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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Longs Peak

Planned arrival at East Longs Peak trailhead by 4:30 am with boots on the trail by 5:00 am. Ascend the traditional Keyhole route with a planned summit by 12:00 pm. Descend in a quick, organized fashion to avoid afternoon storms. Possible side trip to Peacock Pool and the Ship's Prow rock formation. I expect to return to the Longs Peak trailhead by 6:00 pm.

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 5,100
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, ASC CAT 3 North ridge Neva

Hike the Arapaho Pass trail to Lake Dorothy. Climb to the ridge then SCRAMBLE to the peak.

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Lone Eagle Peak South Route Solo Flight

Day use fee required for parking at Monarch Lake Recreation area. Backcounty permit for 6 in hand, only 5 signed up.Backpack 7 miles to camp at Crater Lake Saturday night.  Expect 4-5 hours to camp. Sunday at 5 am, climbing the Solo Flight/South route (6 hours round trip). This is the East flank and South knife edge ridge to the top. Descend to camp, pack out (expect 5 hours), and return home late Sunday. Climb involves rappel or roped downclimb on way to 11,919' point (southern most peak) 

Leader: Peter Gill
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 16, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, 14er La Plata


Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5300
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Goodwin Lakes Backpack

Come enjoy an overnight to one of the more exceptional canyons in the Eastern Sangre de Cristos.  We will hike up the Rainbow Trail from the Commanche/Venable TH up the Goodwin Lake Trail past abandoned and active beaver ponds then up to the first lake.  We will find a good spot to camp overnight below Eureka Mountain.  Well behaved dogs on leash are welcome.  This trip is primarily for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be wait listed.  Nat Geo Map 138.  180 mi.  10/2,500’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Fern Lake - RMNP

Hike along Big Thompson River to the POOL then continue to Fern falls and then onto the Lake. Superb

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1360 feet
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Wetterhorn, 14,015'

TRIP RESCHEDULED FOR 8/18-19 ON ACCOUNT OF WEATHER.This trip combines a scenic but easy backpack (2-3 miles, 1,000--1,500') with a moderate scramble (about 2,200') on good rock. Day 1: Drive to TH, backpack to campsite. Day 2: Climb the peak and return to the TH. Day 3: An optional short hike or climb in the area and drive home.Drive: Via Lake City and the Henson Creek Road (Hinsdale County Road 20) and North Henson Creek Road (FS Road 870) to the Matterhorn Creek trailhead at 10,400'. High clearance 2WD or AWD vehicles can usually drive to the lower trailhead. High clearance 4WD vehicles can go another 0.6 mile to the 4WD parking area at 10,720'.Approach: Follow an old road for about a mile to a junction at 11,200'. Leave the normal approach route and follow the trail that continues up Matterhorn Creek on the left towards Wetterhorn Basin. Climb into the basin south of Wetterhorn Pk. Go another mile or so and pick your campsite near treeline at about 11,800'.Climb: Climb north on grassy slopes (class 2 terrain) from camp directly to the SE Ridge. The ridge is easy at first, but difficulties increase as you approach the summit. Pass some gnarly-looking towers between 13,400' and 13,700' on the west (left) side of the ridge. The climbing in this section is mostly class 2 with an occasional class 3 step. Above the initial towers is a prominent tower called the "Ship's Prow" just below the final summit cliff. Pass easily by the Ship's prow on the ridge's east (right) side. Climb into the easternmost of two notches between the Ship's Prow and Wetterhorn's summit. You can now see the west-facing summit pitch for the first time. This summit pitch is a class 3 scramble. From the notch, traverse north for 15 feet with some exposure. Then ascend a shallow gully with good hand and foot holds for 150 feet. Leaders will bring a rope for belays on the climb and descent if desired.Descent: Reverse the climbing and hiking routes via the basin south of Wetterhorn Pk.If time allows and conditions are favorable, we may consider a shorter hike and/or climb on Sunday morning before returning home. Possibilities are Dragon's Back or Wildhorse Pk near Engineer Pass.What to bring: Backcountry camping gear (sleeping bag, tent, pad, cooking gear, water purification or filter), food, mountaineering boots, mountain clothing, rain gear, helmet, climbing harness if you desire a belay.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Ascending Hikes: Crater Lakes from East Portal

From the East Portal trailhead, hike southwest on FSR 900 to the intersection with Crater Lakes Trail. The Crater Lakes are a cluster of 5 lakes spread about a rugged valley that forms a major tributary to South Boulder Creek. 

