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Monday, 10/14/2019, Kataka Mtn 12,441'* Date Changed from 10/10

Please bring your 10 essentials, lunch, and your navigation skills for our off-trail travel.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Monday, 10/14/2019, Eccles Pass LIT for Sonya Hirsch

Follow the Meadow Creek Trail as it climbs to an intersection with the Gore Range Trail. Turn right (east) on the Gore Range Trail. A wind-sucking, 600 ft. final push brings the hiker to the summit of Eccles Pass.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Monday, 10/14/2019, Hike to Cheyenne Mtn Club Cabin in CSpgs

Let’s hike to the Cheyenne Mountain Club’s cabin site in South Cheyenne Canyon.  This is where it all began for the Pikes Peak Group.  Where students from the Cheyenne Mountain High School would go for weekend retreats.  Dr. Lloyd Shaw would call the Jr and Sr classes into the auditorium.  He told them they had 30 minutes to go home, pack a lunch and be back at the school for a hike to the cabin.  They would hike up the stairs at Seven Falls and follow the trail to the cabin.  The Cheyenne Mtn Club joined the Colo Mtn Club on May 6, 1919 thus making this year our 100th B'day. We will hike up the Daniels Pass Trail and on to the Gold Camp train right of way.  There’s not much left of the cabin but the sight over looking the canyon and creek is idyllic. 

Leader: Dean Waits
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 700
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Monday, 10/14/2019, The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Go with me and your way is free.  At the Visitor Center we will watch a video about the Sanctuary.  Restrooms are there.  We will plan to have our lunch at the small cafe there, nice choices and reasonable prices.  There is also an ice cream shop and a gift store.  The little  profit helps suppor the sanctuary as there is no Federal or any government  funding, no SCFD of course, Junst donations.  Bring wind gear, binoculars, water,  sun had, any type of footwear is OK. 

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 60
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Monday, 10/14/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 10/15/2019, Eldorado Canyon and Walker Ranch Loop OB*

Starting in Eldorado Canyon State Park we'll hike Eldorado Canyon trail to Walker Ranch Loop, follow the loop counter-clockwise, and return to where we started. 

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3200
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Tuesday, 10/15/2019, Hike Genesee Mountain

Go for a midmorning casual hike at Genesee Mountain Park. We will hike most of the trails in the park and even summit Genesee Mountain. We might hike a bit further if the group wishes to look for the Bison Heard.

Leader: Helayn Storch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 700 ft
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Tuesday, 10/15/2019, New & Prospective member meeting Ft Collins Group

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Colorado Mountain Club - CMC!  The Fort Collins Group offers quarterly orientation meetings for new and prospective members at the Harmony Library - Poudre River Public Library. Participants will learn about the Colorado Mountain Club. Get an overview of all the Club has to offer including outdoor trips/activities for every season lead by experts, social events, training, etc. We'll have plenty of time to answer any questions the participants might have and provide them with all the tools to get started with the CMC!

Leader: Amparo Maya
Type: All Other
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, Vasquez Peak

From the parking lot at the Henderson Mine we will follow the CD trail to the wide gully between point 12900 and Vasquez Pk. We will climb gradual tundra slopes to the saddle between point 12900 and Vasquez. Then follow the ridge west to the high point. Bring trekking poles and micro spikes. Drivers will be needed.

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, RMOTHG Spruce Mountain Loop Hike Douglas Open Space

Please bring 10 essentials, CORSAR card (recommended). Boots required Trekking Poles suggested. Advise the leader of any pertinent medical conditions 

Leader: Mark Maslyn
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, North Table Mtn. Loop Hike

We will hike the North Table Loop, and hike to the Rim Rock Trail and back down the Cottonwood Canyon trail, and return back by the North Table loop Trail.  Some good views, and a good work out for winter hiking. We should finish about 1:00 PM. So bring energy type foods 2 liters water. Sun glasses hat wind breaker, gloves, and poles.  Prepare for the worst but hope for the best!  I will email on tues. 10-15-19, on any changes and weather update.

Leader: David Riter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500'
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, North Table Mtn. Loop Hike

We will hike the North Table Loop, and hike to the Rim Rock Trail and back down the Cottonwood Canyon trail, and return back by the North Table loop Trail.  Some good views, and a good work out for winter hiking. We should finish about 1:00 PM. So bring energy type foods 2 liters water. Sun glasses hat wind breaker, gloves, and poles.  Prepare for the worst but hope for the best!  I will email on tues. 10-15-19, on any changes and weather update.

