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Monday, 8/20/2018, Bison Peak 12,431'*

Monday, August 20th - Bison Peak 12,431’ (Easy D)12mi RT, 4000ft gainOn trail Hike to summitCarpool Details:Meeting Location: Meet at 5:20, Leave at 5:30 from US 285 & Twin Forks PNR6164 US Hwy 285, Morrison, CO 80465GPS Cords: 39.606991, -105.229276Meet at 5:20AM for 5:30AM departure.Trailhead Details:UTE Creek Trailhead: 9814 Tarryall Rd, Jefferson, CO 80456Required Gear:Sturdy hiking boots10 essentials3L waterFoodEasily digestible foods for energy on trail (Shotblocks, honey stringers, Gu's, etc.)Experience: Class C: Up to 15 miles round trip and 3500 ft. elevation gain. (Strenuous to very strenuous physical activity. Prior experience and training is beneficial.)

Leader: Victoria Seacrist
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Monday, 8/20/2018, Coon Hill and Golden Bear*

We will park on the west side of the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, off I-70, and hike up Straight Creek drainage, up to the Continental Divide, then north up the ridge to Golden Bear Peak.  We follow the ridge north, then turn and follow a second ridge to the SW.  After a pleasant ridge walk with spectacular views, we will do a 3rd class section on the NE Ridge of Coon Hill, to the summit of Coon Hill.  Finally, we will descend the SE ridge of Coon Hill back to the parking lot.If you sign up, you must be comfortable scrambling and travelling on loose talus.Please bring helmet, rain gear, ten essentials. 

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Monday, 8/20/2018, Ralston Roost GGCSP (new members welcome)

In Golden Gate Canyon State Park west of Golden we ascend Black Bear Trail steeply to a rocky ridge which we follow to the high point at 2.2 miles.  There is some minor scrambling on the ridge.  From here we descend to an unnamed cutoff trail leading to the Horseshoe Trail for the return trip down the valley.   We may pick up the pace a bit on this easy trail.  It takes one more cutoff to get back to Black Bear Trail.  I am rating this short trip "Difficult" because of the steep and rocky trail to the high point.  Hopefully Monday morning will not see usual summer crowds in GGCSP.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, Beaver Meadows Loop* (rescheduled) Mt. Evans Wilderness

Join us in this seldom traveled east side of the Mt. Evans Wilderness for a beautiful loop trip through heavy evergreens, rocky slopes and marshy meadows with breathtaking vistas of Mt. Evans.   There are pit toilets at the TH.

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, Ascending Hikes: Meadow Creek Trail

Come join us on this scenic classic loop in Summit County. Ascend the first 4 1/2 miles of Meadow Creek Trail east to the Gore Range Trail junction. Enjoy lunch with views of Eccles Pass basin and those of the Ten Mile Creek valley. Hike S on the Gore Range Trail that descends and connects us to the North Ten Mile Creek Trail. Turn E and hike North Ten Mile Creek Trail to our awaiting cars and shuttle back to TH. Bring your camera; we WILL "stop and smell the roses" occasionally! Possible Starbucks stop in Frisco en route back to town.

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2253
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, 14er du jour - Mt Princeton

EXPLORATORY.  The plan is Mt. Princeton via standard East Slopes route with up to Class 2 scrambling.  Short-notice, middle of the week climb and I'm looking for climbers to go with me.  If Mt. Princeton is not to your liking, I could be convinced to switch to a similar 14er. Email me if you're interested in carpooling from Old Colorado City Safeway Tuesday morning.  Meet at trailhead at 06:30.  I will drive up as far as comfortable with the objective of starting at 11,000 ft.  At a moderate pace anticipate 4ish hour round trip. Register with leader by emailing me your expertise (CMC classes taken), experience (examples of recent hikes/climbs) and fitness level.   Guests are O.K. with same screening.  

