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Monday, 2/26/2018, High Line Canal Segment 2

This segment is a beautiful amble through big ranches along the canal and we'll see some of the original cottonwoods along the trail. Chatfield Reservoir will be to the north of us. Our hike will be mostly to the West with the foothills in front of us. 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.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Monday, 2/26/2018, American Museum of Western Art Photo Section Outing


Leader: Selma Kristel
Type: All Other
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Tuesday, 2/27/2018, Lost Lake & Devil's Thumb Trail Snowshoe*

From Hessie Trailhead, hike west on trail #902. Take left fork to Devil's Thumb Trail (not Devil's Thumb Bypass). Turn left to Lost Lake (it is well signed), visit the lake, then return back to #902, continue up Jasper Creek to return on Devils Thumb Bypass.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1250
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Tuesday, 2/27/2018, 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 with baskets, gaiters and traction. Bring lunch to eat on the trail. Plan on 4-5 hours for hike. 

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Abyss Trail toward Lake Helms* Snowshoe

Ascend through a dry lodgepole pine forest on a broad pack trail near Scott Gomer Creek.  Climb east up a steeper, narrower trail through mixed fir, spruce, and bristlecone.  Cross the Rosalie Trail, then turn off the trail slightly left to Helms Lake, enjoy the view, have lunch, then return the way we came. This may be an ambitious distance, depending on the weather and whether we have to break trail.  But, good to have a goal.In addition to the 10 essentials, brings snowshoes and traction devices, gaiters, layers, and a headlamp with extra batteries.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2665
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Lake Helene, RMNP 10,600 ft.

From Bear Lake, snowshoe mostly on trail up a gradual slope above Mill Creek basin. Views of Mt Wuh, Joe Mills Mtn, and Bierstadt Lake along the way. After crossing Two Rivers Lake, we will arrive at Lake Helene surrounded by Flattop, Notchtop, Knobtop and Little Matterhorn mountains. Return via same route. Suggested rideshare $13.

Leader: Paul Weber
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, RMOTHG Mills Lake-RMNP

We will be traveling to one of the top lakes in Estes Park. Mills lake is a 5.5 mile snowshoe with an elevation gain of 1,200'. We will climb steadily and first see frozen Alberta Falls. Then getting views of Longs Peak and the jagged Keyboard of the Winds. Coming back taking the Ranger or Winter route trail back to our cars.If you have a park pass please bring itPlease bring lunch, snacks, first aid kit, snowshoes and water.Any medical issues I would appreciate a callOptional stop after the snowshoe at the Colorado Cherry Pie RestaurantHope to see you on the trailCarole and Frank

Leader: Carole Adler
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, RMOTHG Second Creek Moderate Snowshoe

Bring the 10 essentials, snowshoes and poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, and wind gear. Always be prepared for very cold and very windy conditions. More than one half of the trip is above treeline. Bring extra food in case you need it. Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.   Please watch for the email that I will send the day before the trip mainly concerning weather and snow conditions.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,100
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, RMOTHG Spruce Creek


Leader: Barbara Schwarz
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Bakerville to Loveland Ski Trip*

We will ski the bike path from Bakerville exit to Loveland Ski area and return. Plan for a lunch stop at Loveland Ski Valley. You can bring your own lunch or purchase at the cafeteria. Waxable or waxless skis. Skins not needed for the gentle grade of this tour.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Easy III x-c Ski up Keystone Gulch Keystone Ski Area Sponsored by RMOTHG

SkinsThis trail is a wide groomed road at a 6.3% grade that services the Keystone Ski Area, specifically the Ruby and Santiago ski lifts with toilets and a take-out mini-restaurant.  There are lots of tables and chairs outside and that is where we will have our packed lunch. Or your lunch may be purchased here.  The trail is continually upward, with some level spots, but easy skiing.  The way down gives one some glide speed (but never too fast for control) and places where we will exercise our legs. A perfect combination.  The road goes up a beautiful valley next to a stream and is sunny for most of the way.  Count on 1.5 - 2 hours up and about 45 minutes down. With a 1/2 hour or so for lunch, the round trip will take us about 3 1/2 hours. Climbing skins are not needed but depending on snow conditions an "S" turn at the top is shaded and you may need to herringbone (crab) a short distance. Let me know if your ski bottoms use wax rather than have fishscales.  

