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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, Fletcher Mtn. 13,951' & Drift *

 Start at the Blue Lake Trailhead and hike north up the slope just west of the dam at upper Blue Lake.  Take an old mining trail in the idyllic hanging valley south of Fletcher and Quandary.  At 13,400' level scramble up Fletcher's southeast ridge to the summit.  From the summit we traverse the ridgline to Drift as and out and back.    A helmet is recommended but not required.   

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, Exploratory Backpack Thunder Lake, RMNP

The trip is dependent upon weather and has a potential to be a shorter trip if group has ability to handle off trail travel.Wear your flexibility attitude on this one.  

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, RMOTHG Burning Bear Pk 12,069'

Climb this above timberline peak with great views of the South Platte/Mt Evans region from TH in Hall Valley (TH is 3 miles up Hall Valley Road from Webster on HW285). Follow good trail to Burning Bear Pass then off trail NW to summit. Aspen leaves may be starting to turn. We will stop for a pit stop/coffee stop at the Loaf'N Jug on the right near HW285 and 43A.

Leader: Rico Argentati
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, RMOTHG Aqueduct Changed to Maxwell Falls

Let's contour at 11,000' on Berthoud Pass following small water sources for Northglenn and Golden. This easy and pretty hike (Mod. A) has about 300' elevation gain/200' loss and is about 5 miles long. While it is an easy hike, it does have unstable footing at times and is off trail a little (dodging trees and climbing up to Broome Hut). Poles help. It also gets a lot of sun so bring 1.5-2 liters of water.Refer to TI Map # 103.The Berthoud Pass Ditch was started in 1889 as a water source for Golden. Today it diverts water west for the city of Golden to Guanella Reservoir and east water travels through Hoop Creek (a tributary of Clear Creek) for Northglenn and is stored in Stanley Reservoir.Please bring a wag/bio bag. There will be NO bathroom stop on the hike (there are bathrooms at the top of Berthoud Pass and after 4 miles at Broome Hut). You can buy wag bags at REI for $ 4.00 each or 6 for $ 20.00, or across from the downtown store in the Wilderness Exchange Unlimited.I do not do this hike if there is lightning, however early weather reports says it will be clear in the morning, thus the early start. We will stop for snacks/lunch at Broome Hut and in Empire for ice cream afterwards.

Leader: Susan Henley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, RMOTHG Kenosha Pass East

We will hike east from Kenosha Pass for about 2.7 miles to a lunch spot with sweeping views from the northwest to the southeast, overlooking South Park.  Hopefully ,we will time it right to see the aspen in their glorious color. 

Leader: Martha Mustard
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, RMOTHG Classic West Kenosha Aspen Hike!

Especially for RMOTHG members.  This is our annual trip to Kenosha West, one of magazine 5280's three best front range aspen hikes! It's worth a yearly visit because it's one of the easiest ways to see a stunning vista and gorgeous aspen!  This is a moderate A hike starting at 10,000 ft, going up 300 ft, and down 500 so elev gain /loss is about 800 ft. We'll hike a relaxed, casual pace to savor the scenery. We start in aspen, move into lodgepole, and then lodgepole open to a visual treat! We'll walk among aspen down to a cinquefoil field and down further to a creek under aspen or a spot with view of South Park for lunch. We do have an uphill section back UP from lunch but it's a beautiful, pleasant UP. We'll end with a side trip to back side of mountain for another wonderful vista! Read TUESDAY NIGHT's EMAIL for last minute weather and other important info. See you soon among Kenosha's aspen!

