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Friday, 6/21/2019, Sentinel Point #2*

Sentinel Point is the highest mountain in the Pikes Peak region (except for Pikes Peak itself, of course). This aptly named peak stands like a sentinel on the western end of the Pikes Peak massif, and its aesthetic summit block is visible from many vantage points in the region. Sentinel Point's rocky summit towers above the popular hiking area of Horsethief Park. It offers a beautiful hike and a short scramble to its highest point. Few people climb to Sentinel Point's summit - you will almost certainly have solitude here. Climb it and enjoy this great wilderness tour, and enjoy the fantastic views of Pikes Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, the Tenmile/Mosquito Range, and the Sawatch. 

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 6/21/2019, Fly Fishing Trip - Stagecoach Yampa River Camping Trip

 

Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 6/21/2019, RMOTHG Hare Biking – Platte River, Sanderson Gulch, Bear Creek Loop

Please arrive by 8:30 am, so we can leave promptly at 9:00 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 HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Leader: Wayne Tomasello
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 21, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Friday, 6/21/2019, RMOTHG Terrapin Biking – Bear Creek to Stone House and Back

Please arrive by 8:30 am, so we can leave promptly at 9:00 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 HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 250
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Backpacking School Group 4 Trip 1


Leader: Paul Wefald
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 700
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, BKPS 2019 Group #1/Field #2

BKPS 2019 Group 1 students only. Trip Plan will be provided separately.

Leader: Jennie Popovich
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Angel of Shavano Couloir climb

This climb is to give 2019 ACS students the opportunity for some snow practice before their High Peak climbs.  Preference wil be given to ACS students. We will climb the Angel of Shavano, conditions evaluated on route.  Helmet, ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes required.See 14ers for description and route:https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=shav4&peak=Mt.+Shavano+and+Tabeguache+Peak A detailed trip plan will be sent out the week of the trip.

Leader: Michael Gaudet
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Elevation Gain: 4600
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Couloir Climb Cameron Pass Non-ASC Members Sign-up

This is a field trip of the Alpine Scrambling Program. Non-ASC members sign up here.We will choose one of several possible routes:Mahler Couloirs: https://frontrangeskimo.com/mount-mahleror one of severalNokhu Couloirs: https://frontrangeskimo.com/nokhu-cragsMap: Trails Illustrated #200We may change the date depending on snowpack conditions and/or road openings.Maximum slope angles of the couloirs are in the 40 to 45 degree range. Runouts vary, depending on the route. Experienced snow climbers will be confident enough to ascend and descend these couloirs without the added security of a rope. This climb will include students of the Alpine Scrambling Course. So we plan to provide roped climbing with snow and rock anchors as protection for at least some in the group, particularly for the descent. Most of the couloirs in this group require descending the ascent route.Recommended gear:Mountaineering bootsGaitersIce axCramponsHelmetClimbing harness2 locking carabiners60 cm sewn sling120 cm sewn slingBring snow pickets if you have them.Snowshoes or backcountry skis may be required for the approach.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Couloir Climb Cameron Pass ASC Student/Instructor Sign-up

This is an Alpine Scrambling Course field trip. ASC students and instructors only sign up here. All others should sign up with 'Couloir Climb Cameron Pass, Non-ASC member Sign-up'We will choose one of several possible routes:Mahler Couloirs: https://frontrangeskimo.com/mount-mahleror one of severalNokhu Couloirs: https://frontrangeskimo.com/nokhu-cragsMap: Trails Illustrated #200We may change the date depending on snowpack conditions and/or road openings.Maximum slope angles of the couloirs are in the 40 to 45 degree range. Runouts vary, depending on the route. Experienced snow climbers will be confident enough to ascend and descend these couloirs without the added security of a rope. This climb will include students of the Alpine Scrambling Course. So we plan to provide roped climbing with snow and rock anchors as protection for at least some in the group, particularly for the descent. Most of the couloirs in this group require descending the ascent route.Recommended gear:Mountaineering bootsGaitersIce axCramponsHelmetClimbing harness2 locking carabiners60 cm sewn sling120 cm sewn slingBring snow pickets if you have them.Snowshoes or backcountry skis may be required for the approach.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, ASC-Tyndall Glacier Snow Climb & Scramble

This trip will traverse a variety of terrain.  We will hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake on trail.  Once we reach Emerald Lake we will be off trail and on talus/snow and then continue on to the Tyndall Glacier.  After gaining the ridge above the glacier we will follow the Flat Top trail back down to Bear Lake.  Please bring your 10-essentials along with a minimum of 1.5-liters of water and some high energy food.  The weather can vary cosiderabley along the route; several layers are advised.  Some of the route will be on the glacier; crampons, sturdy boots that work with your crampons, gaiters, and ice axe with tether are needed.  Please bring your climbing harness and two locking carabiners and helmet.  Trekking poles are optional, it is up to each individual to decide if they are comfortable with or without them.  Some people like to use one trekking pole and thier ice axe for terrain similar to this route.  The overnight temperatures are not lowering below freezing consistently so please expect wet snow conditions.  An early start is required to take advantage of the more firm snow.The route will be evaluated a few days in advance; I will let everyone know specific details such as the need for snow shoes or micro spikes for the climb via group e-mail going out on Wednesday, 6/19/19.  The route will cover approximately 7.25 miles and an elevation gain of 2800 ft.

