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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, Pegmatite Points*

We will hike up Tanglewood Creek Trail to Pegmatite Points at 12,227' and enjoy a beautiful vista of the Mt. Evans massif.  The rock formations on the top are remarkable.Bring ten essentials, warm clothing. A decision on snowshoes will be made before the hike.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900'
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG Black Bear & Beyond Balloon Loop


Leader: Frank Burzynski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,550
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG Tremont Mountain Loop

This trip is in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.  We will start and end at Bootleg Bottom on the southwest side of Tremont Mountain,elevation approximaely 8800 feet, and traverse counterclockwise up Coyote Trail, crossing Promontory Ridge then down toward Frazer Meadows where we meet the Mule Deer Trail.  The first section up to Promontory Ridge is the steepest.  We then will hike north crossing Gap Road taking the Raccoon Trail and finally meet up again with the Mule Deer Trail which will take us back to our cars.  There will be some uphill on the Raccoon Trail. We should have some great views of the Indian Peaks and hopefully some great fall foliage.  NO JEANS. This trip will be a MODERATE pace.This trip will require a state park pass.  If you have one, please consider volunteering to drive.  Otherwise the cost of the daily pass will be divided among those in the car. 

Leader: Martha Mustard
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG White Ranch

In White Ranch we will start on the Belcher Hill  trail, then onto Mustang doing a loop and back on to Belcher Hill trail. Lets have a quiet hike till lunch time.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG Spring Hike at Lair O the Bear

For RMOTHG members. This is an aditional easy/moderate A Wed hike (a tad "moderate" due to walking off trail in brambles, bushes and going UP Bruin's Bluff); for busy folks who want good exercise, a relaxed outing, and shorter hike in a lovely place near home. We walk a casual, relaxed pace for 3.2 or 5 miles depending on what you choose, and on weather.  We start at 6550 elev, head east along the creek and into bramble/bush in a pretty, treesy area (Lair has the most deciduous trees of any Jeffco Mountain Park!) to Denver's Little Park and then back to Bruin's Bluff where we head UP to promontories at approx 6700 elev (Neat views of park below! While scouting, we got 300 plus total elev gain.).  June wild flowers including lots of Golden Banner showed up on our scout! Then we walk Castor's Cut-off for 3.2 miles total.  You can end the hike there while others may choose to add two more miles, walking with me to the historic stone castle, now an event center and back.   Look for TUES night email with important info about weather, any time changes. 

Leader: Elaine Kallos
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG Mt. Sanitas to Lions Lair Loop

We will leave from the Centennial Trailhead and ascend the steep and rocky Mt. Sanitas trail. The Mt. Sanitas trail is a 1300 foot, 1.8-mile climb with scrambles and high stepping. After reaching and enjoying the summit, we will take the gentle Lions Lair trail back to the trailhead. We will break for lunch at some point on the Lions Lair trail. These well-traveled trails feature beautiful views of the Flatirons, Boulder, and the surrounding communities.

Leader: Robert Richardt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, RMOTHG Mt. Falcon West

We will start off on Parmalee for 2.3 miles then continue on Meadow for 0.8 mile to the Walker home ruins and then on to the west white house overlook. Back to the cars .7 mile. Total mileage is 4 and elevation gain is around 900.Anyone with a medical issue I hope you will give me a call.Snacks, water, lunch to be eaten at trailhead on picnic tables after hike.Hope to see you on the trail,Wayne Tomasello

Leader: Wayne Tomasello
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced evening social hike.  We will hike both the Canyon loop and the Benjamin loop at Betasso Preserve for a total of 7.2 miles. Bring optional snack to share.  Come prepared with good footwear, rain jacket and definitely a head lamp or flashlight as it will be dusk when we finish.        