Leader: David Kuenzli
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,200
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, Arapahoe Glacier Overlook

From the Buckingham Campground by Eldora follow Arapaho Pass Trail to the Fourth of July Mine. Then ascend the Arapaho Glacier trail to the saddle at 12,700ft for a good view of the glacier. Glacial landscape features will be discussed. This is a memorial hike in honor of long time leader Peter Laux who led this hike for many years. We were fortunate to receive Peter's information and pictures on this hike. 

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, Golden Gate Canyon SP

Hike from Kriley Lake north on Blue Grouse Trail, turn right on Mule Deer Trail, turn left on Coyote Trail, cross Base Rd to Elk Trail, to Blue Grouse Trail back to Kriley Lake.                             

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Tuesday, 8/21/2018, Annual Picnic in Ashcroft

Join Tom and Carol Kurt in Ashcroft for our potluck dinner. RSVP to say what you will bring, 925-6648.

Leader: Carol Kurt
Type: All Other
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, Braddock Peak (11,963')

This hike will ascend on a rough trail to near the saddle between Mt Mahler and Seven Utes Peak, where we will connect with the faint Never Summer trail.  From there, we will head northeast to the north ridge of Braddock Peak.  We will follow the ridge in a southerly direction to Braddock Peak at nearly 12,000' elevation.  This peak sits directly west of Lake Agnes.  We will then take the most-efficient off-trail route on alpine meadow to the Mahler-Seven Utes saddle.  If the weather is good and everyone has sufficient energy & interest, we may also ascend Seven Utes Peak, which would add about one mile and 500' vertical gain to the hike.  We will likely retrace our route back to the trailhead.  This hike follows an unusual and seldom-used route to a recently-named peak which few people know about.  Scenic views, solitude, and abundant wildlife can be expected.

Leader: Ward Whicker
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2600'
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, RMOTHG Mt. Flora 13,146

This hike starts at Berthoud Pass 11,307 feet and goes to the summit of Mt. Flora which sits at 13,146 feet.  We will hike a short distance along the dirt road from Berthoud Pass parking area until we intersect the foot trail of the Continental Divide, following it to the summit.  360 degree views at the summit!

Leader: Janice Johnson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, Beaver Meadows Loop Mt. Evans Wilderness

Join us in this seldom traveled Mt. Evans Wilderness area for a beautiful loop trip through heavy evergreens, rocky slopes and marshy meadows with breathtaking vistas of Mt. Evans. We should find lots of wildflowers, too..

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, Five Pks Argentine to Pendleton


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, RMOTHG Mohawk Lakes

Mohawk Lakes August 16, 2017 We will be hiking through an Engelmann Spruce Forest, seeing old mining relics and a 19th century   mining cabin.  We will pass Mayflower Lake, an old mill, the Continental Falls and we will be able to see views of Breckenridge from Lower Mohawk Lake.  At Upper Mohawk Lake, we have beautiful views of Mount Helen and the Lower Mohawk Lake. There is some rock climbing at the top.  The trip will be about 7 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1700 feet. There is some rock climbing on the top. This will be a casual paced hike.    Please bring plenty of water, raingear and your 10 essentials.  If you have any medical issues, please inform the leaders before the hike.  Plan on a full day.  .Please arrive 10 min early to arrange carpools.  We will be leaving promptly from Wooley Mammoth Parking Lot section AA at 7:00 AM.  There will be an optional snack/ beverage stop at Backcountry Brewery in Frisco on the way home.  720 Main St Frisco 80443. Please arrange carpools with your preference of snack stop or no snack stop.

Leader: Barbara Schwarz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, RMOTHG Ouzel Falls RMNP

This hike is a treat for the eyes and ears. We will always be in sight or hearing of North St. Vrain and Ouzel Creeks creeks which are mighty displays of rushing water's power and beauty. On our scouting hike we saw three moose and a marmot, all up close. Saw no mosquitos but insect repellant is probably is a good idea.;We'll take some side spurs to view various cascades and have views of Longs and Meeker Peaks. Bring your 10 essentials including water, snacks, lunch, rain gear. Let leaders know about any pertinent medical issues.There will be an optional stop at Oskar Blues in Lyons on the way back to Boulder. Please arrange your car-pools with folks who WILL or WILL NOT stop at Oskar Blues.All cars will need a Senior Federal Pass or share cost of RMNP entry ( $25 per vehicle).

