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August 08, 2021

Gem 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
3.5 F 1460 8830 E Short

This is a short, occasionally steep, hike past wonderful rock formations with names like "Twin Owls" and "Paul Bunyon's Boot" to a crystalline lake on Lumpy Ridge.
Bring 1 to 2 liter of water, bring-your-own picnic dinner, rain gear, an extra layer of clothes, hat and gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses and hiking boots. Bring gas money for 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

Jeff Brenner

When

August 08, 2021

7:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sunday

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Age and Gender

Co-Ed

Location

Hiking

2515 Tunnel Rd Estes ParkCO  80511

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