Hello, we have reservations for Barr Camp for a Sunday evening in August. We will arrive in Co Springs/Manitou on Saturday before lunch. We'd like to do a day hike on Saturday afternoon that provides some altitude (hike high, sleep low that night) to help w/acclimation. Thinking of a 4-5 mile hike. Don't mind driving 20-30 minutes to get to a trailhead to help us get some altitude in before the Barr Camp trek on Sunday.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
Also, we'll be packing our snacks and breakfast w/us for Monday's summit (plan to head out before the pancakes are ready at Barr) - is there a recommendation for a backpacking type store in Manitou to pick up any bars or snacks there in town? Thanks again