Leader: David Riter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500'
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, RMOTHG Walker Ranch Loop

This is an Easy B moderate-paced loop hike in one of Boulder County's beautiful parks.This hike features open-space views and some riverside hiking. Overall elevation gain is 1600 feet with a couple "up and down" segments to the trail.

Leader: Robert Richardt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Wednesday, 10/16/2019, Fort Collins Council Meeting

Open meeting, all members welcome!  

Leader: Gordan Thibedeau
Type:
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Thursday, 10/17/2019, Independence Lake Huner-Fryingpan Wilderness Area

Drive 3 hours to the trailhead. Arrive TH at 10:30. Hike Lost Man Loop Trail into Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Area to Independence Lake and return to TH by 2:00. Drive 3 hours to arrive Wooly Mammoth by 5:00.  

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 10/17/2019, Centennial Cone Loop Hike*

This is a moderate-paced hike and NOT a fast-paced hike. Group needs to stay together. Trip destination is subject change, based chiefly on weather and (or) trail conditions.Bring the 10 essentials, poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, wind gear, rain gear, and possibly micro spikes.Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,000
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Thursday, 10/17/2019, Roped Climbing Practice Session

RESCHEDULED FROM 10/10Roped Climbing Practice Session, East side of Horsetooth ReservoirPrimarily intended as a review for those participating in subsequent roped climbs.The review will focus on rock seconding skills:Climbing signals,Roping up,Passing intermediate anchors,Taking down belay anchors,Taking down intermediate anchors,Rappelling with an autoblock self-belay.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Rock Climbing, Pace: Casual
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Thursday, 10/17/2019, Dog-friendly after work Black Forest Section 16


Leader: Audrey Burkart
Type: , Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 200
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Thursday, 10/17/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 10/18/2019, Topaz Mtn (11,762') and North Tarryall Pk (11,902') *

We will start the trip by hiking up through a maze of old and confusing logging roads. After an hour or so when we are generally north of Topaz Mountain we will leave the road and hike south cross-county to the SE summit of Topaz. When ready, we will continue NW to the secondary Topaz summit, then continue NW toward North Tarryall Peak. We will approach the summit of Tarryall from the more gentle NE side. At some point we will decide to leave the summit and head NE, cross-country again, to finally pick up one of the logging roads that will take us back to the cars.This is somewhat of an exploratory hike, will consist of a large portion of off-trail hiking through steep terrain, and at a moderate but deliberate pace.

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Friday, 10/18/2019, Quandary Pk 14,265'

This hike is ~7 miles and ~3500' of gain - we are assuming that you have experience hiking above treeline in adverse conditions - this is not a hike with technical challenges but it will be a full day with considerable time above treeline.Here is a good description of our route: https://14ers.com/route.php?route=quan1&peak=Quandary+PeakWe are climbing this 14er in mid-October - winter conditions are possible - we will know and have more information during the week before the hike - a final communication on expected conditions and necessary gear will be provided to trip participants.

Leader: David Langley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Friday, 10/18/2019, Centennial Cone Loop

We will start at the Northeast trailhead off of Golden Gate Canyon Road and hike the Elk Range and Travois Trails This rolling trail makes a large loop around Centennial Cone offering great vistas in all directions.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Monday, 10/21/2019, Red Deer Lake IPW*

From Camp Dick TH take Buchanan Pass to Red Deer Lake following trail close to Middle St Vrain Creek.Please bring your 10 essentials and lunch.  I will update weather as we get closer.  Who knows when the snow will start.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1734
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Monday, 10/21/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 10/22/2019, Black Bear trail from Deer Creek Canyon

We will connect two great Jefferson County parks by the Black Bear trail from Deer Creek Canyon park.  We will do this via a short car shuttle.  Meet at Hilldebrand Park.  We will shuttle up to Deer Creek Open Space and hike back to Hilldebrand. This trail is only open a short time during the year, and it always has nice rock outcroppings and views.11 miles total one way.  There will be climbing out of Deer Creek and over the Hogback and downhill to Hilldebrand.  After the hike we will need a car to transport drivers back to their cars at Deer Creek a distance of about 3 miles.  

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Wednesday, 10/23/2019, Woods Mountain*

This is a modest hike with 2650 feet of elevation gain in about 3.25 miles. We will depart from the Herman Lake trailhead at approximately 10,300 feet, follow a well marked trail up into the gulch. From tree line, we go off trail and climb to the saddle between Woods and Parnassus mountains. Once on the saddle, we turn west and ascend to the summit at 12,940 feet. Please bring your ten essentials and several layers, warm hat and gloves.I will send out a weather update as we get closer to departure.

