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Friday, 6/25/2021, 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: 4, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 6/25/2021, RMOTHG - Terrapin ride Platte River Trail thru Columbine Valley to South Platte resevoir 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 The Pint Room.www.pintroomlittleton.com 

Leader: Kirsten Tollefsen
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 125
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Friday, 6/25/2021, RMOTHG - Hare Platte River Trail to Chatfield

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 The Pint Room.www.pintroomlittleton.com 

Leader: Scott Kramer
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 24, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 450
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Friday, 6/25/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 6/25/2021, Trail Run: Golden Gate Canyon Loop 5k to 50k

This is the a series of trail runs where we progress progress from a 5k trail run up to a 50k (at a casual pace) in 5 months. We'll plan on two evening trail runs and one long weekend run each month, increasing the mileage each time.

5:00 PM 10k Golden Gate Canyon Loop 7 miles, 1690'
https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7009076/mountain-lion-trail

Leader: Sheryl Lampert
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 1690
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, Climb and Punishment High Peak Climb Citadel / Pettingell

This trip is for the Climb and Punishment team. Trip plan will be developed by students

Leader: Nick Quesnel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Elevation Gain: 5900
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, TENTATIVE: Clinton Pk. 13,857' McNamee Pk. 13,780', Traver Pk. 13,852'

Semi-exploratory. This is a long hike on a jeep road and open tundra to the ridge of 13’ers between Democrat and Quandry. Much of the hike is exposed above tree line. We will hike from Montgomery Reservoir to Wheeler Lake on the jeep road around the north flank of Mt. Lincoln, then hike on open tundra past cliffs, tarns and old mining sites to the south slope of Clinton Peak. From there we will decide to summit Clinton Peak or Traver Peak depending on snow conditions. We will consider the ridge walk if the ridge is snow free and we have perfect weather. From Traver Peak, we will drop back into the basin and hike down the same route. Class 2, 10/3,300’. Register with leader.

Leader: Steve Soich
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans Scramble

See route description at link below. This will be an "exploratory hike" for the leaders, both competent climbers and scramblers but have not done this exact route before. Please be prepared for a water crossing that may be high dependent on snowmelt, willow-bashing on the return and some fun scrambling on the sawtooth portion of the route. This is a long and strenuous route. There are areas of exposure and a good head for heights and previous experience will be helpful. Pace will be fast with considerations for the parties involved. A helmet is required. Please email leader with previous scrambling experience or other questions to determine if this is a good trip for you! https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=bier4&peak=Evans+and+Bierstadt

Leader: Sarah Hettenbach
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 10.5, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 4000
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, BKPS 2021 Group 5 The Wigwam Trail Trip 1 - "Crawl"

Two day backpack restricted to students registered in Group 5 of the 2021 CMC BKPS course.

Leader: Garrett Pettingell
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 6.0, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: -200
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, BPX Backpack, Cathedral Lake, Snowmass Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description: 3 day backpack to Cathedral Lake. The hike is considered challenging, but the rewards from the high-alpine lake are worth every drop of sweat equity.Itinerary: Day 1: Morning drive to trailhead, and backpack along Cathedral Lake trail to Cathedral Lake.  Setup camp in a suitable spot in a wide campground area.  Expect about 2.7 miles, 2,100' elevation gain.Day 2: Options to climb a Centennial - Cathedral Peak, or 2 other 13'ers, Leahy Peak, Malamute Peak; or fish, hang around camp and explore.  A hike to Electric Pass, (highest foot trail pass in Colorado), is 4.8 miles, 1700' elevation gain round trip. Day 3: Day hike, same options as day 2.  Break camp mid-afternoon and return to trailhead.  Home in the evening.General Requirements: A permit is required for entry into the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness. These are free and can be found at the trailhead register boxes. Group size is limited to 10 persons.Map: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39803?t=1X5D2Ys7gcxyu9V0oFkY 

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, BKPS 2021 Group #1/Field #2

BKPS 2021 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, 6/26/2021, Kataka Mtn. 12,441'


Leader: John Mill
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, ACS High Peak Climb Team B-4 Coxcomb Peak- North Face