Leader: Elaine Kallos
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, RMOTHG Black Powder Pass Moderate A

TRIP LIMITED TO MEMBERS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN OVER THE HILL GANG (RMOTHG).A moderate "A" hike of 4 miles RT and 800 ft. elevation gain. This relatively steep hike starts out thorugh a forested section,  follows a stream drainage and opens into a meadow with the destination above a saddle at over 12,000 feet under Boreas and Bald Mountains. Recent trail improvements include good trail marking and several boardwalks. We will hike a casual pace which will make the climb very doable. The views of South Park, Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains are stunning. The views will make up for this late date causing us to miss some of the awesome wild flowers,  Optional stop in Conifer following trip for refreshments. Bring adequate water, snacks, lunch, ID, medical insurance card, AND appropriate clothes for changing weather conditions. Rain caught us the last 10 minutes of our scout hike. 

Leader: Susanne Spandau
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Wednesday, 9/20/2017, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Social Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced after-work social hike.  WIth shorter days now, we will hike from NCAR to the microwave tower on the other side of Bear Creek - and see the new bridge!There is no need to register for this trip, just show up at either the carpool location or trailhead! Because parking can be limited at the trailhead, carpooling is preferred.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and a snack to share if you like (as we will stop along the trail for a quick break).  There's also an 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, 9/21/2017, Rappel RRCOS

This is the local field trip for those completing the Pikes Peak Group Intro to Technical Canyoneering classroom session only.  We will hike to a wall in Red Rock Canyon Open Space and setup a rappel station.  We will then work as a team on rappelling from that station.  We will use the latest canyon descending tools and block off, pass knots, self rescue, etc.  Our focus in on evaluation of everyone's terrain/route selection, scrambling and stemming skills, and endurance.  Further details will be provided in the class.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 150
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Thursday, 9/21/2017, Porcupine Gulch exploratory off trail


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: (1500)
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Thursday, 9/21/2017, Kenosha Pass West mod A (casual pace for retirees )

This hike for watching  the  aspens 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: , Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 9/22/2017, S. Boulder Pk. 8,549'

From the S. Mesa Trailhead hike the Towhee Trail to Shadow Canyon. Pass The Matron, The Maiden and Devils Thumb on the way to the Bear Pk-S Boulder saddle. Follow a sometimes obscure trail S then boulder hop to the summit, with great views and a great cannister.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Friday, 9/22/2017, Fly Fishing San Juan NM


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 400, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/22/2017, RMOTHG Cycling – Mouse Trap Loop

There is a Terrapin group this week lead by Wayne Tomasello.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 Micky's Top Sirloin.

Leader: Peter Spandau
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Casual
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Monday, 9/25/2017, Burning Bear Peak 12,069'*


Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Monday, 9/25/2017, Twin Lakes Getaway

Overnight at Mount Elbert Lodge. Anyone is welcome to join Sharon in bicycling over, weather permitting, otherwise we can drive. Once there, on your own to: Hike Mt. Elbert trail; walk or take a boat to Interlaken; hike Willis Gulch or pieces of Colorado and continental divide trails; fish at the lakes or Forebay reservoir. Cost ranges from $65 to $50 per person, depending on how many sign up. Cabin has full kitchen, so you can bring your own food, or dine at Twin Lakes Inn 4 miles down the road. Hot tub. Limited spaces available.

Leader: Sharon DeQuine
Type: Hike
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Tuesday, 9/26/2017, Hell's Hole Trail* West Chicago Creek

We'll park as close to the TH as possible but may have to start up the road for about a mile until we reach the official trailhead just past the campground. Traveling along West Chicago Creek for about a mile, the trail climbs steadily through a large grove of aspen trees. The second and third miles are rockier but less steep. When the trail ends at Hells Hole, the area opens to an alpine willow grove. Grey Wolf Mountain stands before you like a giant backdrop.Several twisted, 2000 year old Bristlecone pines are found at trail's end. However, while this is our destination, the last mile of the trail is difficult to follow, which may result in some bushwhacking. Please let us know if you're willing to drive. 