Leader: Bruce Miskulin
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 7.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800 ft.
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, ASC Level 1 Pettingel Peak Alpine Scrambling Course

This is an Level 1 Alpine Scrambling Course field hike, current class participants and make-up participants are given preference on the scramble Hike

Leader: Fred Radtke
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Summer Solstice 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.  This trip is intended for Pikes Peak Group and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be wait listed.  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, 6/22/2019, Mt Edwards 13839’ 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 have a great glissade (optional) 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 and related skills are recommended for optional glissade.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: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Mt. Evans via Mt. Spaulding

Expect scrambling and rock travel. We'll ascend the Spaulding East Ridge from Summit Lake and cross above the Sunrise Couloir to the Evans West Ridge. We'll follow rock cairns the last mile to the Mt. Evans summit where the tourists will be amazed at our coolness. We may descend via the road or rapidly down the Northeast Face to the road south of Summit Lake depending on snow conditions. We'll walk along the road to return to our cars at Summit Lake. Be prepared to share the Mt. Evans road fee/Denver Mtn. Park Fee ($15/vehicle) with your driver as well as usual fuel costs. Let's tag Mt. Warren for extra credit if weather and time permit.

Leader: Steve Soich
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000'
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, BKPS 2019 Group 2 Trip #1 Buffalo Peaks

We will be enjoying an overnight backpacking trip on the Rough and Tumble trail in the Buffalo Peaks wilderness area. The hike will be approx 2 miles to camp.  On Sunday there will be an off-trail navigation hike to a specific location between camp and the trail head. This hike will be ~2 miles out to the trail head.    Please dress appropriately for hiking throug thick brush on Sunday and expect variable weather over the weekend. Water will be available at the campsite so plan to hike in with enough water for a 400 - 500ft of verticial, 2 mile hike.  (1.5 - 2L should be enough for most people).

Leader: Kevin Lutz
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 750
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Sundance NE Couloir Ski/Splitboard and Snow Climb

This is a ski of the NE couloir, not the easy north bowl of Sundance. After parking on Trail Ridge Road, the approach to the drop in point is about 1/3 of a mile. We will skin or hike this section. We will be dropping into our objective from the top. The entrance is about 45 degrees, with most of the run being around 40 degrees. We will then take off skis, put on crampons and climb out a different, but easier, face. The climb out is only about 30 degrees.This is a physically easy trip, but the skiing is steep, so you must be comfortable skiing steeper lines. However, it is a fairly wide gully, so it's not a bad intro to steeper spring lines.You don't need to be an experienced snow climber, but you need to know how to use an ice axe and crampons. Required Gear: Skis or splitboard, skins (reccommended for the approach), poles, ice axe, crampons, helmet, beacon, shovel, probe, pack with ski/splitboard carry and appropriate clothing. Additional details on the NE couloirs can be found in "Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in RMNP" by Mark Kelley, p.144 and The Colorado Mountain Club Guidebook: Colorado Snow Climbs, p.169 (in this book they ascend a different couloir than we will). 

Leader: Trey Laurence
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Table Iron + Iron Mountain (Rescheduled)

We will start at Cameron Pass (~10,250 ft) and travel up the steep rise to the east of the parking area then proceed from a saddle to Table Iron (~12,050 ft). We will then drop into another saddle to the south east before making the climb up to Iron Mountain (~12,250 ft). 

Leader: Steve Dielman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Ascending Hikes: Crater Lakes from East Portal Moderate B

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: Mark Wolf
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, 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.l will 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: Michael McMahon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, BKPS Group 5 FD2

BKPS 2019 Group 5

Leader: Joe Kelly
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Beartracks Lake Trail * rescheduled

This popular trail climbs the ridge between Truesdell Creek and Beartracks Creek to Lower Beartrack Lake. From the Camp Rock Campground, the trail travels along a Bear Creek for about a mile. On crossing the creek, it climbs through the 485 acre Beartracks Fire (1998). Leaving the burn, it continues up the ridge, briefly joins the Cub Creek trail, then turns SW and crosses Beartracks Creek to the lake.

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.3, Elevation Gain: 2509
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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Aspen to Lenado

This is an annual favorite three-hour hike ending with a potluck lunch at Greg and Heather Rydell's beautiful home in Lenado. 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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Saturday, 6/22/2019, Vail Pass Bike Trail Cleanup date changed to the 22nd

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.  Please register on line, for questions contact Lee Moosburger 970-476-4567 or moosburger@peoplepc.com

Leader: Cecilia ( Lee) Moosburger
Type: , Trail mileage: 2
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Tour de Abyss - Alpine Scrambing Elective Alpine Scrambling Course Field Trip