Trip PlanOn Saturday (6/24) meet at the 2wd trailhead at 3pm. There is very limited 2wd parking, so hopefully the group can limit the number of cars left at the 2wd trailhead. Gear can be transferred to 4wd vehicles to drive approximately another 1.5 miles to the 4wd trailhead. See above for coordinates. Note: It may be possible for 2wd cars to proceed past the 2wd trailhead depending on the road condition and the flow rate at the stream crossing. The group will set up camp as close to the 4wd trailhead as feasible.Sunday (6/25) we will be ready to leave camp no later than 4am (time change possible given updated weather forecast). We will ascend the Wetterhorn Basin trail for approximately 3 miles to a saddle at 12,500 feet. At this point we have two options:Option 1: Attempt to contour while holding as elevation as close as possible on talus/scree until reaching Coxcombs South Rib where we will continue to ascend the peak.Option 2: Stay on trail, but lose elevation until reaching a grassy slope near the South Rib and then ascend to continue the climb.After reaching the South Rib, we will ascend to the base of the Summit Cliffs where the technical climbing will begin. At this point we should have all climbing gear on (harness/helmet/ATC/prussik/ect) if not done before.From the base of the Summit Cliffs, there are 3 portions of the route to reach the summit ridge. Each of these will be assessed for how to proceed (Instructors belay students up/no protection used/ect). See the below trip reports for pictures of these areas.P1: Class 4 Chimney unknown height (but not over 40 feet). (Widely regarded in recent reports as Class 5 and the hardest climbing of the route)P2: Class 3 Scramble to the Upper chimneyP3: Low Class 5 Upper Chimney approx 40 feet high. This upper chimney is reported to hold ice until July so conditions for continuing the climb will be assessed.After reaching the summit ridge, scramble toward the summit until reaching the 25 foot notch. Inspect the anchors, rappel into the notch, pull the rope and scramble up the other side and arrive at the airy summit.The rappel off the North Face is approximately 170 feet long, and mostly free hanging. We will inspect the rap station, set the double rope rappel and rap down. The area around the rap station is reported to be very loose, so setting a personal anchor is critical. Note: to sling the whole main anchor rock for this rappel requires a minimum of 35 feet of webbing. I’ve read of two reports of ropes getting caught during the pull, so a clean EDK/Fishermans is imperative.We will hike down talus to the Redcliff-Coxcomb saddle where the next decision point arrives. We can either hike up another 500 feet of grassy tundra to the summit of Redcliff, or we can descend. The descent option is the same either way. Descent 600 feet to the west on talus/scree back to the Wetterhorn Basin Trail, and follow that north to the trailhead.

Leader: Jamie Simpson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3989
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, BKPS Group 4 Field Day 2 - Overnight


Leader: Sean O'Connell
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Saturday, 6/26/2021, Hybrid Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Field Day

This field day is limited to students who have already completed the virtual first day of the 2020 hybrid Zoom/video Backcountry Pulse WFA class. Eligible students will be contacted directly by e-mail.

Leader: Jeff Flax
Type:
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Torreys via Kelso Ridge

Warming:  If you have an issue with exposure you should not sign up for this climb. You must have completed BRS, BMS or BICS or have equivalent experience or training.  Signup will require a passcode.You must be comfortable on exposed terrain.  There is a knife edge ridge near the 14,000 foot level that has spectacular exposure on both sides. The knife edge leads to a solid 40 foot Class 4 buttress.  These two sections are the crux of the climb and remember you are a 14.000 ft.  Helmets are required.  Fingerless climbing gloves are highly recommended. Pre prepared to move efficiently across 2nd and 3rd Class terrain.   Trailhead departure time is 5:30 a.m., be at the trailhead by 5:15.  We want to move at a deliberate pace until the turn off to intersection with Kelso Ridge.  We will meet at the Wooly Mamoth Lot across from the gas station departure is 4:00 a.m. sharp.Our descent route will be via the Grays Peak Trail

Leader: Kevin Donovan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft.
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Sundance Mtn North Face Couloir Snow Climbing Practice CHANGED DATE

The Sundance North Face Couloir is adjacent to, but not the same as, the popular Sundance ski descent. It provides a good location with easy access for practicing your snow climbing skills at angles averaging 45 degrees.The approach from Trail Ridge Road in short, about 20 minutes to the top of the couloir. We will access the couloir from the top and practice on the upper few hundred feet of snow. Several choices of routes are available.Participants should have familiarity with self-arrest and the use of ice ax and crampons, ascending and descending steep snow, and rope tie-in and basic climbing gear. On this climb, we will discuss and practice snowpack assessment and stability, roped ascent and descent, snow anchors, belaying on snow, climbing with mixed rock/snow conditions, use of climbing gear. Gear needed: mountaineering boots, ice ax, crampons fitted to your boots, gaiters, climbing harness, helmet, a 120 cm (48") sling, a locking carabiner, pack large enough to carry some group gear.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Kelso Mtn. 13,164'

Bring waterproof pants for the possible glissade.

Leader: John Mill
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Greyrock Mountain traverse

One of the most popular mountain hikes in Fort Collins, nearby Greyrock mountain offers stunnning view of peaks to the west such as Comanche. We will summit the mountain via the west side Weenie route reportedly named after a CMC'er who toted a grille for a celebratory summit roast but it could also apply to the relatively short scramble length compared to Flatirons classics making this a good intro scramble. Starting at the standard trailhead on the Poudre river, we will approach via the west side Meadow trail going offtrail shortly before reaching the junction with the Greyrock trail. Targeting an obvious west facing gully as the slope becomes steeper we will slide through a keyhole, traverse a few slabby rock ledges, before reaching the bottom of the 4th class face where we will fix a few ropes. Trip participants will need basic scrambling skills and equipment including a harness and prusik/ropeman tie-in skills. Optional are a pair of sticky rubber climbing shoes and a helmet although the latter is highly encouraged. The lead/coleads will bring ropes, rock protection & anchors, grille and weenies. Total hiking/scramble time should be under 6 hours but depends on the size and skill of the group.See: https://www.summitpost.org/greyrock-weenie-route/169629 

Leader: Dimitri Poppeliers
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Upper Straight Creek / Ridgeline Wildflower & Ridgeline Hike

This is a popular wildflower hike that also leads to ridgeline views above the Loveland Ski Area and the Eisenhower Tunnel to our high point of 12,701. Allow 5+ hours for this out and back route to allow time for wildflower viewing and snacks on the ridge.  Wildflower reference guides: Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office.

