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Friday, 12/14/2018, Mayflower Gulch*

Bring the 10 essentials, first aid kit, and warm clothing and snowshoes.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 12/14/2018, SKI!--Stevens Gulch Freeheel Friday Ski Tour

From Bakerville at I-70 Exit 221, ski up road into Stevens Gulch and up to Grays Peak TH. Enjoy downhill back to cars. Casual pace. Backcountry touring or telemark skis. BSTS graduates and students welcome.

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, LuLu's Super Rad Bancroft Birthday Bash

LuLu's Super Rad Bancroft Birthday Bash is intended for the CO Denali 2019 Team as a training hike.We will climb the East Ridge classic with the notch rappel and climb/scramble to Bancroft summit.  Prepare for winter climbing conditions. 

Leader: Louis Marroquin
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, Mt. Parnassus 13,574' *

From Herman Gulch TH off I-70 we'll ascend the Watrous Gulch trail into the valley and head for the Woods-Parnassus saddle. From the saddle we will head south to the summit of Parnassus. 

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, Mayflower Gulch Snowshoe

Snowshoe up Mayflower Gulch and into the spectacular basin above the Boston Mine. We will get off trail at the top of the basin and break trail thru untracked snow up to one of the cabins at the base of the cliffs and then back.

Leader: Bruce Badger
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, Christmas Bird Count / ColoSprgs

This is the Colorado Springs Annual Audobon Christmas Bird Count.  We will be birding in an area just south of Pulpit Rock, encompassing the UCCS campus and surrounding area.  Some of the area requires walking and some can be driven.  You will need binoculars, birding book and a general knowledge of identifying different bird species.

Leader: Dean Waits
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 200
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, Backcountry Ski Tour, Cameron Pass Backcountry Ski Skills Seminar

This is a field trip of the CMC Backcountry Ski Skills Seminar. Effective decision making in avalanche terrain depends on communication and cohesion between team members. CMC ski tour groups tend to come together just before the start of scheduled trips. The Seminar is designed to improve cohesion and communication. Hence you should sign up for the Seminar if you intend to participate in field trips for the 2018-19 season..For the 12/15 field trip, we'll rely on planning done at the 12/11 evening seminar. The field trip will likely focus on the Montgomery Pass/Diamond Peaks area:www.frontrangeskimo.com/cameron-pass-north/Maps: Trails Illustrated #112, #200The backcountry tour will involve a round trip of up to 6 miles with an elevation gain of up to 2,000', with a portion on an established track. Be prepared to break trail for part of the route. Ascent will be moderately paced with periodic stops for snowpack and terrain assessments. You should be able to ski untracked snow in variable conditions, both above and below treeline, in trees of varying density. Terrain steepness will generally be 30 degrees or less, except for short, steeper sections. With an early season snowpack, expect to encounter deadfall, obstacles of various types. Careful and controlled skiing is a must. You should be prepared for an outing of 5-6 hours, trailhead to trailhead. Driving to and from the trailhead adds about another 2.5 hours round trip from the meeting location.Bring AT, tele, or split board gear with climbing skins. A helmet (skiing or climbing) is recommended. Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) and knowledge of how to use it, is required. Bring lunch, including a drink. Winter clothing, including wind protection, is essential.Backcountry AT/Tele ratings for this trip (see Notes below):Fitness - MODERATESkill - BLUEAvalanche training - LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE AND GEAR REQUIREDPlease read the notes on backcountry skiing ratings below to determine if this trip is for you. This is a 'register with leader' trip.Check:NOAA weather forecast: http://www.weather.gov/bou/CAIC avalanche forecast: http://avalanche.state.co.us/Front Range forecast: http://avalanche.state.co.us/forecasts/backcountry-avalanche/front-range/before you leave for this ski tour.This is a 'register with leader' trip.By signing up for this trip, participants agree to allow the trip leader to share contact information with other participants. They also agree that responsibility for group safety is shared by all participants.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 12/15/2018, Buttermilk Uphill

Walk or skin up Main Buttermilk to the Cliffhouse restaurant. Have lunch (Mongolian stirfry is a specialty) or just bring a granola bar. Walk, ski, or download for free. Meet at Bumps restaurant at the base of Buttermilk at 8:30 a.m.for coffee if you like, and plan on starting up the hill at around 9. Great early-season conditioning!

