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Thursday, 6/24/2021, Grizzly Pk via Chihuahua Gulch via Chihuahua Gulch

Wooly Mammoth at Morrison exit off I-70 across from the gas station, section BB. A Denver parking lot leader may be necessary . All participants sign up with the knowledge that their contact information may be shared with the other hike participants to facilitate meeting at the front range parking lot.Please take appropriate Covid precautions and choose to not travel as a group if group are not all fully vaccinated. This is an decision and responsibility. Neither the leader or CMC are held liable for Covid transmission between those who choose to car pool.https://cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspxPlease make sure you have signed the new CMC Liability Waiver.https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/The Denver folks will meet the Summit county people in the old Office Max parking lot in Dillon at 7am.Potty stop at George Town Visitor Center.Contact the leader with any medical concerns prior to the hike.Bring your 10 essentials. Ice axe should not be necessary.Snack and other breaks will be taken as a group.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100 ft
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Thursday, 6/24/2021, Ascending Hike: Upper Forest Lakes (10,850') Mod B East Portal Trailhead

Trail Description from the US Forest Service:  (https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/cs/recarea?ss=110308&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003738&navid=110240000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&position=generalinfo&recid=28256&ttype=recarea&pname=Forest%20Lakes%20Trail)From the East Portal Trailhead, follow the South Boulder Creek Trail around the north side of the train tunnel. The trail soon enters James Peak Wilderness Area.It is 1.2 miles on the South Boulder Creek Trail to the signed Forest Lakes Trail junction. Turn right as indicated.The Forest Lakes Trail cuts across the front of a steep ridge on an old road for a half-mile until it intersects Arapaho Creek. It follows the creek for about another mile before it turns away from the creek to the northeast following a gentle grade to the lower of the two lakes. The trail leads around the lower lake and continues west to the upper Forest Lake.  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. 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: 8.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Thursday, 6/24/2021, Geneva Mountain 12335


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Thursday, 6/24/2021, Thursday After Work Climb

We will be climbing on Thursday evenings after work. The start time of the trip is 430pm but feel free to trickle in as your day permits. We will normally climb until dark.If the temps are too cold or the weather too rainy, we will likely climb indoors at City Rock or SCC.I will email/text the climbing location a couple of days before the trip. This is a weekly trip and if I'm out of town I will do my best to find another trip leader.This is NOT a class/school. You should have all required gear and know how to safely use your gear.

Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 6/24/2021, Apex Enchanted Forest Changed to Deer Creek Canyon(Trailblazers) Mar After Work Hike to HH Social Series

Update 6.23.21.  Apex park is only open to bikers on 6/24/21.  I'm setting up a alternative hike in deer creek canyon at 6pm.  Sorry about that.  

 
Description: TFrom Denver, take I-70 or 6th Ave to Golden and head west up Lookout Mountain Road, past the Windy Saddle and past the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Just after the Nature Center ends at the intersection of Collorow Road, look to the East (left) for the Apex Park Trailhead. 

Leader: Nathan Neff
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 784
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Friday, 6/25/2021, Upper Straight Creek Wildflower Hike

Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will provide participants with a detailed plant list and will reference Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 6/25/2021, RMOTHG - Terrapin ride Platte River Trail thru Columbine Valley to South Platte resevoir 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 The Pint Room.www.pintroomlittleton.com 

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 125
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Friday, 6/25/2021, RMOTHG - Hare Platte River Trail to Chatfield

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 The Pint Room.www.pintroomlittleton.com 

Leader: Scott Kramer
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 24, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 450
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Friday, 6/25/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 6/25/2021, Trail Run: Golden Gate Canyon Loop 5k to 50k

This is the a series of trail runs where we progress progress from a 5k trail run up to a 50k (at a casual pace) in 5 months. We'll plan on two evening trail runs and one long weekend run each month, increasing the mileage each time.

5:00 PM 10k Golden Gate Canyon Loop 7 miles, 1690'
https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7009076/mountain-lion-trail

Leader: Sheryl Lampert
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 1690
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Monday, 6/28/2021, BPX Backpack, Ptarmigan Lake, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: Hike to a beautiful lake surrounded by dramatic peaks including Mount Yale. The lake has good fishing for cutthroat trout.Itinerary: Day 1. After driving to the trail head, climb on a very easy Ptarmigan Lake Trail (#1444) to a location just below Ptarmigan Lake near timberline. Here establish the base camp for the next two nights. (2.5 miles/+1,200').Day 2. A day to enjoy what this area offers. The group can take a short stroll up to Ptarmigan Lake, can fish the lake, can explore the area, climb any of the numerous 12,000' and 13,000' peaks, or relax at camp.Day 3.  Hike back to the trailhead. (2.5 miles/-1200’).General Requirements: The area provides multiple options.Map:  https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=38.79674,-106.38764&z=14&b=f16a          https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39695?t=gLefxRHeijYPVpe7kWXe 

