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Hike #3 in the 14er series: Mt. Audobon!

Outdoor Afro Denver-Boulder
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Jul 15 7:00AM - 1:00PM

It's time for hike #3 in our 14er training series and this time we're heading to Mt. Audobon in Indian Peaks Wilderness (west of Ward)

Mount Audubon trail is 8 miles, out-and-back, and is rated difficult. There's an elevation gain of nearly 2,800 feet with a summit of 13,229 feet. High mountain views of Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks make this a breathtaking trail in more ways than one! Traffic on the trail is moderate and can be heavy on weekends, so we'll get an early start since more than half of the hike is above the timber line and exposed to lightning if clouds roll in.

These events are provided to ensure the safety and preparation of all participants who'll be joining us on the fourteener this summer.

IF YOU'VE PREVIOUSLY JOINED US ON AT LEAST 1 of these 3 training events, you're welcomed to RSVP for this outing. If you haven't joined us on any of the previous events, please stay tuned for future outings that are open to all!

We will meet in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area free parking lot and carpool in to the trailhead by no later than 7:15. There's a fee of $11 per car upon entering the park, so please be sure to bring cash to contribute.

- energy snacks
- sunscreen
- sun visor/hat
- sunglasses
- good fitting hiking shoes or boots
- appropriate, breathable clothing for varying temperatures
- WATER. Given the climb and increase in altitude on this hike, you'll want to carry at least 2 liters of water.
- POLES. You're encouraged to bring your hiking poles because they'll absorb some of the weight instead of your knees.
- SPIKES. There's still plenty of snow at the higher elevations and you are encouraged to bring spikes/yaktrax/traction for your shoes.
- LAYERS. It can get cool and windy at elevation and in the snow--even in July!--so be prepared with a warm layer of clothes as well as clothing for rain and changing weather as we go.
- EXCITEMENT. Because we're getting together again, Afros!

We've moved the process to online so there's nothing to fill out, but it's still important to read! This was done in an effort to save ourselves paper and time.

Please make sure you review a copy of the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time. You DO NOT need to sign it or print it out, but please be sure to review it.

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