Leader: Susanne Spandau
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 950
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, RMOTHG Stanley Mt

We walk across Hwy 40 to the TH.  The first mile climbs through forest.  The rest of the hike is above timberline with 360 degrees views and a series of "ups and downs" to the summit of Stanley Mountain.  

Leader: Elaine Shirley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Join us for a fun, moderate paced evening social hike on the Joder Ranch Interim  Trail.  This is an out-and-back hike that follows a wide road for the first mile and easy trail for the second mile, whre we will look for a side trail up the hogback for views (otherwise, we turn around at Olde Stage Road).  Some will bring snacks to share during our break midway.

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Wednesday, 8/22/2018, South Valley Evening Stroll

A scenic and peaceful after-work loop along Coyote Song and Valley View Trails among the red rocks and grass. 

Leader: Laura Armstrong
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 380 feet
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Thursday, 8/23/2018, Undiscovered Colorado Wilderness Study Areas in western Moffat County CMC Conservation Series

We'll hopefully camp in a primitive campground in Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge for Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. The desired camping area is along the Green River. On Friday and Saturday, we'll explore the area. Diamond Breaks BLM Wilderness Study Area is across the Green River, accessed via a one lane suspension bridge. High clearance vehicles are encouraged to access the trailhead for Chokecherry Gulch in the Diamond Breaks. We'll also consider the old Matt Trail going north from Hwy. 318 into Cold Springs Mountain BLM Wilderness Study Area. We can visit the overlook off County Road 10 to see down into the 75,000 acres of Vermillion Basin, which is Citizens' Proposed Wilderness. Other options include a visit to the Refuge grounds and into the north end of Dinosaur National Monument. This general area was known as an occasional hideout for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and their Hole in the Wall gang. Cold Springs Mountain is known as the home of the best trophy elk herd in North America.This is a car camp. Individual food and at least two gallons of water per person. Have your own tent, sleeping bag, pad. There is a pit toilet in the campground, but no running water. There is potable water at the Monument headquarters, but we may not head that direction. You can also filter river water, perhaps not the best option. The cedar gnats should be mostly gone by end of August. But plan for mosquitos near the river. 

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Thursday, 8/23/2018, Crag Crest on the Grand Mesa

The Crag Crest Trail on the Grand Mesa is a designated National Recreation Trail. We will hike out-and-back on the northern half of the loop (southern half is closed due to logging operations). The highlight is the narrow section of basalt causeway, and there are beautiful views in all directions. We will meet at the trailhead near Island Lake off of Hwy 65 at 7:30 am on Thurs Aug 23. Participants will be responsible for finding lodging/camping accommodations in the area. There are many places to car-camp in the Grand Mesa National Forest.

Leader: Helen Carlsen
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.0, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Thursday, 8/23/2018, MSGR - Hike to Happy Hour

Join Mountain Side Gear Rental to get outdoors, meet new hiking buddies, and have a great time. We'll meet at Mountain Side Gear Rental's store at 5:30pm (not 6pm as usual!) to carpool over to South Table MountainThere is an optional happy hour at Golden City Brewery after the hike. Designated drivers will recieve a special prize from Mountain Side and the CMC! All ages welcome!!Hike is 1.8 Miles RT +449 elevation gain. Should take us about an hour to hike.Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however would not be allowed inside Golden City (are allowed on their porch).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leader: Logan Chandler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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Friday, 8/24/2018, BKPS 2018 Grp 1 Trip 4

BKPS Group 1 Students Only. Trip Plan will be provided separately.