Leader: Barbara Audin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, New Member Hike: Apex 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, etc.I'll write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. Traction devices, such as Microspikes, may be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.NO Dogs, please. Look for designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Joan Winstein
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,300
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Rock Climb Staunton SP

Ropes and anchors will be provided. BYO helmet, harness, shoes, and climbing rack (belay device, personal anchor, etc). Quick draws not necessary but if you intend to bring any please ensure they are uniquely marked to prevent mix ups.Participants should have at a bare minimum passed or waived Basic Rock, ideally also Intermediate Rock or equivalent experience. Not an instructional trip, but priority will be given to recent ACS students and instructors in order to practice skills learned in class. 

Leader: Chris Nation
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual
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Sunday, 6/27/2021, Hybrid Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Field Day

This field day is limited to students who have already completed the virtual first day of the 2020 hybrid Zoom/video Backcountry Pulse WFA class. Eligible students will be contacted directly by e-mail.

Leader: Jeff Flax
Type:
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Friday, 7/2/2021, Asending Hike Series: Squartop Mounatin 13,974ft

We will follow the standard route for Square Top that bypasses Square Top Lakes.  There is an expansive flat summit area that affords a 360 degree view.

Leader: Kevin Donovan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.0, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2454 ft
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Friday, 7/2/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Saturday, 7/3/2021, Loop Woods Machbeuf

Hike up Watrous Gulch to the saddle between Woods and Parnassus from there up Woods and down to the saddle between Machbeuf and Pettingell. We may make an OPTIONAL detour to Herman lake, that depends on group interest. Please bring appropriate gear and clothing to ensure you are self sufficient on this possibly cold and windy snow shoe.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Saturday, 7/3/2021, Estes Cone 11,006' (RMNP)

If you don't have your C classification and want to sign up for the hike, give the trip leader a call and we can talk about the route.From the seldom used East Portal Trailhead in Estes Park, CO we will take the Wind River trail to connect with the Storm Pass Trail before taking the final trail up to the summit.  This is a different (and longer) route than what most people usually use to get to the top of Estes Cone.  Also, because of the total elevation gain (2,868 feet), it just barely causes the hike to be categorized as a C instead of a B hike.  At the very top there is what I would consider easy Class 3 scrambling to get to the summit but nothing too difficult and no real exposure.Due to the trailhead we are using and the time of day we will be entering Rocky Mountain National Park, we will not need one of the new timed entry permits.  The parking lot at the trailhead is somewhat limited so I'm limiting the hike to 12 people (i.e., 3 carloads of hikers).Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions or to get more information on the route. Refreshment stop after the hike. 

Leader: David Sanders
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,868
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Saturday, 7/3/2021, Ascending Hike: Apex Park Loop: Mod B

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 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. Part of the trail is steep, 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 calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Grayson Garner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 7/9/2021, 14ers Eolus & Sunlite & Windom

These are all individual day hikes, and it is much easier to decide which peaks to do each on what day .... when we have several people signed up and when we know the preference of the people that are ACTUALLY coming That is why the description applies to all the trips, all the details are in 1 single Google docs which is easier to modify thatn 5 pages on the cmcorg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrrrCQ1_AGYMUMT_B8Ldj5SDpHGp0tv3gFKlJPwYZfc/edit?usp=sharing Please read it , and it tells you how to ACTUALLY sign up

Leader: Bogie Dumitrescu
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Friday, 7/9/2021, N. Maroon Pk. - 14,014'

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.  (

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,500
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Sentinel Point west of Pike's Peak Long Difficult Hike Series

This hike will be a continuation of our Long Difficult Hike series. “If it’s not long it will be difficult; if it’s not difficult it will be long.” No respite.For some hikers this can be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent we will be mostly off-trail, hiking up steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, and bushwhacking. The final short pitch to the summit will require some moderate 3rd class scrambling.Weather permitting, we may have the option to do a short celebratory “picnic” back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Alternatively, we also have the option to stop at a fun taproom in Woodland Park.Leader will send out a detailed trip write-up, including GPX file, prior to departure day.Finally, please monitor your email and text messages that morning in case the trip needs to be rescheduled due to weather.

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Friday, 7/9/2021, BPX Backpack, Seven Lakes, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back

Description:

Leader: Randall Blosser
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12.6, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Butler Gulch-Wildflower Hike Note: Location Change

 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: 1600
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Friday, 7/9/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, Mt. Princeton 13er and 14er

Meet at Johnstons Corner in Buena Vista at 5 a.m. to group up and leave at 5:10 a.m. to the Mt. Princeton Road trailhead. Goal is to climb Mt. Princeton and nearby 13er.

