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Thursday, 9/16/2021, Chasm Lake 11,760' RMNP

This will be a strenuous hike. Be prepared for cold conditions. Lake's elevation 11,760'. I will let you know in advance what the conditions will be and whether we will need micro spikes.

Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Friday, 9/17/2021, Decalibron - Three Fourteeners in One Day near Alma

The Decalibron Loop Trail has been closed to all hikers for many months, but the CMC has been working diligently with the land owners to do whatever it takes to get most of the trails reopened.  As of August 6, we can once again climb 3 of the 4 Fourteeners: Mounts Democrat, Cameron, and Lincoln.  As of this writing, Mount Bross is not yet ready for us, but it is possible that it will be added to the trip if it does get reopened before our trip. If you want to register for this trip, please email me with your name and your CMC member id.  If I do not know who you are, you will also have to state two or three recent hikes you have been on that demonstrate that you can do this one.  You are also encouraged to "register" for this trip through the services of Meetup.com.  Look for the group "Groovy Hiking and Snowshoeing".  The event has the same name as this one. You get several advantages using the Meetup interface, including one-click addition to your electronic calendar; one-click posting to social media; seeing who else is on the trip and messaging them privately (without exchanging email addresses).

Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3800
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Friday, 9/17/2021, Mt Ouray near Poncha Pass Colorado centennial peak Long difficult Hike Series

This hike will be a continuation of our Long Difficult Hike series. “If it’s not long it will be difficult; if it’s not difficult it will be long.” No respite.For some hikers this can be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent we will be mostly off-trail, hiking up very steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, and bushwhacking.Oh, and probably time to bring your cool weather clothing.Weather permitting, we may have the option to do a short celebratory “picnic” back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Alternatively, we also have the option to stop during the drive home.Leader will send out a detailed trip write-up, including GPX file, prior to departure day.Finally, please monitor your email and text messages that morning in case the trip needs to be rescheduled due to weather.

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3200
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Friday, 9/17/2021, Geneva Mtn 12335 ft

Geneva Mt. is in Mount Evans Wilderness. We will go over/around four small peaks before reaching Geneva Mt. on the south end of the ridge.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Friday, 9/17/2021, Goshawk Ridge Loop

Goshawk Ridge lives up to it's name as a location to view Goshawks and other raptors and songbirds.  The geology we visit will show falting and uplifting strata unique to Foothills topography. Fall wildflowers will add to the uniquness of this area.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/17/2021, RMOTHG Terrapin Cycling - Cherry Creek North

Please arrive by 8:30 am, so we can leave promptly at 9:00 am. The essential items for participating are plenty of water, necessary items to repair a flat tire (replacement tube for your tire size), appropriate clothing for changes in the weather, carrying ID and a medical card. The wearing of a helmet is mandatory.Following the ride, an optional lunch will be at Original Brooklyn's.

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 280
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Friday, 9/17/2021, RMOTHG Hare Cycling - Cherry Creek North

The essential items for participating are plenty of water, necessary items to repair a flat tire, (replacement tube for your bike tire size) appropriate clothing for changes in the weather and carrying ID and a medical card. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.Following the ride, an optional lunch will be at the Original Brooklyn's.

Leader: Dennis Baumfalk
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 23, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/17/2021, BKPS - Grp 2 Backpacking Trip #3 (Rescheduled)

We will meet at 3 PM on Friday, Sep 17th at the Twin Forks Park N Ride.The Backpacking Trip will be west into Kirby Gulch to camp Friday night, then bushwack into Bruno Gulch Saturday morning for our 2nd camp, then back to the cars on Sunday and home. The actual route we take from Kirby Gulch to Bruno Gulch will depend on the whims of the students Saturday morning, from moderately easy to difficult.