Leader: Tom Waymire
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6.4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Winter Hut Trip To Janet's Cabin


Leader: Stephan Horlak
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800 ft
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Social Hike on Wednesdays (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike.  This time of year, conditions vary widely (wind, and/or snow/yicy/muddy trails).  I likely won't pick the destination until the day of the hike, so plan on meeting at the carpool location for a hike close by.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip, but is  also OK to show up at either the carpool location or trailhead.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Monthly Meeting/Potluck--Escalante Canyon Gear Swap

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for a fun evening as we share our yummy potluck dinner favorites, take advantage of our annual gear swap, and enjoy our very own dynamic outdoorsman, Scott Farquhar, as he shares his amazing adventures in beautiful Escalante Canyon of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, cash bar, and camaraderie!

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, West Fork Clear Creek * From Henderson Mine

We'll snowshoe the first mile along the Jones Pass Road to the top of the valley floor, then proceed off the road and along the West Fork of Clear Creek and ascend toward the Continental Divide. 

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1750 ft
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, Current Creek mod snowshoe (Casual pace for retirees)

We will hike the Current Creek trail to the Pete Rabit hut then we continue to the aquaduct trail and  off trail to the Current lake.  Coming back will be mostly  off trail

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3.5, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, Moonlight Schmoonlight

Discover the magic of moonlight on snow. FInd good snow in the Wet Mountains, or hike the reservoir.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Mt. Princeton Resort Weekend 2018

The Mt. Princeton Resort party weekend for 2018 will take place from March 2nd to March 4th. This annual weekend of ski, snowshoe, swim, soak, and dining adventure includes two nights lodging at the resort (Friday and Saturday), dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, two complimentary drinks on Friday night (wine, beer, or soft drink), all the swimming and soaking you can get in on three days, as well as an informal get together on Saturday after dinner. On Saturday and Sunday, after breakfast, local trips will be sponsored for all levels and abilities. The cost is only $290 for double occupancy and $400 for single occupancy (please add $10 for non-CMC members). This is a fun event, attended by members from several CMC groups The registration deadline is February 4th and  payment by check will be due by February 10th. Guests are welcome.

Leader: Gertrud Nuhn
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Mayflower Gulch*

Bring the 10 essentials, first aid kit, and warm clothing.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Moonlight Snowshoe and Potluck

Join the trip leaders for an evening moonlight snowshoe in the Singletree area near Edwards, followed by pot luck soup supper at their home. Register with Leaders for details. Lisa Siegert-Free / Nate Free 970-926-5269

Leader: Lisa Siegert-Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5
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Monday, 3/5/2018, XC Ski Peru Creek

Trail Description:  We will follow the Peru Creek trail for 3.0 miles and stop before reaching the Pennsylvania Mine.   This will be our lunch spot before returning back to the parking area. This is a very scenic trail that is rigned by the mountains.

Leader: R. James Stelzig
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6.0, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Monday, 3/5/2018, 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. 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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Tuesday, 3/6/2018, Butler Gulch Snowshoe*

Bring the 10 essentials, snowshoes and poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, and wind gear.Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500
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Tuesday, 3/6/2018, Ben Tyler Trail - Lost Crk Wilderness

We will not be going to Kenosha Crest/Ridge.  This is an out & back trip.  We will go about 4 miles, find a lunch spot in the sun and turn around after lunch.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Wednesday, 3/7/2018, Reynolds Ranch North Fork Trail


Leader: Nancy Woodson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Wednesday, 3/7/2018, Social Hike on Wednesdays (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike TBD - depends on weather forecast.  Final details will be posted by the Sunday before the hike.  To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip, but is  also OK to show up at either the carpool location or trailhead.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Thursday, 3/8/2018, Kingston Peak*

This will be a snowshoe and/or micro spike hike.  Bring poles as the climb up St. Mary's Glacier will be steep.  Once we reach the top, the area will be windblown free of snow (usually).  We will assess the conditions and the weathe as we get closer.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Thursday, 3/8/2018, Grizzly Peak early season altitude and leg stretch