Leader: Christie Lee
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Elevation Gain: 3500
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, North Table Top Rope

This top rope trip is for graduates of Intermediate Rock or equivalent experience, preference given to recent graduates. We will top rope climbs of difficulty up to an agreed upon limit, so participants have an opportunity to practice skills learned in Basic and Intermediate Rock. We will meet at the CMC at 06:30; we will climb until sometime in the afternoon. Personal equipment required: helmet, harness, belay device, several locking carabiners, PAS, climbing shoes, ten essentials. Bring enough food and water for up to 6 hours at the cliff.PLEASE BE PREPARED TO CARRY EITHER ONE OF MY ROPES OR SOME ROCK CLIMBING GEAR.ALSO BRING PLENTY OF WATER.

Leader: Bruce Badger
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2, Elevation Gain: 300
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, BKPS 2021 Group #1/Field #3

BKPS 2021 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, 7/10/2021, Ascending Hikes: Arapahoe Lakes: Mod B

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 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. Part of the trail is steep, 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 calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2100
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, TCS Nav1 Field Day (Frymier)

This is the field trip associated with the Nav1 online course.Prerequisite for participation is completion of online Nav1 course modules 0-10. If you have not already registered and completed the Nav1 online course, learn more about it and/or enroll here.For the field day, enrollment password is provided in final module of Nav1 online course material.Participants must also attend 7pm MT Weds (3 days prior to field day) webinar at ZoomLink. The conference will cover general Q&A about the course, review of North Table Mountain plotting exercise, and logistics for subsequent field day.The object of Nav1 Field day is to put into practice the skills acquired from the Nav1 online course. We will focus on Nav Core Competencies and acquiring field travel skills including orienting the map, position fixing, bee lining, leap frogging, handrailng, obstacle avoidance, and more.Students will be required to relate terrain to a map, identify map features and also be able to determine field and map locations using a compass..This class is a prerequisite for participation in Alpine Climbing School (ACS).

Leader: Mark Frymier
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1,000
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, BKPS Group 4 Field Day 3 - Overnight


Leader: Sean O'Connell
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, 13216, 13537, Hilliard, OKeefe

Day 1: Saturday July 10--leave conundrum creek trailhead approx 11am, pack in 7.6 miles and 3400 vertical past conundrum hotsprings to near treeline depending on water availability. Camp for the night.Day 2: Sunday July 11--climb pt 13,216 and pt 13,537 return to camp, break camp and move down trail to approx 10,500 and set up camp.  6 miles and approx 2000 verticalDay 3: Monday July 12--climb Hilliard (13,409) and Keefe (13,516) and return to camp, spend second night in this camp. 4 miles and approx 3500 vertical.Day 4: Tuesday July 13--pack out (approx 6 miles descent back to trailhead)--and drive home. ***note: bear cannisters are required!  Either cannister or Ursack is OK******bring helmet***

Leader: John Broadbooks
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 24, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 8900
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, RECON Backpack, Elliott Ridge and Gore Range Trail, Eagles Nest Wilderness, 2-day Loop

Description: This is my first time for this loop thus this is a RECON/exploratory Trip for the offical BPX Trip in August.  Roster will be reserved for Gore Range Members first.  Trip is in north end of Eagles Nest Wilderness and takes Elliott’s Ridge, with optional side excursion to Meridian Peak, and then connecting with the Gore Range trail for camping at nice unnamed lakes. This is a RECON Trip and will be at a faster pace, with camping at Upper Cataract Lake.   Second day we pass Eaglesmere Lakes and complete the loop back to trailhead along the Gore Range trail and North Fork Elliott Creek Trail. Itinerary: Day 1 will be a long, tough day: From the Elliott Ridge TH (~Elevation 11,198') take Elliott Ridge Trail 1895 to the SSE. After 5 miles, we will head up to Meridian Peak an then return to Upper Cataract Trail 63.  To go to Meridian Peak continue to follow the ridge, on or off trail. Meridian Peak (Elevation 12,426') offers great views into a rugged part of the Gore Range. Retrace our steps to get back on Upper Cataract Trail 63 and after less than one mile and going down some zigzags, pass by Mirror Lake and continue to Upper Cataract Lake to camp. Note: there is a significant climb between Mirror Lake and Upper Cataract Lake, and the latter requires taking a short informal trail to the right. (~ 12 miles to Upper Cataract Lake, Elevation 10,760')  We will cross over a couple of high points at Elevations 11,900'. Day 2: Take Upper Caterack Lake Trail 63 to the intersection of Trail 63 and the Gore Range Trail (Trl 60). Take Trl 60 to the NW passing Eaglesmere Lakes.  Shortly after leaving the Eagles Nest Wilderness, turn left onto North Fork Elliott Creek Trail 1831.1A (may just be indicated as 1A), then continue on jeep road 1831 to the vehicles. (~11 miles, starting elevation at 10,758' down to 9,850 back up to 11,198')  

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 23, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4100
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Saturday, 7/10/2021, ACS Bootleggers - High Peak Climb

This trip is for members of the ACS Bootleggers group only.

