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Friday, 4/28/2017, Bergen Peak Summit*

From the trailhead we will follow the Meadow View and the Bergin Peak trails to the top of Bergin Peak, 9,708 feet. We will pick up the Too Long Trail on the way back to the trailhead.  Should be no snow, we will monitor it as we get closer.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 4/28/2017, North Table Mountain Information Hike Natural History

Come discover the birds, flowers and wildlife of this "Serengeti of Golden". We will see some great vistas as we wind our way through grass/shrubland and lava cliffs to explore the mesa top and its origin. Bring binoculars.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, Pipeline Trail Colorado Springs Area

The trail is truly an old water pipeline route built by CCC in 1930's.  The terrain is generally flat and in the trees.There is no "destination" at the end of the route; it appears to transition onto a road. 

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 600
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.Apr 29. BMC Field Day, Second Rock Day

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, Fern Lake Snowshoe

Reference(s)RMNP info: www.nps.gov/romo. Also call 970-586-1206 (Mon-Sat. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)Weather: www.noaa.govTrip description: Snowshoe Routes: Colorado’s Front Range by Alan AptTopo map: http:/www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/fern-lake-trailhttp://www.protrails.com/trail/35/rocky-mountain-national-park-fern-lake/Trail_Map A map is a part of your 10 essentials. Our objective is to get outside and enjoy a lovely snow shoe hike together. While we will aim to finish at Fern Lake, our ultimate goal is to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Depending on the conditionand our pace, we will do our best to arrive Fern Lake. Our goal is to have lunch at the lake. If you don't make the lake our turn-around time will be 1:30 PM and return to our cars.

Leader: Patrick McKinley
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1601
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, Evergreen Mountain, Elephant Butte, Three Sisters Doggie Hike

This is a long strenuous training hike for our upcoming backpacks, climbs and treks. From the lower Three Sisters parking lot, we will gradually climb Evergreen Mountain to the scenic top.  We will then hike down the west side and hike on Mountain Muhly Trail to the less developed trail that climbs Elephant Butte to its 360 degree view of Mount Evans and the surrounding area.  We will loop back past the Three Sisters to the parking lot. Friendly, very fit dogs are welcome on leash. Dogs not required.

Leader: Bob Watkins
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, New member-Lil Scraggy new trail car shuttle

New and existing members welcome! New singletrack trail in Buffalo Creek Rec Area that completes the Little Scraggy Loop trail. We'll do a car shuttle hike mostly downhill (great views!) and will spend a bit of time on the Colorado Trail. A small portion of this trail is exploratory for the leader.

Leader: Anne Keil
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 600
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, 14'ers: Little Bear Peak

Meet up at the entrance of Blanca Peak Road off Hwy 150 at 8:00am. Drive up and park as high as we can. Hike to Lake Como. Setup camp. Scout the gully. Call it a day. Sunday start time 4:30am.  Summit AM, back at camp PM and home before bedtime.

Leader: Uwe Sartori
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 5,200
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Saturday, 4/29/2017, Fly Fishing School Group 4

Graduation trip for 2017 Fly Fishing School Group 4 members.We’ll be fishing Bear Creek at Lair o' the Bear Park.The group will meet at the park at 9:00 am. Instructors and students will spend the day fishing and practicing the techniques shown in Fly Fishing School. The trip will end no later than 3:00 pm.***Additional trip details will be sent to the participants who sign up for the trip***

Leader: Steve Wolf
Type: Fishing
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Mt Silverheels 13,822ft Off Trail

Mt. Silverheels stands by itself, with a great view in all directions from the summit. Our route is entirely off-trail, short and steep, but without technical difficulties. Off-trail hikes burn considerably more energy than on-trail hikes of similar length and altitude gain. Be sure you're properly conditioned for this situation. All hike participants will be expected to share in trail breaking, We will be above timberline for most of the hike - be prepared with sunscreen, lots of water, extra clothing layers, possible cold windy conditions. We will plan on stopping after 30 min hiking for clothing adjustment, breaks after that approx every 60 min. Snowshoes,hiking poles, an ice axe if you have one, and microspikes or alternative traction device necessary.Any trip member with medical conditions that might impact the trip are asked to contact trip leader in advance to avoid discussions at the trail head.

