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August 13, 2021

Gem Lake and Balanced Rock

Hiking • 2515 Tunnel Rd Estes ParkCO  80511 Organized by YMCA of the Rockies
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Friday, August 13, 2021.

Miles Rt Grade Elev. Gain High Point Terrain Drive Time
8 E 2080 8960 E Short
Hike past wonderful rock formations with names like Twin Owls and Paul Bunyan's Boot to a crystalline lake on Lumpy Ridge, then on to a rock balancing impossibly on the tip of a spire.
Bring 1 to 2 liter of water, snacks and lunch, rain gear, an extra layer of clothes, hat and gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses and hiking boots. Bring park pass, gas money for driver and good cheer.
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

Scott Hughes

When

August 13, 2021

7:15 AM to 2:15 PM

Friday

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Age and Gender

Co-Ed

Location

Hiking

2515 Tunnel Rd Estes ParkCO  80511

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