Leader: Jeff Benton
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Sunday, 7/11/2021, Pyramid Peak 14,018'

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.  (https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=nmar2&peak=Maroon+Bells+and+Pyramid+Peak) 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.           There is a new parking permit system in place at the Maroon Lake trailhead.  The permits for July will go on sale on April 12.  To purchase parking permits go to https://aspenchamber.org/plan-trip/trip-highlights/maroon-bells/reservationsRegister with leader at 

Leader: Mark Silas
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.25, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4,500
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Sunday, 7/11/2021, Marble Peak 11,314 Ft

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. 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: 2,300
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Sunday, 7/11/2021, New Member Hike: Three Mile Trail, Guanella Pass

The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc.I'll write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.NO Dogs, please. Look for designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike. Those conditions of which I am most concerned include:  diabetes, heart issues such as pace maker, whether you carry an EPI Pen, if you have had surgery in the last six months 

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,300
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Friday, 7/16/2021, BPX Backpack, Half-moon Pass/Wheeler Geologic Area, La Garita Wilderness, 4-5 day Loop

Description: A truly unique and varied hike through scenic open country, alpine basins, over a high pass and down to the fantastic Wheeler Geologic Area.  Next, hike over a large scenic mesa above tree line and down into a deep canyon.Itinerary: Day 1. Hike on the South Fork Saguache Trail (#781). Pass the Whale Creek Trail and continue on the South Fork Saguache Trail to the Unknown Creek Trail (#886). Hike on the Unknown Creek Trail to the Half-moon Pass Trail (#912). Hike on the Half Moon Pass Trail to the Half-moon Creek Trail (#914) and turn right on that trail. Camp along this trail next to Twin Peaks Creek. This loop gives you great views of Twin Peak above. (6 miles/1400’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38523?t=VbYHHb5CrNguuJTtrr9IDay 2. An early morning out and back day hike is possible to Machin Lake west on the Machin Basin Trail (#784). Otherwise turn left (east) on the Machin Basin Trail towards Half-moon Pass. The Machin Basin Trail intersects with the Half-moon Pass Trail (#912) just below the pass.  Summit the pass and descend on the Wheeler Trail (#790) to the Wheeler Geologic Area. Camping near the cabin shelter is not legal and there may not be water in the creek so decent to TH and camping may be required.. Explore the Wheeler Geologic area. (5.1 miles/ 1000’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38524?t=nemgmudBSa8FHmnrfyp3Day 3. Leave the WGA very early to get over Palmer Mesa before afternoon storms. Climb back up the Wheeler Trail towards Half-moon Pass. Just below the pass turn right (east) on the La Garita Stock Driveway (#787) Ascend to and cross Palmer Mesa. After 6 miles, turn south on the Whale Creek Trail (#780) and descend into the Whale Creek Canyon. It is possible to camp near where the trail first arrives at Whale Creek (7 miles to camp /1800’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38525?t=qHXq40OPCTiUuxfqQB9MDay 4. Hike down Whale Creek Trail to the trailhead. (4.1 miles/0’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38526?t=xZgoWXLGXXZHKMVTk5VmGeneral Requirements: The route may be difficult to follow at times especially on Palmer Mesa where there is no trail, just widely spaced markers. GPS is critical.  It is also critical to leave WGA very early (before sunrise) to get over the mesa before storms. There is an amazing, detailed and thorough website for this trip with maps and GPS data at: http://www.ouachitamaps.com/La%20Garita%20Wheeler.html  Map: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38522?t=N9fwdrWkhpIDi0jQQvND

Leader: Mercedes Aponte
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 25, Elevation Gain: 4,200
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Friday, 7/16/2021, California Peak 13849' (Sangre De Cristos) 3 day w/backpack

California Peak is a Colorado "centennial" summit (highest 100 mountains) located in the southern Sangre De Cristo mountains west of Walsenburg.  It is one of a cluster of high peaks including 14ers Blanca, Little Bear, Lindsey, and Ellingwood Point, and just across the valley from fellow centennial Heurfano Peak.  We hike among giants here and will see them all on our (Class II) ascent of California's south ridge via Lily Lake.  While many climb this peak as a (CMC class D) day hike from TH, at 4100' of elevation gain this old leader must resort to a short backpack to reduce the summit day gain to a CMC class C day hike with 3000+ ft gain.  Nonetheless, the pack-and-climb will slow the process and give our group more time to appreciate the beauty of this fine Colorado mountain area.  Individual food is the order of the day.  Plan for 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner on trail.  Expect few to none other people on the mountain (unlike neighboring 14ers).  And bring a bear can!We are taking just 5 people (unless we get another driver w/4WD ) so please do not sign up unless you really intend on going.  Cancellations near trip day usually go out with open slots - very frustrating to the leader.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Friday, 7/16/2021, Lion Lakes 1,2, Snowbank RMNP*

Certainly one of the most beautiful hikes in RMNP.  Lion Lake #1, Lion Lake #2, and Snowbank Lake are located in the northwest corner of the Wild Basin Area in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lakes occupy an idyllic alpine basin framed by Pilot Mountain (12,222’), Mount Alice (13,310’), and the north ridge of Mt Orton (11,724’). A maintained trail leads 6.8 miles to Lion Lake #1, beyond which a well-established and intuitively followed cross-country route continues up Trio Falls to Lion Lake #2 and Snowbank Lake.Must have ALL 10 essentials.Consider bringing trekking poles as we will most likely be walking in some snow in the lakes area and jumping streams.

Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Friday, 7/16/2021, Windy Peak 11970' from Lost Park Long Difficult Hike Series

This hike will be a continuation of our Long Difficult Hike series. “If it’s not long it will be difficult; if it’s not difficult it will be long.” No respite.For some hikers this can be a very challenging hike. As we do our ascent we will be mostly off-trail, hiking up very steep terrain, hopping over down trees, scrambling through and around boulders, bushwhacking.Weather permitting, we may have the option to do a short celebratory “picnic” back at the trailhead. With this in mind consider bringing a snack, beverage, and folding chair. Alternatively, we also have the option to stop at the Conifer SnowPack Taproom.Leader will send out a detailed trip write-up, including GPX file, prior to departure day.Finally, please monitor your email and text messages that morning in case the trip needs to be rescheduled due to weather. 

Leader: Rich McAdams
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Friday, 7/16/2021, Watrous Gulch/Herman Lake Loop

Our hike begins at the Herman Lake trail head and soon takes the group into the Watrous Gulch drainage. From there, we'll continue up the drainage until we go OFF TRAIL and hike to the saddle between Mt. Parnassus and Woods Mountain. We'll then climb Woods Mountain (12,940') and follow the ridge west over to Mt. Machebeuf (12,805'). Our descent begins from Machebeuf all the way down to the Continental Divide Trail which we'll follow until gaining the Herman Lake Trail. Lunch is planned to be at Herman Lake a 1/4 mile beyond.We will then descend 3 additional miles down the Herman Lake trail back to where we started.

Leader: Groovy Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Friday, 7/16/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 7/16/2021, BPX Backpack, Five Pass Loop Tour of the Horns, Uncompahgre Wilderness, 3-day Loop

Description: This is a very beautiful loop hike which circles Wetterhorn and Matterhorn Peaks in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. It climbs over five high passes with endless views of the San Juans. It includes close up views of Uncompahgre Peak.Here is a photographer's web page for pics from this area:https://www.mountainphotography.com/gallery/wetterhorn-uncompahgre-loop/The following itinerary is very preliminary and subject to change.Itinerary: Day 1: Starting from FS 870 hike to Matterhorn Creek TH to avoid rough road section from 870 to TH and then hike on Matterhorn Cutoff Trail 245 and and right at junction on Ridge Stock Driveway 233 over a high ridge and past the Matterhorn trail then down and across small creek with whitre mineral deposits to find poles markers for East Fork Trail 228 down the valley. Good camping near shepherds hut and trees. (~5 miles/2100’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38477?t=9sh97R1w3vPtiHialhNvDay 2: Continue west on a primitive trail through the camping  area to descend to the valley and the Matterhorn Trail where you can easily ford creek in late summer and pick-up Middle Fork Trail going uphill - watch for pole markers. Climb over nearly 12,600 foot pass and then steep descent  to a treed area with creek nearby and many camping areas. This would be a good stopping point if lightning is a concern for the next segment  which climbs the Coxcomb Trail 132 approximately 1,500 feet to the pass below Coxcomb Peak (the highpoint of the loop at 12,939 ft) and down to the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River.  Watch for trail along valley ridge or take alternate to east side to avoid exposure but both will descend to more defined trail and into camp just past a small creek.(~5 miles/2,500 feet up and 2,500 feet down’).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38480?t=AUUNLpRCSgjEmdeyf4wPDay 3: Continue up the valley and look for Middle Canyon Trail 136 on the right which climbs steeply up the prominent ridge to the south . Climb over and descend into Middle Canyon  to eventual intersection with the Matteron Creek Trail return to  the trailhead and cars (~7.3 miles, 1,800 up and 3,1000 down).https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38481?t=PF6IbGmAiQqeniQTHiKKGeneral Requirements: Park at the intersection of USFS Road 870.2a and 870. Drive up to the official trailhead requires a high clearance 4WD. Driving on 870 from Capitol City to the start of 870.2a is very rough and requires slow go - higher clearance like Outback is OK - 4WD not required on 870.Map: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/38483?t=yhd9NGdpikZ28wUiC2Pn 

Leader: Robert Dawson
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 18, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 6,400
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Saturday, 7/17/2021, Grand Traverse 1 of 4 Crestone Traverse

Those signing up for all 4 of the grand traverses will get priority.Participants will be expected to be prepared, know the route, and participate in route finding. Everyone must be very comfortable with exposure and route finding on Class 4-5.0 rock. We won't be using a rope. Sunday is going to be a long day out, moving at a continuous quick pace, with sustained scrambling in no-fall situations.