Leader: Sharon DeQuine
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4.0, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Sunday, 12/16/2018, Mayflower Gulch - snowshoe


Leader: Richard Louden
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Sunday, 12/16/2018, New Member Hike: Carpenter Peak Roxborough State Park

The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc.   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.  Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item.  Traction devices, such as microspikes, may be necessary as the trail probably will 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 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 designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar. Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Brian Le Blanc
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Friday, 12/21/2018, Herman Lake*

Travel up Herman Gulch between snow-covered slopes to the lake at the base of Pettingell Peak.If the risk of an avalanche is high, we will have to try another trail nearby.Don’t forget to bring your

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.4, Elevation Gain: 1755
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Friday, 12/21/2018, Grizzly Gulch snowshoe

We wil go to the Big Meadow to have our lunch.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 12/21/2018, High Line Canal Segment 6

 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.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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Saturday, 12/22/2018, Mt. Ouray

We will be “hiking” the East Ridge of Mt. Ouray in the Southern Sawatch. I believe it will be mostly wind blown hence the “hiking,” but I would recommend bringing snowshoes or skis to skin up with in areas with enough snow coverage. We will be staying together as a group no matter what gear you bring so don’t expect to make a true ski descent since this is not a ski trip. Contact me if you have any gear questions! 

Leader: Zach Eiten
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4300
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, Meadows/Old Long Draw Ski

Note this is a Leader In Training Trip for Bill Trout.We will start at the Meadow Trailhead and Ski the Meadows trail past Long Draw Road. Just past Long Draw Road participants we will climb a bit uphill and take a run down through the trees (assuming the snow is good). If conditions are really good, we may climb up again and take a second run down through the trees. After the tree runs we will regroup and follow Old Long Draw Road out to the intersection with Long Draw Road. At this point we will turn around and retrace our steps.Note the slope on this tree run is less than 25 degrees, but skins make the climb easier and a helmet for skiing through the trees is recommended. 

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, Lake Helene (RMNP)

From our starting point at the Bear Lake TH (9,450') we will take the standard summer trail towards Odessa Lake but will leave that trail after about 2 miles and take off cross-country for the final mile plus to Lake Helene (10,580').  We will cross Two Rivers Lake (10,620') along the way. Snoeshoes may or may not be needed for the first mile but MicroSpikes or similar shoe traction devices are recommended.  However, snowshoes will be required once we leave the standard trail.  Wind permitting, we will take a lunch break at an awesome viewpoint on the rocks to the north of Lake Helene.  The scenery along this route - even in the trees - is excellent and gets even better once Notchtop Mountain comes into view.Overall, this will be about a 6.4 mile effort with a trailhead to trailhead time of no more than 5 hours.  Our pace will be comfortable.  This hike is suitable for those relatively new to snowshoeing who want to experience what it is like to move cross-country in deep, untracked snow.  We will initially be on a packed-snow trail but once we leave that the snow will be shin-deep with the occasional hidden obstacle underneath.  We will cross two frozen lakes and cross two short sections of steep sidehill.  Please be sure that you know how to securely fasten your snowshoes to both your feet and your backpack!  

Leader: Pete Langer
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1,600
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, cross country ski Divide

Lets get out and enjoy this ski thru open valleys and old roads in the womens park in Divide. Wewill meet at safeway in old Colorado city at 9am to carpool

Leader: Robert Mouner
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100 ft
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, Cross country. ski Divide

Lets get out and ski thisarea of open valleys and old roads with views of Pikes Peak We will meet at safeway in old Colorado City at 9am and arrange carpools.

Leader: Robert Mouner
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100 ft
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, Full Moon Snowshoe (RMNP)

Update as of Sept. 24, 2018:  This trip is full with 11 people on the roster and 15 people on the wait list.  I'm no longer allowing people to register for the trip.  It this trip is successful, I'll try to put another full moon snowshoe on the schedule in January and again in February.I've been wanting to lead a Full Moon Snowshoe for several years and since there will be a full moon and it will be a couple of days before Christmas, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.  We will actually start walking around 3 PM from the Bear Lake Trailhead in RMNP and should be arriving at Bierstadt Lake around 4:30 PM.  As these will be some of the shortest days of the year it should be getting dark and we can watch the moon rise over the lake.  We will then snowshoe by moonlight back to the trailhead. After the snowshoe we will stop in Estes Park for dinner.  For those participants from the Denver area I would expect you would be back to the Park-n-Ride around 10 PM.  I have a place up in Estes and will already be there so if the weather forecast is not good (i.e., cloudy or snowing so we wouldn't even be able to see the moon) I will contact everyone the morning of the snowshoe and cancel the trip. The total distance should be just under 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of only 255 feet.  This is a very easy snowshoe trip and walking in the snow by moonlight should be fun.Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions.