Leader: Jennie Popovich
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 22, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4500
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Friday, 8/24/2018, Dallas Peak

Dallas Peak, centennial #100.East Face route (Roach 31.2)This is the standard route on Dallas. It is long and tedious. It requires steep stretches of class 3 and 4 scrambling on loose rock. The summit block requires a 90-foot pitch of low class 5 climbing. The descent off the summit starts with an airy 85-foot rappel.We will backpack in and spend the first night near treeline.Day 1: Backpack to around 11,400 feet, setup camp.Day 2: Summit, descend to camp, and pack out.Climbing gear requirements will be detailed separately.All participants must have completed BMS or equivalent.Trad lead skills not required.

Leader: Marshall Hull
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,400
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Friday, 8/24/2018, Ascending Hikes: Chasm Lake

This is an on-trial hike all the way to Chasm Lake.ALL hikers MUST have all 10 Essentials.  Be prepared for cold, windy weather at Chasm Lake.  Gloves, hats, warm and wind layers recommended.There will be rock scrambling as we approach the lake.   

Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Friday, 8/24/2018, Eaglesmere Loop Hike


Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Friday, 8/24/2018, Skyscraper Res.*

From the TH we will follow the trail to the reservoir, eat lunch and return. Let me know of any medical problems and bring the 10 essentials.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.4, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Friday, 8/24/2018, New Member Hike: Reynolds Park

This is a beautiful park with a babbling stream, with an exceptional variety of vegetation, and great views.  On a clear day, we can see all the way to Pike's Peak.   We will be mostly in the forest but sometimes in the sun.  Expect to wear layers. I'll 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  appropriate to a three-hour hike. Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.  Bring lunch and snacks. Part of the trail is a bit steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them.  If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.No jeans or cotton clothing.  We can talk more about all that on trip day. No dogs, please.  Look for "Doggie Hikes" on the CMC calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the trip. 

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 8/24/2018, BKPS Grp 3 Trip 4


Leader: Paul Wefald
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 13
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Monday, 8/27/2018, Watrous Gulch

Going upWatrous Gulch the first mile is steep then it will be easier.  Very few hikers on this trail.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 8/28/2018, Isabelle Glacier - IPW

From Long Lake TH in Brainard Recreation Area by Ward take Pawnee Pass Trail to Lake Isabelle then ascend Isabelle Glacier Trail to moraine of boulders at Isabelle Glacier. Upper trail has boulder fields, stream crossings and possible snowfield crossings. Observe waterfalls, flagged trees, tree islands,and geological features in formerly glaciated valley. We hope to identify these features from information given to us from leader/geologist Peter Laux. We do this hike in Peter's memory. 

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Tuesday, 8/28/2018, Ascending Hikes: Heart Lake from East Portal

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

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Tuesday, 8/28/2018, Summit Genesee Mountain

This is a midmorning casual hike. We will hike every trail in the park, including up to the flagpole on Genesee mountain, with nice views of the front range mountains. If the Bison are roaming near the park we will get close up views. 

Leader: Helayn Storch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 700
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Wednesday, 8/29/2018, Geneva Basin Iron Fens Natural history hike*

Fens are peat bogs fed by groundwater. These fens are so iron rich they have formed large expanses of barren limonite, a hydrous iron oxide mineral. A rare geological and biological phenomenon, the area is now protected as a Clear Creek County Open Space and Colorado Natural Area. Be prepared to cross wetlands and numerous streams as we explore this fascinating area.  See http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=257 with good pics at http://www.damouth.org/PhotoAlbum/GenevaMines On this trip we hike to the fen for an exploration of its features.  Bring your camera!  Thanks to Grover Clevland who is willing to hike with us and show us the area.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Wednesday, 8/29/2018, Linkins Lake to Unnamed Point 12,851'

From the Upper Lost Man Loop trailhead, we'll walk the short, half-mile trail to Linkins Lake. From there, we'll follow a social trail up a short, but steep slope to a plateau, and from there, it's a gentle climb to the summit of point 12,851'. Along the way, we'll explore the old mine in the area. Walking poles and sturdy boots with good traction are required.