Leader: Connie Schwab
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, Women Crush Wednesday

Join the Colorado Mountain Club in our Women Crush Wednesday Series, back by popular demand!  There is an optional "Wine Down Wednesday" happy hour, sponsored by our friends at New Belgium at Trailhead Taphouse and Kitchen! Any CMC members in the crowd who sign up for the event will receive a free New Belgium Beer after the hike! Check out the venue's website here: http://www.trailheadtaphouse.com/.The Mount Galbraith Loop is a 4.3 mile lollipop loop with just around 1000 feet of elevation gain.  It should take us just under 2 hours to hike. From the parking lot, we will hike on the Cedar Gulch Trail approximately 1.3 miles to the first intersection. the map shows going right but you can hike this loop either way. We will turn right onto the Mt. Galbraith Loop Trail to get a fun quick scrambly, rocky ascent with a nice gradual descent. After approximately 1.6 miles, you'll end up back at the intersection and can follow the Cedar Gulch Trail back to the parking area. Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however, Barrels & Bottles does not allow dogs.

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 918
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019, Annual Picnic

Let's enjoy summertime together with a fun picnic and barbeque together! Yummy burgers, brats, veggie burgers, plates, plasticware, and drinks are provided. Bring your favorite dish to share!

Leader: Anita Wright
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Thursday, 6/20/2019, Kenosha Pass west diff A (casual pace for retirees )

We shall hike Colorado trail  west

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 6/20/2019, (the other) Twin Sisters Pk 8738' (off trail)

The "other" Twin Sisters (not the well known RMNP summits) is a forested peak in the Boulder foothills just north of Gross Reservoir.  From the Walker Ranch Open Space TH we hike north on the Meyers Homestead Trail for about 2.5 miles to a large meadow.  We then go west off trail and steeply up to a ridge which may require scrambling.  After that the grade softens to the summit.  We return the way we came unless we want to try another way down from the ridge.  The off trail part of this trip is exploratory.  Apparently CMC has done this peak before but using a much shorter approach from the south.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Thursday, 6/20/2019, RMOTHG Hidden Mesa

The plan is to get an early start so that we can have lunch on top of the Mesa, nestled in among the rock outcrops facing west.  The elevation gain is only 600 feet and gained very gradually, except for the last 100 feet to gain the Mesa top.

Leader: Tom Waymire
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600
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Thursday, 6/20/2019, Hike Davos Trail

Please meet at the Safeway parking lot in West Vail at 10 AM. Parking is limited at the trailheadAn easy, pleasant walk up Davos road one of the few snowfree traiils with views of Vail to the east and Mt Holy Cross and Jackson to the S/W. Bring a lunch to enjoy before we return

Leader: Cecilia ( Lee) Moosburger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 500 ft
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Thursday, 6/20/2019, Thursday Afternoon/Evening Rock Climbing Garden of the Gods, E Face Kindergarten


Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 6/21/2019, Sentinel Point #2*

Sentinel Point is the highest mountain in the Pikes Peak region (except for Pikes Peak itself, of course). This aptly named peak stands like a sentinel on the western end of the Pikes Peak massif, and its aesthetic summit block is visible from many vantage points in the region. Sentinel Point's rocky summit towers above the popular hiking area of Horsethief Park. It offers a beautiful hike and a short scramble to its highest point. Few people climb to Sentinel Point's summit - you will almost certainly have solitude here. Climb it and enjoy this great wilderness tour, and enjoy the fantastic views of Pikes Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, the Tenmile/Mosquito Range, and the Sawatch. 

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 6/21/2019, Fly Fishing Trip - Stagecoach Yampa River Camping Trip

 

Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 6/21/2019, RMOTHG Hare Biking – Platte River, Sanderson Gulch, Bear Creek Loop

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 HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Leader: Wayne Tomasello
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 21, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Friday, 6/21/2019, RMOTHG Terrapin Biking – Bear Creek to Stone House and Back

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 HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 250
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Tuesday, 6/25/2019, Woods Mountain 12,940 feet*

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

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,700
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Tuesday, 6/25/2019, Ascending Hikes: Meadow Creek Trail Difficult B


Leader: Mike O'Connor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2050
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Tuesday, 6/25/2019, East/West Trail Mtn Bike*

*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.  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 or call CMC Membership Services at: office@cmc.org or (303) 279-3080.

