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Friday, 1/28/2022, MILLS LAKE

From Bear Lake turn left soon after  the Emerald Lake tralhead sign and follow the trail to Alberta Falls.and past to the trail junction with Loch Vale and Lake Hiayaha.  Keep left ath theis junction to continut to Mills and Jewel  Glacier This will be a snowshoe hike to Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Mills Lake is considered by many to be the prettiest lake in RMNP. It lies on the northern edge of Glacier Gorge, a strikingly beautiful U shaped valley carved by glaciers. Longs Peak, Keyboard of the Windsc Pagoda Mountain and Chiefs Head Peak provide a spectacular backdrop. 

Leader: Carol Bennett
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 840
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Friday, 1/28/2022, Britt's 7th Annual Lake City Ice Climbing

Friday, January 28th 7:45am meet at the King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907,

Leader: Britt Jones
Type: Ice Climbing, Trail mileage: 3, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 1/28/2022, High Line Canal #12 Segment 12

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 1/28/2022, Carpenter Peak, RSPark

Due to the Covid/Omicron surge, we will not car-pool. We will meet at the Visitor's Center outside the bathrooms at 9 am.Then we will hike up to Carpenter Peak, take a short break and have a snack, and then head back down. Foot traction devices will likely be recommneded.

Leader: John O'Leary
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Saturday, 1/29/2022, Rifle Ice Caves & Rifle Falls State Park

Located about 15 miles north of Rifle, these limestone caves, hidden behind frozen waterfalls, display an amazing tapestry of ice that filters the outside light in intense shades of blue. The caves are accessed by a short trail from the road. After exploring the caves, we'll make a stop at Rifle Falls State Park and hike along an easy trail that goes above, and below, these ice-covered falls. Foot traction devices (Yaktrax, micro-spikes, etc.) required. Flashlights are not needed. Short coffee stop on the way in. Plan to help pay for gas and entry fees.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.0, Elevation Gain: 800
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Sunday, 1/30/2022, Gould Mountain Snowshoe or Ski

Note the leader has not done this trip in a 4-5 years so we may have "some adventure" in following the gpx track :-)This trip will be a snowshoe or ski tour from CO Highway 14 to the summit of Gould Mountain (10,390'), the system does not let me list as both:-) The two groups will stay "pretty much" together, however, Paul Attridge will be leading the snowshoe group when we separate for short stretches on the way down. NOTE IF conditions are not crummy everyone may(?) need to snowshoe. IF, this is the case there may be bare spots near the trailhead so everyone will need to have a way to attach snowshoes to their pack.The terrain involves considerable uphill travel, but the inclines are mostly quite gentle.  Participants can either snowshoe or ski.  Appropriate ski gear would be the slightly wider cross-country skis with 3-pin or nordic norm bindings designed for off-trail backcountry travel in ungroomed snow. Climbing skins will be useful in the steeper sections.  If snow conditions warrant, there will be ample opportunity to make some easy turns in gentle terrain on parts of the trip.  Snowshoers and skiers will travel together most of the time, but on the descent, the skiers may separate from the group for some downhill runs in a couple of sections if conditions warrant, then wait for the snowshoers.Most of the trip will be in coniferous forest, clear-cut areas, and some aspen groves.  In good weather, distant views of the Rawahs, Never Summers and North Park are spectacular.  This area is seldom traveled, yet the route follows abandoned logging roads and is straightforward most of the way.  The last 0.25 mile to the summit is steeper and involves more strenuous effort. Skiers may elect to walk the last 0.1 mile to the summit.  Because of the open clearcuts in the area, high winds could create some discomfort and the need for face protection and goggles. There are numerous alternative destinations in the area in case of bad weather or poor snow conditions.  Participants should be somewhat experienced with off-trail travel, comfortable with some moderate adventure, and reasonably fit to climb through a bit of steeper forested terrain.  Skiers should have intermediate X/C skills, including the ability to control downhill speed and to make gentle turns.The terrain we will be on has virtually zero chance of avalanches, but there may be some chance of encountering downed trees or rocks under the snow in some areas.      