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Monday, 6/28/2021, Mount Toll 12934' / 3942 m off trail (Brainard Lake)

Mount Toll is the stunning rock pyramid forming part of the beautiful backdrop of Brainard Lake Recreation Area west of Boulder.  From the Mitchell Lake trailhead we hike on trail to Blue Lake.  At end of trail, we hike around the lake and work our way up the rock bands below Mount Toll's east face into the basin on the southeast side of the peak, then climb to the Toll-Pawnee saddle.  To finish we ascend Mt Toll's south ridge to the summit.   The final mile to the summit climbs 1500 feet, which is certainly steep but not a scramble.  We return the way we came. You are 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: 2526
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Monday, 6/28/2021, BPX Backpack, Grand Traverse Pk, Mt Valhalla, Snow Pk 3 Day Out & Back deluge lake

Day one: Monday June 28--arrive/rendevous at trailhead at approximately 11am.  Gore Creek trailhead directions: take exit 180 from I-70 (about 4mi east of main Vail town exit), as you exit go south and onto Big Horn Rd, drive east on that road 2.3 mi thru residential area; road turns NE and crosses under I-70, then makes curve to east/SE. Parking area for trailhead is on this curve.   Will make decision on ice ax/traction devices at trailhead.  We will hike in to Deluge Lake via trail #2014 (left at trail junction short distance from trailhead).  Hike in to Deluge lake (4mi and 3050 vertical--steep trail!).  Set up camp at Deluge Lake (11,759).  This is above treeline, bear canisters or proper food storage device needed!Day two: Tuesday June 29--climb Grand Traverse peak (13,041) first via it's east ridge, class two climb.  We will then traverse east to Mt Valhalla (13,180)--class 2+.  Depending on conditions, continue on to Snow peak (13,024) from Valhalla--short class 3 stretch during this traverse. Reverse route back to Valhalla/Snow saddle, contour down to Deluge Lake and back to camp, camp for second night.  Total for day: 4.5mi/2700 verticalDay three: Wednesday, June 30. Break camp, pack out back to trailhead, drive back to either Montrose (or where ever your home area might be!).

Leader: John Broadbooks
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5700
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Monday, 6/28/2021, Rock Climbing Cheyenne Canon

** Road construction is ongoing in Cheyenne Canon so this trip may be cancelled. **After work rock climbing in North Cheyenne Canon. We will most likely climb at the South Buttress or Pinnacle which has a handful of routes from 5.8-5.10. You are welcome to lead or toprope, leading will be encouraged.  Meet at Pullout 28 on the left side as you drive up the Canon at 4:30pm. It is the same parking area for Army Slab and the Graduation Boulder. If you plan to arrive later email the leader for directions and just meet us at the climbing wall.You must have completed BMS Rock or equivelant to join, knowlege of climbing knots, belay, and climbing commands is required. Email the leader with your experience to signup. Bring your own climbing gear- you can lead or climb on top-ropes. Bring a climbing rope if you have one.  You will need to have signed the climbing waiver for the City of Colorado Springs Parks found online (required every calendar year by the City).  **Helmets required**

Leader: Kristen Buckland
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 300
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Monday, 6/28/2021, Rock Climb - Lookout Mountain Crag *FOR ACS GROUP 6B ONLY*

We will meet at the pullout on Lookout Mountain Road.There are a few bolted routes as well as some toprope routes. We'll climb as many of the routes as possible, as available.https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105745690/lookout-mountain-crag

Leader: Jeffrey Speake
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: .1, Elevation Gain: 200
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, Webster Pass 12000'

This will be a moderate to slow pace with time to look at the flowers and take pictures. We'll walk on an old jeep road and hopefully, quiet. Last time we encountered only one biker and no jeeps. There will be a creek crossing early on but not terribly difficult.Bring all your ten essentials and let me know if you have any questions. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, Ascending Hike Staunton State Park: Mod B Bear Paws

Bear Paws Trail in Staunton has great views of Rosalie, Kenosha Pass, and Pikes Peak. We will start on Mason Creek Trail then go to Bear Paws at 2.3 miles, back to Mason Creek, and then from there we will go down the Old Mill Trail to Staunton Ranch trail. This will be a 9 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1500 feet, going at a moderate pace. 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. 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. If you have never used hiking poles, I have  pairs 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: Tim Lane
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, BPX Backpack, Willow and Salmon Lakes, Eagles Nest Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: Hike into the Eagles Nest Wilderness for wildflowers, fishing, and great alpine lake scenery, just below the high edge of the Gore Range.Itinerary:Day 1. Hike on the Mesa Cortina Trail (#32) for approximately 3 miles until the intersection of the Gore Range Trail (# 60). Turn right (north) at the intersection with the Gore Range Trail.  Continue on the Gore Range Trail for approximately 3  miles to the intersection with the Willow Lakes Trail (#36). Turn right. Continue on Willow Lakes trail about 3 miles to Willow Lakes and establish camp. (9 miles/2900’)Day 2. Fish, day hike to Salmon Lake (3.3 miles, +/-700’ RT to camp), or relax in camp. Day 3. Return to the trailhead.  (9 miles/-2900’).General Requirements: There are multiple options for recreation.Map: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=39.63286,-106.11025&z=14&b=f16a         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39739?t=VPF9M1DJ46c13ixXSJzL

