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Lower Liberty Cap Trail
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2016-01-28  
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Lower Liberty Cap TrailNorthwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2016
PaleoRob
Hiking3.46 Miles 1,212 AEG
Hiking3.46 Miles   2 Hrs   51 Mns   1.67 mph
1,212 ft AEG      47 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 
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This is the trip that made me buy Yaktracks.

The hike up was fine. Icy in some spots, and the lower canyon stretch really reminded me how out-of-shape I am. Nonetheless it was relatively straightforward. Heading up I passed several ice-covered or packed-snow patches and thought to myself that I would have to watch out on the way down. Still, no big deal. Up at the Cap I met a lady doing a workout. I definitely felt out of shape then!

Heading down the minor icy patches became greater obstacles. I found myself losing traction more often and ended up crashing down a part of the trail, scraping my arm and getting a small cut on my wrist. Once I was back at the truck I drove straight to REI and bought some slip-on crampons. Not going to make that mistake again.
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