Mt Muscoco – 8020 and Mt Cutler – 7220

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RT Length: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2436’

Miraculously as we were coming down from Helen Hunt Falls we pulled up just as someone was pulling out and got the last spot at the Mt Muscoco trailhead. Woot!

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We didn’t have a map, but there was one provided, so I took a picture and we were on our way

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This is another class 1 route that’s easy to follow, so I won’t provide a lot of details, but just some pictures from along the way. You start by crossing a bridge

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And continuing up the well defined trail. Steffen found a hole he wanted to check out….

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Nothing was in it, so we continued on.

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The trail has great signs

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You actually work your way around the mountain to summit

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Here’s the summit

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And summit views

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We headed back to the saddle, and decided to hike Mt Cutler too. The trail is once again easy to follow, class 1

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And provided some great views of Mt Muscoco

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We were surprised with how many people we were seeing along the trail, since there were only 15 parking spots. We must have passed 100 people. When we made it back to the trailhead we discovered why: people were parked illegally for miles along the side of the road, making it difficult to back out of your parking space (I was so glad I’d backed in) and making the road a one way road. People were playing chicken the entire way down. We need to open up our state or people are going to go nuts! Also, at this point I’m done staying close to home, I think I’m safer, and everyone else is safer Coronavirus wise if I head to trailheads and summits that are remote and NOT close to home.
Here’s my topo of the route

Mt Muscoco and Cutler topo

Author: Laura M Clark

Mom, Solo Colorado 14er Finisher, Outdoor Enthusiast, Traveler, and Girl Scout Leader with an MBA in International Business and Marketing. I value adventure, growth, courage, wisdom, integrity, accountability, and family. I enjoy yoga, wine, whiskey, traveling, reading, and the outdoors. I strive to be the person who inspires and motivates myself and others to succeed.

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