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 18, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, Shrine Mountain Doggie hike

This is a relatively short out and back with what I hope are great views of Mount of the Holy Cross. It is not necessary to bring a dog. All dogs should be on a leash.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 882
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, Postponed: BPX Backpack, Zirkel Tour de Lakes, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, 3-day Loop

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BUFFALO PASS NOT YET HAVING BEEN OPENED FOR THE SEASON.  A NEW DATE WILL BE POSTED SOON!!!!

Leader: Daniel Schweissing
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 1.2, Elevation Gain: 260
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Tuesday, 6/29/2021, BPX Backpack, Crag Crest Trail, Grand Mesa, 3-day Loop

Description: The Crag Crest Trail on Grand Mesa includes a narrow ridge (NOT for the faint hearted!) with dramatic views of the rainbow-colored Book & Roan Cliffs. The second half of the loop goes up and down through meadows and forest.Itinerary: Feel like you are on top of the world while striding along this popular National Recreational Trail that never drops below 10,000 ft on Grand Mesa. Beginning from the West Crag Crest TH, this 12mile hike takes you over a narrow ridge flanked by steep cliffs, and meandering meadows to the Crest’s high point at 11,189 ft. Along the journey you will experience dense pine and spruce forests, wild flowers, aspen groves, shimmering lakes and a spires and pinnacles overhead.Day 1: Drive to Crag Crest West Trailhead (approx. 4 hrs from Golden). Pit toilets.  Stay at Cobbett Lake Campground, $16/night, first come first served. On the lake shore, lots of shade, vault toilets and drinking water (https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233936) Day 2: Hike on Crag-Cobbett Trail #749 to reach the Crag Crest National Recreational Trail #711. Turn right then stay left to hike clockwise around the loop. Continue hiking along the Crag Crest Trail for 5 miles (800 ft ascent and 900ft descent). This section is narrow in places but with dramatic views of the rainbow-colored Book and Roan cliffs, several lakes, the West Elk Mountains, the San Juan Mountains, and the La Sals. Descend to the East TH and camp at the Crag Crest Campground, first come, first served, lightly used. Vault toilets (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gmug/recarea/?recid=32910) (7.25 miles/ 1183 elevation)https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38337?t=pTvDb5XTXWOWDU3rK2aHDay 3: Complete the loop by hiking the lower portion of the loop back to the West Crag Crest TH, 5 miles, 780ft ascent/ 750 descent. https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38338?t=WUhHB9IxgXkOA8SiOOwEOption to visit the Grand Mesa Visitor Center before driving home. Several campground options near the Visitors Center if you want to stay longer.General Requirements: Bear Box required at campground Maps:https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38028?t=TcXJrZ67jRekTZM1RaAEhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3815565.pdf

Leader: Janet Martel
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Wednesday, 6/30/2021, Wilcox, Argentine, Square Top Long Difficult Hike Series

There are restroom facilities at the TH.This will be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent we will be off-trail, perhaps having to do a bit of trial and error routefinding, while hiking up very steep terrain over loose and unstable talus.This trip will not be for the faint of heart. We must travel at a deliberate and unrelenting pace in order to get ahead of any weather that may come up that afternoon. Under the old CMC classification this would have been a Moderate D hike.Weather permitting, we may have a short celebratory picnic back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Also the option to stop at the SnowPack Taproom just south of Conifer.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: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4500
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Wednesday, 6/30/2021, Corbett Peak and Kokomo Pass, EXPLORATORY

Corbett Peak (12,583) is a gentle mountain on the Elk Ridge with excellent views, and is located in the southern Gore Range.  We will climb via the Colorado Trail from Camp Hale.  Just past the switchbacks, we will go off trail to climb northeast to Corbett Peak.  We will then descend the gentle ridge of Corbett in a southeasterly direction to Kokomo Pass, and make our final descent on the Colorado Trail.  The route is very exposed to sun, but water is in ample supply when we are on the CT near the Cataract Creek.  We will bring a water filter to fill up on the descent.  Please carry enough for the ascent to minimize overall climbing time.There are two stream crossings that might become deeper and faster.  Poles will help, be prepared to remove boots if necessary.  On a recent scouting trip in early June, there was still a lot of snow on north facing slopes that will melt.  The deep soft snow also turned us around about 0.5 miles before Kokomo Pass.  Doable, but postholing was not appealing!  This should also melt.  Hence, the upper portion of this route is "exploratory".The pace is moderate and steady, and will be tailored to meet group needs.  We are not fast.  

