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Tuesday, 12/1/2020, Golden Gate Canyon State Park * Mule Deer Loop Mt. Thorodin

We will start and end our hike at the Ole Barn Knoll Trailhead.  Here’s a Google Maps link to the trailhead:  https://goo.gl/maps/RGpWb8vRLgCmeL5T9From the Ole Barn Knoll Trailhead, we will hike the Mule Deer Loop Trail clockwise.  Trail conditions permitting, we will also take a side trip to the highest point on Mt. Thorodin, where we will be rewarded with great views of the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak / Mt Meeker.If this Trailhead, or the Mountain Base Road, is closed, we will start and end this hike at Panorama Point instead (Google Maps link:  https://goo.gl/maps/ECGf4GYubcuVAFKu7  ). Given the time of year, you should bring your microspikes.  If trail conditions warrant snowshoes, we will still do the Mule Deer Loop Trail, but probably not go up Mt. Thorodin.  

Leader: James Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Tuesday, 12/1/2020, Mayflower Hill Loop

The hike up will require good winter traction.  I hiked it in my LaSportiva EVOs and it was comfortable. 
Once we are on the ridge the decision will be made to continue to the top of the hill or head for the trees.  It will depend on wind conditions.
On the way down we will need the snowshoes!  We will take a route through the trees.  Deep snow and light.  I found it to be a very enjoyable route.
Time should not be a problem. We will have a turnaround time of 12:30.  The trip time to go to the top of Mayflower hill is 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
Enjoy the views of Pacific, Atlantic, Fletcher and Drift.  
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Leader: Rick Bell
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 12/2/2020, RMOTHG Mt Falcon OS

We will staryt on Turkey  Trot, a NO BIKE trail, then Castle Trail, up to Eagle Eye Shelter and work our way backIn order to participate in the hike, before the trip you MUST electronically sign the UPDATED CMC liability waiver at:https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900 estimate
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Wednesday, 12/2/2020, Full Moon Happy Hr Mt. Morrison - Trailblazers


Leader: Ben Lerman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Wednesday, 12/2/2020, Wednesday night snowshoe series

Join us for a short evening of light excercise!  We will hike the golf course. Wear snow shoes or yak tracks.

Leader: Nathan Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual
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Thursday, 12/3/2020, Morning Fire - Green Mountain Hill Training

Work on your hill endurance and join me for a morning climb up the fire road on the west side of Green Mountain. This route takes us up a wide fire road to the summit. In just over 1.5 miles, we climb 800 feet with some steep sections. I usually walk up and jog down and am able to finish in under an hour. The idea is to keep moving and work on your pace over time. We might spread out a bit for space and pace, but this should be a nice rigorous morning workout accompanied by sunrise, good people, and wildlife like coyotes and elk. We will aim to be on the trail by 7 am and done by 8 am, so please be prompt. Please observe all current CMC COVID19 guidelines. The fire road is wide enough to accomodate a socially-distant group and trailhead parking is ample in the mornings. Please layer appropriately - it's cold and windy on this trail, but you warm up a lot as you climb. I will send an update email the day before, including any changes due to weather. 

Leader: Lisa Shroyer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.4, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 12/3/2020, Evening Horsetooth Mountain Hike

This 'trip' is part of a series of Thursday after work training hikes/rucks. We will start at a trailhead off of HT and head to the HT summit and back (via some combination of horsetooth rock, south ridge and Audra Culver trails). We will likely have good views of the stars and planets as well as the city lights of Fort Collins.This evening hike will be a weekday workout for those of us avoiding the gym due to coronavirus or training for a post covid adventure  :)  Therefore this 'trip' is meant to be a more rigorous hike and not a "casual jaunt".  Round trip time goal is under 2 hours (thats a 2.5-3 mph pace uphill-- a fast hike, not a trail run).Bring the 10 essentials,  especially a headlamp and warmer clothes...as we will be returning in the dark.  Be sure to check trail conditions and have microspikes available if needed (currently dry conditions so hopefully not needed). Individuals without a headlamp and mask (when we meet in the parking area) will NOT be allowed on the hike. I will send out an update if the trail is closed due to conditions. 

Leader: Jodi Vanden Eng
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Friday, 12/4/2020, Three Mile Creek Snowshoe *

From the parking lot/trail head, snowshoe north about a half mile before crossing Geneva Creek and Guanella Pass Rd to begin hiking northeast along Three Mile Creek. This trail climbs about 7 miles and 2900' to intersect with Rosalie Trail. We will only hike part of that distance. The main features of Three Mile Trail include hiking alongside creek, multiple creek crossings and dense deciduous and evergreen forests.   

