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Friday, 6/2/2017, Best of Lost Creek Wilderness Loop

On a hike that includes both the spectacular and unusual upper Lost Creek Valley and the scenic high portion of the Brookside McCurdy Trail near McCurdy Mountain and Bison Peak, we will enjoy the best parts of the Lost Creek Wilderness.  We will start at the Lost Park Trailhead on the west side of the range. We will camp in Wigwam Park, near the big crossing of Lost Creek, in McCurdy Park and possibly on the high scenic ridge below Bison Peak. We can easily summit Bison Peak if we want.  We waded across Lost Creek two years ago with some difficulty but no casualties.  Sometimes, there is a log bridge, but the crossing instead may be a group project. Prepare to hike five days and camp four nights, although a group decision can be made to complete the descent from Bison Pass to Lost Park Trailhead on the fourth day. Please email the leader (bwatkins08@hotmail.com) if you wish to participate.

Leader: Bob Watkins
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 30, Elevation Gain: 3,400
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Friday, 6/2/2017, Float the lower Gunnison

We will put in at Escalante bridge paddle to Dominguez Canyon where we will camp for 2 nights, hike up the canyon and swimm in dominguez creek on day 2 and paddle to takeout at Bridgeport day 3, 

Leader: Judith Rau
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 30
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Friday, 6/2/2017, RMOTHG Cycling - Mary Carter Greenway/S.Platte River Trails

Please arrive by 9:00 am, so we can leave promptly at 09:30 am.The essential items for participating are plenty of water, necessary items to repair a flat tire (replacement tube for your tire size), appropriate clothing for changes in the weather, carrying ID and a medical card. The wearing of a helmet is mandatory.Following the ride, an optional lunch will be at Old Chicago Restaurant.

Leader: Ed Scutellaro
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 18, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 6/2/2017, Gold Camp Path Friday Night Dog Walk

This is an easy hike for pets and casual hikers.  This is also a great way to separate the workweek and the weekend.  We will hike from the trailhead at the water tank parking lot in Cheyenne Cañon to where the trail joins Gold Camp Road.  Those who come along on this hike will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the city.  Well-behaved dogs on leash welcome.  We may even do a pub stop after.  5/500’.  Register with leader. Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Group 13 CMC Trip

This trip is for current members of Group 13 and other club members who have participated in the planning process. Details of the trip are to be determined by the group.

Leader: Norm Arlt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: tbd
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, WTS Group 12 (John Mill) CMC Trip WTS Students Only

WTS trip for those in John Mill's spring 2017 group.

Leader: John Mill
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, WTS Group 11 Hike

This trip is for current members of WTS Group 11. Details of the trip are to be determined by the students.

Leader: Timothy Musil
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: tbd
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Lumpy Ridge Circuit Rocky Mountain N.P. Estes Park, CO

BOOTSTRAP SERIES TRAINING HIKE: I welcome those club members without a "C" or "D" rating to expand your hiking horizons. This hike will provide us with a full day hiking experience similar to the requirements to enjoy a Colorado 14er.We will remain on trail from the start of the day through the conclusion. From the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead, we will proceed west on the Black Canyon Trail through McGregor Ranch. Transition to Cow Creek Trail below the Needles rock formation. OPTION: Bridal Veil Falls depending on group conditioning, stamina, speed and preparation. Proceed east on the Cow Creek Trail and make a sharp ascent to Gem Lake before the steep descent to the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead. This is a clockwise circuit of the Lumpy Ridge area.

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2475
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, McGregor Mountain

This is a leader in training hike for Erin Bohler. This will be a one-way hike begining at the Fall River visitors center summiting Mcgregor Mountain and ending Lumpy Ridge parking lot. It will involve a car shuttle. We'll start at the visitor's center going off trail up a steep incline to Mcgregor Mountaian. This will be a strenuous steep climb crossing many downed trees. After passing to the east of 9700 ft we will continue in N by NE direction towards the summit and approach from the west side. After summiting, we will head down the west ridge of the mountain then cut to the south towards Black Canyon trail. We'll follow the trail and then stop to see Mcgregor Falls. We rejoin the trail and make our way to Lumpy Ridge trailhead.

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Mt. Bethel 12,705' WTS Grad Hike WTS only - no others allowed

From Dry Gulch TH bushwhack a mile, cross the creek, and head Northeast up the ridge and hike along ridge to summit of Bethel. Bushwack back to trail. Great views. Prep for some snow.