The Tour de Abyss is decribed in Gerry Roach's guide "Colorado's Fourteeners From Hikes to Climbs. It includes the Mount Bierstadt East Ridge "Classic" and the Sawtooth "Classic" that climbs from Bierstadt to Mount Evans. As suggested in write ups in trip reports posted on 14ers.com the group will start the hike at the parking lot on the summit of Mount Evans.From the lot we will decend down the road to a switchback at 13,300 ft. From the road we will hike south to the low point of the Evans-Epaulet saddle, then descend west down a scree gully to Scott Gomer Creek. The group will then hike west across the valley near a small unnamed lake then climb west up to reach Bierstadt's east ridge. On the ridge the group will Class 3 scramble to a grassy ledge and continue to scramble up the east side of Point 13,641. After "summiting" the group will Class 3 scramble down the west side of 13,641 and continue on the east ridge to the summit of Bierstadt. NOTE the class 3 scrambles on Point 13,641 do involve some exposure.  From Bierstadt we will decend to a saddle between Bierstadt and the Sawtooth. The group will Class 3 scramble along the Sawtooth starting on the east side and Class 3 scramble to the west side above a grass and rock studded gully. Once past the Sawtooth will hike across open slopes to the west ridge of Mount Evans. We will asend the ridge to return to the hordes on the summit.Recommended gear:Light mountaineering bootsHelmetSeat harnessIf there is significant snow on the route: ice ax, gaitersDaypack with lunch, snacks, water or drinkMountain hiking clothing appropriate for the season, altitude, weather. Include rain gear.Gloves, hat 

Leader: Erin Bohler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Sky Pond RMNP

To register for the hike, please email Nick for the passcode. In the email please include recent hikes you have done over 10 miles, how you stay in hiking shape, and any medical conditions.I will send out weather information as we get closer to the hike, including whether or not we still need micro spikes, etc.Please bring your 10 essentials

Leader: Nick Quesnel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1780
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Colorado Trail Seg 5 (Lost Creek Wilderness)

From Rock Creek TH in South Park we hike south into Lost Creek Wilderness on CT Segment 5.  The trail climbs slowly for 5 miles then descends for 2.5 miles to Long Gulch TH.  We return the way we came making this an up-down-up-down hike.  Grades are gentle and expect to progress at a good pace.  But if progress is slower than expected we could turn back sooner.  We should see South Park to the west but this is an exploratory hike so don't know for sure.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Trailblazers - West Meadow Trail & Elk Falls Overlook* Staunton State Park

Let's explore the upper, western reaches of Staunton State Park, near Pine, Colorado.  West Meadow Trail may be exploratory for the leader.  We will enjoy that trail, catch the Elk Falls overlook, and then descend to Elk Falls.  A big loop. More details to come. Trip pace will be a moderately fast 2.5-3 mph to be beat the afternoon thunderstorms.  Each vehicle entering the park will need to display a state parks pass, either a valid annual pass, or a day pass ($8, available at the park, may need exact change).  Riders are expected to compensate drivers for any necessary pass and travel expenses; round-trip drive from the Twin Forks Park N Ride is approximately 30 miles.Guests are welcome pending leader approval and signing liability waiver. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash at all times. If you plan on bringing a dog, please contact the leader as a courtesy.As always remember to bring your 10 essentials and a joke for the trail.  On this leader's trips, puns are always intended and appreciated.

Leader: Kevin Galliers
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Independence Pass to Ghost Town - Doggie Hike Off Trail Hiking

Beginning at Independence Pass, we'll SW along the Continental Divide, over Point 12,812' and down to a pass above the headwaters of Independence Creek. We'll follow Independence Creek to the old Independence ghost town. Car shuttle required. This is an off-trail hike so sturdy footwear with good tread required. Dogs are allowed but must be on-leash at all times. Dog waste must be picked up and removed by the owner.

Leader: Charles Hopton
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Sunday, 6/23/2019, Ascending Hikes: Deer Creek Canyon Park Easy A

For preparation, check out these articles for members at CMCDenver.org.  

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 400
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Friday, 6/28/2019, RMNP-Wildflower Hike Fern/Cub Lake Loop Moraine Park

Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will provide participants with a detailed plant list and will reference 

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Friday, 6/28/2019, Bison Peak (12,431')* via Lost Park Campground

We're getting into summer weather, so an early start will help to insure we get up and down before potential lightning.  Bring your 10 essetials.  I will send out weather 2 days before the trip and that will help us finetune our plans.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,600
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Friday, 6/28/2019, Staunton State Park

We will hike Staunton Ranch Trail to Bugling Elk, to Elk Falls pond, up to the waterfall lookout, and back the same way.

Leader: Janet Farrar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Lumpy Ridge Circuit Bridal Veil Falls/Balanced Rock

I do not expect the trip to require either snow shoes or other traction devices. We may encounter a few patches - north aspect Lumpy Ridge - of snow. I recommend everyone bring trekking poles, the Ten Essentials, sunscreen, sun glasses and a hat to protect from UVA/UVB radiation.For consideration on this trip, I require you to complete Wilderness Trekking School OR a current participant/graduate of TCS/ACS. I also require you to have completed a C - level hike or other similar challenging adventure. 