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Sunday, 1/30/2022, Black Bear/Horseshoe Loop Golden Gate State Park

The Black Bear  trail is very rugged, steep with stair like stretches over rocks and  intermittent scrambling. Our pace will be moderate somewhere within the 2.0  to 2.5 average moving speed.  All vehicles will need a parks pass which can be purchased at the visitor center.

Leader: Holly Myers
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1717
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Sunday, 1/30/2022, Lake City - Birthday Ice Climbing


Leader: Joseph Petsche
Type: Ice Climbing, Trail mileage: 0.5
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Sunday, 1/30/2022, Sunday Morning Uphilling at Snowmass

Sunday mornings throughout the ski season, Lisa will lead snowshoe and/or uphill trips at Snowmass Ski Resort. We will start at 9am at the Snowmass Mall level and finish at 12pm (noon). Lunch can be purchased or you can bring your own. Routes will vary. The best option to get to the Snowmass Mall is using the free Snowmass Town Bus after parking at the Rodeo Lot. Another option is using the RFTA bus from any of the valley Park n Ride locations. Check http://www.RFTA.com for fare information. Please contact Lisa at least one day in advance to let her know you are planning to join the trip. This is moderate to strenuous exertion depending on your fitness level. You should be acclimated to the altitude and a steady rate of walking uphill, and be dressed appropriately for the weather. You will need to purchase an uphill pass for this. Go to this webiste to purchase uphill passes: https://shop.aspensnowmass.com/s/season-passes/p/uphill-pass. Non-members are welcome and will need to sign a guest waiver available on the CMC website: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 2000
see official page

Friday, 2/4/2022, High Line Canal #13 Segment 13

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
see official page

Saturday, 2/5/2022, Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Field Day (ATA)

This field day experience will teach you how to assess slope angles, identify avalanche terrain, how to use your slope meter and snow quality as well as matching terminology on the CAIC report with field conditions..

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, Lunch at the Kurt Cabin in Ashcroft

Snowshoe or cross country ski in the Ashcroft area and stop by the Kurt cabin for a bite to eat between noon and 3 pm. Please email Carol and Tom at kurtskarma@aol.com. Proof of COVID vaccination required. Email or text a picture of your vaccine card prior to the event. Masks will be required inside the cabin when you are not eating/drinking. 970-925-6648.

Leader: Carol Kurt
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 1.0, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, Moose Visitor Center XC Ski


Leader: Bill Trout
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6.0, Elevation Gain: 350
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, TCS Nav1 Field Day (Wethey)

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: John Wethey
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 1,000
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, 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: Michael McMahon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,300
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, Day Hiker School - Snow Day


Leader: Mike O'Connor
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Saturday, 2/5/2022, Sally Barber Mine Snowshoe

Exploratory!  Sally Barber Mine - Begin showshoeing up the unplowed section of French Gulch Rd.  After a few hundred feet take a sharp right onto County Rd. 440 toward the mine.  Be careful to stay on the road to avoid private property.  Cross the creek and follow the road southwest.  Gradually climb  the side of the hill until we reach the mine. The Sally Barber Mine produced zinc in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Back to Breckenridge for a beverage afterwards if we have time!

Leader: Steve Soich
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750'
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Sunday, 2/6/2022, Ruby Gulch SKI/SPLITBOARD For Intro to Backcountry Ski/Splitboard students

This trip will comply with CMC's COVID-19 protocol, as found on our website (https://www.cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx). The following guidelines will be followed:

