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I want to take a girl I'm dating on a short backpacking trip near Denver in a couple weeks.  Besides being close, I want to be able to build a fire.  The obvious destination would be Lost Creek Wilderness, but I've been there quite a few times.  I was thinking maybe something in Indian Peaks, but there are fire restrictions.  Suggestions?
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Mt Evans Wilderness.  Chicago Lakes.  Don't believe there are any current fire restrictions.
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I want to take a girl I'm dating on a short backpacking trip near Denver in a couple weeks.  Besides being close, I want to be able to build a fire.  The obvious destination would be Lost Creek Wilderness, but I've been there quite a few times.  I was thinking maybe something in Indian Peaks, but there are fire restrictions.  Suggestions?

You want to take a girl on a backpacking trip in mid-October?...in Colorado?

My advice would be to wait until next summer.....the mountains will still be there.  The girl might not if you go at this time of year.

If she is, then she's a keeper.  :;):
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You want to take a girl on a backpacking trip in mid-October?...in Colorado?

My advice would be to wait until next summer.....the mountains will still be there.  The girl might not if you go at this time of year.

If she is, then she's a keeper.  :;):

Unless she is already a winter backpacker, I agree with Lamebeaver.   If she does not have the appropriate gear and is not mentally prepared for the long winter night and cold, then it could be the last time you see her.   :O

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Stage II fire bans have been lifted by Gilpin and Jefferson counties. Both counties are currently enforcing Stage I fire restrictions which allow campfires and charcoal fires in permanently constructed grates in developed picnic areas. For more information on fire restrictions, please visit Gilpin County's web site and Jefferson County’s web site.

http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks....rk.aspx


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they had significant snowfall in the Sangres. IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE.

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