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Friday, 3/9/2018, Rosedale Peak 11,825' *

We will start in Harris Park, and follow trail to pass. From pass, we will do some moderate bushwacking to summit. Hike is in woods, except for last half mile or so.If we can drive all the way to the summer trailhead, subtract 2 miles RT, and 200' elevation from the stats given above.Please bring snowshoes, microspikes and ten essentials.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 11.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3200'
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Friday, 3/9/2018, Calypso Cascades Wild Basin

TH will be at 8380" and we not see many people

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 3/9/2018, New Member Hike Roxborough Park Willow Creek, South Rim and Fountain Valley Overlook Trails

We will be on several well-maintained trails, hiking at a moderate pace, approximately 5  miles round trip.  The views of the red rocks and changing colors of the scrub oaks are beautiful. There likely will be  is some snow and ice on the trail, so please bring microspike or other traction devices. Plan for changing Colorado weather by dressing in layers and include your 10 essentials in your pack.  Bring lunch, snacks for the day, and plenty of water.  Some portions of the trail are in full sun, so remember your sunscreen and hat.  The leader will send out an email the day before the hike with anticipated weather and any last minute schedule changes so please watch for that note.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 700
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Tuesday, 3/13/2018, Robeson Pk. 13,140' *

Climb starts at Urad Mine. We will snowshoe 2.2 miles up Ruby Gulch Trail to roughly treeline.  We will then strike East on shallow sub 25 degree slopes to the bowl between Bard and Robeson.  I skied to the bowl which is above above treeline for recon.  As of February 4th the West facing aspects of the bowl were essentially snow free at treeline.  We will climb the steep west facing slopes to gain the ridge just South of  Robeson peak.Snow shoes, helmet and microspikes are mandatory.This is an exploratory trip since I have not climbed above the treeline bowl.   This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write the Bobcats at 

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Tuesday, 3/13/2018, Zorro Trail/Dakota Ridge/Matthews Winters Loop

From the Zorro Trailhead, we will head west to the summit of Dakota Ridge, then south along the ridge descending to and crossing the road into Matthew Winters park. From there, we'll hike along the west side of the park to the north parking lot where we'll again cross the road and climb the trail to Dakota Ridge, hiking south until we reach the Zorro cutoff and return to the parking lot.

Leader: Earl Beam
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Tuesday, 3/13/2018, Scott Gomer Creek Trail

most of our gain will be in the beginning then, gradual.gain. It is a pretty trail.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Tuesday, 3/13/2018, Chicago Creek

Meet at Wooly Mammoth P&R, section JJ, for 8:30AM departure

Leader: Janet Farrar
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Tuesday, 3/13/2018, SKI! Tele Tuesday at Loveland Freeheel Skiing Section

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced, join us at Loveland and its great snow coverage. Practice your tele turns and get those boards humming down the slopes! Tele Tuesdays are offered every other Tuesday throughout the season. Meet either at Wooly Mammoth lot at 0900, section HH, or at Loveland's Clock/Ticket Tower at 10:30. Ski you soon! 

Leader: Joel Sobol
Type: Ski
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Thursday, 3/15/2018, Battle Mountain 12,044'*

This will be a long day on snowshoes.  Depending on conditions, we may be breaking trail after we leave the trail toward Chasm Lake.  Last time I did this trip, we got back to the trailhead between 4 and 5 pm.  Bring snowshoes and micro spikes and we will assess conditions and weather as we get closer to the trip. 

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 3/16/2018, Tour de Green/ Green Mtn-Boulder/

Let's celebrate St Patrick's Day one day early, so you can burn some calories so you can eat more corned beef & cabbage.This "Tour De Green " hike will begin at NCAR trailhead/Bear Canyon.  We will follow Bear Canyon trail for a couple miles until it meets up with Green Bear. Green Bear trail has easy going switch backs until it meets up with Green Mountain West Ridge. At this point it is .2 of a mile to the summit of Green mountain. There should be great views at the top.Please wear "Green" for the hike or risk being pinched by a leprechaun. This is an exploratory hike, so plan to have some fun and be rewarded at the end.

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 3/16/2018, Windy Peak Loop Moderate B hike

Micro spikes AND snowhoes required.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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