Leader: Nick Quesnel
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 5,800
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Saturday, 7/17/2021, Ascending Hike: Shelf Lake; Diff B Guanella Pass Area

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 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. Part of the trail is steep, 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 calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 7/17/2021, Bluebird Lake RMNP

Please add 2 more items to your ten essentials- hand sanitizer and a mask. You will not have to wear the mask on the hike.It is up to you to wear if you are not fully vaccinated. Please fill out the liability form on the CMC website if you have not done it in the past year.

Leader: Amy Parker
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,478
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Saturday, 7/17/2021, TCS Nav2 Field Day (Frymier)

This is the field trip associated with the Nav2 online course.Prerequisite for participation is completion of both Nav1/Nav2 online courses and Nav1 field day. If you have not already registered and completed the TCS Nav online courses, learn more about them and/or enroll at the following links:

For the Nav2 field day, enrollment PASSWORD is provided in final module of Nav2 online course material.Participants must also attend 7pm MT Weds (3 days prior to field day) webinar at ZoomLink. The conference will cover general Q&A about the course, review of Little Scraggy Peak route planning exercise, and logistics for subsequent field day.The object of Nav2 Field day is to put into practice the skills acquired from the Nav2 online course. We will focus on Nav Core Competencies and acquiring field travel skills including orienting the map, position fixing, bee lining, leap frogging, handrailng, obstacle avoidance, and more.Students will be required to relate terrain to a map, identify map features and also be able to determine field and map locations using a compass..This class is a prerequisite for participation in Alpine Climbing School (ACS)

Leader: Mark Frymier
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1,000
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Sunday, 7/18/2021, BPX Backpack, Brady Lake, Holy Cross Wilderness, 2-day out and back

Description:  backpack up to Brady Lake near Homestake Reservoir in the Holy Cross Wilderness.  Enjoy great scenery and fishing.Itinerary: Day 1:  Drive to Sopris Lake THD.  Hike on Sopris Lake Trial (#2132) to Brady Lake.  Set up camp near Brady Lake.  Relax and explore the area.  (Approx. 1.5 miles / 900 feet gain).Day 2:  Break camp.  Hike back to THD (1.5 miles / 0 feet gain).General Requirements:  Prepare for a short overnight trip.  Depending on group interest, there are options for exploring the surrounding area and fishing.  Fishers must provide the leader with a fish to fry.Maps:  https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=39.37585,-106.47832&z=14&b=f16ahttps://trails.colorado.gov/routes/39254?t=WiYCrHbXlFxZyASbHqpH

Leader: Grayson Garner
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Sunday, 7/18/2021, Bike Leadville Mineral Belt Trail

We will bicycle the Leadville Mineral Belt Trail (11.6 mi) through the historic mining district with frequent stops at historic markers. The ride passes through aspen groves, conifer forests, meadows, and open vista sage parks as we loop around Leadville, with views of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges. Be prepared for flats and simple bike repairs if needed. Bring: bike helmet, water, suitable clothing, relaxed attitude.Bikes can be road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, e-bikes. The pace will be casual with time to read all the historic markers. Allow 2+ hours for the ride, plus time for a picnic lunch following. (Bring your own lunch.) https://www.mineralbelttrail.com/Preference to Gore Range Group members until July 4 (2 weeks prior). 

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 750
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Friday, 7/23/2021, Herman Gulch-Wildflower Hike Note: Location Change Location Change due to Wildfires RMNP

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: 5, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 7/23/2021, BPX Backpack, Windsor Lake, Holy Cross Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back, Doggie Trip

Description

Leader: Steve Wolf
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 2, Elevation Gain: 890
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Friday, 7/23/2021, Fly Fishing Crested Butte-July 23-25