Leader: Dave Covill
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, 14'ers: Little Bear Peak

Meet up at the entrance of Blanca Peak Road off Hwy 150 at 09:00. Drive up and park as high as we can. Hike to Lake Como. Setup camp. Scout the gully. Call it a day. Sunday start time will be about 03:30.  Summit in the AM, back at camp in the PM and home before bedtime.

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5,200
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Square Top Lakes, 12,288'

From Guanella pass hike through tundra, above tree line, to two small lakes with great views of Mt. Bierstadt and the Sawtooth.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Fly fishing-South Platte River-06/03/17 Happy Meadow Campground Area Day Trip

We will leave the Fort Restaurant (on Hwy 285, Morrison exit) at 7 AM and carpool to the river.We are planning to fish from 9.30 AM until around 4 PM.Bring your own lunch and snacks. We will have lunch by the river.This is trip oriented to a beginner/intermediate level but all levels of experience are welcome.

Leader: Pablo Balan
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Bergen Peak, 9,720', Evergreen

Fast moderate to moderate pace. (2+ mph)   

Leader: John O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,100
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Tremont Mtn 10,385' Golden Gate Canyon State Park

In Golden Gate Canyon State Park, take Bootleg Bottom Trail and depart trail with crosscountry route and a little scrambling near the summit. 360 degree views from the top, from Pikes Peak to high RMNP peaks.

Leader: Steve Soich
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 6/3/2017, Fly Fishing Instructional Trip

2016/2017 Fly Fishing School preferred. Others should contact leader for availabilty. Trip leader will spend the day working with students on fly selection, rigging, casting and fishing techniques. Instructions will be as detatiled as possible for the fishing situation encountered.

Leader: Jonathan Walter
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 200 feet
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Sunday, 6/4/2017, Group 22 CMC Trip

This trip is for current members of Group 22 and other club members who have participated in the planning process. Details of the trip are to be determined by the group.

Leader: Tom Hartzell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: tbd
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Sunday, 6/4/2017, Sarah/ Robin/ Dool/ Beth


Leader: Sarah Thompson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate
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Sunday, 6/4/2017, Stone Mountain Joint Ft Collins/Shining Mountains Groups

Stone Mountain is often overlooked because of its proximity to popular Round Mountain. However, the trail to Stone Mountain is less crowded and offers all of the views that Round Mountain does not have. A very faint trail veers off of the Round Mountain trail at about the 3.5 mile mark, and travels .7 miles to the summit of Stone Mountain.From Loveland, drive west approximately 10 miles on US 34 through The Narrows in the Big Thompson Canyon to the Round Mountain trailhead. We will hike up the Round Mountain trail just past the 3 mile marker (where the trail crosses a seasonal spring). At a point approximately .5 miles beyond the spring, the trail opens up to a beautiful meadow. We may see some wildflowers here.We will follow the faint trail as it leads around Middle Mountain (Point 7709’) without gaining much elevation. This trail leads to the saddle between Middle Mountain and Stone Mountain. From the saddle we will hike over to the base of the rocky summit of Stone Mountain and scramble over the boulders (Class 2 plus) to the summit. This is a fairly challenging scramble of about 50 feet that requires hand holds and the use of all four limbs. There is also some exposure here.  Participants climbing to the summit should be prepared for this. Once on the summit we will have lunch and enjoy 360 degree views of Round Mountain to the west, Palisade to the northwest, Horsetooth Rock to the north, the plains to the east, Pinewood Reservoir to the southeast, and the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak to the south. We will return by retracing our route.

Leader: Caroline Schmiedt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2,000
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Sunday, 6/4/2017, Stone Mountain Joint Shining Mt./Fort Collins Groups