Leader: Heather G Rydell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.0, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Wednesday, 8/29/2018, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Thursday, 8/30/2018, Wheeler Lakes Eagle's Nest Wilderness

Hike to scenic lakes in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness near Copper Mountain. New members welcome. Begin the hike at 9,700 feet near the entrance to Copper Mountain. Walk northwest on the overpass over I-70 to the trailhead. Hike through mixed aspen (with early fall colors?) and evergreen forest and open meadows to the lakes at 11,150 feet. 6.75 miles round trip. 1,450 feet vertical. Easy B. Here is a map of the hiking route.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1roMDvJAqCkS4yF-rkNVTfxBq_wBnYcfr/view

Leader: James Margolis
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.75, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1450
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Friday, 8/31/2018, Jim Creek

This will be a quiet hike till lunch. Trail has a slow elevation gain on south side of creek.  If we are lucky we may see moose..At the end there will be a lot of down timber.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1140
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Tuesday, 9/4/2018, Kenosha Peaks XYZ* 12429 ft, Off Trail

This is a memorial hike in honor of Bobcat David Damouth.  He originated this hike and led it every year.  We were privileged to go on it the last time he led it and recorded the track.The seldom visited Kenosha Mountains form a long almost continuous ridge in the Lost Creek Wilderness southeast of Kenosha Pass, and are noted for a wide variety of interesting rock formations. Herds of bighorn sheep or elk are often seen. We'll be entering from the Long Gulch trailhead on Lost Park Road, which intersects US-285 near the town of Jefferson, a few miles south of Kenosha Pass.  We'll traverse and climb three of the unnamed peaks, connected by shallow saddles and informally named (by Dave) Peaks X, Y, and Z.

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Tuesday, 9/4/2018, Staunton State Park - Bear Paws

Bear Paws is a new trail in Staunton with great views of Rosalie, Kenosha Pass, and Pikes Peak. We will start on Mason Creek then go to Bear Paws at 2.3 miles, back to Mason Creek, and then down the Old Mill to Staunton Ranch trail. This will be a 9 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1500 feet, at a casual pace. Optional short scramble up to Eagle Cliff Overlook.Please bring the Ten Essentials, water, snacks, and lunch.This will be a casual pace, which means if you are a fast hiker, it'll be pretty slow for you, especially going uphill. This will be a moderate pace for new hikers who don't yet know club pacing, or for those returning from surgery or if you are just starting to get back into shape.See you on the trail!

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 9/4/2018, Ascending Hikes: King Lake


Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2550
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Tuesday, 9/4/2018, Uncompahgre Wilderness Llama Trek

Monday, (Labor Day) Drive to Silverton; group meeting at 6 pm; dinner out in Silverton; spend night in cabin at Silverton Lakes RV ResortTuesday, Breakfast in Silverton; Hike to first campWednesday, Layover day with hikeThursday, hike to second campFriday, layover day with hikeSaturday, break camp, hike out; celebration dinner in Silverton; spend night in cabin at Silverton Lakes RV ResortSunday, Breakfast in Silverton, Drive to Denver Bring $$$ for 2 dinners out, 2 breakfasts out, 2 nights at Silverton Lakes RV Resort, tip for guides and carpool driver. 

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 40, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Wednesday, 9/5/2018, Woods Mountain 12,940 feet and beyond Hike *

From the Herman Gulch trailhead on I-70 we will follow the trail into Watrous Gulch. We proceed up the gulch to the saddle between Woods Mountain and Mount Parnassus. We head off trail west to the summit of  Woods Mountain; then southwest to the summit of hill 12,805 feet; then east to the trail in Watrous Gulch.Participants must expect to hike in cold, windy, and rainy conditions. Cold weather, wind, and rain gear may be needed. The majority of this hike is above timberline. Treking poles are recommended.Please notify leader in advance of any health issues that may influence your ability to do the hike.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Wednesday, 9/5/2018, Uncompahgre (14,309'), Wetterhorn (14,015'), Redcloud (14,034') and Sunshine (14,001') Lake City

We will drive on Wednesday to Lake City Colorado and set up camp at the lovely Wupperman campground on Lake San Cristobal.Thursday, climb the standard route of Redcloud then Sunshine Peaks.Friday, climb the standard route of Wetterhorn Peak with a possible excursion to Matterhorn Peak, if everyone is feeling up to it.Saturday, pack up the tents then climb Uncompahgre Peak and then head home.A detailed trip plan will be sent out before the trip. 