Leader: Barbara Audin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3065
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Wednesday, 6/30/2021, Trail Run: Galbraith Loop 5k to 50k

This is the a series of trail runs where we progress progress from a 5k trail run up to a 50k (at a casual pace) in 5 months. We'll plan on two evening trail runs and one long weekend run each month, increasing the mileage each time. Nightbird Gulch/Galbriath Loop

Leader: Sheryl Lampert
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.2, Elevation Gain: 1245
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Thursday, 7/1/2021, BPX Backpack, Macey Lakes and Colony Baldy, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, 2-day Out and Back

- Description: This one-night backpack trip will take us into the Macey Creek drainage on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. We’ll be slipping by right under the noses of the holiday crowds gathered at the 14ers immediately to the south (Humboldt, Crestone Peak / Needle). Detailed route information will be provided via email prior to trip date.
 
- Itinerary:
— Day 1: Drive to trailhead, hike into the Macey Creek drainage. We’ll find a suitable campsite at the lower Macey Lake. If weather permits, we can do a little climb up Little Baldy or just relax and explore the lakes. (6 miles, 2500’ gain to lakes)
— Day 2: Climb on talus, some scrambling, to the 13697’ summit of Colony Baldy where we will take in the ever-dramatic views of the jagged spine of the Sangres. Descend the same route, pack up camp, hike out. (10 miles, 2300’ gain)
 
- General Requirements: Standard Wilderness Area regulations apply. No fees or permits required for overnight use in this area.
 
- Maps: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/45148; USGS 7.5’: Horn Peak and Crestone Peak

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4800
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Thursday, 7/1/2021, Whale Peak 13078 ft / 3986m

We will hike up the road a mile to Gibson Lake trailhead.  From there we will follow a good trail to Gibson Lake where Whale Peak rises another 1200 feet.  We will work our way up to the south ridge then follow it to the summit where we intersect the Continental Divide Trail.  This route could be a little steep in places but scrambling is not necessary.  You can expect to find plenty of wildflowers. 

Leader: Grayson Garner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Thursday, 7/1/2021, BPX Backpack - RMNP - Odessa Lake - 3 day out and back

I have lead backpacking trips into this area for the last 15 years. Mostly to Fern Lake but last year it burned so going to Odessa this summer. If you have not Backpacked into Rocky Mountain National Park, it is quite a treat. People come from all over the world to hike and Backpack.Things to do. Fly Fish, Hike, Relax around camp and read, Meal prep, Other... A nice day hike: Down to Fern Lake and up to Spruce Lake. Depending on the groups interest I may lead a trip to the destination, good fishing, picnic area. I will be doing some flyfishing, if anyone has a little experience fly fishing I can help them dial it in. Can only help one or possibly two people at a time. Anyone fishing will need a Co. fishing license.No fires at our location  or dogs in the park.We will do some carpooling if possible. Can work out logistics as the group gels.Depending on the groups desires we can stop for a meal in Lyons on the way back to Denver.This trip is for experienced backpacking adults only, 21 or older. I'll be contacting you to make sure this trip is a great fit for you.We will need bear canisters or Ursack. Usually two people can share one. We can work details out later.I would like everyone signing up to have backpacked in the last year and have your systems refined. If you don't meet this requirement please call me and we can discuss your individual situation. There is a small, $30 reservation fee we will all split, entrance into the park is $35 per car, some people have a lifetime or annual park passWe will probably play some light music at night around camp. Feel free to bring your own play list. I will bring the bluetooth speaker.I'll be planning a Zoom session prior to the trip to meet and greet, review the itinerary, answer any questions.If the weather looks extremely rainy we will either reschedule or cancel the trip.  The link below and subsequent details are one and the same.https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/030-Odessa-Lake-2017-2.pdf 

Leader: Brian Burd
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 7/1/2021, BPX Backpack, Fishhook Lake, Routt NF, 3-day Out and Back, Doggie Trip

Description: Enjoy the wildflowers and moose on this easy hike to Fishhook Lake (or slightly farther Lost Lake) starting from scenic Rabbit Ears Pass/Dumont Lake area with the option to climb Rabbit Ears Peak.Friendly and fit backpacking dogs are welcome but not required.  Dogs must be leashed at all times and owners are required to pack out or burry waste. Please indicate if you plan to bring your dog when you register for the trip. Itinerary: We will have the option arrive a day early (6/30) and camp at the campground near the trailhead. One site has been reserved and can be shared. With the posibility of a day hike to Rabbit Ears Peak along FS 4WD road 291 (5.4 miles RT and 1,000 feet elevation gain).  https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/37939?t=YFvDpz0eAPoZDiqEOy7D Backpacking portion of trip will begin (10:00am at the trailhead) the morning of July 1st.Day 1 (7/1) – Park near Wyoming TH and take the Wyoming trail 1101northwest past Dumont Lake. Lots of wildflowers and moose through this area. Continue on1101 past the Basecamp TH (requires 4WD or at least high clearance vehicle to access) and then another 2 miles to Fishhook Lake. Lost Lake is just another ½ miles with a well-marked turn-off from 1101. Remember Moose are Colorado’s deadliest animals – keep your distance. (4.9 miles, 800 feet up and 400 down).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38004?t=YDRc4zJiahEbA3NwRnjKDay 2 (7/2)– Explore this beautiful area. Fish, hike, relaxDay 3 (7/3)- Return on the same path back to cars. General Requirements: Hiking conditions are best from mid-June through October. July can be buggy, but the flowers are best then.Maps: National Geographic 117 Clark, Buffalo Pass and 118 Steamboat Springs, Rabbits Ears Pass.