Leader: Jerry Rowe
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Tuesday, 6/25/2019, NEW MEMBERS: GUESTS:Evergreen Mountain Aldefer Three Sisters

We'll ascend the Wild Iris Loop trail 0.6 MI (Easy Slope) => Evergreen Mountain West Trail 1.1 MI (Moderate Ascent) => Summit Trail 0.7 MI (Moderate Slope) => Summit Trail 0.5 MI (Moderate Slope) => Evergreen Mountain East Trail 1.5 MI (Moderate Descent) => Evergreen Mountain East Trail 0.8 MI (Moderate Descent) => Ranch View Trail 0.4 MI (Moderate Descent) => Wild Iris Loop 0.5 MI (Easy Slope) => West Trailhead. This is a link to the Aldefer Three Sisters Jefferson County Open Space Park: https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/9346/Alderfer-Three-Sisters-Park-Map?bidId=

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 950
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Wednesday, 6/26/2019, High Bird Hike: Niwot Ridge*

This is a High Elevation Bird Hike.  We will hike at a moderate pace as we ascend. Starting from the Sourdough Trail Head, we will follow the road for the Mountain Research Station.  Initially we will climb gently uphill along the wide road through forest.  Be prepared for wind and sun exposure. As we ascend the trees thin out and we continue on a trail through the Arapahoe Moraine to a high point (11854’) just at the foot of the Niwot Ridge.  Bring the binoculars and guide books.  We will descend slower and appreciate birds along the way, hoping to see ptarmigan or grouse.

Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2450 feet
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Wednesday, 6/26/2019, Backpack to Explore Refrigerator Gulch and Lost Creek Lost Creek Wilderness

This is a three day backpack to Refrigerator Gulch, a remote, rugged area where Lost Creek's comings and goings under boulders, through canyons, and out of massive caves are visibile from directly off the trail. This strenuous hike takes us deep into the backcountry where the mysteries of the Lost Creek's path are ready for exploration.Day 1, We depart Goose Creek Trail Head, cross two bridges and head north on Goose Creek Trail. The trail meanders on the north side of Goose Creek before climbing steadily to the junction with the Shaft House ruins at the 4 mile point. Goose Creek Trail climbs steadily away from the historic buildings through a gorgeous aspen grove (4.8 mile point, at 9,000 ft.), and continues to Reservoir Gulch at the 5.5 mile point, with a creek and camping sites. Here we camp for two nights.Day 2, we will leave our camp set up and dayhike to Refrigerator Gulch, a 5 mile RT or more, depending on how much we explore Lost Creek. This includes a 500' descent into Refrigerator Gulch, then a climb back out on our way to overnight at our campsite at Reservoir Gulch. Day 3. We break camp and return to Goose Creek Trailhead and our car.    

Leader: John Walters
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 19, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Wednesday, 6/26/2019, San Luis Peak, Baldy Alto, Organ: 14,014', 13681', 13801' * Denver Group

Plan is to drive to Gunnison for lunch.  We will then drive to the the Stewart Creek TH and backpack to beaver ponds at roughly 12000' and find a camping spot.  On day 2 we will climb San Luis then descend to 13600' and follow the ridgeline to Baldy Alto 13681' descending back to camp via the first drainage.  Weather permitting we will climb the Northern bowl and Ridge to Organ Mountain and return to camp.  On day 3 we will hike out to the trailhead.This is an exploratory trip.  All of the routes are described as class I and II.  There is a gully on Organ 13,801' that has rock fall and therefore helmets are mandatory.  Please note that this will be physically demanding trip with 4500' of vertical on day 2.  Unless you have several 14ers under your belt and can climb at 1500' / hr  it is best to give this trip a miss.*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.  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 or call CMC Membership Services at: office@cmc.org or (303) 279-3080."

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 16.2, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 6220
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Wednesday, 6/26/2019, Early AWE Hike - Bear Peak

Climb a classic in the Boulder Foothills - Bear Peak via Fern Canyon.  This is a rugged trail traversing steep rocky terrain.  This hike is earlier than the usual AWE hike as it will leave at 3:25 pm from the carpool location instead.  We will have more time before dark and can hike at a more leisurely pace, with option to turn around (with rear leader) at the Nebel Horn saddle. Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Bring optional snack to share. There’ll be an optional after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.    