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Saturday, 8/18/2018, Upper Colorado River Trail Maintenance - Tabernash, CO

This trip involves volunteer stewardship work with CMC's Stewardship Crew and public land managers. The work will focus on maintaining mountain bike trails in the Phases trail system in the Strawberry Recreation Area. To learn more about the CMC stewardship team visit  www.cmc.org/stewardship

Leader: Todd Loubsky
Type: Stewardship, Trail mileage: 3
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Sunday, 8/19/2018, ASC CAT3 Scramble - Mt Neva

We will scramble the north ridge of Mt Neva from the Fourth of July trailhead.This trip is for current and prior students of Alpine Scrambling Course.  It meets the criteria for the course's CAT3 difficult scramble requirement.  Completion of a CAT1 and CAT2 scramble will be a prerequisite for participation in this trip.

Leader: Jeff Benton
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Sunday, 8/19/2018, 22mi Maroon Bells loop Willow Lake


Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 23, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5752
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Sunday, 8/19/2018, Elk Park to Barr Camp

This Pikes Peak Marathon hike starts at Elk Park Knoll off the Pikes Peak Highway. We'll hike 

Leader: Paul Kozlowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Sunday, 8/19/2018, Climbing Turkey Rocks

Lets head to Turkey Rocks to climb.  This is some of the best crack climbing around.  Dont worry if you don't know how to, I am not very good at it, but we will have bomber topropes set up.  The target is the Turkey Perch, but there are a couple crags in walking distance that we can go for as a second option. Meet at Safeway on 31st to leave at 7 AM to carpool. 

Leader: Tom Mulcahy
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2, Elevation Gain: 500
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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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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Mount Meeker 13,911' RMNP *

Mount Meeker is the second highest mountain in RMNP.  The north face of Mount Meeker combining with the East Face of Long Peak forms the most inspiring mountain cirque in Colorado.High-Level, our route will be up The Loft Route and then up Meekers Northwest Ridge.  Going up The Loft Route we will be on class 3 rock where we will be using our hands and feet to secure ourselves

Leader: Roger Leikas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4500
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Pettingell Peak Scramble* Difficult C Scramble with Exposure

Pettingell Peak: East Ridge: Out and Back Scramble9 miles, 3,300 feet elevation gain, 9.5 hours estimated duration, Bobcat Pace (1,000 feet/2 miles per hour)Carpool: 100 miles round trip (30 dollars per car; $7.50 each with 4 passengers; bring cash and pay your drivers prior to trip when we meet up at Woolly Mammoth in the morning)Required Equipment: Ten Essentials, Helmet, Climbing Harness, Approach Shoes/Hiking BootsWe will start at the Herman Gulch Trailhead, following the Herman Gulch Trail to about Herman Lake.  Just prior to the lake (at about 3.25 miles) we will gear up and ascend up off trail. Initially walking up a steep grassy slope, our route will progress to scrambling over class III rock to point 12,300.  From here we will progress over a broad grassy slope, reaching the crest where we will view Pettingell's East Ridge.  The fun begins, we will scramble true to the ridge to Pettingell's summit.  Then return via the same route (out/back.)

Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,300
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Lion Lake #1 11,065' (RMNP)

From the Wild Basin trailhead in RMNP we will hike up to Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls before connecting with the Lion Lakes trail to hike up to Lion Lake #1 (there are actually two more lakes further up the trail).  This area is described in one of the RMNP guidebooks as "one of the most scenic and beautiful places in all of Rocky Mountain National Park". The final two miles of the trail will be "exploratory" as the trip leader has never been to Lion Lake (I've always taken another nearby trail to Thunder Lake) but armed with route descriptions from guidebooks and good topo maps we should be able to make it.  According to the guidebooks we should have a good trail all the way to the lake.  It is somewhat difficult to calculate the total distance as several of the guidebooks have different mileages noted.  On the way down we should be able to take a different short cut trail which will take off some distance but I suspect the overall mileage will be about 13 miles. Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions or to get more information on the route.  I'll send out a topo map to all participants prior to the hike.Refreshment stop in Estes Park or Meeker, CO area after the hike.IF YOU HAVE AN ANNUAL PASS TO RMNP OR A NATIONAL PARK PASS BE SURE TO BRING IT WITH YOU 

Leader: David Sanders
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,565
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Lookout Mountain, 10,626' (LIT)

This is a Leader-in-Training trip for Brad Warren, so please contact Brad at (801) 755-5876 or bradwarren27@gmail.com to be added to the roster. Lookout Mountain is a 10,626' peak located approximately 5.5 miles north of Glen Haven.  Lookout offers spectacular views including the Mummys, Comanche, and the Longs Peak Group. We will be starting at the Miller Fork trailhead.  Permission has been obtained to use this private trailhead for this trip. We will depart the Miller Fork trailhead hiking through the Miller Fork creek canyon until reaching the Donner Pass Trail. We will then head north on the Donner Pass trail to its junction with the Lookout Mountain trail.  We will travel a short distance east and then turn north to the summit by following the Lookout Mountain Summit trail.  After lunch at this beautiful location we will descend by the route we followed up, but will eventually depart from it onto a trail that drops into the interesting terrain in the upper portion of Miller Fork. We will follow this trail down to its intersection with the trail we had ascended through the lower canyon, making a nice loop.

Leader: Steve Martin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 3,500 feet
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, 14er du jour - Mt Lindsey

EXPLORATORY trip via Northwest Ridge up and likely Northwest Gully down.  In 14ers.com advertised as Class 3 but the crux has an option for Class 4 that most reports say is simpler than going around on the Class 3.  Meet at trailhead at 06:30.  At a fast pace anticipate 6ish hour round trip.  Register with leader by emailing me your expertise (CMC classes taken), experience (examples of recently completed Class 3/4 scrambles) and fitness level.   Certified climbing helmet is mandatory.  If you're a graduate of our PPG Rock Scramble Course, this is a perfect trip to test your mettle.  I'll be departing Saturday morning from Colorado Springs via I-25 south so email me if you're interested in carpooling.  

Leader: David Kuenzli
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 8.3, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 3,500
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Wheeler National Recreation Trail No. 39 Tenmile Range, Summit County CO

The trip is ~ 9 miles one way.  The biginning is tough since the trail from Copper to McCullough is about 2700 ft gain in 3.7 to 4.2 miles. On trail, terrain is steep to the Pass.   Most of trip is above tree line, so bring wind gear

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Ascending Hikes: Crater Lakes from East Portal

From the East Portal trailhead, hike southwest on FSR 900 to the intersection with Crater Lakes Trail. The Crater Lakes are a cluster of 5 lakes spread about a rugged valley that forms a major tributary to South Boulder Creek.

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Snowmass Ski Area Hike

See early fall colors with this hike from Snowmass Base Village to the Elk Camp summit and return. There are great views of the surrounding areas. Start 8:00 am. Approximately 7 miles. Carpool or drive yourself to Snowmass Base Village parking garage. Parking is free all summer. Bring lunch and snacks or plan to eat at the Elk Camp restaurant at our midway point. You can also select to ride the gondola and other activities, check with the Snowmass ticket office on pricing. Please RSVP by Friday Aug 24, either email or text to Lisa.

