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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, Mt Silverheels 13,822ft Off Trail

Mt. Silverheels stands by itself, with a great view in all directions from the summit. Our route is entirely off-trail, short and steep, but without technical difficulties. Off-trail hikes burn considerably more energy than on-trail hikes of similar length and altitude gain. Be sure you're properly conditioned for this situation. All hike participants will be expected to share in trail breaking, We will be above timberline for most of the hike - be prepared with sunscreen, lots of water, extra clothing layers, possible cold windy conditions. We will plan on stopping after 30 min hiking for clothing adjustment, breaks after that approx every 60 min. Snowshoes,hiking poles, an ice axe if you have one, and microspikes or alternative traction device necessary.Any trip member with medical conditions that might impact the trip are asked to contact trip leader in advance to avoid discussions at the trail head.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3800
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, RMOTHG Boreas Pass

The Boreas Pass Road follows an old wagon road turned railbed. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, once Breckenridge's lifeline, traveled this route between Como and Leadville. Views of Blue River Valley and Ten Mile Range will be seen. We will travel 3.1 miles up to Baker's Tank and have lunch there. Afterwards we will turn into the the woods for the trip back to the cars.  The elevation gain is 787 feet.  Please bring lunch, snacks, water, layers of clothes, snowshoes and microspikes and poles. I would recommend that you have a way to attach your snowshoes to your day pak. Medical issues need to be discussed with a leader Any questions please give me a call Carole Adler 303-204-0105

Leader: Carole Adler
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 787
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, Kenosha Pass East* Part of CT Segment 5

We will snowshoe east on Segment 5 of the Colorado Trail, 10 miles OB.  We will travel around five miles out to our lunch spot.   We will meet at The Fort Restaurant  turn-out in Morrison (19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465) in time to load up our carpools and leave promptly at 7:00 AM.   Mileage is approximately 90 miles.  Please bring $9 cash to reimburse your driver. There will be a rest stop at the Bailey Loaf 'N Jug, 173 Bulldogger Rd, Bailey, CO 80421.

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 1950'
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, RMOTHG Cub Creek Trail

Cub Creek Trail is a pleasant hike through the forest on a rolling gradual trail. Eventually the trail enters the Mt. Evans Wilderness. Our destination is near Shadow mountain where there is a nice view and/or the Mount Evans Wilderness boundary.There is some ice on the trail, so bring traction devices. A lot of the trail is dry, but there is packed snow and ice in places so it is a good idea to bring gaiters in case the snow is soft. I just scouted this trail and snow shoes are NOT required.

Leader: Rico Argentati
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, Mt. Galbraith 7,260' New Date

We'll start hiking the Nightbird Gulch trailhead and look for early wildflowers like Pasque and Spring Beauty as we climb this peak that offers great views of the Table Mountains, Golden and the Front Range.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, butler gulch ski

Let's head up to a great area for backcountry skiing.  Strong downhill abiilities.  Climbing skins, randonee equipment is best.  Optional meal stop afterwards in Idaho Springs

Leader: John Stidman
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: up to 2700'
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, Ridgeline Trail-Castle Rock AFTER WORK HIKE

Loop trail travels through valleys and ridges in new openspace park west of downtown Castle Rock. Views of Front Range peaks. This is not your typical A/B trip. We will hike at a moderately brisk pace with minimal stops. Bring snacks, water that you can eat/drink while walking. Its possible that Microspikes may be beneficial. Also bring headlight for incase we finish in the dark.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 3/22/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 3/23/2017, Alberta Falls and the Loch RMNP*

Bring spikes and snowshoes and be prepared for some great views.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 940
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Thursday, 3/23/2017, Second Creek mod snowshoe (casual pace for retirees)

Three miles from the top of the Berthoud Pass we will snowshoe  the Second  Creek  trail to the Broome Hut and after a short visit to the hut we will continue  west for another half mile

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 3/23/2017, Argentine Train Trail Snowshoe Snowshoe

This snowshoe starts out of Silver Plume at exit 226 and follows the gentle Argentine Central Grade Railroad route to the Waldorf mine. We will go to Pavilion Point and maybe a little beyond. Good views of I-70 below and snow-capped peaks surrounding Pavilion Point. Bring snowshoes, poles and traction. Bring lunch to eat on the trail. Plan on 4-5 hours for hike. Coffee stop after in Idaho Springs.

