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Colorado - Lost Lake via Hessie Trailhead

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Lost Lake via Hessie Trail
Nederland, CO
*We will meet at 8:15 am sharp in the parking lot of The Carousel of Happiness,20 Lakeview Dr., Nederland. We will pile into as few as cars as possible and then head to the TH.* 

We will have a fun scavenger hunt, with prizes, to celebrate Earth Day!! 

Micro spikes, YakTrack, Ice Trekkers or similar REQUIRED. Snowshoes a maybe depending on weather and spring storms. Warm layers (base, puffy, wind, hat, waterproof gloves and boots), plenty water, snacks, and the 10 essentials also a MUST. Please reach out if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority, followed by fun! 

The actual hike is a 4 mile loop, but our total will be close to 6.5 adding in a walk from the winter gate. 840 ft elevation gain, max elevation 9815 ft. 

This hike is rated a yellow/red using the GWH rating system. It is rated moderate on AllTrails.