  1. Full vaccination is required for this trip.  This is on your honor and meant to protect everyone.
  2. Social distancing measures will be followed, meaning a distance of 6 feet or greater will be kept at all times. This is easy to do outside with skis on.
  3. A mask will be required and worn at times when 6 ft cannot be maintained.
  4. Carpooling is at your discretion but you are highly encouraged to wear a mask if you carpool.
  5. I am limiting this trip to 6 participants because it is easier to follow COVID protocols. 
  6. Every participant is required to sign our updated liability waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/.
We will head out from the trailhead past a gate on the left up the Ruby Creek road.  The road starts steep but then gets more moderate.  We’ll skin for a couple miles until we get to a narrow meadow with awesome view of Mt. Parnassus.  From there we’ll cross a small creek and turn right to ski along a road and break out into a more open area.  We’ll cross a bigger gully and head up into the woods.   There may be some trail breaking.  We’ll wend our way uphill until we break out into a large meadow.  In this meadow we can do some laps. They aren’t long laps (maybe 150-200 ft each lap) but this is a good time to practice your transitions.  On the way back there is some tree skiing back down to the gully, but it is a short stretch and isn’t too steep.  Then we can ski down the main gully if there is good coverage.  This can be fun skiing because the snow is usually good..  There will be some uphill after we exit the gully.  If the gully is not good, we’ll head back the way we came out. If there is a lot of new snow and we can’t get up the steep road to the parking lot there is another parking lot on the right, 0.9 miles after you turn onto Woods Creek Rd.  We can park there and walk up the road.  If nothing is plowed out, as a back up plan, we’ll to go to Butler Gulch.    Butler Gulch is very close to Ruby. Be sure to bring all the gear that you learned about in the school!  

Leader: Stephanie Porter-Scheinman
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Sunday, 2/6/2022, Ophir Creek Loop

Ski across the meadow, up the ravine to intersect the Ophir Creek road.Continue up the road as far as desired and return, by the road unless there's enough snow through the ravine.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 700
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Sunday, 2/6/2022, Bluebird Backcountry Ski AT, Tele or Split board Bluebird Backcountry

Please review the Bluebird Backcountry website https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/ for an overview of this skin up / ski down area. The leader has transferable passes for participants at a cost of $30 each. Payment in advance via PayPal or Venmo to 719-821-2523 (non-refundable; your payment secures your spot on the trip). Leader needs your info to transfer the day ticket to you: First, Last Name, Birthdate, Email address. This will establish an account for you with Bluebird Backcountry to complete required BB Waivers and transfer the day pass to you. Split boards, telemark or AT skis, skins for uphill.Required gear: Avy Beacon, probe and shovel. Leader may have a loaner item if needed.Rentals are available with reservation at Bluebird Backcountry. Must reserve in advance.  https://shop.bluebirdbackcountry.com/rentalsContact Leader to sign up (email preferred) jandudley01@gmail.com. Please include your CMC member number, a brief description of your experience with backcountry skiing, and the type of gear you will use. 

Leader: Jan Dudley
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1245'
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Sunday, 2/6/2022, Sunday Morning Uphilling at Snowmass

Sunday mornings throughout the ski season, Lisa will lead snowshoe and/or uphill trips at Snowmass Ski Resort. We will start at 9am at the Snowmass Mall level and finish at 12pm (noon). Lunch can be purchased or you can bring your own. Routes will vary. The best option to get to the Snowmass Mall is using the free Snowmass Town Bus after parking at the Rodeo Lot. Another option is using the RFTA bus from any of the valley Park n Ride locations. Check http://www.RFTA.com for fare information. Please contact Lisa at least one day in advance to let her know you are planning to join the trip. This is moderate to strenuous exertion depending on your fitness level. You should be acclimated to the altitude and a steady rate of walking uphill, and be dressed appropriately for the weather. You will need to purchase an uphill pass for this. Go to this webiste to purchase uphill passes: https://shop.aspensnowmass.com/s/season-passes/p/uphill-pass. Non-members are welcome and will need to sign a guest waiver available on the CMC website: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 2/11/2022, Deadhorse Creek Loop Snowshoe St. Louis Creek TH

This is a difficult snowshoe as we could be breaking trail on the ascent  of 1400 ft.  We will ascend Spruce Creek. We will  descend Dead Horse Creek Road which is well traveled and we should not be beaking trail.   We will assess the  snow conditions to determine if the loop is do-able. Depending on conditions this could be an out and back. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/deadhorse-creek?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map

Leader: Holly Myers
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1414
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Friday, 2/11/2022, McClure Pass Snowshoe


Leader: John Broadbooks
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 2/11/2022, High Line Canal #14 Segment 14

 P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested. Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
see official page