Leader: Steve Wolf
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 9.8, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Thursday, 7/1/2021, Thursday After Work Climb

We will be climbing on Thursday evenings after work. The start time of the trip is 430pm but feel free to trickle in as your day permits. We will normally climb until dark.If the temps are too cold or the weather too rainy, we will likely climb indoors at City Rock or SCC.I will email/text the climbing location a couple of days before the trip. This is a weekly trip and if I'm out of town I will do my best to find another trip leader.This is NOT a class/school. You should have all required gear and know how to safely use your gear.

Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
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Friday, 7/2/2021, Asending Hike Series: Squartop Mounatin 13,974ft

We will follow the standard route for Square Top that bypasses Square Top Lakes.  There is an expansive flat summit area that affords a 360 degree view.

Leader: Kevin Donovan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2454 ft
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Friday, 7/2/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Monday, 7/5/2021, 14ers Mt & Pk Wilson and Eldiente

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up 

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Monday, 7/5/2021, Iceberg and Clayton Lakes

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Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Monday, 7/5/2021, Gem Lake/Balanced Rock

Gem Lake is part of what is known as Lumpy Ridge. Lumpy Ridge is a prominent feature of Rocky Mountain National Park located just north of Estes Park. The Gem Lake Trail is one of the best hikes in the Estes Park area, and it is truly a gem. The trail climbs steadily for the first half mile and then begins to level out. We will enjoy views of the Continental Divide, Longs Peak, Twin Sisters and Estes Park below. The trail continues through the forest before climbing steeply. Just before reaching the lake we will stop to enjoy the rock formation called Paul Bunyan's Boot.From here, we will hike take a shortcut off-trail through the aspen/riparian forest and rock formations of Lumpy Ridge until we reach the Balanced Rock. At the Balanced Rock you can choose to try a little bouldering where you can reach the underside of the Balanced Rock (this is optional). Be mindful of the 30 foot drop on the north side of the rock formation. We will enjoy lunch at Balanced Rock before heading 2.1 miles to Gem Lake. to enjoy the sandy beach of this pretty little "gem". Once we start down from Gem lake, it is only a short distance to an open air privy (about 0.1 mi.) with an incredible view. Finally, we will begin our 1.5 mile descent back to the trailhead, enjoying sweeping views along the way.

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1560
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Monday, 7/5/2021, Rock Climbing Staunton State Park

You must have completed Intermediate Rock or equivelant to join. Knowlege of climbing knots, belay, and climbing commands is required. Email the leader with your experience to signup at jmcman14@yahoo.com.  **Bring your own climbing gear including helmet, belay device, climbing shoes, hand santiizer, sunscreen, rain jacket, snacks & water

Leader: Jane McManus
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, 14ers Redcloud & Sunshine

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, Spearhead Mtn near Guanella Pass Long Difficult Hike Series

This hike will be a continuation of our Long Difficult Hike series. “If its 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 partially off-trail, hiking up very steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, bushwhacking.Weather permitting, we 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 at the Conifer SnowPack taproom.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: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, BPX Backpack, Abyss Lake, Mount Evans Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: Abyss Lake is nestled in a high glacial cirque between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans.  We’ll set up camp along Abyss Lake trail and then day hike up to the lake the following day.Itinerary: Day 1 - Drive to trailhead,  Hike in 4 miles, then set up camp.  4 miles, 1,400 feet gainhttps://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38570?t=FlIc7glMOfj8BFu0PGw4  Day 2 – Hike to Abyss Lake and/or explore Rosalie trail with light pack.  Return to camp for the second night.  8.2 miles 2,077  feet gain round trip.https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38569?t=n6o3FvVBHPUfjni6mxhE Day 3 - Break camp, hike out, and drive home. 4 miles 150 feet gain 1,400  feet lossGeneral Requirements: TBDMaps: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38015?t=MSem5T3TvrBX2k1TIOc1 

Leader: Grayson Garner
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, Ascending Hike: Ben Tyler Trail Mod B Kenosha Crest

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. 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: Tim Lane
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, BPX Backpack, Lake of the Clouds, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, 3-day Loop