Leader: Chip Furlong
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 3,000'
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Friday, 9/17/2021, 13er Double: Grizzly and Garfield

Leader in Training Trip with Alan BridgesPlanning overnight camping near the upper trailhead to climb Grizzly and Garfield, then return Saturday afternoon. The hike is listed as Easy Class 3 on 14ers.com and Class 2+ in Roach’s 13ers guidebook.https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=201607161106273&type=13ersItinerary:Friday. Caravan to upper trailhead to car camp in the national forest. Carpooling is optional, pending COVID updates and CMC guidance.Saturday: 5:30am start hiking. Climb Grizzly then Garfield. Return via caravan to La Plata Trailhead, thenMap: https://trails.colorado.gov/places/na~1455887

Leader: Joseph Petsche
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Monday, 9/20/2021, Mount Flora 13,146’ and Mount Eva 13,130’*

We will begin our hike at Berthoud Pass (11,307 ft).  Google Maps:    https://goo.gl/maps/UZ33abNSbiJPVuRT9  From Berthoud Pass (11,315 ft.), we'll follow the Continental Divide to the north and east.   Going over or around Colorado Mines peak, the first destination is Mt. Flora, 13132 ft.   From Mt. Flora, we will follow the Continental Divide Trail to Breckinridge Peak, 12,889 ft., then return to Mt. Flora.  From Mt Flora, we will follow the Continental Divide north to Mt. Eva (13,130’).  We will then return back over Mt. Flora to Berthoud Pass.We will be rewarded with nice views all round.

Leader: Jim Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Monday, 9/20/2021, Lake Park Peak 11,403'*

Bring your 10 essentials.  Once we leave the trail at Lake Park, we will be off trail finding our way to the summit.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Tuesday, 9/21/2021, CMC Ascending Hike Series: Altitude Training - Mt. Sniktau

Gear: 10 Essentials appropriate for a mountain hike in the Colorado alpine, (above treeline), terrain early September. Wear appropriate clothing, think layers, shell for wind/rain. Hat and SP clothing work. Appropriate foot wear. While a well traveled, it will be uneven and hard., Sun protection including sunglasses and sunscreen. Personal first aid kit, headlamp, snacks, and minimum 1L of H2O, with more in the car for the ride home.  If you have map, compass, gps, phone apps like GAIA, bring them.  We can all use the practice. :) Part of the trail is steep, hiking pole(s) may prove useful. (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)Route: https://www.summitpost.org/mount-sniktau/152332Weather: https://mobile.weather.gov/index.php?lat=39.4406&lon=-105.522&unit=0&lg=englishPace: Light Moderate equals about a 3 hour. We have the option of re-calibrating our pace/time.Cancellations: While I hope you don't cancel and miss a great trip, life happens.  Be considerate, notify the Trip Leader as soon as you know.  Please remember to log in and cancel out of the trip. Don't be a no show.This Ascending Hike Series hike focuses on altitude training. We start at about 12,000' and wind up at 13,261' with an RT of close to 4 miles.Miles RT -> Woolly Mammoth to Loveland Pass and back is about 100 miles.

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500'
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, Crystal Lakes RMNP

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Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, Pettingell Pk 13,553'/East Ridge Mod D-E/Scrambling

Pettingell Pk is the highest pk in the Clear Crk group N of Loveland Pass. Ascend trail to Herman Lk then gain the E ridge for some fun scrambling. We will return via a more pedestrian route. Pace moderate, expected climbing time 7 - 7.5 hours, if this works for you feel free to contact the leader. Please include your CMC number which will allow the leader to sign you up. This is a fun class 3 climb but not so if the rocks are wet. This trip will be changed to something more appropriate or canceled if the weather is inappropriate. HELMET REQUIRED.Recent solid verifiable class 3 skills at a moderate pace are required for this trip. NECESSARY equipment a climbing helmet and the 10 essentials.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, Ascending Hike: GGSP: Mule Deer Loop: C

I will write you with a weather forecast the day before. 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 your 10 Essentials https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Julie Luce
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2642
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, BPX Backpack, Rogers Pass Lake, James Peak Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: Hike to a beautiful lake in the James Peak Wilderness just below the Continental Divide with great views and explore exceptional terrain. Spend time at Heart Lake at timberline.Itinerary: Day 1. Hike on the South Boulder Creek Trail, #900 to Rogers Pass Lake and establish camp.(4 miles/+2000’)Day 2. Fish Rogers or Heart Lake, relax in camp, hike on the Continental Divide Trail or climb James Peak.Day 3. Return to trailhead (4 miles/-2000’)General Requirements: There are multiple options. Hiking above the lake is above tree line.  Care is needed concerning weather. Map: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=39.86934,-105.68631&z=14&b=f16a         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39712?t=tYhvDLFk55xjM7fHrO6M 

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, South Willow Creek

Beautiful hike, hopefully we'll see some of the Aspens changing. 