Leader: Eileen O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3800
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Kruger Rock Joint Ft Collins/Shining Mountain

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. This is a wonderful place to have lunch.  

Leader: Sue White
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Ski/Shoe the Continental Divide

Start at the Old Monarch Pass road, continue north along the Continental Divide across the top of Monarch. Sunscreen required! Monarch will be closed, so we'll have the mountain to ourselves. Snowshoers are welcome.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Cheeseman Canyon (Deckers area)

Cheesman Dam/Reservoir is located on the South Platte River 40 miles SW of Denver near Deckers and is part of the Denver water supply.  It has historical significance and is amply referenced on the Internet if you care to learn about it.  For many miles below the dam the river is a favorite for fly fishing.  There is a trail used mostly by fisherman (but certainly available for hiking) which traverses the canyon for 4 miles below the dam, sometimes next to the river and sometimes up on the canyon side.  Even with a GPS track there is so much up and down that elevation gain is hard to figure (that shown here is just an estimate).  We do an out and back on the trail in this beautiful area with a alternating turbulent and gentle river at our side most of the way.  

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Caribou Peak (12,310) Ski Mountaineering Advanced I Ski

From the old Caribou townsite climb to Caribou Peak or a nearby 12'er. Return by way of Bald Mountain for some more turns. Strong telemark/downhill skills under variable conditions, climbing skins, and avalanche gear required. We may need to carry skis on our packs for a bit. 

Leader: Christopher Marotta
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Staunton Ranch Elk Falls

This will be a 12 mile hike on good trails in the park. I don't anticipate needing micro spikes but will send out an update closer to the hike. The ranger told me Elk Falls is flowing, so will be a great lunch stop.

Leader: Debra Lachowetz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Sunday, 4/30/2017, Utah's Little Rockies desert backpack


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 20, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 5/5/2017, Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Loop* Rescheduled from 4/21/2017

Starting in Eldorado Canyon State Park we'll hike Eldorado Canyon trail to Walker Ranch Loop, follow the loop, and return to where we came. This trip will depend on the weather and group for the entire loop.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 15, Elevation Gain: 3200
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Friday, 5/5/2017, Almagre Mountain

Almagre Mountain is the 2nd highest peak on the Colorado Springs skyline. In spite of this, Almagre doesn't get much attention, and many locals are not even be able to identify it. Let's climb this peak from the back side using road 376 as our starting point. It's still holding snow but too early to say if snowshoes will needed. Gaiters and good sunglasses for sure. Stay tuned for further details on expected conditions, equipment and meeting place for (optional) car pool. This may be an exploratory hike (meaning the leader has not done it) but he plans to scout it out before the 5th so that should change. Make it a three day weekend and get in shape for some higher climbing this summer.

Leader: Andy Lyon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 14, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 5/5/2017, Falcon Castle 7,600'

From Morrison, hike up into the foothills to the ruins of the "Western White House" and the Walker Mansion. Loop trails through woods and meadows also can be followed if the group wishes. This is a close-in hike in Jeffco Open Space.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Friday, 5/5/2017, SKI! Freeheel Friday at Loveland Tele Tuesday Wrapup!

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced: Join us this Freeheel Friday to wrap up your Tele Tuesday--tele skiing at Loveland! Celebrate the tele camaraderie and new friends you've made this season on our Tele Tuesdays. Register online or call before 9pm so leader knows to look for you, either at Wooly Mammoth lot at 0900 or at Loveland's Clock/Ticket Tower at 10:30. Ski you soon and again next year. Thanks for a fun season!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, Twin Sisters

Climb the Twin Sisters trail in and out of forest with sporadic views of the continental divide.  The summit is above treeline with absolutely spectacular views. The west summit is the most popular destination with an optional climb over to the east summit depending on weather, conditions and group.  This is a high elevation hike;  please email leader for signup at r2d2quinn@aol.com

