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Re: New to the Forum/Planning First Trips.

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:52 pm

Yea, you can turn it into a 4 day trip very easily. I would then change your base camp to Vestal Basin instead of Eldorado Lakes. About 3 miles up the Elk Creek Trail (7 miles from Molas Pass), take a right turn on an unmaintained trail up into the basin below Arrow, Vestal, and the Trinities. You can climb Peak 3 for amazing views of the Grenadiers on one day and then West Trinity peak on another day. Use your other two days to pack in and pack out. This trail can be hard to find if you don't have instructions, so PM if you would like them.

For pure backpacking you could also do the 4-Pass loop near Aspen. You can get in some peaks if you would like but most are pretty tough by Colorado standards.

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