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Thursday, 12/13/2018, Current Creek mod snowshoe (Casual pace for retirees)

We shall snowshoe  the current creek trail to the Peter Rabbit hut then we take the aquaduct trail to the Current  lake 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Thursday, 12/13/2018, Holiday Hike and Lunch

This hike/lunch is register with leader. You cannot sign up online.We will hike the Cedar Gulch Trail and the Mount Galbraith Loop, a distance of about 4.2 miles with approximately 1000 feet of elevation gain.Afterward, we will have lunch, at your expense, at Sassafras, a southern-style restaurant in Golden, 1027 Washington Ave.For the menu, go to https://www.sassafrasamericaneatery.com/Please bring a White Elephant gift to exchange.What is a White Elephant gift? A possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. It can be weird, funny, useful or a combination of all three.Your white elephant gift can be outdoor-related, holiday-related, or not. Above all, you should not spend more than $5 on it, or better yet, pick it from the depths of the attic, basement or garage.Wrap it up all sweet and nice, sugar and spice, in holiday merriment paper. Make it irresistible for the next owner. And we shall have some fun!

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 12/14/2018, Mayflower Gulch*

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

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 12/14/2018, SKI!--Stevens Gulch Freeheel Friday Ski Tour

From Bakerville at I-70 Exit 221, ski up road into Stevens Gulch and up to Grays Peak TH. Enjoy downhill back to cars. Casual pace. Backcountry touring or telemark skis. BSTS graduates and students welcome.

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Monday, 12/17/2018, Fern Lake RMNP*

Fern Lake Trail is a relatively uncrowded hike to a scenic mountain lake accessed from the Moraine Park area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail follows the Big Thompson River offering great views of Fern Falls, Notchtop Mountain and the Little Matterhorn from Fern Lake's north side.

Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Monday, 12/17/2018, Castlewood Canyon SP *

We will use start and end at the Homestead trailhead, the trailhead nearest the West Entry to Castlewood Canyon State Park.  We will do a counter-clockwise loop hike of the entire length of the park, starting on the Cherry Creek Natural Trail, to the Creek Bottom Trail, then the Lake Gulch trail to the park's Visitor Center.  From the Visitor Center, we will then take the Canyon View Nature Trail to the Inner Canyon Trail, to the Rimrock Trail to get back to the Trailhead.  (NOTE:  the East Canyon Trail is closed for the season, so this hike is a little shorter than when originally posted)  

Leader: James Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Monday, 12/17/2018, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 9:00 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. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 12/18/2018, Bear Creek* Sedalia area alternative entrance to CT segment 1


Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1450
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Tuesday, 12/18/2018, Staunton State Park

Trails at leader's discretion, Bring traction.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Tuesday, 12/18/2018, SKI! Tele Tuesday at Loveland Freeheel Skiing Section

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced. Join the group for tele fun and practice. Look in the CMC schedule for Tele Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this season, led by a few of our Telemark Ski School instructors who are happy to offer you telemark improvement tips, if requested! Register online and we'll ski you soon!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski
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Tuesday, 12/18/2018, Lair of the Bear/Panorama Point

Depending on trail conditions, we may need our microspikes.  If too much snow, we will adjust accordingly.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Tuesday, 12/18/2018, Full moonHike/Snowshoe Potluck dinner

Come and join us for a moonlight snowshoe/hike( depending on snow conditions) We will start at the leader's house. Potluck dinner afterwards, Leader will make main meal.  Please check with leader what you can bring for either salad, side dish or dessert.   BYOB

Leader: Nathan Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual
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Wednesday, 12/19/2018, Bergen Peak*

10 miles, 2155 feet, Difficult B, Bobcat Pace (2 miles and 1,00 feet per hour)

Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2155
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Wednesday, 12/19/2018, Social Hike on Wednesday (SHOW)