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 2452
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, New Member Hike-Ouzel Falls-RMNP

This hike is full of many outstanding stops to see, with incredible scenery and flowing waters and a spectacular view of the falls.We will need at least one additional driver with to carry 4 hikers. Please let me know if you are willing to drive when you sign up.We may need National Parks passes (please let me know if you have a current pass) for each vehicle or pay a daily entrance fee of $25 per vehicle. This should be split between all riders in the vehicle. Also, plan on an additional $7-$8 per person to help cover the drivers costs.If 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.Please be sure to bring your 10 Essentials, and be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Leader: Brett Corning
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Eric's Lunch Rock 10,250 Loop

This is a strenuous hike and a full day.  We will hike up the Seven Bridges Trail to the Forester Trail and up to Frosty Park.  There is an excellent lunch spot (Eric's Lunch Rock) with a view atop the rocks when we reach the Forester Trail.  We will then take the Forester Trail to the Pipeline Trail and back to Seven Bridges to complete our loop.  This hike will pass many sites of historic homesteads and interesting features.  This trip is primarily intended for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be waitlisted.  

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Argentine Peak Loop West 13,738’ Norm Arlt Mod C off trail

From the trailhead at Shoe Basin mine, hike up to Argentine Pass and scramble up the ridge to Argentine Peak. We will follow the Continental Divide towards Decatur Mountain, and have a great glissade (optional) down from the saddle to rejoin the trail. We may need to cross steep snowfields.Each participant is expected to carry all 10+ Essentials.Ice axe and related skills are recommended for optional glissade.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: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Kingston Peak 12,417

The ascent of St. Mary's Glacier requires some modest technical climbing skills acquired by having taken Wilderness Trekking School.Hiking boots and micro-spikes required. Trekking poles and/or ice axe strongly suggested. No trail running shoes or Yak-Trax.

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Twin Sisters 11,428' (RMNP)

The hike up to Twin Sisters will have great views of Longs Peak and the Tahosa Valley along the way.  We will also cross a large landslide area left from the 2013 flood.  I suspect we may have some snowfields to cross at the higher elevations.  You might want to have an extra pair of socks (or two) in case your feet get wet from snow going down into your boots.Microspikes may be needed for this hike.Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions or concerns.

Leader: David Sanders
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2516
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Kruger Rock

We start at Hermit Park, Larimer County Open Space. This trail offers panoramic views of Mount Meeker, Longs Peak, the Continental Divide and the Mummy Range The elevation gain is a little over 900; with a short, easy class three scramble to get to the summit where we will enjoy a 360 degree view. We will hike through scattered aspens and ponderosa pine trees, and climb gradually up to an open landscape overlook of Estes Park and the first view of the Mummy Range to the northwest. After this overlook, the trail flattens; Longs Peak and Mount Meeker come into view toward the southwest then the Continental Divide north of Longs Peak. After a short scramble through a notch in the rock to a fairly flat summit we will enjoy spectacular views in all directions.

Leader: Don Carpenter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Marble Peak 11,314'

From the Yule Creek Trailhead near the town of Marble, climb steeply for about a quarter of a mile, then steady climb up trail to Anthracite Pass. From Anthracite Pass, follow trail to summit of Marble Peak. Great views of the town of Marble and the Elk Range. Some snow may be encountered; gaiters and walking poles recommended. Participants should have experience on CMC "B" level trips or equivalent. If you're not sure of your abilities, please contact the leader prior to signing up for the trip.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 2,200
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Ascending Hikes: Meadow View Trail Difficult B


Leader: Brian Le Blanc
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2050
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, New / Prospective Member HIke - Arthur's Rock Loop

This loop in nearby Lory State Park winds through forested hillsides, open meadows, and along rock outcrops with a stop at the upper portion of Arthur's Rock which provides great views of Horsetooth Reservoir and the surrounding area.   The group will start at the Arthur's Rock trailhead and hike approximately 1.8 miles to the upper intersection with Howard's Trail with an optional spur to the summit of Arthur's.  We will return via Howard's Trail and the Mill Creek Link resulting in a loop of approximately 4.5 miles total.  At the end of the hike, we will find a spot to linger for anyone who wants to chat about other CMC trips, classes, or membership in general.   As always, plans may change depending on weather conditions.  

Leader: Gordan Thibedeau
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1250
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Rock Climbing Focus on Footwork

Contact leader for interview.While protective systems such as harnesses, ropes, cams and chocks are important backups, the climber's primary source of safety is his / her footwork.  We will be reviewing techniques for climbing rock while wearing mountain boots, rock shoes, and perhaps crampons!