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.0, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Rosalie Pk. 13,575' Epaulet Mtn Norm Arlt Mod B Off trail

Park off the Mt. Evans Hwy past Summit Lake (closes next weekend), and proceed S 1 mile to Epaulet and Epaulie summits. Go SE 1 mi. along ridgeline to Rosalie Peak. Loop back below Epaulie to the TH. Lots of up and down, all above 13000 feet.Each participant is expected to carry all 10+ Essentials.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.Mt Evans Wilderness Limit = 15

Leader: Norm Arlt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Silver dollar and Murray Lake

This panoramic hike starts just below the top of Quanella Pass and you will be getting 2 lakes for the price of 1,

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600 feet
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Saturday, 8/25/2018, Little Bear

This is a day hike to Little Bear. Saturday, we try to carpool to 150 and camp before Como Lake Road gets too hard to pass by our cars. We will camp next to the car(s), basically car-camping without amenities.Sunday, very, very early morning we start up the Como Lake road on foot to Como Lake then continue to Little Bear via West Ridge. After traversing the ridge, we'll climb the Hourglass (loose rocks!) and so gain the top. Coming down we'll rappell to speed our descent in the Hourglass and then return on the West Ridge. Ascending requires serious scrambling experience and descending requires roped downclimb or easy rappell, so seat harness and belay device is mandatory besides helmet and scrambling boots. Gear for rain and wind, at least two headlamps, ten essentials and other general 14-er climbing gear is essential. Hiking poles are recommended. Must be willing to carry group gear (light rope) and be comfortable with exposure.  

Leader: Gyorgy Kereszti
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 6000
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Sunday, 8/26/2018, Timberline Pass 11480' RMNP

In RMNP we start at the Upper Beaver Meadows TH just past the Estes Park Route 36 park entrance and hike up Windy Gulch on the Ute Trail to Timberline Pass.  We return the way we came.  This trip is exploratory to the leader but examination of map contours indicates a pretty steep ascent.  I would not recommend this hike unless you are a C hiker (or equivalent).  If new to CMC and you are used to strenuous hikes that is ok, but if unsure call or mail me.  Note that I do not set a fast pace. The pass is above treeline and views should be good of the east side of RMNP. 

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3200
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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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Saturday, 9/1/2018, Jasper and Devils Thumb Lakes,11,138' IPW

Exploratory for leader. Fast-moderate to moderate pace.(2 mph)  Plan for an ALL-DAY outing - see Notes.  From the Hessie Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, we'll follow a trail (that sometimes goes along a old jeep road) to Jasper Lake and eventually on to Devils Thumb Lake  We will be in and out of the trees, and so we will have good vistas when we are not in the trees!  Starting at 9,010', we'll reach DTL at 11,150' in 6 miles. When we reach DTL, depending on the weather, time,  and the strength of the group, we can consider a 600' scramble (and an extra  .5? mile each way) up to DT Pass where we would have great views to the north, west, and east.  Then we will retrace our way back to the Hessie Trailhead.

Leader: John O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,345
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, New Member Hike: Kenosha Pass West Part of CT Segment 6

This is a lovely hike with aspen groves and spectacular views of South 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, schools, 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.

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1550'
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, BKPS 2018 Group #5 - Multi Night Trip

This is a trip for BKPS 2018 Group 5 members.  Trip details will be made available to group members.

Leader: Jeff Benton
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 14
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, Backpacking School Group 4 Trip 4

Enrollment in the 2018 Denver Group Backpacking School is a prerequisite for this trip. A passcode is required.From the trailhead at N. Cottonwood Creek Trailhead, we'll hike north into Horn Fork Basin, near treeline (3.5 mi). We'll camp in the basin, then optionally, those wishing to summit Mt. Columbia will start very early to climb (3 mi rt). Early afternoon, we'll hike back toward the trailhead, but take the Kroenke Lake Trail to the lake (4.5 mi). We'll camp the night there, fishing and finishing up any Backpacking skills that need to be addressed. Sunday morning, after breakfast, we'll pack up, head out (4.1 mi) then drive back to Denver in the Labor Day weekend traffic... plan to be on the road for a while.