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000'
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Tuesday, 9/26/2017, Second Flatiron, Freeway

From the Chautauqua parking lot, hike to the base of the 2nd Flatiron. Climb the Freeway route. This route is rated class 4 and is about 7 pitches long. Descent is via the 1st Flatiron trail. A route description is provided in "Flatiron Classics" by Gerry Roach.We intend to bring a rope and rock pro on this climb. Many climbers scramble this route unroped. Please inform the trip leader if you intend to climb the entire route unroped or whether you expect a rope belay on any portion of the climb. If you decide on the scrambling option, you need to have prior experience scrambling on 4th class terrain and have read the route description.We are looking for a co-leader willing to lead pitches for those who wish to rope up.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 9/26/2017, Pitkin Lake

Hike through aspen groves along Pitkin Creek to a high alpine lake north of Vail. We may catch a view of Mt of the Holy Cross. We hope to see some nice fall colors among the aspen.

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Tuesday, 9/26/2017, Kensoha Pass Colorado Trail

A popular hike known for its beautiful autumn color. If the timing is right mother nature will be at her best.Hike begins off of 285 on the west side of Kenosha Pass on a segment of the Colorado trail. The first mile of the hike ascends through aspen forest. At the 1 mile point trail leaves forest and opens to good views of the South Park area. and the high peaks of the Mosquito Range. The trail continues descending for another couple of miles. Trail levels out as it reaches the bottom and enters more forest with groves of aspen, Two or three creek crossings in the first few miles. Lunch break will be among the Aspen trees.Return trip will be uphill as a moderate climb, final mile is a descent to the TH.Bicycles share this trail.NEW MEMBERS, GUESTS ARE WELCOME.

Leader: Sigrid Barr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 960
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Tuesday, 9/26/2017, Aspen Colors Golden Gate SP

Fall colors should be great.   We will have a quiet hike till lunch, doing Horseshe Trail into Frazer Meadow, returning on Mule eer, and Black Bear.  Mule Deer has boulders to cllimb over.                                  

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Wednesday, 9/27/2017, Desert Hiking and Canyoneering Trip - San Rafael Swell, UT

This is the five day field trip for those completing the Pikes Peak Group Intro to Desert Trekking and Canyoneering classroom session only.  We will drive to Goblin Valley SP, UT and setup a car camp base camp.  We will then hike in Goblin Valley and visit the Goblin's Lair and practice working as a team to get through some obstacles in Goblin Valley.  If there is time we may also hike Curtis Bench.  On Thursday we will hike Wildhorse Canyon down and back and up to the Grotto Class 2, B, III and apx 12 miles.  On Friday we will hike Crack Canyon down and back Class 2, B, III and apx 9 miles.  On Saturday we will hike up Bell Canyon and down Little Wild Horse for a change in pace, Class 2, B, III and apx 10 miles.  Substitutions may be made to accomodate weather, road closures, etc.  Further details will be provided in the class.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 30, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 9/27/2017, Heart Lake via Rogers Lake*

Starting from East Portal hike the trail to Rogers Pass lake and then onto Heart Lake. On the way back, it will be off trail before connecting with the regular trail.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Wednesday, 9/27/2017, Twin Cones (Grand County)

These Twin Cones are in Grand County above the Mary Jane Ski Area. Hike steeply up Second Creek past the new Broome Hut to the Mt. Nystrom trail. Then north on the Mt. Nystrom trail to scale the two cones. We'll have lunch on the second cone at the top of Mary Jane Ski Area.

Leader: Sandy McVie
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1460
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Wednesday, 9/27/2017, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Social Hike

A fun, moderate paced after-work social hike and Potluck! Don't call, just show at my place mentioned above, before 5:30 p.m. to leave for the CMC Knoll by 5:40. Be prepared for any weather with good footwear, water, rain jacket, and headlamp/flashlight. You can leave your food in my cramped kitchen. Join me in celebrating our last AWE hike!  