Saturday, 2/12/2022, Snowy Range BCX

The trailhead for this trip is located just past the Snowy Range Ski area in Wyoming (west of Larimie). The group will start at the Barber Lake trailhead and do the Libby Loop along the way we will "skin uphill" in a few spots to do a couple of powder runs.  NOTE you will need skins and for the uphill climbs. This trip is a BCX (BackCountry Cross) ski, NOT an AT trip (due to the up and down).  Also note due to the powder runs on this trip YOU CAN NOT USE SKINNY SKIS (like the ones designed mostly for groomed trails). As indicated in the title this is a BCX trip so you should not attempt it using "skinny skis" (i.e. classic long cross country thin skis without metal edges or shape). With skinny skins you will just sink in the powder and will not be able to turn.  I'm saying it a second time because last year there were some misunderstandings. Contact me if you have questions.    

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 7.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 850
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Saturday, 2/12/2022, Spruce Creek Ski Tour

We will ski up the trail to the Mohawk Lakes trailhead then descend down the 4WD Spruce Creek Rd to complete the loop. The trail is a moderate climb through the woods.  Some skiers prefer kicker skins, but it can be done with fishscales.  We will return with a brisk downhill ride back to the TH. Intermediate backcountry downhill skill required. Depending on the group, we may choose to make this an out-and-back, skiing back down the Spruce Creek Trail.  This is more technical but the snow is often better on the trail than the road. Bring the usual: 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. You do not need avalanche gear.  

Leader: Dale Pfaff
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Saturday, 2/12/2022, South Creek Nadia Memorial Loop

 Partly on trail, partly on deserted roads, and a bit of bushwhacking, the snow is usually deep & we may have to break trail.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 400
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Sunday, 2/13/2022, Ghost of Leroy Smith/Walk Through Time


Leader: Andy Lyon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1150
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Sunday, 2/13/2022, Sunday Morning Uphilling at Snowmass

Sunday mornings throughout the ski season, Lisa will lead snowshoe and/or uphill trips at Snowmass Ski Resort. We will start at 9am at the Snowmass Mall level and finish at 12pm (noon). Lunch can be purchased or you can bring your own. Routes will vary. The best option to get to the Snowmass Mall is using the free Snowmass Town Bus after parking at the Rodeo Lot. Another option is using the RFTA bus from any of the valley Park n Ride locations. Check http://www.RFTA.com for fare information. Please contact Lisa at least one day in advance to let her know you are planning to join the trip. This is moderate to strenuous exertion depending on your fitness level. You should be acclimated to the altitude and a steady rate of walking uphill, and be dressed appropriately for the weather. You will need to purchase an uphill pass for this. Go to this webiste to purchase uphill passes: https://shop.aspensnowmass.com/s/season-passes/p/uphill-pass. Non-members are welcome and will need to sign a guest waiver available on the CMC website: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 2000
see official page

Sunday, 2/13/2022, Maroon Bells XC Ski

Winter is a serene time to visit the Maroon Bells especially on Sundays as the snowmobile tours do not operate. The road is plowed to Lazy T 7 Ranch where you can find parking. The ranch grooms the road to the Maroon Bells so basic track skis are only needed. This is a long day with 6 miles up to the Bells and 1500 feet of climbing. Depending on snow condition, it can be a slog coming down. Participants will need to be intermediate XC skiers with good classic or skate skiing skills. The reward is worth it is if you can make it to the Bells. This is an all day XC ski so bring plenty of food and water and clothes for the downhill.  

Leader: Mary Wiener
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Friday, 2/18/2022, North Twin Cone Peak Snowshoe

This is a beautiful route with wonderful moose habitat  and willows on the south side of the road.  As we ascend through the aspens we will reach open places with  spectacular views of South Park.   Starting out with microspikes and carrying our snowshoes, we will transfer to snowshoes as we approach the switchbacks. We will walk until around noon. Snowshoe pace up hill will be your own.  Mine is slower around 1.6 uphill and round 2.4 going downhill.  I encourage each person to find the pace that works best for them. If you are faster please plan on periodically waiting for slower members to catch up.  The ascent is a workout!https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/north-twin-cone 

Leader: Holly Myers
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
see official page

Friday, 2/18/2022, Lee Gulch Trail

Nice walk with a little more elevation than the HLCs were. 