Leader: Norm Numerof
Type: Rock Climbing, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Mt Sopris, 12,953' Snow Climb Possible Ski Descent

Mt Sopris provides an early season snow climb that can be combined with a ski descent. We plan to do this climb as a 2-day trip with a backcountry camp near Thomas Lakes. The climbing and descent route is the Thomas Lakes Bowl. The length of the approach will depend on the extent of the spring and early summer melt-off. Hence, we will need to review plans and adjust them, depending on the remaining snowpack. It is likely that backcountry skis or snowshoes will be needed for the approach.DriveDrive to the Thomas Lakes TH. Leader will provide driving directions prior to the trip dates. The winter closure is at a switchback below Prince Creek Divide. During spring snow season, the road may be open another 0.5 mi to the Prince Creek Divide (8,110'). For the late spring/summer trailhead: At Prince Creek Divide, take a left (S) on Dinkle Lake Rd (FS Road 6A) and follow Dinkle Lake Rd 2.1 mi to another divide, the Dinkle Lake Divide (8,640').Approach to Thomas LakesThe description applies with significant snow cover. Later in the season, a trail is easier to follow. From the Prince Creek Divide (8,110'), follow the (snowcovered?) Dinkle Lake Rd S, then E, to Dinkle Lake Divide (summer TH).Look for the FS trailhead signs a few hundred feet S of the road. The trail startsup an obvious cut behind these signs.Follow the old roadcut as it makes a long climbing traverse W, the switchbacks and climbs E to pass around a shoulder at 9,200'. Stick with the obvious roadcut for a few hundred yards. When the roadcut swings E (left), leave the roads and climb 1/8 mi directly up the shoulderat an open area. The little detour avoids taking the roadcut around a long and inefficient traverse. Once you've arrived on the shelf (9,580'), you must locate the trail-cut through the aspen forest.Once you find the trail, follow it through aspen and conifer to another open area at 10,000'. Two routes work for the remainder of the approach:(1) Continue up a small gulchto the vicinity of the lower (northern) lake (10,200').(2) Swing S and climb through timer to the upper (southern) lake (10,260').Be careful to select a camp site not exposed to avalanches or weather.Climb, Thomas Lakes Bowl, Moderate Snow, 35 degreesFrom the W side of the upper (southern) lake, head up the left (S) side of an obvious bowl. At 11,100', trend to the right (N) and climb a final wide couloir to a major saddle (12,300') that separates the lower E subsidiary summit from the main E summit. Take the wide ridge 1/2 mi NW to the E main summit. Avoid the cornices. The W main summit has equal elevation and is reached via a snow ridge.DescentDescend the ascent route or drop into the bowl from a point a few hundred yards dow the ridge from the E summit.Descriptionshttps://www.summitpost.org/mount-sopris/routes/p-150233Map: USGS Mount SoprisRecommended gear:Backcountry ski gear is recommended for the approach and the peak climb.Mountaineering gear (Helmet, ice ax, boots, boot crampons, possibly ski crampons)2 pairs of gloves, headgear, wind protectionMountain hiking clothing appropriate for the season, altitude, weather.Include rain gear.Backcountry camping gear, including tent, sleeping bag, pad, cooking/eating gear, stove, fuel.Skiers should have prior backcountry skiing experience.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4600
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, ACS High Peak Climb Citadel / Pettingell

Alpine Climbing SchoolHigh Peak Climb2019 students onlyStudents will develop the trip plan

Leader: Michael Gaudet
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Elevation Gain: 5900
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Saturday, 6/29/2019, Picnic at Nottingham Park

Come and join us for our annual picnic again at Nottingham Park in Avon. The club will provide pork tenderloin. chicken and soft drinks. Please bring a dish to share, a lawnchair for some informal socializing and your adult beverage. Enjoy good food and friends. It is always a fun time! Please register on line so we can be prepared with enough food


Leader: Cecilia ( Lee) Moosburger
Type:
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Sunday, 6/30/2019, Vedauwoo Scramble - Alpine Scrambling Elective Alpine Scrambling Course

This is an easy field trip of the Alpine Scrambling Course (Fort Collins). The group will meet in Fort Collins and carpool to the Vedauwoo Climbing area. We will take a short walk into the canyon surrounded by Turtle Rock. Here Senior Instructor Erin Bohler and Assitant Scott Farquhar will discuss with students possible Class 3 scrambles from the canyon floor to the top of Turtle Rock. The group will then pick routes and attempt to scramble up to the summit in two or three locations. For this trip the intent is to climb without the use of rope. However, the instructors will have a "short rope" available in case it is required ..... ok, one of the young/strong participants my be asked to carry it :-)Recommended gear:Light mountaineering boots or Approch ShoesHelmetSeat harnessDaypack with lunch, snacks, water or drinkMountain hiking clothing appropriate for the season, altitude, weather. Include rain gear.Gloves, hat 

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Sunday, 6/30/2019, Green Mtn 10421' Difficult C Off trail, Scrambling, Exploratory

This is a re-union hike for WTS Spring Group 19.  We will climb the route planned out by the students and will count as a graduation hike for the students that missed our first attempt. 

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Sunday, 6/30/2019, New Member Hike: Goliath Pk 12,216' OFF-TRAIL Straight Up

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. l willl 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 advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking. Please bring items essential for a three-hour hike. Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Traction devices, such as microspikes, probably will be necessary. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.) Part of the trail is steep and gravel-slippery, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you 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.