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 460
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Wednesday, 9/27/2017, Monthly Meeting--Mountain Winter Weather Forecasting

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for an enjoyable evening exploring our mountain weather.  Joel Gratz, founding meteorologist/CEO of OpenSnow.com (an amazing online weather forecasting website/mobile app) will give us lots of insider tricks for chasing snow in the high country.  We will look at the forecasts for this winter (and if we should trust them), how certain weather patterns and wind directions bring more (or less) snow to certain mountains, and discuss where to find the deepest snow around the globe.  Joel will do his best to answer all of your weather-related questions.  Let's talk weather!

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 9/28/2017, Coon Hill 12757 new member hike


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Thursday, 9/28/2017, Staunton State Park loop easy B (casual pace for retirees)


Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Friday, 9/29/2017, Kenosha Pass, East Fall Colors


Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600
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Monday, 10/2/2017, Hallett Peak 12,713' RMNP*


Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3240
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Wednesday, 10/4/2017, Keplinger Lake 11,686' RMNP*

This hike will be a strenuous and adventuresome hike that will take us into an area that is seldom visited and which offers amazing views of Mount Meeker, Longs Peak, Chiefs Head and Pagoda mountains.  Our hike begins at the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We will hike on-trail for 4.2 miles to Sandbeach Lake.  Hike around to the north side of the lake and follow an unimproved and at times steep trail northwest up the densely wooded slope of Mount Orton.  Top out on to the bulge of Mount Oron's east side at 11,600' and skirt the rocky summit of Mount Orton.  Contour along the northeast slope of North Ridge for a mile.  Descend to Hunters Creek as it flows between Keplinger Lake and a narrow, unnamed pool to the south.  Scramble up north through a field of large boulders to the shore of Keplinger Lake.   The southwest face of Pagoda Mountain rises dramatically above of the lake.

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Wednesday, 10/4/2017, Crater Lakes* On Trail From East Portal

We follow the Rogers Pass Trail along South Boulder Creek until it intersects the Crater Lakes Trail.  Then  procees along the Crater Lakes Trail to our destination which is the Upper Crater Lake. 

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500 ft
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Wednesday, 10/4/2017, 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.  There is no need to register for this trip, just 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, 10/5/2017, Mt. Bancroft (13,250')*

Starting at elevation of approx 10,400' near the town of Alice, we will hike up 4WD road to Loch Lomond reservoir then climb SE ridge of Mt. Bancroft. From summit, we will proceed N to Bancroft-James Peak col (aka pass), then gain about 300' of elevation up James Peak, before meeting James Peak Trail, which we will follow for a while before finally dropping down slope (on trail) back to Loch Lomond.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Thursday, 10/5/2017, Lower Escalante Hikes

5 days of hiking and backpacking in canyons of the lower Escalante. Count on an additional 2 days for driving. A mix of one day hikes from car camps and 2-day backpacks. Pace will be casual to moderate. Some class 3 scrambling and wading. We are considering some of the shorter canyons: Davis Gulch, Fiftymile Gulch, Willow Gulch, Fortymile Gulch, Twentyfive Mile Wash.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 10/5/2017, Red Mountain Open Space

Deep crimson and tan rocks, rolling grasslands and sandy washes await you at Red Mountain Open Space. The rocks tell a story of a dynamic geological history that spans over 1.8 billion years. We will hike five different trails as well as briefly hiking into other open spaces, Soapstone Open Space and Big Hole Open Space in Wyoming. There will be time for rest stops and lunch. This is a very special loop hike and if you have not been to this open space joins us for a day of awesome beauty. 

Leader: Patricia Berman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 10/5/2017, Moon rise and set Photo at Georgia Pass


Leader: Ronald Hileman
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 10/6/2017, Keller Mountain - D hike.Strong C's welcome

This trip is sign up with leader and rated as difficult due to the mileage and class 3 ridge prior to the summit. In an effort to be respectful to other participants if you are unsure if this is an appropriate hike for you, please discuss with the leader prior to signing up.If you have good class 3 skills but don't have a D rating no worries. Please e mail your CMC number when you contact me.Bring your helmet and 10 essentials.With 4 wheel drive, we will shave 3 miles, each way, off the trip, so if you have one please bring it. (10 miles/ 16 miles).