Leader: Diane Quinn
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2253
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 6. BMC Field Day. Third Rock Day

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, Pine Valley Loop

Three trails in Pike NF are combined to make this loop, using Pine Valley Ranch Park as the gateway. The route climbs steadily on a moderate grade for the first three miles during which we gain most of the hike’s elevation. It then becomes generally level with some minor downs and ups before descending more steeply back to the trailhead. Bring traction devices for possible need on this last section, which is on a wooded north-facing slope and can get icy. Part of the route passes through the Hi Meadow burn area. We will stop for a mid-morning snack on the trail, but will have lunch after the hike at Zoka’s Restaurant in Pine between 12:30 and 1:00.

Leader: Kate Valaer
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, Mystery Hike

Needed: 5 to 6 adventuresome hikers. Local hike, 4-5 miles, 300-500 feet elevation gain, maximum 4 hours long starting at 8:30. Call Christie Lee at 719-243-1821 at least two days prior to the trip.

Leader: Christie Lee
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 400
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, Highway Clean Up

Our segment of the I-70 interstate will be Wolcott to Mile Marker 159. We will meet at Jack’s Place (332 Beard Creek Road) in Edwards at 8:30 am, and car pool to the Wolcott Park and Ride parking lot, (exit 157). The cleanup takes place from 9:00 am until 12 noon. Immediately following the cleanup, there will be the usual thank you barbecue at the Broken Arrow Restaurant in Arrowhead from noon until 2 pm, with music, beer, free gifts and a chance to win raffle prizes.

Leader: Colleen Widlak
Type: , Trail mileage: 2
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Saturday, 5/6/2017, HAMS Rainier A Overnight Trainier With Rope Team Building Shav-Tab

HAMS (High Altitude Mountaineering School) Rainier training trip for Emmons Rainier A.  If you would like to find more about HAMS use please check out this link  http://www.hikingdenver.net/schools/hams.  

Leader: Jason Gross
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 5600
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Sunday, 5/7/2017, Carcass Canyon / Five Points Gulch

This trip is largely off trail, and partly exploratory.  It will involve non-technical pour-off climbs, traversing desert-ish terrain including cryptobiotic soil, and working through brush and boulders in a narrow canyon.  Some rock climbing or desert canyoneering experience is desirable - if you are not comfortable climbing, this is not a good trip for you.  This trip is a "U" of adjacent canyons with a 2 mile-car shuttle along US 50, so we want to take two cars to shuttle between the mouths.  We will start up "Carcass Canyon," a slot canyon opposite Hindman Gulch.  2.5 miles up a very narrow canyon will get us to a high point with a panoramic view of the northern Sangres.  We will then traverse about a mile to the rim of Five Point Gulch.  This may be the exploratory aspect if I seek out a different route down than last year.  Once down 500', the rest is benign -- about four miles along a little used track down an often wide, sometimes narrow canyon.  Be prepared for some water in either canyon.  If for some reason Carcass proves impassible this year, we will bail out to Five Points up & back.  No pets.
 

Leader: Thomas Mowle
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Sunday, 5/7/2017, Blodgett Peak, 9423'

This is a lovely hike to a peak with a spectacular 360 deg view above Colorado Springs. It starts out in the Blodgett Open Space on well-maintained and gentle trails, but shortly after it hits Forest Service lands the grade increases dramatically! It goes up 1900' in 1 mile (!) then eases a bit to the summit. We will not be trying to set any speed records on this trip!

