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Monday, 9/21/2020, UN12942 and 12940

We will hike from the trailhead to Crater Lake and then toward Willow Pass.  We will branch off the trail at a convenient point to climb 12,942' and then over to 12,940'.  We will then retrace our route back to the trailhead at Maroon Lake.

Leader: Renata Collard
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 3800
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Tuesday, 9/22/2020, Baker Mt. Sniktau Off Trail

COVID protocol recommends no carpooling, so plan on driving yourself, unless people agree to carpool at Wooly Mammoth on the morning of the climb. Bring an approved FACE MASK, warm clothing, gloves, wool hat, and the Ten Essentials.We will observe all CMC COVID protocols (https://www.cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx). Here is the CMC Protocol check list: (https://www.cmc.org/Portals/0/Documents/CMC%20Protocol%20Checklist_1.pdf). Face Masks must be worn correctly, covering the NOSE and MOUTH when withing 6' of another hiker. Also bring hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and a plastic bag/wag bag for waste.Please text leader with your temperature both 24 hours prior to climb and the morning of the climb. Please make sure you have signed the new CMC Liability Waiver.Please contact the leader if you have any medical conditions that might impact the trip.Snack and other breaks will be taken as a group.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4600
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Tuesday, 9/22/2020, RMOTHG Ute Pass North REGISTRATION IS CLOSED INCLUDING WAITLIST

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED INCLUDING WAITLIST The primitive path goes along the west side of the Prairie Mountain ridge and goes up and down through meadows and aspen groves.  There are great views of the Gore Range peaks across the Blue River Valley.  The Aspen are starting to turn. The lunch place is on an open knob with beautiful views all around.  

Leader: Ronald Hileman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Tuesday, 9/22/2020, White Ranch Open Space Park


Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,300
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Wednesday, 9/23/2020, RMOTHG VIRTUAL BIRDING HIKE - Birding: What's it all about and how do I get started?

Join us this week for Birding Expert Norm Lewis' presentation ... Birding:  What's it all about and how do I get started???  Norm is a birding guide and owner of Aerie Adventures.  He is also in the process of finalizing a birding book for our CMC Press!!!I will forward the Zoom Invite Email Wednesday Morning. If you have never used Zoom before PLEASE CALL ME so that we can have a Practice Zoom Meeting before Wednesday.All you need is a computer with a web camera.  When you click on the Zoom Link (that will be in the Invite Email) it will explain how to download and open the Zoom Meeting Software - this is a free service since CMC holds the license. Your computer screen will sort of look like the "Brady Bunch" in that it will be split into multiple images!!!      

Leader: Jeanne Eiss
Type: Hike
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Wednesday, 9/23/2020, Mountain Bike Ridgeline Open Space

This will be a easier mountian bike. We'll ride through the scrub oak along relatively smooth trails.  I don't expect obsticles any larger than waterbars and some occasional rocks- no big drop offs or step ups.  What makes this ride fun is all the twists & turns along the ride.For further information on the trails check out this link: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/593930/ridgeline-open-space

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 9.9, Elevation Gain: 1000'
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Thursday, 9/24/2020, GRG East Lake Creek Foliage

East Lake Creek Trail is a pleasant roller coaster hike through an aspen forest.  Elevation gain accumulates with rolling terrain.  This hike is featured in "Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail" by M. Gaug

Leader: Barbara Audin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2485
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Friday, 9/25/2020, BPX Backpack - RMNP - Andrews Creek - 3 day out and back

 Andrew's Creek in RMNP: East Entrance at Beaver Meadows (Glacier Gorge TH)National Geographic Map #200We will depart Denver around 6 AM Friday September 25. We will depart campsite Sunday, September 27, tear down camp and start hiking out around 10 AMI would ask that everyone going on the trip is a current and experienced backpacker.Covid protocol: We will be following CMC's Covid protocol on this trip. It's on the main CMC website. Front page.* Please bring the 10 essentials and appropriate gear, food, camping items for a 2 night/3 day trip. I will offer a gear check "get-together" for those who would like to meet and go over the hike, fly fishing, and gear prior to the trip.  Bear canisters are required in RMNP.Description: Fly Fishing and Hiking Trip in one of the top two backpacking locations in RMNP.  We will hike in 3.6 miles Friday morning to set up camp. Options on Saturday will be hike to Sky Pond, 1.0  miles, or you can find other interesting trails in the area. * Changes due to weather conditions:  If the forecast looks like a rainy weekend we will reschedule the trip, I try to set up my trips for mostly sunny weather.The Park requests us to use wag bags on this trip. They are available for free as we check in and get our permits.Please sign up even if the trip is full, you will go on the waitlist. It is very possible the triple will open up to you, occasionally people drop when their schedule changes.

Leader: Brian Burd
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 7.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1320
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Friday, 9/25/2020, White Ranch Park Jeffco

Re. Weather: I will send you an e-mail the day before the hike. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials http://https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike: Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 9/25/2020, Grizzly Peak (13,427') *

From Loveland Pass, follow the rocky, windswept ridge to the summit of Grizzly Peak (13,427’) , tagging Mt. Cupid (13,117') and Peak 12,936 along the way. Summit will reward us with satisfying views of Grays and Torreys, Parnassus, Lenawee, Chihuahua and Grizzly Gulches,  Arapahoe Basin ski area, the Continental Divide, and the Tenmile Range. Here is a link to additional information about Grizzly Peak D:  https://www.climb13ers.com/colorado-13ers/grizzly-peak  https://www.14ers.com/13ers/peak.php?peakkey=3220 

Leader: James Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Friday, 9/25/2020, Rock Climb - North Table Mountain Sport Climbing / Top Rope

