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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, Hogback Ridge OSMP Trail Challenge

Hogback Ridge Trail (1.8 mile) is a loop trail off the western most point of the Foothills Trail. It provides wonderful views to the east as it meanders past intermittent springs, ponderosa pine savannah and through the remnants of the 1990 Olde Stage fire.What to bring:10 essentials, microspikesMeet:North Foothills Trailhead:Leave Boulder on Highway 36 heading north. The trailhead parking lot is just immediately north of the edge of town a few 100 feet, and is visible from the highway next to the cement plant, accessible by a dirt road.

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2.35, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 740
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Thursday, 2/27/2020, Bobolink Trail OSMP Trail Challenge OSMP Trails Open House after hike

Trailhead: Just west of the intersection of Baseline and Cherryvale roadsParking lot on southwest corner of intersectionSouth Boulder Creek Trail (1.5 mile between Baseline & South Boulder roads). ( 2.0 mile between South Boulder Rd & Marshall roads). This trail meanders southward along the riparian (stream side) corridor and is highlighted by self-guided interpretive displays. This area affords seasonal viewing of the bobolink, for which the trailhead was named, and other ground nesting birds. At South Boulder Road, the trail continues through an underpass then turns westward paralleling the road for approximately 0.2 miles before heading south along the creek once more. The trail meets Marshall Road at its southern end. Please note that dogs are not allowed south of the gate where the trail follows the stream south of South Boulder Road. This trail is sport chair accessible from the trailhead to the East Boulder Community Center turn off and south of South Boulder Road. North of the trailhead you may cross Baseline and via Gaptor Road connect to the Centennial Trail which is a hard surface trail.Dogs welcomeAfterwards City of Boulder OSMP Trails Open House - The City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will host a community open house Thursday, Feb. 27, to inform community members of upcoming trail projects and maintenance efforts that OSMP will conduct in 2020. The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the OSMP HUB Building, 2520 55th St.

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate
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Friday, 2/28/2020, Boulder Rock Club

CMC Rock Climbers are a group of people who love to rock climb, practice mountaineering, and share experiences.

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Rock Climbing
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Saturday, 2/29/2020, Ski/Splitboard Bald Mountain via Caribou TH

Bald Mountain is accessed from the Caribou TH (10,000') in Nederland. We will be skinning to a mining cabin where we'll plan on skiing 2 laps (each lap ~700'). The area we will ski is E facing and tops out around 11,000'. It is a gladed area with short open sections. We will ski slopes less than 30 degrees. Descending will require snowboarders to walk short distances and poles will be helpful for the descent. 

Leader: Trey Laurence
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
see official page

Thursday, 3/26/2020, Sunset Hike

Sunset is a magical time! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting in daylight and finishing before pitch-dark. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.  We will stop at a viewpoint and all are invited (but not required) to bring snacks to share (unless it is nasty out, then we will keep hiking!)Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.   

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
see official page