Stone Mountain is often overlooked because of its proximity to popular Round Mountain. However, the trail to Stone Mountain is less crowded and offers all of the views that Round Mountain does not have. A very faint trail veers off of the Round Mountain trail at about the 3.5 mile mark, and travels .7 miles to the summit of Stone Mountain.From Loveland, drive west approximately 10 miles on US 34 through The Narrows in the Big Thompson Canyon to the Round Mountain trailhead. We will hike up the Round Mountain trail just past the 3 mile marker (where the trail crosses a seasonal spring). At a point approximately .5 miles beyond the spring, the trail opens up to a beautiful meadow. We may see some wildflowers here.We will follow the faint trail as it leads around Middle Mountain (Point 7709’) without gaining much elevation. This trail leads to the saddle between Middle Mountain and Stone Mountain. From the saddle we will hike over to the base of the rocky summit of Stone Mountain and scramble over the boulders (Class 2 plus) to the summit. This is a fairly challenging scramble of about 50 feet that requires hand holds and the use of all four limbs. There is also some exposure here.  Participants climbing to the summit should be prepared for this. Once on the summit we will have lunch and enjoy 360 degree views of Round Mountain to the west, Palisade to the northwest, Horsetooth Rock to the north, the plains to the east, Pinewood Reservoir to the southeast, and the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak to the south. We will return by retracing our route. 

Leader: Caroline Schmiedt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2,000
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Sunday, 6/4/2017, Shadow Mtn (10610') via Cub Creek Trail (Evergreen area)

We follow Cub Creek Trail from TH SW of Evergreen (near Brook Forest Inn and Maxwell Falls) west toward Mt Evans Wilderness (MEW).  Short of the wilderness boundary we leave the trail for a half mile bushwack to the summit of Shadow Mtn which is just outside MEW.  We may continue over the summit and descend slightly for a better view into Elk Creek drainage.  I have hiked part of this route but the off trail to the summit will be exploratory.  Close call whether this is a B-diff or C hike.  I go with the latter because of the exploratory aspect.  Elevation gain is about constant the whole way.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Friday, 6/9/2017, Ralston Roost - Frazer Meadow Loop Golden Gate Canyon SP

We will take the Black Bear and Mule Deer Trails to Frazer Meadow and return via the Horseshoe Trail.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Friday, 6/9/2017, New Member Hike Meyer Ranch

This is a short, easy, and pleasant hike to the top of old ski run trail.   There are some rocks at the top on which we may practice a few moves.Although this is for new CMC members, all are welcome.  We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc.  Please bring those of the  10 essentials  appropriate to a three-hour hike.  Wear proper hiking boots.  No jeans or cotton  clothing.  We can talk more about all that on trip day.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 974
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Friday, 6/9/2017, Family Car Camping Halfmoon Creek

This is a family car camping trip for members of the Colorado Wilderness Families group and other CMC members with kids (infants, toddlers, grade schoolers and middle schoolers).  We will car camp Friday and Saturday nights.  The leader will arrive at the campsite about 5:00 p.m on Friday.  Campfire and s'mores each night.  The campsite is free in the National Forest, not a developed campground.  There is a creek for exploring, skipping rocks and maybe a little fly fishing.  Well-behaved dogs welcome.  Rock formations for scrambling.  Easy hikes in the area.  Register wth leader.

Leader: John Mill
Type: All Other
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Venable Lakes-Comanche Lakes Loop

This is a strenuous loop hike from the Alvarado Campground Trailhead.  These popular east slope trails in the Sangre de Cristo’s are connected by the natural rock ledge called The Phantom Terrace.  Several incredible waterfalls and incredible views to the valley are seen along this trail.  Nat Geo Map 138.  180 mi.  14/4,000’.  Register with leader. Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Battle Mountain Loop 12,044’ Norm Arlt Mod C RMNP Scrambling

From the Longs Peak Ranger Station, ascend Longs Pk Trail through Jims Grove and at high point depart trail. Scramble NE to summit. Continue loop to Jims Grove from opposite side and back to Ranger Station.Each participant is expected to carry all 10+ Essentials.Passcode is same as all my past trips. If you have not hiked with me before, contact me via email to provide recent experience or let me know that you have a C hiker classification.I like to keep the whole group within yelling distance pretty much all the time, so if you are a free-spirited wanderer, this may not be the trip for you.

Leader: Norm Arlt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Maroon Bells Couloir

Drive up Saturday, hike in and camp.  Climbing by 02:00.  We have a few choices once we get to the saddle and out of the couloir - tap Maroon Peak, traverse over to North Maroon, descend to camp.  Or tap Maroon Peak and descend to camp via the Maroon Peak route. Gear details, etc. will be sent to the climb team. This is a challenging technical snow climb with exposure. 