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
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Thursday, 3/23/2017, Monthly Meeting--Larimer County Search & Rescue

Monthly Meeting.  Larimer County Search and Rescue presentation by Jill Reynolds.  Basic operations, mission statistics, search and rescue K9 operation, short K9 demonstration, what to do if lost or injured, how to avoid getting lost, how to join LCSAR, plus Q&A period.  This is a Thursday evening.

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Friday, 3/24/2017, Sylvan Lake Cabin overnight, snowshoe or crosscountry ski

Stay at the Sylvan Lake Cabin and ski or snowshoe from there. Cabin will be available after 2:00 pm on Friday         You can drive up to the cabin or better carpool since parking is $ 7 per night. We will have community breakfasts and dinners prepared by Sonia and Ann ( cost will be shared) Bring your own lunch and refreshments, also some wood for the fire pit

Leader: Sonia Webb
Type:
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Monday, 3/27/2017, Burning Bear Trail Hike

this is a gentle trail passing through forest and meadows,  being aloneside Geneva and Burning Bear Creeks.  We will go to the high point of 10,780, have lunch and return.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1030
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Tuesday, 3/28/2017, Pennsylvania Crk - Summit County

Dave Muller's Trip #92 in Quiet Winter Trails. Peaks of Ten Mile Range will be viewable on this tour.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Tuesday, 3/28/2017, James Peak*

Staring at St. Mary's Glacier we climb to the saddle and then traverse to the summit of James Peak. Although this is snowshoe trip micro spikes are recommended. If avalanche conditions do not exist those participants with ice axe experience will be able to glissade down portions of St. Mary's Glacier.

Leader: John Wethey
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7.5, Elevation Gain: 2,700
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Tuesday, 3/28/2017, Rock Creek Trail*

The trail is an extension of a residential road in Allenspark, and it once led to the Rock Creek Ski Area. It was only open for a few years in the late 1940s, with five runs and two tow ropes. The area is completely overgrown now, though, and evidence of the ski area is tough to find.This is a snowshoe trip. The road leading to the trailhead is a wide dirt road. It starts as forest service road 116, and along the way it will change to 116.2 and back again in a seemingly random manner.The start of the trail is easy, starts to climb as it still follows the creek. There are a few switchbacks. We follow an old road, steep in areas, tree covered route and is lots of fun coming down.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,000
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Tuesday, 3/28/2017, SKI! Tele Tuesday at Loveland Freeheel Skiing Section

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced: Continue your tele skiing with today's Tele Tuesday at Loveland, where there's great snow coverage and more open lifts and runs. Join us when you can every other Tuesday throughout the season. 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!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski, Pace: Casual
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Wednesday, 3/29/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 3/30/2017, Hallowell Park to Bear Lake Car Shuttle Snowshoe Snowshoe

Participants from Denver meet at unpaved parking lot on south side of Golden Gate Canyon Road and Hwy 93 at 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4 miles one-way, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,380
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Thursday, 3/30/2017, Jones Pass mod snowshoe ( casual pace for retirees)

From the Jones Pass  parking lot  we  will snowshoe  the Jones  Pass road for about one milel and then off the road  to a beautiful  Valley. .

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 3/31/2017, 7-mile ski trail * Berthoud Pass Area

We will snowshoe southwest from the trailhead toward Berthoud Pass.  This trail follows the upper section of the Frasier River and is usually tracked by skiers or boarders skiing Berthoud Pass.  With luck we will reach Berthoud Pass and then we'll retrace our path back to the cars.  There is one rather steep hill about 1.5 miles in but we should be able to ascend it.