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Friday, 12/4/2020, Uncompahgre Peak 14,309'

FRIDAYWe will drive from Colorado Springs leaving at 8:00am Friday, Dec. 04. driving through Lake City and up to the Nellie Creek (Lower TH). We will park the cars on the Henson Creek Rd. and then snowshoe up the Nellie Creek road to the summer TH where the outhouse is and tent camp for the night.SATURDAYWe will climb the peak starting around 8:00am. We will likely get to the summit between before 1:00pm. We will downclimb the same way we hiked up and return to camp. We currently are planning to tent camp a second night.SUNDAYWe will get up at first light, pack up camp, hike out, and drive home.

Leader: Britt Jones
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5,500
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Friday, 12/4/2020, High Line Canal #7 Segment 7

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Monday, 12/7/2020, Chair Rocks Buffalo Creek Rec Area

Depending on the weather, we might need snow shoes and/or spikes. Please bring both and we'll decide at the trail head.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Tuesday, 12/8/2020, Mt. Falcon - East Access / Morrison

Fast moderate-moderate pace - 2+ mph.

Leader: John O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Tuesday, 12/8/2020, Wheeler Lakes

 Please bring your snowshoes and yak trax/microspikes in your car and we will decide at the trailhead if we need them.   Since this is a winter hike, trekking poles are advised.If you have any known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader via e-mail prior to the trip.

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 12/9/2020, Wednesday night snowshoe series

Join us for a short evening of light excercise!  We will hike the west half of the course. Wear snow shoes or yak tracks.

Leader: Nathan Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual
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Thursday, 12/10/2020, Morning Fire North Table Mountain

Work on your hill endurance and join me for a morning climb up the fire road on the west side of North Table Mountain. We will go up and down twice -- a half mile up, tap the signpost, jog or walk down swiftly, then climb a half mile back up, tap the signpost, and jog down. We walk up as quickly as we can and jog or walk down. It’s a steep half mile - each climbing section clocks about 420 feet of gain. The idea is to keep moving and work on your pace over time. We might spread out a bit for space and pace, but this should be a nice rigorous morning workout accompanied by sunrise, good people, and maybe the herd of deer that often grazes at the top. 

Leader: Lisa Shroyer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2.3, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 840
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Thursday, 12/10/2020, Argentine Central Loop


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate
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Friday, 12/11/2020, Heart Lake from East Portal *

Starting from East Portal hike the South Bolder Creek trail to Rogers Pass Lake and then onto Heart Lake.  This is an out and back on a rock and root strewn trail with several creek crossings on good bridges.  You'll be serenaded by the sound of the creek much of the way.  We'll take a lunch break at Heart Lake.

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Friday, 12/11/2020, Columbia Mountain-Happy Hour-White Elephant *


Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Friday, 12/11/2020, High Line Canal #8 Segment 8

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Wednesday, 12/16/2020, Calypso Falls/Ouzel Falls from Wild Basin *

This trip (hike/microspikes or maybe snowshoes) will begins at the Allenspark Trailhead on the west side of the small town of Allenspark.  The parking lot is small and not plowed in the winter.  We will hike 8 miles round trip and climb close to 1800 feet.  From the Allenspark trailhead, we will descend in the basin to Calipso Falls then on to Ouzel Falls and return the same route. Great veiws.  

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Wednesday, 12/16/2020, Wednesday night snowshoe series

Join us for a short evening of light excercise!  We will hike east of the golf course along June Creek.  Wear snow shoes or yak tracks.

Leader: Nathan Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual
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Thursday, 12/17/2020, Trailblazers Hike to Happy Hr South Table Mountain

Hike South Table Mountain and then head to Golden City Brewery for HH. 

Leader: Makayla Braden
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 12/18/2020, D4/D6 loops McInnis Canyon


Leader: Anne Keil
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 12/18/2020, Plymouth Mountain-XMAS SOCIAL for Singles* Bobcat

For single BOBCATS or Single's Bobcat wanta bees.

Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Friday, 12/18/2020, High Line Canal #9 Segment 9

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Monday, 12/21/2020, Winter Solstice Kick-off – Mt. Sherman (Trailblazers)

Winter Solstice kick-off. More info to be provided pending conditions and snow between now and then.  Preference to past, present, future HAMS students. Basic mountaineering skills, proper layers, gear, and previous experience a must.  Passcode required. Send me a snapshot of your most recent fitness and winter mountaineering background.   

Leader: Makayla Braden
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,100+
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Monday, 12/21/2020, Highlne Canal Christmas Walk* RM0THG INVITED

We will walk north on highline canal trail then go thru one of the Greenwood village neighborhoods to see beautiful Christmas lights. About 50% of walk is on pavement. It may be beneficial to bring trekking poles and microspikes for possible icy conditions or new snow. Bring headlight with new batteries. Bring snacks and drink you can drink and eat while walking. We will walk at a casual/moderate pace.This is a"recovery hike" for Linda.WE PLAN TO HIKE/WALK approx 30 min mile and approx 2 HR, FINISH APPROX 7PM...

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual
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