 

Leader: Chip Furlong
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, Ascending Hikes: Heart Lake from East Portal

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

Leader: Sean Connor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, Fly Fishing / Backpack Trip - RMNP, Wild Basin area

Labor day backpack trip in RMNP, Wild Basin areaAn easy backpack with the goal of fly fishing the lakes and streams in the area. On day one we'll backpack in about 1.5 miles and set up camp. Day two we relocate camp about 2 miles further and stay 2 nights. On fourth day we will hike back to the trail head about 3.5 miles from camp. There will be ample time to hike, fish and, explore, the area.

Leader: Steve Wolf
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 9/1/2018, Turquoise Lake Car Camp - Family Camping

We will be car camping at this group site. Official trip will begin on the afternoon of Saturday, September 1st. Show up at the campsite and pick a space for your tent(s). Group generally eats dinner together, but each family is responsible for bringing their own food / cooking gear.On Sunday, there wil be an optional bicycle trip around the paved 12-mile Mineral Belt Trail. It winds around a number of historic mine ruins. We'll pick a start time at the camp on Saturday.We'll pack up on Monday and head out. The leader plans to go over the 4WD Mosquito Pass on the way out.Note: The campsite is reserved for the night of Friday, August 31st. You may stay there on Friday night, but it's an informal part of the outing.

Leader: Scott Burger
Type: All Other
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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, Fly Fishing 11 Mile Canyon


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 5
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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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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Ypsilon Mountain 13,514' CCY Tifecta Trailblazers Trip

Ypsilon Mountain is a hidden gem in the Mummy Range of RMNP. We will summit Mount Chaquita (13,069')  on the way to Ypsilon (13,514') and also have the option to summit Chapin (12,454') on the way back to the cars if the group if feeling up to it. Chapin will add approximately 0.2 mi and 400' elevation gain. Mt Chapin, Chiquita and Ypsilon form the CCY Trifecta. The route is Class 2 with Talus and loose rock once we approach Mount Chaquita. The hiking is non-technical. As most of the hike is above treeline, be prepared for sun exposure and wind. Views are exceptional throughout, with western panoramas that extend from the Never Summer Range to the Medicine Bow peaks in Wyoming. Views north and east include the Desolation Peaks, Longs Peak complex and aptly named Spectacle Lakes.More information:

 

Leader: Kahle Toothill
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.1, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Ascending Hikes: King Lake


Leader: Victoria Seacrist
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2550
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Mills and the Loch Lakes RMNP RMNP

This RMNP hike starts at the Glacier Gorge Trail Head and is another of RMNP"S beautiful lakes... You will receive 2 lakes for the price of one. Both lakes are SPECTACULAR.

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Rosedale Peak

After leaving the trail head, the group will begin their continuous but gentle ascent to a small saddle. Then we'll descend the trail briefly to the Cub Lake trail and this trail will be followed until a location is arrived at where the leader will guide the group off trail to the summit of Rosedale Peak. Our return trip back to the cars will essentially be via the opposite direction with only a few variations from the original up-climb to the peak. After the hike, there will be a stop for spirits and food!

Leader: Dave Callais
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Byers Peak Loop 12,804' Norm Arlt Mod C

From the trailhead at 9900’ near Fraser, we'll head up the trail to the long north ridge and do some easy class 2 scrambling on the way to the summit. We’ll bushwhack towards the saddle with Bottle Peak and head down to the TH.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: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Årestua Hut: Season Preparation, 11,000’

CMC members: come visit the memorable Årestua hut on Guinn mountain and (re)familiarize yourself with the place by helping with the annual season preparation.The primary activity is wood cutting, with a variety of other activities to prepare, repair, or improve the hut.(Although not required to attend, please let me know if you can bring a chainsaw or have chainsaw experience.)Meet across from the Stage Stop restaurant in Rollinsville (located at 60 Main St., or N39.91722 W105.50203 on your gps) at 7:45am to carpool up to Yankee Doodle lake. I plan to arrange car pooling at the meet-up - please bring a high clearance vehicle, if you own. (I'm also expecting some will join at the hut too, by hiking in the longer trail access route or an overnight stay).Bring: work boots/shoes, work gloves, your lunch, and DRINKING WATER. We typically arrive at the hut at 10:30 am and wrap at between 3-4pm  to be back in Rollinsville 5-6 pm.Trip sign-up or RSVP is greatly appreciated!!!