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4100
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Friday, 10/6/2017, Bob and Betty Lakes *

Fron the Hessie Trail-head, follow glacial valleys on the King Lake Trail to Bob and Betty Lakes high in the alpine tundra, just under the Continental Divide.

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2550
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Friday, 10/6/2017, Twin Sisters Peak 11,428' (RMNP)

Start on east side of CO-7 across highway from Lily Lake.  Hike up Twin Sisters trail to summit.  Note that the trailhead was relocated several years ago.  A small part of the trail was wiped out by a landslide in 2013 but a new users path has been developed.  Views from the summit of RMNP and surrounding areas are terrific.

Leader: Randy Rhodes
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,477 ft.
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Friday, 10/6/2017, Mt. Galbraith 7,260

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: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Friday, 10/6/2017, The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Come with me and you get in free. We will spend our time at The Wild Animal Sanctuary near Hudson.  It coonsists of 720 acres with over 350 carnivours plus other animals.  All have been resecured in the US and other countries.  It is the largest sanctuary for rescured carnivours. It is over 30 years old.  Bring your lunch or eat there in the nice cafe which supports the sanctuary. Photography encouraged.  No dogs allowed, even in cars.Suggest you bring water, sun screen, sun hat, wind breaker,binoculars, sandles are OK.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 30
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Monday, 10/9/2017, Chipeta Mtn - Renaming Dedication Hike

Trail DescriptionTH:  start of CDT/CT single track at the end of FS 243 at the Marshall Pass Trail Head parking area and kiosk.Route: from TH, travel north on trail 531 (CDT/CT) 1.4 miles to junction with Little Cochetopa Creek Trail 1409. Continue on 1409 east .43 miles to saddle at the Gunnison/Salida Ranger District boundary. Continue north .87 miles on a social trail following the broad ridge to the former Chipeta Mountain summit at 12,850’. Descend north .28 miles to saddle between the former and new Chipeta Mountain summits at 12,650’. Continue north on ridge .53 miles to new Chipeta Mountain summit at 13,472RT distance 7.11 miles, 2,684’ total elevation gain, Class 1/2 rating.Peak View hiking option: From Junction of trail 531 and 1409, continue north on 531 .5 miles to junction with Green Creek trail 1412 where both the former and new Chipeta Mountain summits can be seen. Chipeta Rising CelebrationThe Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.  More info at www.chipetamountain.com 

Leader: Julie Mach
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.1, Elevation Gain: 2684
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Tuesday, 10/10/2017, Paiute Peak*

This moderately challenging distinct peak is located a little west of Mt Audubon. At 13,088' elevation, 7.2 miles roundtrip, and 2590' of elevation change, it falls in at the top of B range of CMC hikes. 

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2590
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Tuesday, 10/10/2017, Rainbow Bridge backpack

Register with leader - send check per description.

Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Tuesday, 10/10/2017, Waterton Canyon AFTER WORK HIKE

We'll have a nice hike up approx 2 mi toward Strontia Springs Dam and return to trailhead. We will walk up dirt road closed to traffic. Enjoy canyon beauty, watch for bighorn sheep. Other possible wildlife sightings include bald eagle & deer. We will walk at approx 20 min mile pace with minimal, brief rest stops. Bring snacks that you can eat and drink and walk with. Microspikes may be helpful. Bring headlight w/fresh batteries. Bring layers of clothing, be prepared to hike in cold and wind.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 700
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Wednesday, 10/11/2017, Burning Bear Pk 12,069'*

From Guanella Pass Rd, hike up Burning Bear Crk to a saddle at 10,860'. From there we'll follow the broad east ridge to the summit. Return via the same route.

Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Wednesday, 10/11/2017, 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.  There is no need to register for this trip, just 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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