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1850
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Thursday, 6/27/2019, Grizzly Peak*


Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Thursday, 6/27/2019, Kenosha Pass east mod A (casual pace for retirees )

We shall hike Colorado trail east 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 6/27/2019, Thursday Afternoon/Evening Rock Climbing Old Stage Rd, Inner Sanctum


Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 6/28/2019, RMNP-Wildflower Hike Fern/Cub Lake Loop Moraine Park

Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will provide participants with a detailed plant list and will reference 

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Friday, 6/28/2019, Bison Peak (12,431')* via Lost Park Campground

We're getting into summer weather, so an early start will help to insure we get up and down before potential lightning.  Bring your 10 essetials.  I will send out weather 2 days before the trip and that will help us finetune our plans.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,600
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Friday, 6/28/2019, Staunton State Park

We will hike Staunton Ranch Trail to Bugling Elk, to Elk Falls pond, up to the waterfall lookout, and back the same way.

Leader: Janet Farrar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Tuesday, 7/2/2019, Harmonica Arch in Lost Creek Wilderness Area

Sculpted from granite, Harmonica Arch is one of Colorado’s longest arches. You can see Harmonica Arch from the lower Goose Creek Trail and the short hike to this suspended spectacle provides a unique outing. Hike up the west side of Goose Creek to Dome for close-up views of the arch and exceptional granite rock formations. Return same way, intercepting main trail for return to the trailhead. This trip will involve off trail hiking and light scrambling. 

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Tuesday, 7/2/2019, Ascending Hikes: Heart Lake from East Portal

Starting from East Portal hike the trail to Rogers Pass lake and then onto Heart Lake.

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, Wheeler Geologic Area Backpack

This is a long backpack into one of Colorado’s first National Monuments established in 1908, then turned over to the National Forest in 1950.  It is now part of the La Garita Wilderness.  The area is a panorama of geologic spires forming in a layer of volcanic tuff near Creede, CO.  We will drive to Hanson’s Sawmill and car camp the first night.  We will then backpack into the trailhead for the former National Monument and setup camp.  Then we will explore the area.  The next day we can explore some more and backpack out.  We will car camp at the Hanson’s Sawmill site the last night and drive home Sunday.  This trip is primarily intended for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be waitlisted.  Nat Geo Map 139.  490 mi. 19/1,250’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 19, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1250
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, X Prime (12,100 ft) in the Lost Creek Wilderness

Last year we climbed Peaks X, Y and Z. This year we will go back for X Prime, the fifth highest peak in the Kenosha Mountains, that lies just northwest of Peak X. This is an area barely touched by hikers and the remote beauty and views are worth the effort. This hike starts and ends on the Colorado Trail, but a good part of it is off trail and above treeline. Please note that the leader has not yet done this peak, so be prepared for a little adventure!

Leader: Denise Snow
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2580
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, Fly Fishing / Backpack Trip - RMNP, Wild Basin

July 4th Holiday backpack trip in RMNP, Wild Basin areaA low mileage bakpack trip with the goal of fly fishing lakes and streams in the area. Day 1: Hike in (6.6 miles, +2100ft) and set up camp near Pear Lake (~10,500ft) for two nights, fish Pear lake. Day 2: Spend the day fishing Hutcheson lakes above Pear LakeDay 3: Fish Pear Lake or Hutcheson until late afternoon, move camp to Finch Lake site.Day 4: On fourth day we will hike back to the trail head about 4 miles, from camp.There will be ample time to hike, fish and explore the area each day.Limited permit availability during this holiday weekend causes us to move camp on the third day.

Leader: Steve Wolf
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, Chicago Lakes

Escape the Summer heat and enjoy two Colorado lakes to celebrate the holiday.

