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Wednesday, 3/27/2019, Social Hike on Wednesday (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderately paced afternoon social hike as we head into more daylight in early spring - we will hike foothills trails while looking for early spring flowers!   I will choose the hike by the weekend before, based on weather forecast and trail conditions.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is  also OK to show up at the carpool or trailhead location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear (including traction devices for icy/snow-packed trails), rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Some will bring snacks to share during the hike, plus option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Wednesday, 4/3/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced evening social hike.  This time of year, conditions vary widely (snowy/icy/muddy trails). I’m thinking now about doing S Boulder Creek West to Big Bluestem but still plan on meeting at the carpool location in case I change. 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 snacks to share midway if you like. .  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.    

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Wednesday, 4/10/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike Social Hike

MAP:  https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/doudy-draw-flatirons-vista-trail-map-1-201307151402.pdfHIKE ROUTE:  (~6.4 miles total)  We will carpool to and begin our hike at the Flatirons Vista Trailhead (directions above).  We will take the first (northern) portion of the loop clockwise via Flatirons Vista Trail from the trailhead.  At the ridge's cutoff point, and if the group decides time and the light will permit, we'll descend down to meet Dowdy Draw below and continue along that trail for some distance that 'feels right,' eventually backtracking to re-ascend.Finally, we'll take the second (southern) half of the loop clockwise along Prairie Vista Trail, back to the parking lot. PREPARATION & REQUIRED GEAR:  Join us for a fun, casually paced evening social hike.  As always in Spring, conditions vary widely (from GORGEOUS and dry,  to wet and VERY muddy, or even snow- and ice-covered sections on trails where Yak Trax may help).  So come prepared for any weather.  You MUST have good hiking boots or hiking shoes, a rain jacket, backup clothing in case of weather changes, and a headlamp or flashlight n order to join us safely.  LEADER'S OPTION to preclude participation, if you are unprepared.  (Remember your CMC 10 essentials!)SNACKIES!!!!    Yes, bring a snack -- either for just yourself, or to share with the group.  We have a habit of sharing snacks at a mid-hike break, wherein we pass around whatever we've each brought that week -- totally optional, of course ...)    AFTER-HIKE SOCIALIZING / MEAL:  Option for an after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant. 

Leader: Karen Baldwin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.4, Pace: Casual
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Wednesday, 5/1/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced evening social hike.  This time of year conditions vary widely (snowy/icy/muddy trails). I’m thinking of leading from the ashram road Fowler-Goshawk-Springbrook but still plan on meeting at the carpool location in case I change. Heard it’s going to rain, so let’s make it an umbrella hike. Some will bring snacks to share during our break midway. To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is  also OK to just show up at the carpool location. Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  There will be an optional after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant if still feeling sociable!    

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 850
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Wednesday, 6/5/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced evening social hike.  We’ll hike up the steeper west ridge of Mt Sanitas then down the east on Dakota ridge. Some will bring snacks to share during our break on top. To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is  also OK to just show up at the carpool or trailhead location. Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  There will be an optional after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant if still feeling sociable!    

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 850
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