a D hike.

Hikes graded A-D must have three guests, and hikes graded E-H must have two guests to go. This is for safety reasons. Hikes will be canceled if too few guests sign up.

A variety of circumstances may change the schedule of this hike. It is imperative that all hikers check in at the Mountain Center hiking desk (Base Camp) no later than 5 pm the day before the hike. If your hike is scheduled to leave before Mountain Center open hours, please enter through the side door on the north side of the building.

Skills

A Hikes
B Hikes
C Hikes
D Hikes
E Hikes
F Hikes

Location

Boone Family Mountain Center

Instructor

John Spano

When

August 02, 2021

7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Monday

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Age and Gender

Co-Ed

Location

Hiking

2515 Tunnel Rd Estes ParkCO  80511

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