Leader: Brian Le Blanc
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Sunday, 6/30/2019, Ascending Hikes: Carpenter Peak

Roxborough State Park covers nearly 4000 acres and is filled with dramatic red rock formations, four eco systems and a host of wildlife, from black bear to mule deer. For good reason, the park is a designated Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark.From the visitors center we will explore the trail to Carpenter Peak and return the same way. Views from Carpenter Peak overlook Denver, much of the foothills and into the Great Plains.  For preparation help, check out these articles for members at CMCDenver.org.1. All About Hiking Pacehttps://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/Pace-Information-for-Trips-1.pdf2. Trail Etiquettehttps://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/CMC-Etiquette-Hints.pdf3. Your Personal Hiker Classificationhttps://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/Your-Personal-Hiker-Classification.pdf  

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 7/5/2019, Mt. Baker - North Ridge


Leader: Roger Kilcoyne
Type: Ice Climbing, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Friday, 7/5/2019, Four Pumas in LCW

Coming from COS/Woodland Park: From Hwy 24, turn N on Park County 77, Tarryall Rd and drive to Park County 23, Turner Gulch Rd. Coming from Denver metro: Take 285S to Jefferson. From Jefferson on Hwy 285 S, turn L on to Park County 77 and reach Park County 23 at 16.9 milesGo S, then E on Turner Gulch Rd and turn S (left) on FS 144, Packer Gulch Rd, at 1.6 miles. Go S on FS 144, turn SSE (L) at 0.3 mi, go straight at 1.7 mi, turn SSE (L) at 2.5 mi, and reach the TH at 4 mi. (Directions from Roach's LCW).The "Four Pumas" are Puma Peak, Little Puma, Farnum Peak, and Burntop, as described in Gerry and Jennifer Roach's Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness book. We will climb Puma by the North Slopes route, descend to the saddle between Puma and Little Puma, climb Little Puma, descend to the saddle between Little Puma and Farnum, climb Farnum, finish with Burntop and return to the TH via Burntop's South Ridge route.Much of the hike after Puma will be off-trail.

Leader: Rick Weaver
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, ACS High Peak Climb Session B

2019 ASC Session B High Peak ClimbThis is an overnight trip. 

Leader: Marshall Hull
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,500
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, Diamond Lakes IPW Norm Arlt Mod B off trail Denver Group

From Buckingham/Fourth of July Campground, hike on trail to lower Diamond Lake, then scramble off-trail to Upper Diamond Lake.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.Great views of Devils Thumb, Woodland Mtn,, Mount Neva. Diamond Lakes are below Arapahoe Pass.Indian Peaks Wilderness - limit 12

Leader: Norm Arlt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, North Twin Cone 12,323' Mt. Blaine 12,230'

This trip is in the CMC Conservation Series and also explores an area currently undergoing travel planning by the USFS. Travel planning = where you can go on the forest, in what type of conveyance, including your two feet, and at what time of year (seasonal wildlife closures).We follow an old jeep road to the top of North Twin Cone. The road is open to off road vehicle traffic which has caused severe damage near tree line. The road can't be completely closed due to a USFS communication tower on top.The top of North Twin Cone has incredible views. Mt. Blaine is a short stroll, with little elevation gain, to the east,

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, Ascending Hikes: Heart Lake from East Portal Difficult B

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

Leader: Mike O'Connor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, Palmer Lake - Ice Cave Cliffs

Using the new Ice Cave Creek Trail, we will hike to an overlook of the Dome Rock Complex and Pikes Peak using established (though sometimes of poor quality) non-system trails.  

Leader: Thomas Mowle
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 7/6/2019, Lost Lake

This is a hike you will always remember...nice trail,waterfall. and a beautiful lake

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800 feet
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Sunday, 7/7/2019, Ascending Hikes: Threemile Creek Trail Moderate A

If the trip has a full foster, consider signing up anyway; it is common for some participants to cancel registration in the days prior to the trip.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 990
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Friday, 7/12/2019, Pyramid Peak 14,018'

Start at 4:00 am from Maroon Lake trailhead. Pyramid is generally considered to be one of Colorado's most challenging fourteeners, with steep, lose, exposed class 4 rock.  Previous recent experience on this type of route required.  We will climb the standard Northeast Ridge route.  Climbing helmet is required. Ice axe possibly required.  Register with leader at mtnshrink@centurylink.net.

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,500
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Friday, 7/12/2019, New Member Hike : Brookside McCurdy Trail*

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. l willl 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 advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking. Please bring items essential for a three-hour hike. Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Traction devices, such as microspikes, probably will be necessary. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.) Part of the trail is steep and gravel-slippery, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you 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.

Leader: Michael McMahon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2230'
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Friday, 7/12/2019, Upper Straight Creek Wildflower Hike

Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will provide participants with a detailed plant list and will reference Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 7/12/2019, Gibbs 13553 Marcy 13490

Friday drive from Denver to the Gibson Creek TH. From the Gibson TH follow the Rainbow Trail, the Swift Creek Trail, and the Lake of the Clouds Trail to Lake of the Clouds. Find a suitable camping spot.Sunday leave camp early hiking off trail over talus and tundra east to the ridge crest. Follow the ridge crest on tundra and talus north to Marcy and then northeast to Gibbs. Return by the same route to camp.Sunday pack up camp, return by the same trails to the TH and drive back to Denver. Possibly back late.Individual camping gear and food. WTS or equivalent experience required. Ability and desire to complete the trip as described required. Participants must be prepared to complete the trip in various alpine weather conditions and have appropriate camping gear, clothing and footwear. Micro spikes and trekking poles recommended.3.9 miles and 2400' vertical backpacking one way.3.3 miles and 2400' vertical climbing one way. If we cannot bypass Marcy on the return to camp there will be an additional 400' vertical.The leader has used this route previously to climb Marcy. The leaders goal is to climb to the summit of Gibbs.

