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Tip of the day

Understand and protect your sleeping bag's temperature rating! 
Remember, these are low-end, assisted ratings. 

1) You will need an insulated sleeping pad and some clothing layers to keep comfortable down to your bag's temperature rating.

2) Learn how to properly close and cinch your bag around your body to retain heat.

3) Store your bag by hanging it  - not crammed in the stuff sack. This keeps the fill from getting compressed and losing its insulating power.

 


 

Featured Trail

Beaver Creek - Colorado

Rating: Difficult

Beaver Creek Trail skirts north of Sky Ranch then rejoins the road west of the ranch before re-entering the forest and bypassing the private Hourglass Reservoir. The trail then follows Beaver Creek, and passes the start of the Hourglass Trail at the Comanche Reservoir Dam. After passing the north side of Comanche Reservoir the trail enters the Browns Lake/Comanche Lake travel zones within the Comanche Peak Wilderness. The trail connects to the Browns Lake and Comanche Lake and Brackenbury trails before it ends at the Flowers Trail.

General Wilderness Regulations
  • Dogs must be on a hand held leash
  • No motorized or mechanized equipment
  • Camps, campfires, and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails
  • Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock
Wilderness Travel Zone Regulations
  • Camping allowed only in designated sites
  • No campfires - stoves only
  • Overnight stock use prohibited

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