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3,000
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Antelope Park Loop

This hike straddles the far western area of Hall Ranch and Button Rock Preserve. Our route takes us along North St. Vrain Creek for about a mile, then climbs through forest and descends past rock outcrops into the broad grassland of Antelope Park. There are striking views of snow-capped Longs, Meeker, and Twin Sisters, as well as peaks to the south of those. The loop continues now west on the Button Rock Trail, crossing the wide meadow. After gaining elevation again in the trees, we’ll descend back to the creek via Sleepy Lion Trail. Après-hike in Lyons.

Leader: Kate Valaer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1050
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Tarryall Peak (11,780 ft)

Starting at the Spruce Grove TH in the Lost Creek Wilderness, we will hike to the top of Tarryall Peak.There are great rock formations to see along the way. The last 20 feet is a Class 2+ scramble to the incredible 360 degree view summit.

Leader: Denise Snow
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3420
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Alderfer/Three Sisters OSP

This will be a "Leaders Choice" hike as to where we hike in the park. It will be based on the physical conditioning of all the participants at that time.

Leader: Dave Callais
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lakes Morning Hike and Snow Shoe (?)

We will follow Spruce Creek Trail, ~ Elevation 10,350 and hike up past Wheeler Rec Trail and up to lower Mohawk Lake. Spruce Creek trail is relatively low key but the difficulty comes as we ascend up to Lower Mohawk Lake at Elevation 11,400 ft.  Once at Lower Mohawk lake, we can then decide if we want to head up to Mohawk Lake at Elevation 12,390 ft.  The total trip is 7 - 8 miles with 1,550 - 2,000 ft elevation gain.Since we are doing this hike in early-June, I hope to beat the crowds but snow may still be at the higher elevations,  Please plan to bring snow shoes in case we need them.  I will update the conditions as we get closer to the date.  This trip should take ~ 5 hours.We will stop for a snack break and to look around at Lower Mohawk Lake.  Please bring 2 - 3 liters of water, some snacks to munch on, and the appropriate hiking gear.  

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1550 - 2000
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, TRAIL CREW Cheeseman Canyon (Deckers area)

Cheesman Dam/Reservoir is located on the South Platte River 40 miles SW of Denver near Deckers and is part of the Denver water supply.  The Cheesman Canyon Trail is used both for fishing access to the S Platte River below the dam and for hiking.  It is low elevation (6000-7000 ft) and good for spring trail work while the high country is still snowy.  With the USFS we have identified a number of maintenance needs here for which we have planned some spring work projects.  This trip is our second.We are going to remove five deteriorated "water bars" with rebar sticking up in the trail, regrade the channelized trail with "rolling dips", and fill a large hole in the trail caused by a fallen tree.  If we have enough volunteers we may tackle some other tread (trail surface) problems nearby.  You can view the recon here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133662227@N04/albums/72157683030552816/with/34305408265/   The water at lower left in the map is Cheesman Reservoir.  We will supply all equipment except the most important - work gloves!  Thanks for your interest.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Sentinel Point, 12,527'

Resheduled from 5/27/17This will be a loop hike starting at the trailhead on CO 67.  We will go up to Horsethief Falls and then continue east (off trail) steeply up to the south ridge of Sentinel Point.  From there we will head north staying on or near the ridge to the highpoint.  There are a few big boulders to negotiate near the summit.  From the highpoint we will continue northeast on the ridge and then drop off of the ridge to the west (off trail) and drop down to the valley.  Then hike south and pickup the ascent trail about a mile from the trailhead.

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,800
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Natural History Hike - Matthews Winters Park

Natural History Hike: Join us for an inventory of plants and animals of the foothills zone. This is an ecotone where the plains and foothill plant communities join and is rich in habitat for many species. No experience needed although binoculars and wildflower guides will be helpful. Learn more about this extraordinary place in our own backyard. Dr. Karl "Speed" Ford, a retired biologist from the Bureau of Land Management, and CMC member, will join us and oversee the plant search and data collection.This event is part of the CMC's conservation series.