Join us for a special SHOW hike in Golden to enjoy its trails, holiday lights and downtown area.  We will leave our cars at the Golden Library, then hike in the daylight on the Chimney Gulch Trail heading up Lookout Mountain.  We will time our turn around to be down by dusk so that we can enjoy the holiday lights along Clear Creek, then walk to downtown Golden for dinner at Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza while enjoying more holiday lights.We need to track participation, so please register ahead of time and say a) if you will carpool from Boulder or meet in Golden and b) if you want to go to Woody's (we will reserve an area for the group).Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Some will want trekking poles and traction devices for the Chimney Gulch Trail.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 12/20/2018, Staunton St Park High Points*

We will assess the weather as we get closer.  Right now I assume that we may need micro spikes.  The Mason Creek Trail is mostly in the shade, and it will be a chilly start until we get sunshine.  Plan on lunch at the Eagle Cliffs Overlook. 

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Thursday, 12/20/2018, Butler Gulch mod snowshoe (casual pace for retirees)

We shall snowshoe part of  the Butler Gulch trail  and then off trail to the top 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 12/20/2018, Highlne Canal Christmas Walk*

We will walk north on highline canal trail then go thru one of the Greenwood village neighborhoods to see beautiful Christmas lights. About 50% of walk is on pavement. It may be beneficial to bring trekking poles and microspikes for possible icy conditions or new snow. Bring headlight with new batteries. Bring snacks and drink you can drink and eat while walking. We will walk at a moderate pace.WE PLAN TO HIKE/WALK 2 HR, FINISH APPROX 6:30PM...

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate
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Thursday, 12/20/2018, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 9:00 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. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 12/21/2018, Herman Lake*

Travel up Herman Gulch between snow-covered slopes to the lake at the base of Pettingell Peak.If the risk of an avalanche is high, we will have to try another trail nearby.Don’t forget to bring your

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.4, Elevation Gain: 1755
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Friday, 12/21/2018, Grizzly Gulch snowshoe

We wil go to the Big Meadow to have our lunch.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 12/21/2018, High Line Canal Segment 6

 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 and Denver Water.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Tuesday, 12/25/2018, Lost Lake Snowshoe

This snowshoe starts at the Hessie TH west of Nederland. We will snowshoe from the end of the plowed road toward the Hessie TH and then to beautiful Lost Lake where we will eat lunch. If the weather is good, we will return to the trail junction and continue along the main trail to enjoy the views at the big clearing. There are good views throughout. The route is mostly moderate although there are a few steep climbs.  

Leader: Sarah Maurer
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Tuesday, 12/25/2018, Carpenter Peak and Beyond

Bring spikes and snowshoes.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 12/25/2018, Christmas Day Snowshoe and X-Country Ski to Breckenridge Nordic Center Annual Denver Group event

We will be carpooling from Denver to the Breckenridge Nordic Center Christmas Day for a day trip,  If there is any way that you can drive and take others, in the holiday spirit, please do so. The Colorado family- run Breck Nordic Center is a public facility with snowshoe and cross-country ski trails from easy to difficult terrain.  The great lodge with an on site staff  has equipment rentals for snowshoes, skis, and boots, optional hot lunches, and comfortable extensive seating for brown bag lunches.  The Dayton family has generously discounted Colorado Mountain Club members trail fees every Christmas at both their centers, Breck and Frisco.  Given that this is a day trip in the winter we leave it up to our "wonderful drivers" to guage their return to Denver time according to the road and weather conditions.  We make an optional stop in Frisco after we snowshoe and/or cross-country ski at a favorite, affordable restaurant. It's a great way to spend the holiday, sign up!

Leader: Patricia Leslie
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 3
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Wednesday, 12/26/2018, Social Hike on Wednesday (SHOW)

Dress warmly as it gets cold fast! 

