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  1. #1
    "Oldfart from Wayback"
    Reputation: onbelaydave's Avatar
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    May 2006

    Can't MTB, go hike. Hewletts and Greyrock TR

    With the forecast calling for near 60F temps this past weekend I was looking forward to getting out for some hiking since the trails are still too snowy/muddy to ride.

    Sat I was planning on Greyrock but the temp inversion kept me doubting if we'd ever make it to 40. Around noon I decided to drive up the canyon and found Greyrock TH full so I drove to Hewlett's. There were only 1/2 doz cars there, so I grabbed my pack and headed out.

    It's the first time I've ever walked it vs biking and the first time I've been there on a weekend in many years. 90% of the lower trail was solid ice or hardpack snow, although there was one lone set of tire tracks. What I did notice was that even though there were only ~12 other hikers out, they all had multiple dogs. There must have have been 25-30 dogs running around. At least they were all relatively well behaved,

    Sun., I hit up Greyrock with much lighter traffic.

    15 mi in 2 days and ~ 3540' climbing.

  2. #2
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    Reputation: 2melow's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    Solid, love that hike.

    Great pics!
    Front Range Forum Moderator

  3. #3
    mtbr member
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    Apr 2004
    Love that fourth pic! Hiking is real different from biking fo'sho'. Different muscles, way different pace. Give one time to stop and smell the lichen.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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