Leader: David Miller
Type: Stewardship, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 9/8/2018, Fall Hike in Teller County

Specific meet up details will be emailed to registered hikers a few days prior to the hike.                                                     Option to dine afterwards. 

Leader: Y Mason
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 725
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Sunday, 9/9/2018, Dome Rock Trail Loop- Teller County

This hike will meander throughout the forest, has fab views along the way and will have at least nine creek crossings.Specific details will be emailed to registered hikers a few days prior to the hike. Option to have lunch somewhere in Woodland Park or Rudy’s BBQ in The ‘Springs.   

Leader: Y Mason
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.5, Elevation Gain: 1,700
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Sunday, 9/9/2018, Bluebird Lake via Ouzel RMNP

Trip limited to 5 people due to expected small size of backcountry camp site. 

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate
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Friday, 9/14/2018, Golden Bear and Trelease from Straight Creek*

 This is exploratory.  I have skied parts of it.  I have not hiked this.  From the the west side of Eisenhower Tunnel  we will follow the trail to the  Continental Divide (CD).  We will follow the CD clockwise around Loveland Ski Basin  ridgeline to unofficially-named "Golden Bear Peak" at 13010'.  We will then descend the east ridge of 13010' and climb the narrow ridgeline to Mt. Trelease 12477'.    We will then descend the east side of Trelease to exit 216.  Total ascent for this trip is circa 2300' and the descent is 2700'.  There are multiple bailout points.  

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Friday, 9/14/2018, Mt. Toll*

 We have all been through Tollville on the way to East Portal, Now we will climb the peak named after the family. Starting at the Mitchell Lake TH we pass Mitchell and Blue Lakes and then summit the peak. We return the way we came. Bring the 10 essentials and let me know of any medical issues.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.2, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Friday, 9/14/2018, Hell's Hole Trail

The first half of the trail is a steady uphill along a route which runs somewhat parallel to W. Chicago Creek. Evergreens and thick aspen groves make this a particularly pleasing summer or fall hike.About a mile from the trailhead is a sign marking the boundary of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area.After climbing (slowly) upward along a rocky moraine, the trail levels somewhat at the edge of timberline, and offers good views of Sugar Loaf Peak to the west and Gray Wolf Mt. to the SE.The trail ends in an area of old Bristle Cone trees.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 9/14/2018, Divide Ranger District - Trail Maintenance & Restoration

This trip involves volunteer stewardship work with CMC's Stewardship Crew and public land managers. More details to come shortly. To learn more about the CMC stewardship team visit  www.cmc.org/stewardship

Leader: Brinkley Messick
Type: Stewardship, Trail mileage: 5
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Friday, 9/14/2018, Fly Fishing Fall Trip to the Gunnison, Taylor and East Rivers


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 5
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Friday, 9/14/2018, TRAILBLAZERS: French/Frasco/Casco

