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Tuesday, 4/25/2017, Lumpy Ridge Loop (RMNP) *

This is a joint event (SM-DN). From Twin Owls Trailhead, hike W on trail to saddle between Dark Mtn and Lumpy Ridge. Descend to Bridal Veil Falls Trail to the connecting trail on the south to Gem Lake. Return to TH. Good chance of seeing bighorn sheep, wild turkeys and early spring wildflowers.  It is recommended that you bring slip-on traction devices (e.g. Microspikes) as there will be some icy places on the north side of Lump ridge.

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Tuesday, 4/25/2017, Long Scraggy Pk 8812"

One of my favorite hikes this time of year. From the Colorado Trail and Jeffco 126 hike North, and then Southeast to the ridge and summit. Rock scrambling to the summit. The trail is steep in places, so bring poles for stability on the downhill.

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Tuesday, 4/25/2017, NEW MEMBER HIKE Chief & Squaw Mountains


Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Tuesday, 4/25/2017, SKI! Tele Tuesday at Loveland Freeheel Skiing Section

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced: Time to get your your last turns in  withTele Tuesday at Loveland as the season nears its end.  There's great snow coverage and conditions are still winter like with the latest snowfall from this past week.  Register online or call before 9pm so leader knows to look for you, either at Wooly Mammoth lot at 0830 or at Loveland's Clock/Ticket Tower at 10:00. Hope to Ski you soon!

Leader: Joel Sobol
Type: Ski
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Wednesday, 4/26/2017, Lower Crater Lakes loop above East Portal

Hike on South Boulder Creek Trail to Crater Lakes Trail. trail from there will be under snow. Return by dropping down to

Leader: Joe Aldridge
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Wednesday, 4/26/2017, New Member Hike Mt Falcon

This should be a pleasant hike and a good workout, as we climb up the hill, have lunch and then descend back down.   We'll  travel on the Castle Trail out and back.Although this is for new CMC members, all are welcome.  We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc.   Please bring those of the  10 essentials  appropriate to a four-hour hike and that day's possible weather.  Wear proper hiking boots.  No jeans or cotton  clothing.  We can talk more about all that on trip day.No dogs, please.  CMC policy permits dogs only on designated "doggy hikes," which abound in the spring and fall.Microspikes  may will be recommended, so please bring them!  Unlikely, but snowshoes could be an option (i.e. not required). Never snowshoed?  It's as easy as walking.  Rent a pair at REI or your local mountain store, get snow baskets (usually the same brand) to fit your hiking poles, be sure your hiking boots are waterproof, add some gaiters, and you will be good to go. We'll show you a  few tricks, if need be.

I will email you a day or two ahead to advise of trail conditions
 

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1837
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Wednesday, 4/26/2017, RMOTHG Mt Galbraith Loop


Leader: Barbara Schwarz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000'
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Wednesday, 4/26/2017, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Social Hike

AWE hikes are back for the season!  It's a fun, moderate paced after-work social hike. No need to call or register, just show 10 minutes before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom. Be prepared for any weather with good footwear, water, rain (or snow!) jacket, headlamp/flashlight, and a snack to share if you like as we will stop for a few minutes.  Optional after hike food and/or drink near the clubroom.  Please join us!

Leader: Gary Johnston
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Wednesday, 4/26/2017, Monthly Meeting--Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trek

Monthly Meeting.   From late June to mid-August, 2014, Floyd Wright backpacked along the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trail from Durango to Estes Park (approximately 400 miles).  Floyd will share this experience with you along with his passion for the backcountry, the preparations necessary for this expedition, and the beautiful scenery & wildlife along the way.

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 4/27/2017, Long Scraggy

 Exploratory trip

Leader: Patrick McKinley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Thursday, 4/27/2017, Deer Creek Canyon trail mod B (casual pace for retirees)

We will hike a loop around  the  park 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Thursday, 4/27/2017, Centennial Cone from Mayhem Gulch and Travois Trails

We will start our hike from the Mayhem Gulch trailhead. We cannot do a loop of Centennial Cone because the Elk Range trail is closed from mid-February to mid-June for elk calving. We will hike up Mayhem Gulch, connect into the Travois Trail and hike to one of the lookouts over Hwy 6, eat lunch and return the way we came, doing approximately 10 to 12 miles.   

