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Thursday, 1/23/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions permitting, I am planning to hike on the High Plains trail that skirts Hwy 128 to the east from the Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead.  This will be an out-and-back and if we go as far as the junction with the Coalton Trail, about 5.5 miles round trip. Bring a headlamp as it may be dark before we get back to the cars.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Friday, 1/24/2020, Boulder Rock Club

CMC Rock Climbers are a group of people who love to rock climb, practice mountaineering, and share our experiences.

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Rock Climbing
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Sunday, 1/26/2020, Backcountry Ski Tour

Optional pre-trip, for participants in bjoulder group backcountry ski clinic.We will be headed to the Arapahoe Lakes or Forest Lakes Area.

Leader: Willy Gully
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Sunday, 1/26/2020, Lady Trailblazer Ski/Splitboard Hidden Valley Lady supportive males welcome too!

SO excited to put together a trip for girls (and for any guys that love to spend time with us girls too)! While we're earning our turns at a casual uphill pace at Hidden Valley in RMNP we'll have time for breaks and for getting to know each other and hopefully gaining some new ski partners. Don't be afraid to bring new layers or new gear to try out too. Hidden Valley used to be an old ski resort and some of the cut runs still exist. This is an easy half-day tour. We will start at the parking lot (elevation 9,325') where there are ample parking spots and bathrooms. If we're lucky, the warming hut will be open for a pre-tour debrief and beacon check.The tour will follow an established skin track up an intermediate/blue slope. There are some short, steep sections that we will slowly navigate when we get to them. Despite these few short and steep sections, the average slope angle is 20-25 degrees. We will skin up to at least Trail Ridge Road and assess if the conditions allow us to keep going above the road. If we stop at Trail Ridge Road the elevation gain is 800'; if we go to the ridge line above the road the elevation gain is a little over 1500'. Requirements: Beacon, shovel, probe, AT ski gear or splitboard, food, water, warm layers. An NSP or AIARE Level 1 course is preferred. Be comfortable riding intermediate backcountry terrain (equivelant to black runs inbounds) and encountering unforseen obstacles. The trip leader is a splitboarder. Meeting Place: NE side of Lucky's Market parking lot in South Boulder (695 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305)

Leader: Kahle Toothill
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Thursday, 1/30/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Wednesday, 2/5/2020, Sunset WEDNESDAY Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!) Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until the day ahead of time.  UPDATE - We will probably hike Shanahan Ridge.  USE YOUR JUDGEMENT on driving icy roads to join the hike! To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location. Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, warm jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices in case the trails happen to be icy as it usually can be this time of year.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.      

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 2/20/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
see official page

Thursday, 3/26/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
see official page