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, NEW MEMBER HIKE-White Ranch- West side

We will do some loops on the west side of White Ranch Open Space park

Leader: Janet Farrar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 6/10/2017, Deer Peak (11,572')

We'll climb steeply up Treasure Gulch to the summit, with it's lovely group of radio towers. Weasels may scurry in the rocks. Great views across the Wet Valley to the Sangres. Descend by the utility road.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, Catamount Reservoirs


Leader: Paul Kozlowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, Lake Ridge Lakes

Lake Ridge Lakes is set in a lush bowl deep in the heart of the Thompson Divide. The trail climbs steeply to the top of Lake Ridge, then drops down the back side of the ridge to a hidden trail that takes us to the lakes. Return the same way. We'll need vehicles with 4WD/AWD with some clearance to negotiate the road to the trailhead.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 1,200
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, RMOTHG Picnic Biking – South Platte River near Foxton

Please arrive by 8:00 am so that we may leave by 8:15 for the starting point.All outings are subject to modification/cancellation due to trail conditions and changes in the weather.The essential items for participating are plenty of water, necessary items to repair a flat tire, (replacement tube for your bike tire size) appropriate clothing for changes in the weather and carrying ID and a medical card. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.Following the ride, lunch will be RMOTHG Annual Picnic at Pine Valley Ranch Park.

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Casual
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, RMOTHG Picnic Hike at Pine Valley Ranch

This hike is for Over the Hill Gang members who are attending the Annual Picnic. We will hike the Park View trail, which is a hiker only trail. It is a lovely trail with shade, which will be very helpful if the weather is warm. We will have beautiful views of the lake, the South Platte River, and as we ascend, the surrounding mountains. The trail is short but steep---it climbs 470 ft in a little over .8 miles. Along the way there are 470 steps to climb. Because of the steepness, I have it classified as a moderate A hike. We will take our time and enjoy the views as we go along. The trail is not rocky, but due to the incline and the steps, trekking poles would be a good idea. After we return to the picnic area, if there is time and interest, we can go for an optional flat walk along the Narrow Gauge trail, which meanders along the South Platte River.

Leader: Colleen Landy
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 470
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, Geology Hike #2 Red Rocks/Morrison Slide Loop Golden

One of the amazing things about Red Rocks, apart from their remarkable acoustical properties and the stunning sunrise views from the amphitheater, is that the rocks themselves tell a story about the early history of the uplift of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains (which are an entirely different mountain range than the Rockies we see today! The present-day Rocky Mountains are actually the second mountain range to have existed in this area) as well as Colorado’s ~70 million years as a shallow sea. By studying the rock record in the Morrison area, we can gain a better understanding of Colorado’s evolution from sea to high desert and mountains.

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 725'
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Sunday, 6/11/2017, Mountain Bike Frisco Peninsula Trails

We will mountain bike single track trails located on the Frisco Peninsula. Mileage may vary, estimate 10-12 mi, 600-800 ft. elevation gain. The trails are considered beginner level but feature rocks, roots, some steep climbs & descents, may have loose dirt. Helmets required. Bikes should be trail-suitable, shocks recommended. Easier double-track routes are also available if needed.Preference to Gore Range Group members until May 28 (2 weeks prior). Should have some prior mountain biking experience and have tools and ability to handle minor on-trail bike repairs/flats. Carry water, trail snacks if desired, layers for the weather, gloves, first aid kit, elbow & knee pads recommended but not required. Subject to weather & trail conditions not being muddy.Bring a lunch, and following the ride, we will picnic on-site at the Frisco Adventure Park.

Leader: Jan Dudley
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Friday, 6/16/2017, Lenawee Mountain (13204)*

Per a trip description I have from a Dave Muller writeup, "This is a moderately steep hike to a ridge and a peak overlooking three lovely mountain valleys.  The off trail portion of the hike is above timberline and proceeds easily to a grassy ridge and a summit that can be seen to the north throughout the second half of the hike."The round trip hikng distance is 9 miles with 2875 feet of elevation gain.The hiking pace will accommodate all hikers.Here is a link to a CalTopo map. "https://caltopo.com/m/A738".  Copy and paste the link into a search engine's URL Address Bar and you should be able to view the map.