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Thursday, 4/27/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Registration closes April 20, or when class is filled. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.Apr 27. BMC Lecture. Knots, Rock Climbing Equipment & Techniques, and the Rappel.

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Friday, 4/28/2017, Bergen Peak Summit*

From the trailhead we will follow the Meadow View and the Bergin Peak trails to the top of Bergin Peak, 9,708 feet. We will pick up the Too Long Trail on the way back to the trailhead.  Should be no snow, we will monitor it as we get closer.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 4/28/2017, North Table Mountain Information Hike Natural History

Come discover the birds, flowers and wildlife of this "Serengeti of Golden". We will see some great vistas as we wind our way through grass/shrubland and lava cliffs to explore the mesa top and its origin. Bring binoculars.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Tuesday, 5/2/2017, Trek to Elk Falls in Staunton State Park Loop Hike

This will be a loop hike through many of the trails in the park. We will start on the Staunton Ranch trail, follow it to Bugling Elk. Then we will connect to the new West Meadow trail which loops around Elk Falls Pond. This trail leads to the Elk falls overlook. From there we will go down to Elk Falls. On the way out we follow Chimney Rock to Marmot passage, then on to the Scout Line trail and back to the parking lot on the Staunton Ranch trail.This hike will cover almost 14 miles, so be prepared for a long day on some very nice trails.   

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Wednesday, 5/3/2017, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Social Hike

A fun, moderate paced after-work social hike at Flatiron Vista.  Don't call, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (by the Maps Store). Be prepared for any weather with good footwear, water, rain (or snow) jacket, headlamp/flashlight, and a snack to share if you like as we will stop for a few minutes.  Optional after hike food and/or drink near the clubroom.

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 250
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Thursday, 5/4/2017, Centennial Cone Park mod B (casual pace for retirees)

We shall hike the park from the entrance of Golden  Gate Canyon side

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Thursday, 5/4/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 4. BMC Lecture. Knots, Mountain Health/Medical Issues and High Peak Climbing.

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Friday, 5/5/2017, Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Loop* Rescheduled from 4/21/2017

Starting in Eldorado Canyon State Park we'll hike Eldorado Canyon trail to Walker Ranch Loop, follow the loop, and return to where we came. This trip will depend on the weather and group for the entire loop.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Elevation Gain: 3200
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Friday, 5/5/2017, Almagre Mountain

Almagre Mountain is the 2nd highest peak on the Colorado Springs skyline. In spite of this, Almagre doesn't get much attention, and many locals are not even be able to identify it. Let's climb this peak from the back side using road 376 as our starting point. It's still holding snow but too early to say if snowshoes will needed. Gaiters and good sunglasses for sure. Stay tuned for further details on expected conditions, equipment and meeting place for (optional) car pool. This may be an exploratory hike (meaning the leader has not done it) but he plans to scout it out before the 5th so that should change. Make it a three day weekend and get in shape for some higher climbing this summer.

Leader: Andy Lyon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 5/5/2017, 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, 5/5/2017, SKI! Freeheel Friday at Loveland Tele Tuesday Wrapup!

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced: Join us this Freeheel Friday to wrap up your Tele Tuesday--tele skiing at Loveland! Celebrate the tele camaraderie and new friends you've made this season on our Tele Tuesdays. Register online or call before 9pm so leader knows to look for you, either at Wooly Mammoth lot at 0900 or at Loveland's Clock/Ticket Tower at 10:30. Ski you soon and again next year. Thanks for a fun season!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski
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Monday, 5/8/2017, Aspen Bicycle Tour

Early season warm-up cruiser. Bridges and bike trails plus East of Aspen trail to Wildwood School turn-off. Some minor hills and climbs but generally gentle. Mountain or crossbikes best; road bikes possible. Approximately 2 hours. Meet 8:45 a.m. at Red Brick Building. Depart by 9:00.