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1850
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Monday, 4/3/2017, Goose Creek Trail*

Continuing our brisk exploration of the 285 corridor trails during iffy weather times, we will follow the Goose Creek Trail through beautiful scenery.  We're putting it in as a snowshoe but it may be just spikes or even just a Difficult B hike due to the speed.  Or, we may go further to the trail's end.

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Tuesday, 4/4/2017, Horsetooth Mountain


Leader: carolyn hammond
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300'
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Tuesday, 4/4/2017, Horsetooth Mountain


Leader: carolyn hammond
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300'
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Tuesday, 4/4/2017, Mountain Hiking School Classroom #3

Tuesday, April 4 - ClassroomSnow Travel, Avalanche Awareness, Mountain Hazards, GPS Intro, Online Resources, Scenario

Leader: David Wasson
Type: All Other
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Wednesday, 4/5/2017, Long Scraggy Pk 8812"*

Get out of snowshoes and back to boots, but please brng spikes just in case.   We 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: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Wednesday, 4/5/2017, New Member Hike Golden Gate State Park Burro Trail Burro Trail

This is a moderately challenging short hike with a beautiful views.    Although this trip is titled for new CMC members, all are welcome.  We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc.  Bring your questions. The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process.Please also bring  the  10 essentials  appropriate to a three-hour hike and the actual weather.  Wear proper hiking boots.  No jeans or cotton  clothing.  Be prepared for inclement weather.   Anyone who shows up in the wrong footwear or clothing, or with insufficient water, etc., may not be allowed on the hike.  Rain jacket with hood  may  be a good pack item.  We can talk more about all that on trip day.  I will send out an email a day or two before.Microspikes or equivalent  likely a MUST, as the trail may be icy.  If the snowpack  is sufficient,  we may want to  wear snowshoes.  Just borrow or rent  some if you don't have them.  NO prior experience is necessary because snowshoeing is as easy as walking, although we'll share a few tips.  At the end of the day, you will be a snowshoer!No dogs, please.  CMC policy is to allow dogs only on designated "doggy hikes," which abound in the spring and fallDo NOT assume inclement weather means the trip is cancelled.  We usually cancel only if the roads are trecherous.  The leader will advise of any cancellation.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1197
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Wednesday, 4/5/2017, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Social Hike

AWE hikes are back for the season!  It's a fun, moderate paced after-work social hike starting at the Big Bluestem Trail and back on S. Boulder Trail.  Don't call, just show 10 minutes 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.  Join me!

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 250
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Wednesday, 4/5/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 4/6/2017, Matthews Winters Park loop mod B (casual pace for retirees)

We will  complete loop of the park

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Friday, 4/7/2017, Mount Wilcox 13,408*


Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.3, Elevation Gain: 2763
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Tuesday, 4/11/2017, Ypsilon Lake (RMNP) *

Hike from Lawn Lake trailhead 1.4 miles up Lawn Lake trail, then left/west on Ypsilon Lake trail an additional 3.2 miles to Ypsilon Lake at 10,760'.  Snow level should be around the beginning of Ypsilon Lake trail where we will put on snowshoes. Bring snowshoes, poles and microspikes 

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Tuesday, 4/11/2017, Deer Creek Canyon-Red Mesa Loop AFTER WORK HIKE

The jewel of the Jeffco Open Space park system. From trailhead we will hike Plymouth Creek Trail then Red Mesa Loop and return to trhd. If there is time will also do extra mile out & back  Golden Eagle trail for great views. This is not a typical A/B hike. We will hike at moderately brisk pace with minimal stops.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Tuesday, 4/11/2017, Mountain Hiking School Classroom #4

Tuesday, April 11 - ClassroomWeather, Emergency Situation Process, Wilderness Survival, Leave-No-Trace, Closing Comments

Leader: David Wasson
Type: All Other
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Tuesday, 4/11/2017, Wall Climb

Bring climbing gear (helmet, harness, belay device and locking carabiner, safety leash and locking carabiner). Belay gloves and climbing shoes optional. No chalk.

Leader: David Hutchison
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 4/11/2017, Full Moon Horsetooth Mtn Hike


Leader: carolyn hammond
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400'
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Wednesday, 4/12/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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