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2875
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Friday, 6/16/2017, Walker Ranch Loop

This hike will originate from the south entrance to the park, off of Hwy 72. The trail loops up and down through a variety of vegetation and terrain. Boulder Creek provides a beautiful scenic lunch stop.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Tremont Mountain

Participant organized and led trip with guidance from Terry Ploski, Trip Leader and Ray Polster, Assistant Trip Leader

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1528
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Mt Neva snow climb

The Juliet couloir on Mt Neva is a moderate snow climb, perfect for beginners. Crampons, ice, snowshoes and helmet required. No ropes. Bring waterproof pants for glissading. Reference: Colorado Snow Climbs, Dave Cooper (p 123)Summitpost.com entry: Juliet Couloir 

Leader: Rick Casey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Gem Lake/Balanced Rock/Paul Bunyan's Boot RMNP

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.  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 Paul Bunyan's Boot.  From here it is only a short distance to the lake that also offers an "open air" privy about 0.1 miles before the lake.   We will stop at Gem Lake for about 15 minutes to wonder around the lake, enjoy a snack before we continue the 2.1 miles to Balanced Rock.  At Balanced Rock you can choose to enjoy 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 stop for lunch at Balanced Rock before retracing our route back.These trails climb along and through various lumps that make up the namesake ridge, passing steep and rocky terrain initially and riparian timber forest nearer Balanced Rock.

Leader: Kim Cunningham
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 1200'
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Deer Mountain RMNP

Bring all proper gear for hiking and water and food

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Vail Pass Bike Trail Clean Up

Assist Eco Trails Committee with the annual cleanup of the bikeway up to Vail Pass. This is a fun project that benefits everyone who uses the bikeway Bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen,long pants and rain gear. Transportation to work site provided by TOV bus. Picnic lunch afterward provided by ECO Trails. Meet 8am at the top of Lionshead parking structure.

Leader: Colleen Widlak
Type: , Trail mileage: 2
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Castle Peak 14,265', Conundrum Pk 14,022' *

This is a joint event (SM-DN). On Saturday, car camp at Castle Creek Road / Peal Pass Road junction 11,100' elevation (high clearance 4wd required). On Sunday, climb Castle and Conundrum summits. Ice axes, microspikes and climbing helmets are required.  You will have the opportunity to glissade

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3450
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Saturday, 6/17/2017, Annual Picnic at Bighorn Park

Join Gore Range Members and guests for our popular begin of summer picnic at our new venue,( Avon Park is always busy) The club will provide burgers, hotdogs and soft drinks. Bring a dish to share. Enjoy good food and friends. No reservations necessary but it is appreciated if you register on line.For more info contact Sonia Webb 702-337-4453

Leader: Sonia Webb
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Sunday, 6/18/2017, Trinchera Pk., 13,517'

A sporty peak in itself, Trinchera is a great warmup for the 14ers. Hike from Blue Lake CG on a 4wd road for 2 miles, then strike off up the tundra, rocks and snow cornice. Bighorn and/or elk (almost) are likely to be seen. Glissade possibility likely. Some years have a great wildflower display!

Leader: Edward Biery
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Sunday, 6/18/2017, Red Butte Loop

This single-track trail winds up the geographical uplift known as Red Butte and provides stunning views of the valley. Start and end at Stein park on the Rio Grande trail. This will be an afternoon hike.

Leader: Gregory Rydell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Elevation Gain: 600
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Friday, 6/23/2017, Fly Fishing Trip - Stagecoach Yampa River Camping Trip

WWe will car camp at the McKindley camp ground overlooking the reservoir.   Make your reservations soon at http://www.reserveamerica.com/welcome.coWe will fish the tailwater below Stagecoach reservoir, eat breakfast and  lunch at Stagecoach and dinner will be decided later. 

Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Summer Solstice Hike: Goose Creek-McCurdy Park-Lake Park-Hankins Pass Loop

This is an extremely ambitious hike and a very full day.  We will hike a loop trail exploring Lost Creek, McCurdy Park, and Lake Park from the Goose Creek Trailhead.  Come see where Lost Creek gets its name.  Come see historic sites, incredible rock formations and a lot of wildlife in this under utilized area close to home.  Nat Geo Map 105.  110 mi.  24/3,400’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 24, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Ouzel Falls - RMNP

Bring your ten essentialsIf for some reason you are not sure if you will be able to do this hike because of a medical issue Please let me know

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Mt Edwards 13839’ and McClellan Mtn 13587’ Loop Norm Arlt Mod C Off trail

From the trailhead at Waldorf Mine, hike up to Argentine Pass and scramble up the ridge to Mt Edwards, then down the saddle and up to McClellan. We will hopefully have a great glissade (optional) down the drainage to rejoin the trail. If conditions warrant, we may skip McClellan and glissade down the east flank of Edwards. High-clearance 4-wheel drive low range vehicles needed (XTerra, Jeep, etc)Each participant is expected to carry all 10+ Essentials.Ice axe recommended for optional glissade.I like to keep the whole group within yelling distance pretty much all the time, so if you are a free-spirited wanderer, this may not be the trip for you.