Leader: Edward Biery
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Friday, 5/12/2017, South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak*

From the South Trailhead for the Mesa Trail, we’ll hike up Shadow Canyon to the saddle between Bear Peak and South Boulder Peak. We’ll return via Shawos Canyon, as well. Fee at parking lot.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Friday, 5/12/2017, Early Wildflower Hike Foothills Wildflowers William F. Hayden Park

This is an early wildflower hike. We will start hiking at the Hayden Park Trailhead located on Alameda Pkwy as we loop through the park and discover foothills wildflowers. Your Leaders are Colorado Native Plant Masters and will reference Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Boudoir Couloir Snow Climb

This is a couloir climb intended for those who have recently completed the Pikes Peak Group BMS Snow Climb course.  All others will be placed on the wait list.  Boudoir Couloir is on Horseshoe Mountain just south of Mt Sherman near Fairplay, CO.  All 10 Essentials, crampons, alpine axe, helmet, avalanche beacon/probe/shovel are required.  Avalanche L1 completion required.  Nat Geo Map 110.  Class III, 9/2,400’.  Register with leader. Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 13. BMC Field Day. Snow Travel Day

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Mount Sniktau "Spring Training" Day Trip Hiking Workout

From the Loveland Pass crest, traverse the Continental Divide ridge east and north to the Sniktau summit. Panoramic views of the high peaks in this area.

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Beaver Brook Trail

This hike begins at the Windy Saddle trail head above Golden. We'll hike through varied terrain until we've climbed to the top of Bald Mountain where great views of Clear Creek exist. This will also be our lunch location. After lunch, we'll return to the vehicles via the opposite direction.

Leader: Dave Callais
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Pancake Rocks

The Pancake Rocks hike is part of the Ring the Peak Trail. We will have lunch on the cool rock outcrop on top, great views both south and west towards Cripple Creek. We will find Horsethief Falls on the way back.

Leader: Jill Mattoon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 1200 ft
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Spruce Mounatin

Specific meetup and hike details will be emailed to registered hikers several days beforehand.

Leader: Y Mason
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Mystery Hike

Needed: 5 to 6 adventuresome hikers. Local hike, 4-5 miles, 300-500 feet elevation gain, maximum 4 hours long starting at 8:30. Call Christie Lee at 719-243-1821 at least two days prior to the trip.

Leader: Christie Lee
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 400
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Saturday, 5/13/2017, Hidden Treasures of the Waterpocket Fold

Come and explore some of the most amazing topography on earth, the famous Halls Creek Narrows and the Waterpocket Fold.  We will be guided by local canyon expert Herb Taylor, who has been in this area many times but never explored far south — so it will be a combination of the well known Narrows with an exploration of unknown, convoluted terrain south of there.

Leader: Candace Winkle
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 100, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 30000' (approx)
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Mosquito 13781* Treasurevault 13701*

We will drive to the Mosqito Pass Road stopping just before it turns to head up the pass. Hike North toward Tweto then head West to the ridge that leads to Treasurevault. Follow the ridge to Mosquito then down to the Mosquito Pass Road and back to the cars. You should know how to plunge step and kick steps. Bring an ice axe just in case there is a gissade. You don't have to glissade if you don't want to. You must have taken WTS. 

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Hopeful Couloir Snow Climb

This is a couloir climb intended for those who have recently completed the Pikes Peak Group BMS Snow Climb course.  All others will be placed on the wait list.  Hopeful Couloir is on Mount Hope just west of Twin Lakes.  All 10 Essentials, crampons, alpine axe, helmet, avalanche beacon/probe/shovel are required.  Avalanche L1 completion required.  Nat Geo Map 127.  Class III, 8/4,700’.  Register with leader. Eric Hunter ehuntercmc@gmail.com or (719) 266-9647.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4700
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, New Member Hike Baker Mountain 9,544 ft