This will be a combined overnight car camping trip (not at a campground) and hike up French Mountain (13,940’), along the ridgeline to Frasco Benchmark (13,876’), and followed by the ridgeline to Casco Peak (13,908’).  French and Casco are both Centennial peaks; Frasco only has 236’ of clean prominence.In as few suitable vehicles as possible, we will leave the Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride in the early afternoon of Friday to arrive and setup camp before 5 pm.  We will hang out and chill and try to save the beer for Saturday night.  Saturday we will wake in the wee hours of the morning and scamper up some mountains, then head back down to our camp for another night, or you can head back home if you have to…but why would you do that?  We’ll pack up and head home Sunday morning or for those ambitious folks tack on some extra credit with nearby peaks.Route Description:  https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=201210030803023&type=13ersYou must contact the trip leader if you are interested in signing up for this trip.  Ideally you have a C or D hiker classification, but equivalent qualifying experience is suitable to participate.  If you are a new member, this is a good chance to get a hiker classification form filled out.  Priority will be given to new CMC members and those new members who are also Trailblazers.  If I know you, you’re on the waitlist until our new members have a chance to sign up.Required gear for this trip includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Ten Essentials (don’t forget headlamp/extra batteries, days are getting shorter)
  2. Appropriate fall season clothing (days and nights are getting colder)
  3. Tent (email trip leader if this is an issue for you to attend)
  4. Sleeping bag and pad (email trip leader if this is an issue for you to attend)
  5. Food and drink for the entire camping and hiking trip (sorry, trip leader won’t help you here)
  6. Appropriate means to dispose of solid waste for LNT as there no restrooms
  7. A positive, fun-having attitude that enables you to keep it real

Leader: Louis Marroquin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.75, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,600
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Saturday, 9/15/2018, Ascending Hikes: Mount Bierstadt 14,065 ft

GO TO: www.14ers.com for a complete route and mountain description of this Mount Bierstadt adventure.

Leader: Victoria Seacrist
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2614
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Saturday, 9/15/2018, Grays and/or Torreys (14ers)

This is long day so please be prepared!This hike/climb is open to all who are capable of at least a 13 mile hike and over 4,400 feet of elevation gain. This will be a long but fun hike from Bakersville to Grays and/or Torreys. Pace will be moderate and steady with breaks as needed along the way.Will consider Beau Jo's, The Tommy Knocker, or another after-hike stop in Idaho Springs depending on the group's desires and our time back to Denver.

Leader: Roger J. Wendell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,400
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Saturday, 9/15/2018, Devil's Playground Stewardship

Sign up at https://www.rmfi.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1656&reset=1Spend a weekend camping and doing trail work on Pikes Peak with RMFI, Friends of the Peak, and the Colorado Mountain Club! As part of the National Forest Foundation's new "Find Your Fourteener" campaign, we will spend Saturday and Sunday, September 15th-16th performing much-needed improvements to the Devil's Playground Trail and camping out on the Peak Saturday night. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to join us camping on Friday night as well. All meals provided.  PROJECT OVERVIEW:The Devil’s Playground Trail (also known as the Crags Trail) traverses approximately 7 miles and 4,300 feet starting from a trailhead located near the Crags Campground (Woodland Park, CO) and terminating at the summit of Pikes Peak, elevation 14,115 feet. The trail is located entirely on the USFS Pike National Forest. The Devil’s Playground Trail is one of two primary hiking trails to the summit of Pikes Peak, accepted to be one of the most visited mountains in the world. The Devil’s Playground Trail offers a shorter, less crowded route as compared to Barr Trail, and provides hikers with stunning views of mountain ranges to the west.Unfortunately, the Devil’s Playground Trail is in poor condition. Objectives of the 2017-2018 Devil’s Playground Trail Improvement Project will focus on mitigating erosional impacts from the existing trail. We will be addressing maintenance “hotspots”; areas of the existing alignment that are destabilized and over-widened. The trail corridor will be narrowed by installing “gargoyle” rocks (to channel users onto the hardened trail) and transplanting vegetation into impacted areas. In order to keep users on one designated trail tread, we will make improvements to short sections of the trail that are braided and incised. In some cases, stabilization structures such as rock or log riser steps, check dams, and retaining walls may be necessary to retain soil and provide a clear route for hikers. Restoration materials such as an alpine seed mix, organic fertilizer, and erosion control blankets may be useful to expedite the restoration process.BASECAMP AND EQUIPMENTWe will camp at a campground off of the Pikes Peak Highway. Carpooling from the RMFI office will be scheduled and available. Volunteers must supply their own personal outdoor gear. (Loaner tents, sleeping bags, and pads are available upon request, on a first-come first-served basis.) Volunteers may be asked to buddy-up in tents to make best use of available space. There is a vault toilet at the campsite. Further information to come as the event gets closer. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS