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Medicine Cabin Park Overnight Backpacking Trip
July 21 - July 23| Free
This hike will start at Soldier Park with an option to start farther up the valley depending on access and will cover 3 days (two over-nights). The hike to Medicine Park follows North Clear Creek up a meadowed glacial valley for 7 miles, gaining about 1,100 feet in elevation. We’ll have several options for a day hike from Medicine Park: an off-trail attempt to Powell Lakes or take the trail up another 900 feet to Florence Pass at nearly 11,000 feet. Another option will be to break camp and hike either to the Seven Brothers trail junction or up to Seven Brothers, then attempt an off-trail hike to Frozen Lakes. We’ll decide how much to take on depending on the ability and mood of the group. Expect a couple of knee-deep fords and challenging route finding for the off-trail hikes. The hike in general is considered strenuous and is at relatively high elevation. Hikers should have good fitness and be experienced with backcountry methods and equipment. We can help outfit those who are wanting to try this type of outing for the first time.