Meet at the PnR at Hwy 285, Twin Forks at 0645 hrs. Depart at 0700 hrs. The PnR is located at 6164 Hwy 285, Morrison, CO. The PnR is located just pass South Turkey Creek Road and before Lindberg Road. The PnR is located on the right isde of Hwy 285.I will need someone to coordinate to ensure everyone gets a ride to the TH. I will meet everyone at the Elkhorn Road and Remington Road. From the PnR, travel south on Hwy 285 toward Kenosha Pass. Drop down into South Park. Continue on Hwy 285 toward Como. Take a LEFT on Elkhorn Road (Park County Road 15). Stay on Elkhorn Road to the Jefferson-Como Fire Department. Stay RIGHT at the fire station and continue down Elkhorn Road for approximately 8-9 miles. Meet at the intersection of Elkhorn Road and Remington Road (small pond on LEFT). I will be parked there at 0815 hrs (Toyota Tacoma Tan 4x4 truck). From here we travel together to the TH. The TH is located off Remington Road in the Pike National Forest.We will access the Pike National Forest from Remington Road.The pace will be causal. We will be out until early afternoon between 1300-1400 hrs (1-2 pm).From the TH we will hike to several points on our way to Baker Mountain and on the return to the TH. The terrain is varied, rolling with a mixture of open meadow and forest. Good views of Observatory Rock, Eagle Rock, the Kenosha mountains and the LCW. The hike will be  mostly off trail and travel on a FS road. There are numerous variations and options on this hike.Dog Friendly Hike. I have a dog and her name is Sugar. She will be along for this hike.

Leader: George Taylor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Bergen Peak 9,720' Colorado Public Lands Day CMC Conservation Series

Hike to celebrate the first ever Colorado Public Lands Day. Also a kick-off for the new CMC Conservation Series. In the Series, members will explore how our public lands are managed; what restrictions might exist, if any; and what are the threats to continued enjoyment of our public lands.Unknown to most people, the trail to the top of Bergen Peak goes through three different land manager jurisdictions. We'll discuss each and how their management plans may impact trail usage. 

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Harmonica Arch 9000' ... Mark Porter ... Mod B

Sculpted from granite, Harmonica Arch is one of Colorado’s longest arches. You can see Harmonica Arch from the lower Goose Creek Trail and the short hike to this suspended spectacle provides a unique outing. Hike up the west side of Goose Creek to Dome for close-up views of the arch and exceptional granite rock formations. Return eastward by steep bushwhack, crossing Goose Creek on boulder bridge and intercepting main trail for return to the trailhead. This trip will involve some off trail hiking and light scrambling. We’ll stop at the Bucksnort for libation afterwards.

Leader: Mark Porter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Fly fishing-South Platte River-05/20/17 Happy Meadow Campground Area Day Trip

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

Leader: Pablo Balan
Type: Fishing, Trail mileage: 1, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 20/21. BMC Field Days. Multi-pitch Climbs.

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, PPG New Member Orientation Hike at RRCOS

We will go for a short hike in the Red Rock Canyon Open Space (3 miles) and then meet at the Gazebo to review the PPG New Member Orientation materials and answer questions.  Guests are welcome so bring a friend. We should be complete by 11:30ish.

Leader: Dean Waits
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Golden Gate Figure 8 Doggie Hike

A long, strenuous training hike for our upcoming backpacks, climbs and treks. Loop over Ralston Roost to Panorama Point & back. Two excellent uphill climbs& beautiful scenery. See bootleggers & views of snow-capped peaks. Friendly, very fit dogs welcome but not required.

Leader: Bob Watkins
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Windy Peak/Golden Gate State Park

We'll hike through the trees with many stream crossings on the way to the top for lunch with nice views of other mountain ranges.

Leader: David Koch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Leader's Choice Wet Mountains?

TBD

Leader: Nancy Thousand
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Saturday, 5/20/2017, Seven Castles Hike

The Seven Castles hike is mostly flat, starting on an historic road that has become a walking trail that skirts the base of the Seven Castles rock formations. In about 1.5 miles the old road meets Seven Castles Creek, where we follow the rough and rocky (sometimes muddy) creek into a narrow, winding canyon to a 40-foot waterfall. The hike duration is about three hours, returning on the same trail.

Leader: Paul Andersen
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6
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Sunday, 5/21/2017, Basic Mountaineering Course

BMC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in basic mountaineering in Colorado and the world. CMC membership and current CPR/First Aid certification are required prior to first classroom on April 20. Five classroom lectures are followed by work on five field trips. Two summer high peak climbs will be scheduled by the senior instructor in coordination with their students. For more information and application, contact leader or co-leader.May 20/21. BMC Field Days. Multi-pitch Climbs.

Leader: Kevin Willey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Elevation Gain: 3400
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