We will be fishing the East river, Spring creek and Taylor river in the Crested Butte/Almont area.If you are planning to stay in Crested Butte, Cristiania Guesthaus is a good option.You can also stay at one of the many Airbnb locations around town.If you prefer to camp, there are several campsites along the Taylor river (25+ miles away from Crested Butte), the East river and the Slate river (closer to town). Some campsites are first come first serve (not many available this time of the year). Others require reservation. DO NOT DELAY this step once the trip leader gives you the OK to make a reservation. Reservations can be made six months in advance. The trip leader will stay in a campground along the Taylor river but the meeting places will be as follows:Friday 23: Cristiania Guesthaus parking lot. Crested Butte.Saturday 24: Roaring Judy Hatchery on CO Hwy 135 between Almont and Crested Butte.Sunday 25: (for those that fish on Sunday after the trip is officially over), Post Office parking lot located half a mile up the road from Almont on the Taylor river.The registrants need to advise the trip leader of arrangements including arrival and departing dates.Each registrant is responsible for making their own reservations and for paying for their own accommodations and meals.Consider making dinner plans for the evenings of Friday and Saturday with your fellow anglers. Some anglers dine in town. Many restaurants to choose from.Fishing and dinner plans are on your own on Thursday if you plan to arrive a day earlier.This trip starts Friday July 23 at 8.30 AM and ends on Sunday July 25 at 8.30 AM.You can keep fishing Sunday after breakfast but be aware that you will be on your own. The trip officially ends after breakfast.More details will be sent to participants once the sign up process is closed.To sign up for this trip:-Let the trip leader know that you want to be in this trip so that the trip leader can reserve your spot.-DO NOT make a hotel reservation if the trip leader didn't confirm with you that there is a spot open for you in this trip. There might be other members ahead of you on the sign up list that you are not aware of.-After the trip leader confirmed with you that there is a spot reserved for you on this trip, your spot will be held for 48 hours.-Make your hotel reservation, campground or Airbnb reservation at this point.-IMPORTANT: If you don't email your reservation to the trip leader within 48 hours since the trip leader reserved your spot, your spot will be released to the next member on the wait list.-Once your reservation is received the trip leader will add your name to the roster and will let you know that your spot is secured.***DO NOT CONTACT THE CMC OFFICE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP-ONLY THE TRIP LEADER REGISTERS MEMBERS ON TRIPS***

Leader: Pablo Balan
Type: Fishing, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 7/23/2021, Friday Morning Bike Ride

Join us once again for our Friday morning bike rides. This will be a 20-mile loop from Carbondale along County Rd 109 (Hardwick Bridge). It crosses the bridge just before connecting to Hwy 82. Then there is a nice stop along the Rio Grande trail at Ball Brewing for a refreshing beverage before finishing the loop in Carbondale. Riders should be comfortable using a roadway. Ride will leave at 10am and finish around 1pm. 
 

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 20, Elevation Gain: 300
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Saturday, 7/24/2021, Ascending Hike: Buffalo Peaks Loop Diff B

I will l write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.Please bring those of the 10 Essentials https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. Part of the trail is steep, 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 calendar.Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.

Leader: Lisa Shroyer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2004
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Saturday, 7/24/2021, Light & Fast: Democrat/Lincoln/Cameron/Bross Ultralight Gear Option

UPDATED FOR 24 JULY 2021; SATURDAY....STILL PENDING ACCESS.My plan for this hike and route is to focus on Light and Fast or Ultralight hiking gear to enable a quicker pace than normal on the clockwise route.  Our route is  Democrat-Cameron-Lincoln and the Bross Peak bypass route.  The goal for "pace" is to complete the DECALIBRON loop in under 5 hours; not extremely fast but a good pace for a group of six that still provides time for breaks.  (Weather; trail conditions; number of hikers will all impact our hiking pace.)Ten essentials are still required, but you should dress and plan to move at a quicker pace than normal with some jogging options planned between the following areas of the hike:  "Cameron - Lincoln" and "Lincoln - Bross".  There will still be breaks for food / water etc., but the overall intent is to test a gear setup that will enable you to move quickly if weather and trail conditions support a faster pace.   

Leader: Charles Cromwell
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3700
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Saturday, 7/24/2021, Pyramid Peak (14,018')

 Drive from Denver to Snowmass Village.  Overnight in Snowmass VillageClimb Pyramid Peak with alpine startStandard NorthEast Ridge route, class 4, helmets required14ers route description:https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=pyra1&peak=Maroon+Bells+and+Pyramid+Peak

Leader: Michael Gaudet
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4500
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Saturday, 7/24/2021, UP 4 TL GRABS South Table Loop (Trailblazers) Feb After Work Hike to HH Social Series

*THIS TRIP IS UP 4 TRIP LEADER GRABS*Description: South Table Mountain Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail near Golden, Colorado. [*Local trails after work social hike to HH series for Trailblazers. Optional parking lot beers post-hike.*]Activty Type: Social After Work Hike to HH SeriesPace: Social / EasyDistance: 1.8 miElevation Gain: 449 ftStrava gpx: To be providedRequired Gear:Masks required. Please bring the essential ten essentials on the hike. Click here for the complete list. It will get dark on us during winter months, so please bring those headlamps. Also, bring water and food. Route Information:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/south-table-mountain-trail-loop 

Leader: Thomas Hurja
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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Saturday, 7/24/2021, UP 4 TL GRABS South Table Loop (Trailblazers) Feb After Work Hike to HH Social Series

*THIS TRIP IS UP 4 TRIP LEADER GRABS*Description: South Table Mountain Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail near Golden, Colorado. [*Local trails after work social hike to HH series for Trailblazers. Optional parking lot beers post-hike.*]Activty Type: Social After Work Hike to HH SeriesPace: Social / EasyDistance: 1.8 miElevation Gain: 449 ftStrava gpx: To be providedRequired Gear:Masks required. Please bring the essential ten essentials on the hike. Click here for the complete list. It will get dark on us during winter months, so please bring those headlamps. Also, bring water and food. Route Information:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/south-table-mountain-trail-loop 

Leader: CMC Office
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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