Description: Overnight loop trip to a beautiful alpine lake in Sangre de Cristo wilderness.Itinerary: There are two routes that access Lake of the Clouds, from the Rainbow Trail take the Lake of the Clouds Trail (#1349) or From the Rainbow Trail take the Swift Creek Trail that then intersects with the Lake of the Clouds trail.  Together these form a partial loop.  The Swift Creek Trail is steeper but more direct.Day 1 Tuesday July 6. Hike from Gibson Creek TH hike north on the Rainbow Trail (#1336) to the Swift Creek Trail (#1351), turn East and hike to the Lake of the Clouds Trail (#1349), continue to Lake of the Clouds  (4.6 miles/2479’)https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38326?t=PDZRYcyWp0SJWhEHr3mpDay 2 Wednesday July 7. From camp at the lakes, ascend to SE ridge of pt 13,513, follow this ridge to summit of 13,513 then continue north on easy ridge to 13,490 (Mt Marcy).  Total round trip for day is 4.25 miles and 2700 vertical.  Stay second night at the lakes.  Those who choose not to ascend peaks can alternatively spend the day fishing!Day 3 Thursday July 8. break camp and hike from Lake of the Clouds on Lake of the Clouds Trail (#1349) to the Rainbow Trail (#1336) head south to Gibson Creek TH (6 miles/+188’, -2600’) https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38327?t=ZGG04SrSjvVp9De9qD0SGeneral Requirements: Parking Fee at TH Map: see day 1 and day 3 maps above 

Leader: John Broadbooks
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Tuesday, 7/6/2021, Peak 13232

From our as yet unknown parking area just northwest of Winfield backpack northwesterly along the North Fork of Clear Creek approximately 3 miles and set up camp. Then climb steeply off trail northwesterly to the saddle west of the peak. Follow the ridge east to the high point. This hike is classified as EXPLORATORY. More later.Plan on bringing individual food, camping, and hiking gear. Participants must be prepared for varied and unknown alpine conditions. Bring microspikes and trekking poles.Bring the 10 essentials as listed at the following link on the CMC web site:https://www.cmc.org/Members/MyMembership/CMCTenEssentials. 

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Wednesday, 7/7/2021, 14ers Handies

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Wednesday, 7/7/2021, Lory Loop

Note this is an 8 mile hike with lots of up and down. It is all on trail..... but still not a walk in the park (ok I guess it is a walk in the State Park ...... you know what I mean) This is my favorite way to go to and from Arthur's Rock. The group will go up the Wells Gulch Trail to the Timber Trail .... up all the switchbacks to just below Arthur's Rock. After visiting "the rock" we will go back to the Howard Trail, down to Arthur's and over to the Overlook Trial. We will follow that up and down to the "south side" of the Wells Gulch Nature Trail down to the Valley Trail and then back to the parking lot.Since we will be doing this early we could just do snacks and do Brunch as a group after the hike, let me know if you would be interested in eating at some establishment after the hike. 

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Wednesday, 7/7/2021, Lost Creek Wilderness from Lost Park

This wilderness is named for Lost Creek, a stream that flows below ground eight times as it winds from Lost Park to near the Shafthouse (where its name changes to Goose Creek). In the submerged sections the stream follows passageways cut through solid rock or weaves its way through boulder fields that bury the watercourse to the eye but don't block the creek's flow. These boulders also form rock rooms, balanced rocks and other unusual and interesting features. This hike will explore the upper section of Lost Creek, visiting two places where it flows below ground. Starting in Lost Park (10,000 ft., near Lost Park Campground) we'll hike on the Wigwam Trail then diverge to a social trail/route that parallels Lost Creek. This route runs adjacent to Lost Creek as it descends a quarter-mile cascade and then crosses the submerged creek twice. The first crossing is where the creek flows beneath a boulder field, the second a bit farther where the route crosses a valley of house-sized boulders with the watercourse below. Our turnaround goal will be a viewpoint that looks down on the Lost Creek valley and its rock formations. This route will entail a fair amount of scrambling (though mostly minor) and a bit of bushwhacking. 

Leader: Richard Schiebel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.5, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 7/7/2021, 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, 7/8/2021, 14ers Uncompahgre

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Bluebird Lake RMNP

Bluebird Lake is a glorious hike in the Wild Basin area of RMNP.  The trail should be filled with wildflowers in July.Hike description:   http://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/bluebird-lake.htm

Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Jenny Creek Trail to Yankee Doodle Lake to Guinn Mountain - a Lollipop

This hike will start just outside of the Eldora Ski Resort.  We will traverse the ski area and take the Jenny Creek Trail all the way to Yankee Doodle Lake, then take the Boulder Wagon Trail to the Boulder CMC Guinn Mountain Hut.  We will then return via the Guinn Mountain Trail to the Jenny Creek Trail, and then back to the parking area outside of the ski resort.The Boulder Wagon Trail will be an new experience for the leader.I do not anticipate any scrambling on the hike.There will be a celebratory stop after the hike for those you want to; it is completely optional.

Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2501
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Porcupine Gulch


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Lorax Trail Dog-friendly hike

A lollipop hike on rolling gentle BLM land in pinyon-juniper forest. This trail has nice views of Mt Sopris and is mostly shaded. Dogs are welcome and dog parents must follow CMC and BLM policies. Dogs must be on-leash at all times and waste must be picked up and removed.

Leader: Helen Carlsen
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600'
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Thursday After Work Climb

We will be climbing on Thursday evenings after work. The start time of the trip is 430pm but feel free to trickle in as your day permits. We will normally climb until dark.If the temps are too cold or the weather too rainy, we will likely climb indoors at City Rock or SCC.I will email/text the climbing location a couple of days before the trip. This is a weekly trip and if I'm out of town I will do my best to find another trip leader.This is NOT a class/school. You should have all required gear and know how to safely use your gear.

Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 7/8/2021, Evening Flat top Western Slope Group info hike current and nonmembers welcome!

We'll get in a little evening workout up Flat top. Hike up the gravel road 500' for great views of the surrounding mountains. Learn about the Western Slope Group CMC and the activities we have planned for the summer in the groups's 70th anniversary year! Current CMC members, nonmembers and guests welcome. Registration and signing the guest waiver required. Please note there is no shade on this hike!

Leader: Anne Keil
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 7/9/2021, 14ers Eolus & Sunlite & Windom

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Friday, 7/9/2021, N. Maroon Pk. - 14,014'

We will start from the Maroon Lake trailhead at 4:00 am.  Bring a good headlamp and a helmet.  See route description for Northeast Ridge on 14ers.com.  (

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,500
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Sentinel Point west of Pike's 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 steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, and bushwhacking. The final short pitch to the summit will require some moderate 3rd class scrambling.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 at a fun taproom in Woodland Park.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: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 7/9/2021, BPX Backpack, Seven Lakes, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description:

Leader: Randall Blosser
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12.6, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Butler Gulch-Wildflower Hike Note: Location Change

 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: 1600
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Monday, 7/12/2021, Mt Logan 12870' 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, bushwhacking.For this trip we will approach Logan from the east side hiking along the Rosalie Trail paralleling Deer Creek. At about 10,200' we will cross Deer Creek and hike through the trees SW to the 11,869' point. Exiting treeline we continue SW to Logan's summit. There is an old army helicopter crash site near the top.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 at the Conifer SnowPack Taproom.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: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3900
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Monday, 7/12/2021, BPX Backpack, Trappers Traverse, Flat Tops Wilderness, 4-day Shuttle

Description: On a beautiful traverse over the top of the high Flat Tops in Flat Tops Wilderness, experience dramatic scenery and lovely lakes.Itinerary: Day 1 - Drive I-70 to Meeker, Approximately 6 hours with breaks.  Drive to Marvine TH, drop  cars; drive back to Shepherds Rim CG, set up campDay 2 -  Drive other car(s)  to Wall Lake TH approximately 50 miles E of Meeker on Hwy 131; start at Wall Lake TH, Trail #1818, travel 2.7 miles to Oyster Lake Trail #1825.  Travel Oyster Lake Trail to junction with #1822, E Marvine Trail.  Camp in area of Twin Lakes.  Total 5.6 miles, +1580 ft for the day.Day 3 - Take E Marvine Trail #1822  to the junction with Wild Cow Trail. Camp at Johnson Lake or Gutherie Lake.  Max mileage for day 7.7 miles for the day; could be less depening on which lake camp is made.Day 4 - East Marvine Trail #1822 to E Marvine CG for 2.4 miles where car(s) left.  Depending on campsite for Day 3 mileage could be greater.  Drive to Wall Lake TH to pick up other car(s); return and stay the night at Shepherds campground or depart for home.General Requirements:  Participants will share cost of staying in campground before the backpack.   Map: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=39.99111,-107.23842&z=14&b=f16a         https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39258?t=il7nXXCGlRqy2yV3jGAI  

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 18, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Monday, 7/12/2021, Rock Climbing Cheyenne Canon

After work rock climbing in North Cheyenne Canon. We will most likely climb at the South Buttress or Pinnacle which has a handful of routes from 5.8-5.10. You are welcome to lead or toprope, leading will be encouraged.  Meet at Pullout 28 on the left side as you drive up the Canon at 4:30pm. It is the same parking area for Army Slab and the Graduation Boulder. If you plan to arrive later email the leader for directions and just meet us at the climbing wall.You must have completed BMS Rock or equivelant to join, knowlege of climbing knots, belay, and climbing commands is required. Email the leader with your experience to signup. Bring your own climbing gear- you can lead or climb on top-ropes. Bring a climbing rope if you have one.  You will need to have signed the climbing waiver for the City of Colorado Springs Parks found online (required every calendar year by the City).  **Helmets required**

Leader: Kristen Buckland
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 300
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Tuesday, 7/13/2021, Red Deer Lake

From Camp Dick, we will take the Buchanan Pass Trail to Red Deer. This is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trip.

Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1984
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Tuesday, 7/13/2021, BPX Backpack - Colorado Trail - Collegiate West, 4 Day Shuttle Exploratory Rescheduled

This is an exploratory trip.  I have thru hiked the Colorado Trail, but at that time did the eastern segments in this area.  I have done some of the Collegiate West, but not all of it.  There is a lot of above tree line hiking on this trip.  There is also a lot of elevation gains and losses each day.Day 1: set up car shuttle. Start hike at Hancock; backpack about 11 miles.  Day 2: Backpack about 18 miles.  Day 3: Backpack about 18 miles. Day 4: Backpack about 13 miles; pick up car(s) left at Hancock; drive home.This trip is for experienced backpackers.  This is earlier in the season than is usually recommended.  The current snowpack is below average.  If the snowpack increases and is too high to allow a safe trip, the trip could get postponed to late July (23-26?) to give the snow more time to melt.  On about 6/13, I will do a day hike on part of the trail near Cottonwood Pass to access snow conditions.  There is also a stream crossing (Texas Creek) that I want to assess.This trip was originally scheduled for June 25 - 28.  After checking the amount of snow still on the trail, the trip got postponed to July 13 - 16.  The Texas Creek stream crossing looked reasonable; will require a ford.

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 60, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 12,000
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Tuesday, 7/13/2021, UP 4 TL GRABS Waterton Canyon (Trailblazers) Jul After Work Hike to HH Social Series

*THIS TRIP IS UP 4 TRIP LEADER GRABS*Description: To be announced. [*Local trails after work social hike to HH series for Trailblazers. Optional parking lot beers post-hike.*]Activty Type: Social After Work Hike to HH SeriesPace: Social / EasyDistance: TBAElevation Gain: TBAStrava gpx: To be providedRequired Gear:Masks required. Please bring the essential ten essentials on the hike. Click here for the complete list. It will get dark on us during winter months, so please bring those headlamps. Also, bring water and food. Route Information:TBA 

Leader: CMC Office
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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Wednesday, 7/14/2021, Square Top Mtn. 13,794'

Although it missed being among the 100 Highest by six feet, this mountain is a fun and beautiful climb in the Guanella Pass area.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Wednesday, 7/14/2021, Hike to Grouse Lake

This hike passes through meadows and forest in the scenic Holy Cross Wilderness.  Be prepared for water crossings - there may be logs present but just in case, bring shoes or sturdy sandals and trekking poles for these crossings.  There is significant elevation gain on this hike and we will move very steadily up to the lake where we will have lunch while enjoying the scenery.https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186357.pdf 

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2865
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Wednesday, 7/14/2021, Trail Run: Three Sisters Loop 5k to 50k

This is the a series of trail runs where we progress progress from a 5k trail run up to a 50k (at a casual pace) in 5 months. We'll plan on two evening trail runs and one long weekend run each month, increasing the mileage each time.Three Sisters Loop

Leader: Sheryl Lampert
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.3, Elevation Gain: 972
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Wednesday, 7/14/2021, 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: Rick Romig
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10
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Wednesday, 7/14/2021, Eldorado Canyon State Park Photo Outing


Leader: Selma Kristel
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 1
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Thursday, 7/15/2021, BPX Backpack, Larson and Crystal Lakes, Uncompahgre Wilderness, 3-day Loop

Description: Discover the San Juan Mountains in this strenuous but stunning 16 mile loop in the Uncompahgre ForestItinerary: Linking the Larson and Crystal Lake Trails, this exploration of Colorado’s high country offers countless wildlife opportunities as it passes through dense aspens, pine forests, meadows and boulder fields. Crystal Peak (12,933’) is in view for most of this adventure. Note – the counterclockwise direction suggested has less elevation gain.Day 1: Drive to Crystal-Larson Trailhead (approx. 4.5 hrs from Golden). Very close to Lake City so stop here for refreshments. Hike in on Larson Lake Trail #236 about 5.1 mile (2,400ft) to Larson Lake and find camping.Day 2: Continue hiking along the Larson Lake Trail. After 3 miles turn left on the Crystal Lake Trail #235 and continue to Crystal Lake and find camping (total 6.2 miles and 1,800 ft). Day 3: Complete the loop by hiking the final 4.2 miles, all downhill (-2,900 ft), back to the Crystal-Laron TH. Option to visit Lake City before driving home.General Requirements: TBDMaps:https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38150?t=wMYA0sjPvvnvNWUWwOWV

Leader: Janet Martel
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 16, Elevation Gain: 4200
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Thursday, 7/15/2021, Thursday After Work Climb

We will be climbing on Thursday evenings after work. The start time of the trip is 430pm but feel free to trickle in as your day permits. We will normally climb until dark.If the temps are too cold or the weather too rainy, we will likely climb indoors at City Rock or SCC.I will email/text the climbing location a couple of days before the trip. This is a weekly trip and if I'm out of town I will do my best to find another trip leader.This is NOT a class/school. You should have all required gear and know how to safely use your gear.

Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Rock Climbing
see official page