Leader: David Koch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.1, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,142
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, Wager Gulch 13'ers

Thursday July 4 drive to Lake City and then to the bottom of the Wager Gulch 4x4 road south of Lake City. Backpack up the Wager Gulch road south of Lake City to the townsite of Carson and set up camp. Approximately 3.5 miles and 2200' elevation gain backpacking one way.Friday hike Bent peak 13393 and Carson Peak 13657 and return to camp. Approximately 3.5 miles and 2400' elevation gain one way.Saturday hike Tundra Top 13450 and Peak 13580B. Approximately 4.8 miles and 2500' elevation gain one way.This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip meaning the leader has not done this hike. The peak hikes are anticipated to be over talus and tundra. Trip reports to this area ave available at "14ers.com".Sunday pack up camp, backpack down the Wager Gulch road to the car and return to Denver. Approximately 3.5 miles and 2200' elevation loss backpacking one way.Individual camping gear and food. Necessary clothing and footwear for varied alpine conditions required. Trekking poles and microspikes recommended."C" classification required.The trip classification is based upon an individual day of hiking not the cumulative mileage and elevation gains.The trip plan is subject to change based upon local conditions and the group.More later.

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 23.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 7100
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Thursday, 7/4/2019, Independence Day Hike & BBQ

Meet at Leader's house and hike on some named/mapped and some unnamed trails in the neighborhood.  Trails are mostly shaded in the forest around 9500' elevation.  Hike will be followed by a barbeque.  Please bring whatever soft drink you would like to drink.  This is a general map of the area; however, are trails are not on this map.  http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com/trails/Ophir_Mountain_TS.pdf 

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 7/5/2019, Mt. Baker - North Ridge


Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Ice Climbing, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Friday, 7/5/2019, Four Pumas in LCW

Coming from COS/Woodland Park: From Hwy 24, turn N on Park County 77, Tarryall Rd and drive to Park County 23, Turner Gulch Rd. Coming from Denver metro: Take 285S to Jefferson. From Jefferson on Hwy 285 S, turn L on to Park County 77 and reach Park County 23 at 16.9 milesGo S, then E on Turner Gulch Rd and turn S (left) on FS 144, Packer Gulch Rd, at 1.6 miles. Go S on FS 144, turn SSE (L) at 0.3 mi, go straight at 1.7 mi, turn SSE (L) at 2.5 mi, and reach the TH at 4 mi. (Directions from Roach's LCW).The "Four Pumas" are Puma Peak, Little Puma, Farnum Peak, and Burntop, as described in Gerry and Jennifer Roach's Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness book. We will climb Puma by the North Slopes route, descend to the saddle between Puma and Little Puma, climb Little Puma, descend to the saddle between Little Puma and Farnum, climb Farnum, finish with Burntop and return to the TH via Burntop's South Ridge route.Much of the hike after Puma will be off-trail.

Leader: Rick Weaver
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Monday, 7/8/2019, Mount Zirkel & Sarvis Creek WA Days 1 & 2 Multi day trip

This is Day-1 of a 4-Day  trip to hike two of Colorado'a Wilderness Areas.Hike Silver Creek Trail approximately 6 miles RT, drive to Stagecoach State  Park, camp the night.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 7/9/2019, Ascending Hikes: King Lake Easy C


Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2550
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Wednesday, 7/10/2019, Hassell Peak (13,215 ft)

Enjoy this fine Front Range 13er! We will carpool to and start at the Herman Gulch trailhead (I-70 Exit 218). From this trailhead we will follow the Herman Gulch trail for 3 miles to its intersection with the Continental Divide Trail - we will then follow the CDT to the summit of Hassell Peak. Our return will follow this same route. The Herman Gulch trail is a "centennial wildflower trail", meaning that there are at least 100 different species of wildflowers that bloom along it.There are beautiful views all around from the ridges and peaks on this hike.

Leader: Marshall Hull
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,532 ft
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Wednesday, 7/10/2019, Mount Zirkel & Sarvis Creek WA Days 3 & 4 Multi day trip

After hiking Rainbow Lake, return to Stagecoach State Park for third night of campingDay 4 - break camp, return home Total drive mileage for the two wilderness areas is 450.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 7/10/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Some will bring snacks to share during our break midway.

Leader: Connie Schwab
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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