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, PPG MTB Ride in Cheyenne Canon Single Track Chutes Trail No-drop ride

Mid-week crosstraining MTB ride to warm up for a weekend hike or climb with the club.This is a no-drop ride recommended for both beginner and experienced MTB riders.  Time and interest permitting we can review some basic single track MTB skills prior to the ride; neutral/ready/attack riding positions; proper braking; rider position; bike body separation, etc...  Helpful if you are comfortable on single track with some moderate elevation gain and intermediate (blue) MTB trails.  10-15 Miles and ride should require no longer than 1 1/2 to 2 hours with a couple breaks.  Average speed 6-7 mi/h for total trip is desired.Primary trails for ride include: Chamberlain / Chamberlain Connector / Ladders / Gold Camp / Spring Creek / Columbine / Chutes  (Specific trails ridden will be adjusted based on experience level of riders.)Reference mountain bike project for details on specific trails and overview of riding area: https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8014873/stratton-open-space-trailsMTB setup recommended: Full Suspension XC or Enduro; drop post is also very helpful.  However, if experienced a front suspension only is very doable if you normally ride with this setup.IMBA: RULES OF THE TRAIL will be followed:


Leader: Charles Cromwell
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500-2000
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Wednesday, 9/22/2021, Wednesday Night Mountain Bike

This is a placeholder for the Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike series.  As the date of the trip nears, more details of the ride will be added to the trip description

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10
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Thursday, 9/23/2021, BPX Backpack, North Crestone Lake, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: Hike to a particularly beautiful lake in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness and explore this dramatic area. Possibly day hike over two passes and along the high Phantom Terrace.Itinerary: Day 1. Hike on the North Crestone Creek Trail, #744. Establish camp below treeline, about a mile above the big trail intersection (3.5 miles 1750 ft). Day hike to North Crestone Lake  (4.4  miles/+1600 ft round trip to camp)Day 2. Fish, relax in camp, or day hike the scenic, west side Comanche Pass/Phantom Terrace/Venable Pass loop (12 miles +/- 4200 ft)Day 3. Break camp mid-afternoon and return to trailhead (3.5 miles/-1750ft). Home in the evening.General Requirements: This trip provides multiple options. Possibility to camp at North Crestone campground the night before.Map: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=38.02539,-105.67486&z=13&b=f16a         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39681?t=RApODJajqOxshiu6zWlx  

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Thursday, 9/23/2021, Ascending Hikes: Southwest Mt. Lenawee (13,204)

What better way to get ready to climb a 14er than to climb a 13er.  That's what we'll do on this hike!I will  write you with a weather forecast the day before. 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 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. Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.NO Dogs, please. Look for designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 2850
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Thursday, 9/23/2021, Mt Guyot near Kenosha Pass

For some hikers this can be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent/descent we will be mostly off-trail, hiking up/down steep terrain, working through and around boulders, and bushwhacking. There may even be some easy/moderate scrambling toward the summitOh, and probably time to bring your cool weather clothing.Weather permitting, we may have the option to do a short celebratory “picnic” back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Alternatively, we also have the option to stop on our drive home.Leader will send out a detailed trip write-up, including GPX file, prior to departure day.Finally, please monitor your email and text messages that morning in case the trip needs to be rescheduled due to weather.

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Friday, 9/24/2021, BPX Backpack Sandbeach Lake Fly Fish & Hike Trip* 3 Day Out and Back

General Requirements:

Leader: Brian Burd
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8.8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2020
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Friday, 9/24/2021, Maroon Bells East Maroon Creek Fall Hike

East Maroon Creek trailhead is the uncrowded flat trail through beautiful aspen groves. Registration is required to enter the Maroon Bells and I have an all day pass for Sept 24th.  We will meet in Aspen and get my Honda CRV and drive up to the Maroon Bells main parking area to get the famous fall pictures of the changing aspen against Maroon Lake and the Bells. Then we will go back down to the East Maroon Creek TH and hike to the creek which is about 4-5 miles and the flatest trail I know in Colorado. Great views and no crowds.     