If interested in this trip, please contact me directly at kyaphe@comcast.net or 720-985-9103 and be prepared to discuss your experience.If you arrive after 3:00, ascend up the obvious trail towards the crag.  We will be climbing at the "Overhang and Table Top Area." The trail brings you directly to the "Brown Cloud Rocks" area. Continue west (left) along North Table, you will first come to the "The Overhang Area."  If we are not there, continue west to the "Table Top Area" where you will find us. As always, be aware of the typical hazards: rock fall, snakes.https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105744735/table-top-areaThere are many trad, bolted and Top Rope routes, 5.6 to 5.11, although we'll be limiting our climbs to 5.6-5.8 Top Rope and Sport routes.   We'll climb as many routes as remaining daylight and our energy permits.Please bring your helmet, harness, climbing shoes, snacks, water, jacket, & hand sanitizer.Ropes, anchors draws will be provided. This is an LIT conducted by Sheryl Lampert for Ken YapheEnsure you read and comply with the additional instructions provided in the Notes section below.

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Rock Climbing
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Monday, 9/28/2020, Lone Cone, 12,613 car camp


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000+
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Wednesday, 9/30/2020, Mountain Bike Dakota Ridge & Matthews/Winters parks

This will be a difficult ride along Dakota Ridge- plenty of fun, technical rock featuers to go down and over.  On the retun to the TH through matthews winters park we'll be on smoother singletrack.  For further details on the route, check out this link (note we won't be riding the zorro part of the trail)https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/605907/dakota-ridge-red-rocks-loop-from-zorro-trail

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 8.2, Elevation Gain: 1368'
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Thursday, 10/1/2020, GRG Eaglesmere Lake

CMC requires we follow all COVID precautions.  Masks are required.  Details can be found on the CMC at this link:

Leader: Barbara Audin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1670
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Friday, 10/2/2020, BPX Backpack to Powderhorn Lakes-Powderhorn Wilderness Area - 3 Day Out & Back

The relatively unknown Powderhorn Wilderness, north of Lake City, is said to have the largest continuous extent of alpine tundra in the lower 48 states, with a mix of lakes and expansive views. Spend time at the lakes and hiking on the high mesas above treeline where there are great views of the San Juan range.Day 1. Hike 4.5 miles on the Powderhorn Lakes Trail to the Upper Powderhorn Lake and establish camp in the basin (5 miles/1700’).Day 2. On an optional day hike, climb steeply from the lake above tree line to the top of the Calf Creek Plateau. Day hike 1.5 miles across the plateau to beautiful Devil's Lake set like a jewel on the sweeping high mesa. If the weather is good, also climb to the high point on the Cannibal Plateau, named for the Alferd Packer exploits, and then hike back to camp on Powderhorn Lake.Day 3. Hike back to the trailhead (4 miles/0’)

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Friday, 10/2/2020, Flying J Ranch Loop

Re. Weather: I will send you an e-mail the day before the hike. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials http://https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike: Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 10/2/2020, Long Scraggy Peak - 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.The top of the peak involves some easy scrambling, which you don't have to do,  Splendid views in either case. See photo below, taken last year April. If the trip has a full foster, consider signing up anyway; it is common for some participants to cancel registration in the days prior to the trip.

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Friday, 10/2/2020, North Table Mountain Note: Location Change

We'll start hiking at the Nightbird Gulch trailhead . Nice views of the Table Mountains, Golden and the Front Range.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Monday, 10/5/2020, Engelmann Pk* 13,362'

We will depart from small parking lot near Henderson Mine in Clear Creek County, west of Empire, and follow the Ruby Creek trail for one mile. At that point, we cut off to the left and ascent off-trail to the summit.  It is steep and sustained, but we will take regular rest stops.If time and weather permit, there may be an opportunity to bag nearby Robeson Peak (13,140'). This would be optional.We will observe all CMC COVID protocols (https://www.cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx). Here is the CMC Protocol check list:  (https://www.cmc.org/Portals/0/Documents/CMC%20Protocol%20Checklist_1.pdf). Participants should bring masks, and wear them when withing 6' of another hiker.  Also bring hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and a plastic bag/wag bag for waste.Please make sure you have signed the new CMC Liability Waiver.Essentials:  THE Ten Essentials, warm clothing, face protection, trekking poles.If you have any medical conditions that might impact the hike, please notify the trip leader ahead of time.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,200'
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Tuesday, 10/6/2020, CabinTrip - Snow Mountain Ranch

Activities and trails for TBD, based on weather, accessibility, and leader's choiceIndividual costs about $175 each, including cabin rental and carpool shareDetails will be emailed a week or more before trip

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Wednesday, 10/7/2020, Mount Sniktau

Mount Sniktau is just off Loveland Pass and the hike will be entirely above treeline. There should be wonderful 360 degree views of Grizzly and Torreys to the south and Trelease, Bethel, Woods, and Parnassus to the north across I-70. The starting elevation is almost 12,000 feet and Mount Sniktau is 13,234 feet with a couple of false summits on the way. Threatening lightning storms will require immediate descent. Depending on the energy level and interest of the group, we may add UN13,117, "Cupid" when we complete Mount Sniktau.We will be hiking at a casual (slow) pace. 

Leader: Gordan Thibedeau
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Wednesday, 10/7/2020, Mountain Bike Bear Creek Lake Park Jefferson County Parks

For this week, we will do a beginner mountain bike.  Our loop will be the classic loop around bear creek lake park.  For an example of our ride, check out this link- https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7053080/getting-in-shape-ltr-learn-to-ride-bear-creak-108-mile-loop 

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10.8, Elevation Gain: 751'
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Friday, 10/9/2020, Pine Valley Ranch Buck Gulch Trail Strawberry Jack trail

Re. Weather: I will send you an e-mail the day before the hike. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials http://https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike: Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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