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 12/27/2018, Meridian Trail Snowshoe * Mt. Evans Wilderness Area

We will do an out and back trip along the Meridian Trail which will take us into the Mt. Evans Wilderness area.  We top out at a ridgeline in the vicinity of Mt. Rosedale.  There is a nice trip description at the following website:  http://www.gohikecolorado.com/meridian-trail.html.Depending on road conditions, we may be forced to park 1/2 mile from the actual trailhead and walk in to the trailhead.Please bring snowshoes, Micro-Spikes and the 10 essentials.  Gaiters are also highly recommended.  Please be prepared to carry your showshoes as we may not need them at the start of the trip.Please inform me privately if you have any medical issues that I should be aware of..    

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Thursday, 12/27/2018, Mitchell Creek Loop - ski or snowshoe

Mitchell Creek Loop

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: , Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 796
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Thursday, 12/27/2018, 10th Annual "4F" WINTER PICNIC - CHIEF MOUNTAIN CHIEF MOUNTAIN


Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 12/28/2018, Chair Rocks Buffalo Creek Rec Area

Depending on the weather, we might need snow shoes and/or spikes. Please bring both and we'll decide at the trail head.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Monday, 12/31/2018, TEST ENTRY

This is a TEST trip created by CMC leader and staff member Roger J. Wendell for the purposes of testing throughout calendar 2018.

Leader: Roger J. Wendell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Monday, 12/31/2018, Pikes Peak-Barr Camp*

WE HAVE 2-3 PREPAID SPACES--these spots are taken. COST APPROX $86 FOR 2 NITES, inc 2 dinner, 2 breakfast. Dinner first night is vegitarian spagetti. Last yr, for the 2nd night we brought food for beef stew and camp staff cooked up for us-so that we could have a different meal the 2nd night.MONDAY 12/31 LEAVE LEADER HOME 7 AM, START HIKING APPROX  8:30AM. Arrive Barr camp approx 3pm. Hike 6.5mi/3700 ft. Enjoy fireworks from close up to bring in the new yearlTUESDAY  1/1 breakfast  & dinner provided by Barr camp staff, Optional Pikes Peak Climb return to Barr camp-12/3900.  leave 8am for summit, return 4pm.  For those that do not want to summit, Linda will take people on a day hike on new Lake Moraine trail that starts from Barr camp. -This new trail will be "exploratory". Leader has been told it is a well marked trail.WED 1/2 breakfast  provided by Barr camp staff, hike to base, 6mi, loss 3700 ft, have a celebration dinner at local restaurant & drive home. Return to Denver approx 4pm.  

Leader: Thomas Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 26, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400 Barr Camp 7800 Summit
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Monday, 12/31/2018, Clear Creek in Golden to Lookout Nature Center*

Finished off 2018 with a close in easy hike before you go celebrate 2019.The hike will start from Parfet Park in Golden, hike a mile west along Clear Creek, cross under Highway 6, join the Chimney Gulch trail west and up for 2.5 miles, catch the Windy Saddle Trail for .6 miles and hike about a mile to the Lookout Nature Center. There will be time to explore the Nature Center and have a picnic as well. There is a gift shop at the Center! We return via the same route. This will be a casual pace hike. Map for the hike: http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/windy-saddle-park/

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Monday, 12/31/2018, TEST2

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Leader: Lauren Shockey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 5
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Tuesday, 1/1/2019, SKI! New Year's Day Tele Tuesday at Loveland Freeheel Skiing Section

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced. Join the group for tele fun and practice. Ring in the New Year at Loveland, perhaps on those new boards that Santa brought for you! Tele Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this season are led by a few of our Telemark Ski School instructors who are happy to offer you telemark improvement tips, if requested! Register online and we'll ski you soon!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski
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Thursday, 1/3/2019, Mesa Cortina Trail Snowshoe, Eagles Nest Wilderness

Dave Muller's Trip #88 in Quiet Winter Trails. This route has no clear destination as it connects with the Gore Range Trail. We will turn around at approximately 3.5 miles and should be below Buffalo Mountain.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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