Leader: David Sanders
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 255
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Saturday, 12/22/2018, x-cSKI!--Full Moon Ski Tour Bakerville area

Celebrate 2018 Winter Solstice (actual 12/21) AND a full wintry moon with this EASY cross-country ski tour that begins at Bakerville. Depending on group, we'll either ski parallel to I-70 on Bakerville/Loveland Trail (BLT) or up Stevens Gulch Road to the "Y" at Grizzly Gulch, about 1 mile. Enjoy apres-ski food stop in Empire; leader is negotiating price & products. Bring headlamps, snacks, water, skinny skis, and your sense of adventure!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 3.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 12/28/2018, 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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Saturday, 12/29/2018, Ouzel Falls Loop Snowshoe

We will start at the winter TH for Wild Basin in RMNP.  We will head up the Thunder Lake trail and continue pass Ouzel Falls to the intersection with the alternate campground loop then head back to the Wild Basin Ranger station from there.  If we have time we will make a short detour to Hidden Falls.  Total distance about 10.0 miles and 1,700' elevation gain.  We will snowshoe at a moderate pace.  Please check your snowshoes prior to the trip.  We will snowshoe in cold and difficult weather, no weather cancellations.  We will only cancel if travel to the TH is unsafe.Parts of the trail will be in deep snow and we will take turns breaking trail. 

Leader: Michael Gaudet
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 10.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,700'
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Saturday, 12/29/2018, Backcountry Ski Tour, Cameron Pass Backcountry Ski Skills Seminar

This is an initial field trip of the CMC Backcountry Ski Skills Seminar. Effective decision making in avalanche terrain depends on communication and cohesion between team members. CMC ski tour groups tend to come together just before the start of scheduled trips. The Seminar is designed to improve cohesion and communication. Hence you should sign up for the Seminar if you intend to participate in field trips for the 2018-19 season..For the 12/29 field trip, we'll rely on planning done at the 12/11 evening seminar. The field trip will likely focus on the Montgomery Pass/Diamond Peaks area:www.frontrangeskimo.com/cameron-pass-north/Maps: Trails Illustrated #112, #200The backcountry tour will involve a round trip of up to 6 miles with an elevation gain of up to 2,000', with a portion on an established track. Be prepared to break trail for part of the route. Ascent will be moderately paced with periodic stops for snowpack and terrain assessments. You should be able to ski untracked snow in variable conditions, both above and below treeline, in trees of varying density. Terrain steepness will generally be 30 degrees or less, except for short, steeper sections. With an early season snowpack, expect to encounter deadfall, obstacles of various types. Careful and controlled skiing is a must. You should be prepared for an outing of 5-6 hours, trailhead to trailhead. Driving to and from the trailhead adds about another 2.5 hours round trip from the meeting location.Bring AT, tele, or split board gear with climbing skins. A helmet (skiing or climbing) is recommended. Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) and knowledge of how to use it, is required. Bring lunch, including a drink. Winter clothing, including wind protection, is essential.Backcountry AT/Tele ratings for this trip (see Notes below):Fitness - MODERATESkill - BLUEAvalanche training - LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE AND GEAR REQUIREDPlease read the notes on backcountry skiing ratings below to determine if this trip is for you. This is a 'register with leader' trip.Check:NOAA weather forecast: http://www.weather.gov/bou/CAIC avalanche forecast: http://avalanche.state.co.us/Front Range forecast: http://avalanche.state.co.us/forecasts/backcountry-avalanche/front-range/before you leave for this ski tour.This is a 'register with leader' trip. By signing up for this trip, participants agree to allow the trip leader to share contact information with other participants. They also agree that responsibility for group safety is shared by all participants.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 12/29/2018, New Member Hike: Meyer Ranch

The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc.  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. https://goo.gl/eJ1zzq  Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, 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 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 designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.For preparation help, check out the articles for members at CMCDenver.org especially the articles on Pace, Trail Etiquette, and Your Personal Hiker Classification.  

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 975' gain
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Sunday, 12/30/2018, Lake Haiyaha Snowshoe

We will start at Bear Lake and travel down to the Glacier Gorge Trail. We will then follow the "Winter Trail" up towards the Loch/Mills Lake intersection. Before the intersection we will cut off trail below West Glacier Knob towards an un-named pond then up up a drainage. Once up to a plateau we will travel north-west to Lake Haiyaha. After checking out the lake we will retrace our steps down the drainage, but rather than traveling back to the winter trail we will continue down off-trail to Nymph Lake. We will follow the winter trail down from Nymph to Bear with an optional trip to the Bear Lake overlook and optional off trail powder run to Bear. This trip will be slightly more difficult than the distance implies due to the off trail travel. Since we will be going off trail you will need snowshoes and hiking poles with snow baskets. For folks new to the area you should note that the windchill at the lakes can be brutal so you should have face protection (like a baclava or buff) and eye protection (I use goggles). 