Leader: Dean Cates
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14.4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4800
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Friday, 7/12/2019, Restore a Wilderness Trail: Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness (Four Pass Loop)

This is a joint trail maintenance project in the Maroon Bells Wilderness with our friends at Wilderness Workshop. The focus will be on hardening creek crossings with larger rocks where stream banks are eroding. On Friday, we will meet near the Maroon Bells visitor center and backpack to camp, which will be about two miles above Crater Lake near the base of West Maroon Pass. We will do maintenance work on Saturday and again on Sunday morning, returning Sunday afternoon. Participants will need to provide their own camping gear (tents and sleeping bags) and lunches; breakfasts and dinners will be provided.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8.0, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge (Fort Collins ASC Elective Trip)

From the Stevens Gulch TH, we will hike the Grays Peak Trail for two miles where we will leave the Grays Peak trail and climb about 200 yards northwest to the saddle connecting Kelso Mountain and Torreys Peak, at approximately 12,300’.  From the saddle we will turn west and scramble the ridge to Torreys Peak.  We will descend on the trail connecting Torreys with Grays Peak and return via the Grays Peak Trail

Leader: Brad Warren
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 7.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Little Pawnee Pk, 12,466' ASC Elective Scramble (Fort Collins)

Little Pawnee Peak, 12,466’East Ridge, Class 3From Long Lake Trailhead: 6.0 miles, 1,970’This is an easy field trip of the Alpine Scrambling Course (Fort Collins), The date scheduled depends on the opening date of the upper portion of the Brainard Lake Road. If the road does not open in time, the trip will be rescheduled.Long Lake TrailheadThis trailhead is at 10,500’ and provides access to the Pawnee Pass Trail and the Isabelle Glacier Trail. The trailhead is W of Colorado 72 (Peak to Peak Highway) and can be reached from the N or S. For the northern approach, go S 10.2 miles on Colorado 72 from its junction with Colorado 7. Turn W on Brainard Lake Rd and go 4.9 miles to Brainard Lake. Go 0.4 miles on the N side of the lake to a junction with signs to both Long Lake and Mitchell Lake trailheads. At the junction, turn left and continue 0.4 mile to the trailheads. Early in June, the Brainard Lake Road is usually closed at the winter trailhead about 2 miles E of the lake. After the road opens, the Long Lake trailhead is the most popular trailhead in the Indian Peaks so fills up quickly. You need to be there early to get a spot.Route DescriptionLittle Pawnee can be climbed most easily by leaving the Pawnee Pass Trail near the W end of Long Lake and bushwhacking N to the ridge crest 1.0 mile E of the summit at 11,450’. Follow the broad ridge W and then NW over tundra and rock and talus blocks. The ridge narrows as you approach the summit and there is occasional moderate exposure. Partway along the upper portion of the ridge you encounter a notch. Do a class 3 scramble down into the notch. The exposure here is modest. This is a place where a rope belay may provide added security for beginning scramblers. Then enjoy the class 3 summit pitch with occasional moderate exposure.Retrace the ascent route for the descent. Alternative approaches and descents can be made from the Pawnee Pass Trail just after the fork near Lake Isabelle or from near Mitchell Lake to the E Ridge.https://www.summitpost.org/little-pawnee-peak/151993Recommended gear:Light mountaineering bootsHelmetSeat harnessAdditional recommended ASC gearIf there is significant snow on the route: ice ax, gaitersDaypack with lunch, snacks, water or drinkMountain hiking clothing appropriate for the season, altitude, weather. Include rain gear.Gloves, hatMap: USGS Ward, Colo, Trails Illustrated #102

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Ascending Hikes: Bison Peak Moderate C via Lost Park CG

Bring your 10 essentials.  I will send out weather 2 days before the trip and that will help us finetune our plans.   There will a POST HIKE Refreshment spot at "Snowpack Taproom" near Conifer for those that wish to attend.

Leader: suzanne allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Sheep Mountain 12,818' Where's the $#%*& Trail?

What do you do when the maps you have; including the Trails Illustrated map; show a wrong location for your desired trail/route? This will be a good route-finding exercise. If we make the top, the summit offers spectacular views of South Park. Note: the route is on a jeep road as far up as Browns Pass. There is good trail to below the summit. To the summit requires a mild stroll up some talus and scree.

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2,500'
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Fly Fishing Trip - Arkansas River below Leadville

Reddy State Wildlife Area ends where Hayden Meadows begins, about 8 miles south of Leadville on Hwy 24. The area offers more than 2 miles of alpine small stream fishing for Browns and Rainbows.