Leader: Norm Arlt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Tanglewood Creek/Roosevelt Lakes

The hike begins by climbing very gentle terrain for the first mile, but this all changes as it begins to increase consistantly all the way to the top of a saddle on Pegmatite Ridge. This will be the bulk of our elevation gain for the day. From Pegmatite Ridge, the group will then descend approximately 200' and 3/4 of a mile to Roosevelt Lakes where we'll enjoy lunch and the scenery. Our return trip will be via the opposite direction.

Leader: Dave Callais
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, La Plata Pk (14,336'), Southwest Ridge

EXPLORATORY trip via less-used Class 2 Southwest Ridge.  Email me if you're interested in carpooling from Old Colorado City Safeway.  Meat at trailhead at 06:30.  The route was mostly clear of snow this time last year but be prepared for different condtions with snow shoes and micro spikes.  We'll be using route finding and land navigation skills.  At a moderate pace anticipate 5ish hour round trip.  Register with leader by emailing your experience (BMS classes taken,  examples of recent hikes/climbs) and fitness level.   

Leader: David Kuenzli
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,380
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, New Member Hike Bison Peak from Lost Park Campground

Meet at Hwy 285 at Twin Forks Park and Ride at 0630 hrs. This PnR is located just past South Turkey Creek Road and before Lindbergh Road. The PnR is on the lefthand side of Hwy 285. Travel south on Hwy 285. Once you descend Kenosha Pass go LEFT at Park County Road 56 (Lost Creek Road). Travel approximately 20 miles to the Lost Park Campground TH. 

Leader: George Taylor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Fly fishing trip-Urad Lake-06/24/17 Day trip

Urad Lake is located at 10,750 ft. a.s.l. We are planning to fish from 9 AM until around 4 PM. Lots of brookies and cutthroats from 10 to 14" in this lake. This day trip is a good opportunity to test your skills in an alpine lake environment.Bring your own lunch and snacks. We will have lunch by the lake.This is trip oriented to a beginner/intermediate level but all levels of experience are welcome.

Leader: Pablo Balan
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 6/24/2017, Aspen to Lenado

This is an annual favorite three-hour hike ending with a potluck lunch at Greg and Heather Rydell’s beautiful home. Call them at 970-923-2751 to say what you will bring and to help with the shuttle driving.

Leader: Gregory Rydell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Sunday, 6/25/2017, Grey Rock Trail Work Day

We will spend the day doing maintenece on the Grey Rock Trail. Participants need to wear closed toed shoes and long pants for safety. Work gloves, protective eye wear, and long sleeved shirts are also recommended. Hard hats and hand tools will be provided. Since we'll be working, extra water and snacks are enouraged.  Every participant will need to sign the Forest Service Volunteer Waiver as well as have signed the CMC waiver. We will meet at the Forest Service office at 6:45 so we can leave for the trail head parking lot at 7AM and expect to return to the carpool location by 5PM.  We probably will not make the summit of Grey Rock mountain, but will improve the trail on the way up.  Each participant will need to bring their own lunch, sunblock, water, the 10 essentials, etc. and be prepared to help carry tools (shovels, polaskis, etc.) along the way. A trailside safety briefing will be conducted prior to leaving the trailhead. Previous trail work experience is appreciated, but we'll also train on how to create check dams, install/clean water bars, clear the trail of excess vegetation, etc. Please note that poison ivy is a natural part of this enviroment and will be enountered during the day. 

Leader: _ York
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Sunday, 6/25/2017, Geology Hike #3 Chimney Gulch/Beaverbrook Golden

It takes a lot of force to build a mountain range – so much force that the pressure generated in the Earth’s crust can transform (metamorphose) rocks into completely different rocks. On trails in the front range, we can learn to identify the evidence of the enormous force that uplifted the Rocky Mountains by identifying common metamorphic rocks and minerals. With extensive study, geologists can unravel the twisted patterns seen in these rocks and gain an understanding of the stress regimes that caused them to take their present-day shape.

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1700
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