Leader: Sharon DeQuine
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20
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Tuesday, 5/9/2017, NEW MEMBER HIKE Bear Peak South Boulder Peak

Bring as many of the ten essentials as you currently use or possess. I heartily recommend bringing trekking poles or a walking stick to ease the ascent of the steeper tail segments.Our trail will allow opportunities to lengthen or shorten the trip based on individual conditioning. I expect to complete the outing by 1:00 pm with a return to Golden, CO by 2:00 pm. I welcome and invite new members and guests to join me in this opportunity for high adventure. 

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 5/9/2017, Mt Evans Road AFTER WORK HIKE

We'll walk up the Mt Evans road before the road opens for cars. We will walk up the road 5 mi and back. Awesome views, and quiet, no cars to deal with. This is an opportunity for high altitude training. Expect cold winds and above treeline winter conditions.  Bring headlight with fresh batteries.

Leader: Thomas Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Tuesday, 5/9/2017, Full Moon Horsetooth Mtn Hike


Leader: carolyn hammond
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400'
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Wednesday, 5/10/2017, New Member Doggie Hike Indepedence Mountain 8,330'


Leader: Janet Martel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7
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Thursday, 5/11/2017, Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Crest*

We will follow this trail through aspen to the highest point, where it crosses the Kenosha Crest. Great views of the surrounding peaks and hopefully spring wildflowers.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Thursday, 5/11/2017, Red Mountain Big Loop

This route begins in Red Mountain Open Space and goes through Soapstone Prairie (Fort Collins Natural Area) and Big Hole Open Space (Wyoming- City of Cheyenne Open Space).  We have excellent rock trails, high prairie, sand washes, spring flowers and birds.Anne Stewart is the co-leader

Leader: Eileen Edelman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 5/11/2017, Mount Sanitas, Lion's Lair, Sunshine Canyon and Centennial Park Loop Hike

Mount Sanitas is Boulder's version of the Incline: 1,270 feet in 1.3 miles, stair steps and rocky trail most of the way to the top of the mount.We'll climb immediately from the parking lot to the top and then take a gentle descent over 3.7 miles back to the parking area. Great workout early in the season--this will get your quads ready for serious hiking later in the summer.Coffee and lunch afterward in Boulder for those who are interested.    

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,270
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Thursday, 5/11/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 11. BMC Lecture. Knots, Basic Snow Travel and Climbing Techniques

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Friday, 5/12/2017, Early Wildflower Hike Foothills Wildflowers William F. Hayden Park

This is an early wildflower hike. We will start hiking at the Hayden Park Trailhead located on Alameda Pkwy as we loop through the park and discover foothills wildflowers. Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will reference Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 5/12/2017, South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak*

From the South Trailhead for the Mesa Trail, we’ll hike up Shadow Canyon to the saddle between Bear Peak and South Boulder Peak. We’ll return via Shawos Canyon, as well. Fee at parking lot.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Monday, 5/15/2017, Canyonlands Hiking and Car Camp - Open to Everyone - Optional One Night Backpack

Join us for our 4th annual weekday getaway at peaceful Canyonlands National Park to camp, relax, and hike. Wooden Shoe campground is a great private group site nicely nestled in a shady sandstone rock alcove.  Leave Denver Monday and return Friday latest. Sign up for preferably at least 3 nights. Leaders will be conducting a variety of B hikes and some easy C hikes at moderate pace with some rock scambling.  The campsite has tables, grilles, a pump drinking water supply, and an outhouse. Firewood would be desirable if each person would like to bring a bundle. Simple group potluck dinner on Wednesday.  

Leader: Claude Neumann
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Tuesday, 5/16/2017, James Peak (13,294')*

From the TH off Fall River Road, ascend St. Mary's glacier, then head straight toward James Peak to the west. James Peak is a 13er with epic views of the Front Range. As we get closer we will assess if we need spikes and/or snowshoes.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,900'
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Tuesday, 5/16/2017, Sniktau 13,240 AFTER WORK HIKE

Hike starts from Loveland pass at 12,000 ft. Be prepared for wind & cold regardless of Denver's weather. Think of this as being prepared for a winter hike! Will hike totally above tree line to summit. Bring wind jacket, headlight, snacks and drink that you can eat & drink as you walk. MICROSPIKES OR SIMILAR TRACTION DEVICE MAY BE BENEFICIAL!! We will hike at moderately brisk pace with minimal stops.Another opportunity for high altitude training.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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