Leader: Michael Gaudet
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 27, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 11100
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Wednesday, 9/5/2018, MSGR - Hike to Happy Hour

Join Mountain Side Gear Rental to get outdoors, meet new hiking buddies, and have a great time. We'll meet at Mountain Side Gear Rental's store at 6pm to carpool over to North Table Mountain.There is an optional happy hour at New Terrain Brewery after the hike. Designated drivers will recieve a special prize from Mountain Side and the CMC! All ages welcome!!Hike is 4.6 Miles RT +1,126 elevation gain. Should take us about 2 hours to hike.Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however would not be allowed inside New Terrain (are allowed on their porch).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leader: Logan Chandler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1,126
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Thursday, 9/6/2018, Pikes Peak from Crags*

Hike from Crags Trailhead to Devil's Playground to Pikes Peak summit, all on trail. 5 of the 7 miles are above treeline.Great photo opportunities plus World-Famous Donuts available at summit. Return by same route.High-altitude conditioning required.Participants should be comfortable hiking above 13000 ft, and have done so recently, since Jan 1, 2018. We may have a "faster & slower" group. Questions about fitness contact leaders above.Be prepared for wind and cold.  Microspikes might be beneficial.We will hike at a moderate, steady pace.  Anticipate 5 hr to summit.Possible stop afterwards for "fast food" meal in Woodland Park..

Leader: Thomas Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4100
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Thursday, 9/6/2018, Carpenter Peak Naturalist HIke * An LIT Hike for Dave Ruscitto

Join us for a leisurely hike up Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park.  We will start at the Visitors Center and ascend the normal route to Carpenter Peak. We will descend via the Powerline Trail to Elk Valley and then meet back up with the normal route for the final 1.8 miles back to the Visitors Center.  The route is generally steep, and the trail is rocky and narrow in some places, but the views are great.  The Powerline Trail section is little used and provides an interesting change of scenery.  Elk Valley is a lovely foothills valley with open meadows and surprising views of the plains.  This is a naturalist-lead hike.  Both the Trip Leader and the Leader-in-Training are volunteer naturalists and although we will keep the travelling pace moderate, there will be several planned and perhaps a few unplanned stops to enjoy the wildflowers, trees, birds and other wildlife.  Bring plenty of water, the sun exposure can be surprisingly intense on the hike up.  The late summer wildflowers should still be in bloom.  Roxborough has a classic foothills ecology with many interesting native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers.  We’ll also look at some non-native species and discuss how they impact the ecosystem.

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Thursday, 9/6/2018, Hallet Peak RMNP 12,713*

I will send out weather info and any particular items you may need besides the 10 essentials before the trip.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3240
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Friday, 9/7/2018, Chief & Papoose Mtns 11,709'*

This is a mostly above tree-line hike so please bring wind gear. The views make it a top rated trip.From TH on Hwy 103, we climb on-trail to Chief Mtn and off-trail to adjoining Papoose Mtn and then back down to the Chief Mtn. trail.We should be back to Woolly Mammoth early afternoon.

Leader: Suzanne Allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/7/2018, Fairchild Mtn 13,502', Hagues Peak 13,560', Mummy Mtn 13,425' RMNP *

Fairchild Mtn, Hagues Peak and Mummy Mountain forms an impressive cirque

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 7,593'
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Friday, 9/7/2018, Fly Fishing 11 Mile Canyon


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 5
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