Leader: Tom O'Connor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2650
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Wednesday, 10/23/2019, Monthly Meeting--Safari Near Kilimanjaro --Kevin Willey

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group as KEVIN WILLEY shares his recent Serengeti Safari near Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341') in Tanzania. Following Kevin's ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro with Tom Chapel, he experienced the magnificence of Tanzania in this incredible safari adventure. Kevin enjoyed visiting four amazing National Parks: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serentegi. Relax and enjoy snacks and brews from the taproom while we learn about Kevin's assorted entertaining adventures and view close up what it is like to be on safari in Africa!DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2019TIME: Social at 6:30 pm, Presentation at 7:15 pmLOCATION: O'Dell's Brewery, 800 E. Lincoln Ave., Ft. Collins

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 10/24/2019, Halloween Noddle Heads *

o, these are not the “Noodle Heads” although noodle heads may be hiking in the immediate vicinity. The Noddles are two pointy outcroppings at each end of a flat ridge. Some say the outcroppings resemble owl’s ears when seen from the west but for us they will simply be unclimbable rock features in an otherwise benign area.The Noddles sit SE of Long Scraggy Peak and NW of Devils Head.Although this hike will tend to be more relaxed and leisurely, we will need to keep moving at a moderate pace just to get our mission accomplished. The hike will initially allow us to gain most elevation and distance via an old jeep road, with the second half off trail through mild terrain. Canoodling on the Noddles allowed, but only during lunch. New suggestion: Some of us thought it would be fun to wear some sort of a Halloween theme attire. Of course you don't have to, but if you want to get in the Fall mood, and the spirit of things, then give this suggestion some thought.  

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Thursday, 10/24/2019, North Fork Trail, Reynolds Ranch

If there is a problem with me bringing my dog Sasha, please do let me know,  thanks 

Leader: Eddie Yenkinson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 10/24/2019, 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.In October, we will look for fall colors while taking advantage of Daylight Savings time for longer hikes.  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, 10/24/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 10/25/2019, High Line Canal 1 Segment 1

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy.Denver Water has a new book with maps for sale.Also recommended: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an urban wildland by Robert Michael Pyle.   

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Monday, 10/28/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 10/29/2019, Mtn Bike: East/West Trail #2

The Douglas County East/West Trail runs approximately 20 miles from I25 to Sante Fe Blvd.  We will be starting on the east side (near I25 and Ridgegate Parkway) and riding approx. 9 miles out and 9 miles back. The trail is rated "Easy" due to lack of technical terrain, but does require physical stamina and single-track riding experience. Come join us for this fun ride!For a map and more details, check out www.mtbproject.com .As always, helmets required.

Leader: Tim Lane
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 18, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Wednesday, 10/30/2019, Grizzly Peak*

Please bring your 10 essentials, warm clothing if it’s cool and cool clothing if it’s warm, and rain gear.

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,760'
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Wednesday, 10/30/2019, RMOTHG Castlewood Canyon Park - Opens for Registration at 5:00pm on Fri., 10/11/19


Leader: Winifred Prall
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600
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Wednesday, 10/30/2019, High Line Canal 2 Segment 2

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at a time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water. I believe they have a new book with maps out.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Wednesday, 10/30/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 10/31/2019, HALLOWEEN HIKE Staunton S ton SP

If you have a State parks pass, please offer to drive.  AND wear something Halloweenie.  Lets have a quuiet hike till lunchtime with only Halloween noise allowed!  this hike will be a small loop.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Thursday, 10/31/2019, Sunset Halloween Hike

Join us for a fun, moderately paced social Halloween hike to experience goulishly and glorious fall weather and fall colors while we are still on Daylight Savings Time and able to take a 1.5 hour hike.  We will be able to take advantage of Indian Summer and hike up to the Enchanted (whoo-ha-ha) Mesa Trail! 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 AND, if you dare (!), any costume that will not impede your hiking.   Some will bring tasty treats to share during the break, There’s an option for after-hike goodies at a nearby restaurant. Have a happy and haunted Halloween hike with us!

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Friday, 11/1/2019, Falcon Castle 7,600'

From Morrison, hike up into the foothills to the ruins of the "Western White House" and the Walker Mansion. Loop trails through woods and meadows also can be followed if the group wishes. This is a close-in hike in Jeffco Open Space.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Friday, 11/1/2019, EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Harvard + Mount Columbia EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Harvard EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Columbia

A strong commitment to this hike is required to participate. The fast pace means an average speed of 1 mile/hour AND 1,000' elevation gain/hour. Mount Harvard is the third higherst 14er in the State of Colorado. Preference given to those with recent experience hiking a challenging 14er in the past 1 - 2 - 3 months; or, demonstrate a strong mental and physical stamina for this full day adventure.

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 6,100
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