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cscitney87

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Maxwell Falls Trail #111
Clear Creek Ranger DistrictHello everybody. Wanted to post some pictures and share a good time. I go for hikes through the wilderness a couple times a week to center myself. This is a nice hike that's not to far from Denver Metro. It's called Maxwell Falls and is very well known locally. There are 2 trail heads, Upper and Lower, as well as a gigantic Cliff Loop trail that connects the two in a lollipop fashion. The trail heads are conveniently located between Evergreen and Conifer/Aspen Park. Easily to find from Highway 285, I-70, Morrison Rd, Colfax. Only 20 minutes from West Denver until you've got your shoes on the ground. National Forest firearms laws provide for lawful discharge with the standard 150 rule, roads/water, etc. I have never discharged my firearm in this area as I've always stayed on trail. I have not witnessed a single other person openly carrying. I seem to be the only one. Very popular trails, though, and nobody minds my weapon at all. Very friendly folks that frequent the trails. There are Dog Leash Laws posted All Over The Place... Nobody leashes their pets. Very sad, because some larger dogs are easily mistaken for sizable predators (Cayotes- Mnt. Lions- etc). There have been No close calls as all of the dogs I have come across are really nice and friendly- with their owners in sight. If you use the Upper Trail Head and round Cliff Loop, expect to be out 10am-2am Total time to drive out, pack in, hang out and pack out, drive home.


http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/trails/ccrd/maxwellfalls.shtml

Activities: hiking
Length: Distances are based on one-way travel.
Maxwell Falls Trail #48:
  • 2 miles
Elevation:
  • Trailhead: 7,800'
  • Destination: 8,400'
Season of Use: Early spring to late autumn
Use: Heavy
 

cscitney87

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Pictures. I've heard the question posed as to why somebody would wear a backwards hat. Sensitive blue eyes and contact lenses- so the Sun really burns, even through sunglasses. When the Sun glares at an angle, I use the brim of my hat at various angles throughout the day to block the Sun. Sometimes it's straight, sometimes off to the side. When I'm not using it at all, to the back. When it's to the back, the brim protects the back of my neck from Sunburns. Sensitive skin.. :)
 

cscitney87

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Also you can consider this a Formal Introduction. Troll Proof! I really Am out there everyday open carry all the way. I really love it and do appreciate this board and all our members. I do plan on donating: I've learned so much here.

Anyway yeah this is me. My name's Charlie. You'll see me Metro West Denver and Southwest areas. Once in a while- somewhere else. Feel free to contact me and shoot the shit.
 

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I used to OC there when I lived in Evergreen, rarely ever seen anyone else, for that reason it was one of my favorite walking areas, unlike Elk Meadow, Alderfer/Three Sisters, and the ones in the canyon by Idledale, which are quite crowded @ times.
 

cscitney87

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No I wasn't talking to myself :uhoh:

The recent snow has made this trail temporarily impassable without good gear. I wouldn't recommend anybody use it just yet. The runoff will be bad too. I would wait a couple weeks. Over 2 feet total up there in Conifer and way over 3 feet in drifts.

Anybody else have pictures to post? I don't see many pictures on our Colorado section and I did think my post would inspire members to say "That's you!?" "This is me!"
 

Pace

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I think you bought a defective baseball cap, the bill seems to be facing the wrong way. Might want to return that. :)
 
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