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual
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Saturday, 2/19/2022, Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Field Day (ATA)

This field day experience will teach you how to assess slope angles, identify avalanche terrain, how to use your slope meter and snow quality as well as matching terminology on the CAIC report with field conditions..

Leader: Brad Cotten
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
see official page

Saturday, 2/19/2022, 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: Michael McMahon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,300
see official page

Saturday, 2/19/2022, Lovell Gulch - dog friendly

Join us on an easy, pleasant loop through Woodland Park. This trail has some ups and downs. Many parts are shaded, so please bring traction control in case. It is a well traveled trail, so be sure to come on time so we can beat some of the traffic.Please contact me if you feel comfortable doing a carpool to Woodland Park and would like to save a trip.This is a dog-friendly hike for dogs who are dog and people friendly and can stay on leash the whole time.

Leader: Audrey Burkart
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.4, Elevation Gain: 931
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Saturday, 2/19/2022, Burro / Spruce Creek Ski Tour

This is a challenging and fun ski tour that starts at the base of Peak 9.  We will ski across a groomed run and onto the Burro Trail.  Burro Trail climbs moderately and steadily for about 3 miles.  The trail ends at Spruce Creek Rd.  We will make a quick descent down the road to the Spruce Creek Trailhead.  Spruce Creek Trail is another steady climb of about 2 more miles, but a bit steeper and twistier than Burro.  How far we ski will depend on conditions, the pace of the group, and how everyone is doing.  To avoid avalanche terrain, we will go no higher than the top intersection with Spruce Creek Rd., which is at about 11,150'.  We will ski down the way we came up, descending Spruce Creek Trail and Burro Trail.  Please note that Spruce Creek Trail is considered an "Advanced" XC ski trail due to the twistiness and moderate steepness.  Please conctact Trip Leader if you are uncertain about your ability level.I have marked the pace as "Fast," but I expect it to be more like "the fast side of moderate".  

Leader: Mike Moerk
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 11.4, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Sunday, 2/20/2022, Waterdog Lakes Trail

Snowshoe a beautiful trail to a high altitude lake off of Monarch Pass. Not a long high but challenging due to areas of steep gain. Option of going to the upper lake pending avalanche danger. Moderate B based on elevation gain in a short distance at over 10.000' elevation. Anyone fully COVID vaccinated is welcome to join the trip.This trip is intended for Pikes Peak Group and El Pueblo Group members.  All others will be waitlisted.

Leader: Jacqueline Hooper
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Sunday, 2/20/2022, Ski for the Pass Independence Pass Foundation Event

I want to remind our community and reserve this date for scheduling as this is a great fundraiser and classic ski event for Independence Pass Foundation. You must register with them- https://www.independencepass.org/ski-for-the-passparking is limited, so let's form a carpool and go up and back saving fuel and having more fun. Shoot me a text and I'll help organize vehicles. Thanks!  

Leader: Susan Rhea
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 8.4, Elevation Gain: 1400
see official page

Sunday, 2/20/2022, Sunday Morning Uphilling at Snowmass

Sunday mornings throughout the ski season, Lisa will lead snowshoe and/or uphill trips at Snowmass Ski Resort. We will start at 9am at the Snowmass Mall level and finish at 12pm (noon). Lunch can be purchased or you can bring your own. Routes will vary. The best option to get to the Snowmass Mall is using the free Snowmass Town Bus after parking at the Rodeo Lot. Another option is using the RFTA bus from any of the valley Park n Ride locations. Check http://www.RFTA.com for fare information. Please contact Lisa at least one day in advance to let her know you are planning to join the trip. This is moderate to strenuous exertion depending on your fitness level. You should be acclimated to the altitude and a steady rate of walking uphill, and be dressed appropriately for the weather. You will need to purchase an uphill pass for this. Go to this webiste to purchase uphill passes: https://shop.aspensnowmass.com/s/season-passes/p/uphill-pass. Non-members are welcome and will need to sign a guest waiver available on the CMC website: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web/

Leader: Lisa Paige
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 2000
see official page