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Friday, 1/4/2019, Jenny Creek *

The trip starts at Lake Eldora ski area. We will travel west up a forested valley toward Yankee Doodle Lake, stopping about a mile from the lake. Weather and group permitting, continue to the lake. Wind gear required. Don’t forget to bring your

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Saturday, 1/5/2019, Nordic Ski Gold Run Nordic Center

Are you trying to get back into the winter season and just need some practice before your big hut trip?  Come spend the day honing your skate or classic track skiing skills on the groomed trails of this fantastic Nordic Center.  Full rentals available at the center.  All skill levels welcome.  We will avoid avalanche terrain.  Nordic Center Map.  280mi.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 1/5/2019, Beginner Snowshoes: Kenosha Pass West

We'll show you how to select and wear snowshoes, a few principles of snow travel, trail choice, fastening snowshoes to your pack, and anything else you want to know. We want you to leave this trip excited to sign up for the next one.Please bring the 10 essentials appropriate to the weather and a guided day trip:
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • Clothing Layers
  • Headlamp/extra batteries 
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Knife
  • Extra food
  • Map and compass
  • Fire starter kit
  • Emergency shelter or bivy.
  • Water/hot drink
If you haven't yet re-provisioned your pack for winter sports, consider these items: 

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 1/5/2019, Breckenridge "New Nordic" Ski Tour Upper loop trails

Ski just below Breck's Peaks 6&7 with outstanding views from many locations! We will meet at the Breckenridge Nordic Center to obtain trail passes. Discounted day pass is $20/$15 for age 65+. Rental gear is available, but advise leader if renting to allow extra time. Following pass transactions, we will drive from the Nordic Center to the Forest Service Green Gate access. (Alternate for a longer ski, is to ski to the upper trails from the lodge.) The trail starts with a fairly steep climb, +400' in 0.5 mi and continues to climb with loop options that are blue & black rated. The trails are groomed and tracked for classic and skate skis, but narrow backcountry skis are OK. Participants should be comfortable with climbing (herringbone when needed) and descending steep grades. We will have a snack stop at the Hallelujah Hut before returning to the parking area.Breck Nordic upper trails: "Nestled on the *Upper trails are two destination huts, the Hallelujah Hut and Kathy’s Viewpoint Cabin/Sauna. The 18 X 18 hand hewn square log cabin called the Hallelujah Hut (shown below) was the original “Retort House” for burning gold ore into 20 lbs. gold blocks during historic mining days."

Leader: Jan Dudley
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 1/5/2019, ATA Field Day

This half day field experience will teach you how to assess slope angles, identify avalanche terrain, how to use your slope meter and snow quality if there is snow available.p>

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 45, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Sunday, 1/6/2019, New Member Hike: Matthews/Winters Loop

The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc.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 [ 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 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 designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Sarah Maurer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Friday, 1/11/2019, Downhill Ski Day at Sunlight Mountain

Now's your chance to check out that little ski area near Glenwood Springs: Sunlight Mountain. Today will be the area's annual Skier Appreciation Day and lift tickets are only $20. Great opportunity to explore this little gem of a ski area and see what makes it special. The leader has been skiing Sunlight for the last several years and will help acquaint the group with the terrain. All levels are welcome, but recommend members are proficient on groomed, blue-rated ski runs. We'll meet in the lodge at 8:30, and be in line when the lifts open at 9:00 AM.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type:
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Saturday, 1/12/2019, Snowshoe Practice Field Trip

This snowshoe field session is for those who have completed the two required classroom sessions with the Pikes Peak Group.

 
During this trip you will have the opportunity to practice out in the field, swap snowshoes to figure out differences between models, ask questions about gear and winter trips.
 
   

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate
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Saturday, 1/12/2019, Clayton Lake*

This will be an exploratory trip for me. We will follow the trail as if we were going to Hert Lake. Using GPS waypoints we will climb to the lake. If we make it fine and if not then taht's fine too!

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Saturday, 1/12/2019, History Hike Eldorado Springs Water, railroads, and tourism


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Saturday, 1/12/2019, New Member Hike: White Ranch Rawhide Loop

The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc. 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 http://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.) A few small parts of the trail is 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 designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Saturday, 1/12/2019, Ski Mayflower Gulch

we will ski up the road thru conifer forest stop for lunch by one of the old cabins, if snow conditions permit we may climb up for a few downhill turns and ski back to our cars thru the open meadow, well behaved dogs are welcome

Leader: Judith Rau
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 700'
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