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28 Nov 2014 07:43 pm    Category: National Parks &Snowshoeing &Uncategorized    

Emerald Lake

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Snowshoe hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake via Nymph Lake and Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.

3.89 mi (1.85 mi uphill, 1.68 mi downhill, 0.30 mi flat)
800 ft total ascent – 16.4 % uphill grade, 123.3 % downhill grade
2:54:22 total time (2:27:12 moving, 0:27:10 stopped)
0:37:50 pace (1.6 mph average speed)
10.2 difficulty, 18.8 effort

23 Mar 2012 07:01 pm    Category: National Parks    

Marble Canyon

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Marble Canyon in Death Valley National Park. A very impressive slot canyon. The starting point for the track, which is erratic because the GPS lost reception in the deep parts of the canyon, is accessible by a 4WD vehicle with high-clearance.

Statistics:
6.02 mi (2.21 mi uphill, 2.33 mi downhill, 1.44 mi flat)
938 ft total ascent (924 ft descent) – 12.3 % uphill grade, 23.3 % downhill grade
3:07:50 total time (2:31:53 moving, 0:35:57 stopped)
0:25:12 pace (2.4 mph average speed)
4.4 difficulty, 8.4 effort

22 Mar 2012 06:05 pm    Category: National Parks    

Golden Canyon

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Hike in Golden Canyon to Red Cathedral cliffs in Death Valley National Park. This is a popular tourist hike, but there were hardly any other people on the spur to the Red Cathedral cliffs.

Statistics:
4.04 mi (1.75 mi uphill, 1.83 mi downhill, 0.39 mi flat)
891 ft total ascent (842 ft descent) – 12.8 % uphill grade, 16.3 % downhill grade
2:40:18 total time (1:55:39 moving, 0:44:39 stopped)
0:28:37 pace (2.1 mph average speed, 19.8 mph max speed)
5.8 difficulty, 11.1 effort

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