Leader: Mary Wiener
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Monday, 9/27/2021, Ben Tyler Trail to Ridge

We will be starting at the Ben Tyler Trailhead on US285 just west of Bailey.  Here’s a Google Maps link to the trailhead:  https://goo.gl/maps/3pyD6B11ZDGknqqt7 The plan is to follow the Ben Tyler trail all the way up to the ridge and then go to one of the “knobs” on top of the ridge.  Weather permitting, and if the group is interested, we might do some exploring up there before returning down the Ben Tyler Trail to the trailhead.  

Leader: Jim Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Monday, 9/27/2021, Indian Creek to Ringtail to Roxborough car shuttle needed

 We will do a 1 way hike in the beautiful and seldom visited Indian Creek portion of the Pike National Forest located approximately 10 miles west of Sedalia off of Highway 67.  Our hike is between Roxborough State Park to the east and the South Platte River to the west.  We will drop 1 or more car atRoxborough and drive down to Indian Creek trhd, about 30 min away. We will start our hike at Indian Creek trhd. After 1.5 mi we will go right on Ringtail trail, go 6 mi and then eventually end up in Roxborough State park. It is undulating terrain with several sections of steep uphill and downhill portions.  We expect hike to take 8+ hr, we will hike at a pace of 30-45min miles. We have to be out of Roxborough by closure at 7pm. Some this hike will be exploratory as leaders have not hiked the middle portion of Ringtail trail.A short carpool and/or car shuttle needed. See updated CMC info at link below re COVID -19 management which indicate that carpooling is at the discretion of participants.https://cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx  

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Monday, 9/27/2021, Vasquez Peak loop

We will start hiking at the Butler Gulch TH, go to Vasquez Pass, then hike westward over a few subsidiary peaks to Vasquez Peak.  There is a steep section.  Descent will be down west ridge to intersection with Continental Divide trail.  

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300’
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Tuesday, 9/28/2021, Ascending Hikes: Abyss Lake: Diff C

I will l write you with a weather forecast the day before. 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 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. Traction devices, such as Microspikes, may be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Kevin Durkan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3333
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Tuesday, 9/28/2021, Chihauhau Gulch Fall Color Hike

This is an old mining town that prospered from 1879 to 1889 when it burned down as result of a forest fire.Trail is steep at first on a road, then flattens out.  Creeks and marshy areas are part of trail navigation.Lake is at 12,200'  There is a steep scramble up grass & talus slope to the lake.Views of Lenawee, Grizzley, Grays & Torreys Peaks.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Tuesday, 9/28/2021, Canyonlands Camping and Hiking

Please meet at the group campground anytime after 1 pm on Tuesday September 28. The campground is located in the Needles District of Canyonland National Park. We'll provide you with the name of the campground and map once you're approved for the trip.The group campground is very comfortable as it's located in a small canyon that isolates it from other campgrounds and people. It includes a large picnic table, pit toilet, and potoable water.Hiking - On our arrival and departure days, we will conduct shorter hikes. On one of our two full days of hiking, we will hike the trail to the confluence overlook of the Colorado and Green rivers , about a 10 mile hike. On the second full day, we plan on visiting the lesser-used south end of the park to hike the Upper Salt Creek trail. If heat is an issue which can happen this time of year, we will deal with it as a group either by changing hike lengths, times, or consideration to hike at higher elevations. Options the group may want to consider for additions to the trip before and after the three days at the campground include nearby Bear's Ears National Monment which has been in a political struggle being down-graded for protection by the Trump administration until President Biden came into office.  Camping - You'll need to bring everything needed to make car/tent/trailer camping comfortable for yourself. (Normally we share a little food each evening for a potluck but need to avoid that this year due to COVID)Also, please bring some firewood. There's a firepit we'll use if there's no ban in effect for the cool evenings. Cost - You'll also need to bring cash to contribute to the fees we've paid for the site. The amount needed is usually less than $40 per person but depends on the number of participants we end up with and could be as high as $50 or more...Please remember to bring your fun!

Leader: Claude Neumann
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Wednesday, 9/29/2021, BOBCAT LEADER MTG

Please register so I know how many are coming.

Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type:
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Wednesday, 9/29/2021, Mid-week After Work Hike 3 of 5: Two Parks and Mesa Valley Open Space

Come enloy the cooler Fall September weather for this family friendly (children and dogs) hike.  We will start at the Pioneer Park TH and proceed to the Mesa Valley Open Space behind Holmes Middle School.  We will take various trails in MVOS to Sonderman Park and return on different trails.  Yes this is another lollipop hike with variations.  Lollipops may be available on this hike and if anyone can honestly say they've done this exact same hike, they will win a prize. If you're new to the CMC, this is a great way to start hikking  - guests are also welcome (please sign the online waiver).

Leader: Paul Schoell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300 ft
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Wednesday, 9/29/2021, Wednesday Night Mountain Bike

This is a placeholder for the Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike series.  As the date of the trip nears, more details of the ride will be added to the trip description

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10
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Thursday, 9/30/2021, Pilot Peak in Lost Creek area Exploratory hike

For some hikers this can be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent/descent we will be mostly off-trail, hiking updown very steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, and bushwhacking.This is an "exploratory" hike to determine suitability for future CMC trips. It can be an adventure.Probably time to bring your cool weather clothing.Weather permitting, we may have the option to do a short celebratory “picnic” back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Alternatively, we also have the option to stop during the drive home.Leader will send out a detailed trip write-up, including GPX file, prior to departure day.Finally, please monitor your email and text messages that morning in case the trip needs to be rescheduled due to weather.

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Thursday, 9/30/2021, Maryland Mountain Black Hawk

This is a Gilpin County Open Space Park.  Mining history and views. This is a mixed use area for hikers and bikes.  We will hike to the summit via a hiker only trail.  Then a long winding shared trail down the back side of the peak to an old tramway trail back to TH.  Peak elevation at summit 9203. 

Leader: Janet Martel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 10/1/2021, Mt. Galbraith 7,260

We will start at the main park entrance on Golden Gate Canyon Rd and hike the Cedar Gulch Trailhead and then take the Mount Galbraith Loop Trailhead.  Great views of the surrounding foothills and Mt Evans

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 10/5/2021, Fall color hike Ouray area TBD

Depending on conditions and colors, we'll either do Oak Crk overlook (stats listed) or something similar and possibly easier in the same general area. Wear orange/bright colors during hunting season.

Leader: Anne Keil
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Wednesday, 10/6/2021, BPX Backpack, Zirkel Circle, Zirkel Wilderness, 3-day Loop

Description: Hike  a total of 10 miles around the stunning Zirkel Circle, camping at a different lake each night.Itinerary: Revel in flower filled meadows, crystalline lakes, and stunning views of the Continental Divide on a 10.4mile journey that follows the rushing waters of Gold Creek to reach the pine lined shores of Gold Creek Lake. Worth every ounce of effort, the steep climb up to Gilpin Lake delivers panoramic views of jagged peaks. The Gilpin Trail then drops steeply down and parallels Gilpin Creek back to the TH.Note: the Slavonia TH is very popular to plan accordingly to secure parking. If you want to arrive the night prior, dispersed camping is available on the road to the TH.Day 1: Drive to Slavonia Trailhead (approx. 3.5 hrs from Golden). Pit toilets. Start hike on the Gilpin Trail #1161 and after about ¼ mile you will reach a fork. Turn right on the Gold Creek Trail (#1150). You will be hiking counter clockwise as the views are much better in this direction. This part of the trail is heavily shaded with some waterfalls. Hike about 3 miles (1,200ft) to Gold Creek Lake and find camping. Note that camping must be at least 1/4mile from the lake.Day 2: Continue hiking the steady ascent up to Gilpin Lake Trail. After about 1.5 miles you will come to a fork with the Gilpin Lake Trail #570. Turn left on this trail and continue another 1.5 miles to reach gorgeous Gilpin Lake (Total 3 miles and 1,200 ft).  Find camping at least ¼ mile from the lake.Day 3: Complete the Zirkel Circle by continuing on the Gilpin Lake Trail back to the TH. This final 4.5 miles is virtually all downhill along Gilpin Creek.  (4.5 miles, minimal elevation). Drive back to meeting location.General Requirements: Camping must be at lease ¼ mile away from Gold and Gilpin LakesMaps: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38061?t=WxKAB0HQmLQgh8zTCpRJ

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 10.4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Wednesday, 10/6/2021, Wednesday Night Mountain Bike

This is a placeholder for the Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike series.  As the date of the trip nears, more details of the ride will be added to the trip description

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10
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