Leader: Jorge Dominguez
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 2, Elevation Gain: 50
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Electric Pass & Cathedral Lake

We will hike the challenging and steep trail to Electric Pass, a spectacular viewpoint on a high ridge running between Cathedral and Electric Peaks. We may also try to climb Electric Pass Peak (13,635 feet). If time and weather permit, we will make a stop at Cathedral Lake on the way down. This is a strenuous hike and participants should have experience on CMC "C" level trips or equivalent. If you're not sure of your abilities, please contact the leader prior to signing up for the trip.

Leader: Carol Kurt
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Elevation Gain: 3600
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, New Member Hike: Raspberry Ridge -Pine Valley 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 will 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://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.Advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking.Part of the trail is steep and gravel-slippery, so bring hiking poles if you use 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 CMC calendar.

Leader: Marc Borai
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Butler gulch

Follow the old Mining Road to a Quick trail that leads to the top of Butler's Gulch. This has beautiful views with all the mountains surrounding us

Leader: Martin Berger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500 feet
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Gannett Peak, Wyoming 13,809 feet

We'll be taking the standard approach from the west (Pinedale, Wyoming).Trip begins at trailhead.Elkhart Park Trailhead to Titcomb Basin:-> 40 miles roundtrip with approximately 9050' cumulative elevation gain.This route has long been considered the main standard approach for Gannett Peak, although the Glacier Trail approach from the east has been gaining popularity during recent years. The western approach is a well-traveled route full of spectacular scenery and views.The necessity to climb over Bonney Pass (also known as Dinwoody Pass) requires an elevation loss of approximately 1200' during the approach to Gannett Peak, which of course becomes an extra elevation gain of 1200' when returning back to camp from the peak. The extra mileage, gains, and losses on summit day can sometimes double-up the time required on that day, when compared with the eastern standard approach.Trip Itinerary: We will plan with an extra day in mind, to account for a weather day if we have bad weather for our planned summit day.7/13 D

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 40, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 9,000 cumulative
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Saturday, 7/13/2019, Mesa Cortina to Willow Lake Overnight Backpacking, Camping, and Fishing

Willow and Salmon Lakes are nestled in the gorgeous apline scenery in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.   These lakes are surrounded by beautiful apline meadows and have the rugged Gore Range as a backdrop.  The mountain peak between Salmon Lake and Willow Lakes is known as the “Thorn”, an area popular for mountaineering due to the sharp, jagged peaks and large, steep snowfields. We can enjoy the views, fishing, wildflowers, and peace and quiet.We will start the trip at the Mesa Cortina Parking area and trailhead starting at an ~ Elevation ~9200' and will travel 2.75 miles to the intersection with the Gore Range Trail.  We turn right and head north on the Gore Range Trail for ~ 3.5 miles to the Willow /Salmon Lake Trail at Elevation ~10,850'.  From there we turn left and head up past Salmon Lake to Willow Lake, ~ 2.25 miles where we will put up our tents, ~ Elevation 11,500'.    We will camp one (1) night at Willow Lake and then return on Sunday on the same trail.  One must be in shape, conditioned, and have some backpacking experience in order to register for this trip.  Because of the distance and elevation gain, it makes the trip a C classification.  

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 18, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Sunday, 7/14/2019, North Maroon Peak - 14,014'

Leader can provide suggestions on where to stay the night before the trip.  We will start from the Maroon Lake trailhead at 4:00 am.  Bring a good headlamp and a helmet.  See route description for Northeast Ridge on 14ers.com.  Moderate pace means able to climb at least 1,000 vertical feet per hour.  Which means the ascent shouldn't take more than about 5 hours.  The group needs to stay ahead of the typical afternoon storms.  This is one of Colorado's harder 14ers.  Should have some prior experience doing 4th class climbing.

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,500
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Sunday, 7/14/2019, Ascending Hikes: Square Top Lakes Difficult A

For preparation, check out these articles for members at CMCDenver.org.  

Leader: Douglas Fries
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.1, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 921
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Sunday, 7/14/2019, Butler Gulch

Fast-moderate to moderate pace - 2 mph

Leader: John O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1350
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Sunday, 7/14/2019, Elk Park to Barr Camp

Drive to Elk Park Knoll off the Pikes Peak Highway. We'll hike down scenic trail to Barr Camp. Relax at Pikes Peak classic Barr Camp with snacks, drinks and water available. Return is up to Elk Park by same route. Lots of photo opps, 11/1800. High-altitude-hiking experience required. Bring essentials, especially rain gear, water and food. Pikes Peak Highway fee is $15/person. Register with leader, Paul Kozlowski, at paul.kozlowski@hotmail.com or call 719-684-9408

Leader: Paul Kozlowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Friday, 7/19/2019, ASC Cat 2 Scramble: Sawtooth Traverse Difficult Scramble with Exposure Out and Back


Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,000 Feet
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Friday, 7/19/2019, Fly Fishing / Backpack Trip - RMNP, Fern Lake

Backpack trip to Fern Lake (elev. 9530 ft) in RMNPAn low mileage backpack trip with the goal of fly fishing the lakes and streams in the area. Day 1: Backpack in about 4 miles, +1300ft and set up camp for 2 nights.Day 2: Hike, fish and explore the area.Day 3: Fish until the afternoon then break camp and hike out.

Leader: Brian Burd
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1380
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