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Monday, 2/19/2018, Jenny Creek*

Start at Lake Eldora ski area. Go west up a forested valley toward Yankee Doodle Lake, stopping about a mile from the lake. Weather and group permitting, continue to the lake. Wind gear required.The sign-up portion of this page seems to have disappeared.  Send me an e-mail at Cheryl_e_ames@msn.com to sign up.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Monday, 2/19/2018, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 2/20/2018, Kenosha Pass Snowshoe


Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 350
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, Embryo Lake, 10,400 ft. RMNP

From Glacier Gorge Trailhead in RMNP, travel up the winter route to The Loch and beyond to this little pond below Timberline Falls. Return off trail around the west side of West Glacier Knob. This trip involves off-trail travel, breaking a new track through deep snow, and descending slopes. Topo:  McHenrys Peak. 6 mi/1,400 ft gain. Drive:  130 mi. Suggested rideshare $13.  Limit 8.

Leader: Paul Weber
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, Button Rock (the rock!) (Lyons area)

This is St Vrain North Fork country east of Allenspark and west of Lyons.  You may know of Button Rock preserve and dam but we are going up Button Rock Mountain and, nearby, the actual "Button Rock".  Some of the hike is on a rough FS road which is closed to motorized recreation till June.  FS-118.2 leaves the Big Elk Meadows road and climbs toward Button Rock Mtn.  We eventually leave the road for bushwack to both the summit (8450') and the rock (8039').  Scrambling is required onto the "rock" and we may not be able to reach the tip top.  Here is a nice pic and comment  http://www.joeandfrede.com/colorado/button_rock_mtn/button_rock_mtn.htm?photo=14From other pics on this link it looks like great views of the Front Range.  I could find no CMC trip to this destination in the last ten years.  As of early February this year 8500 ft elevation has seen no snow accumulation.  Therefore, I consider this a hike unless we get a really big snow in the next week and a half.  I will decide what to do if and when that happens because last  winter did see snow here.  The exact trip is exploratory for the leader although he is familiar with the area in general.   

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, RMOTHG Jim Creek

We will snowshoe along JIm Creek for approx.  2.6 miles to an open area where we will have a lunch break.  This trail passes through a beautiful forest and has a nice gradual ascent.  Maybe see a moose...?

Leader: Elaine Shirley
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, RMOTHG North Ten Mile Snowshoe!

FOR RMOTHG members.  We'll shoe a SLOW, CASUAL, RELAXED pace to enjoy scenery as we follow North Ten Mile Creek Trail for about 2.2 mi to start of Eagle's Nest Wilderness Boundary (Total miles RT: approx 4.5 mi). Starting elev: approx 9100 ft; elev gain: approx 600 ft. Trail in snow is easier than summers' rocky version. It soon follows a pretty, meandering creek, is in and out of trees with Wichita and Chief Mtns on either side (NOT Evergreen's Chief Mtn; this is Frisco's Chief Mtn.). This is a pretty trail which starts on the road and then a gentle up, flattens, sometimes undulates gently.  PLEASE NOTE:  If weather conditions determine North Ten Mile is not appropriate, we'll drive into Frisco, take 2nd St five blocks to Peaks Trail and walk Peaks Trail to Rainbow Lake and further, another pretty trail and locals' favorite, out and back for same total of 4.5 mi.  We appreciate  your flexibility about a possible needed change. PLEASE WATCH FOR TUES NIGHT EMAIL with info on weather, time or other changes. 

Leader: Elaine Kallos
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, Bakerville to Loveland Ski Trip*

We will ski the bike path from Bakerville exit to Loveland Ski area and return. Plan for a lunch stop at Loveland Ski Valley. You can bring your own lunch or purchase at the cafeteria. Waxable or waxless skis. Skins not needed for the gentle grade of this tour.

Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Ski, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, Ski Powderhound Loop

The tour starts from the west side of Tennessee Pass, across Hwy 24 from the Cooper Hill Ski Area. We ski  up to the Continental Divide through the forest and meadows with little elevation gain, passing the old brick kilns, where charcoal was made from local timber. Meet at Meadow Mountain Parking Area at 9:00 am to carpool Dogs are welcome

Leader: Judith Rau
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 200
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Wednesday, 2/21/2018, Social Hike on Wednesdays (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike.  This time of year, conditions vary widely (wind, and/or snow/yicy/muddy trails).  I likely won't pick the destination until the day of the hike, so plan on meeting at the carpool location for a hike close by.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip, but is  also OK to show up at either the carpool location or trailhead.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Thursday, 2/22/2018, Meadow Creek Trail*

This will be a snowshoe trip.  Bring snowshoes and micro spikes and we will assess conditions as the hike gets closer.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2300
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Thursday, 2/22/2018, Guanella to Silver Plume- loop


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 2/22/2018, Silver Dollar Lake - Mt Evans Wilderness

#49 from Alan Apt's book "Snowshoe Routes Colorado's Front Range"Views of Mt. Wilcox, Argentine Peak, Decatur and Squaretop Mountains from lake.Leader will send 2-day advance e-mail and provide information on weather and avalanche conditions from CAIC report.Silver Dollar TH Winter Parking is on the Georgetown side (north) of Guanella Pass 

Leader: John Walters
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 2/22/2018, Jim Ceek mod snowshoe ( casual pace for retirees )

Jim Creek  trail  is wide with gentle grade

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 2/22/2018, Easy III x-c Ski up Keystone Gulch Keystone Ski Area Sponsored by RMOTHG

SkinsThis trail is a wide groomed road at a 6.3% grade that services the Keystone Ski Area, specifically the Ruby and Santiago ski lifts with toilets and a take-out mini-restaurant.  There are lots of tables and chairs outside and that is where we will have our packed lunch. Or your lunch may be purchased here.  The trail is continually upward, with some level spots, but easy skiing.  The way down gives one some glide speed (but never too fast for control) and places where we will exercise our legs. A perfect combination.  The road goes up a beautiful valley next to a stream and is sunny for most of the way.  Count on 1.5 - 2 hours up and about 45 minutes down. With a 1/2 hour or so for lunch, the round trip will take us about 3 1/2 hours. Climbing skins are not needed but depending on snow conditions, an "S" turn at the top is shaded and you may need to herringbone (crab) a short distance. Let me know if your ski bottoms use wax rather than fishscales.  

Leader: Tom Waymire
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6.4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 2/23/2018, Waunita Hot Springs

Join the GRG for a winter hot springs and skiing adventure, open to GRG members and guests.We will stay at the historic Waunita Hot Springs Ranch:(www.waunita.com) You can cross country ski or snowshoe from the Ranch, drive to the Monarch (32 mi.) and Crested Butte (55 mi.) ski areas, or enjoy one of the largest private swimming pools in Western Colorado, fed by crystal clear hot springs, all day long. Accommodations are a wonderful combination of new comfort and old charm. Cost will be $ 90 per night per person,( 2 night min)- which includes a delicious home made breakfast and dinner. Please bring an appetizer and "refreshment" for our famous Happy Hour. There is a $ 10.00 charge if you bring your dog. For your registration please send a check made out to Waunita Hot Springs to: Sonia Webb, P.O. Box 1713, Eagle Co 81631

Leader: Sonia Webb
Type:
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Friday, 2/23/2018, Try Snowshoes! Payne Creek Trail

We will snowshoe or microspike from the Payne Creek/Brookside TH outside Bailey, up the Brookside McCurdy Trail about a mile and then turn left to follow Payne Creek Trail up another two miles.  Have lunch, then return. Bring microspikes in case the bottom of the trail has too little snow.  Likely we will snowshoe all the way.Never snowshoed?  It's as easy as walking.  Borrow some or rent a pair at REI or your local mountain store, get snow baskets (usually the same brand) to fit your hiking poles, be sure your hiking boots are waterproof, add some gaiters, and you will be good to go. We'll show you a  few tricks, if need be. 

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 2/23/2018, Scott Gomer Creek Trail

a nice trail, most gain in the beginning, then casual gain.  Let's make this a quiet trip till lunch.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Tuesday, 2/27/2018, Lost Lake & Devil's Thumb Trail Snowshoe*

From Hessie Trailhead, hike west on trail #902. Take left fork to Devil's Thumb Trail (not Devil's Thumb Bypass). Turn left to Lost Lake (it is well signed), visit the lake, then return back to #902, continue up Jasper Creek to return on Devils Thumb Bypass.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1250
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Tuesday, 2/27/2018, Argentine Train Trail Snowshoe Snowshoe

This snowshoe starts out of Silver Plume at exit 226 and follows the gentle Argentine Central Grade Railroad route to the Waldorf mine. We will go to Pavilion Point and maybe a little beyond. Good views of I-70 below and snow-capped peaks surrounding Pavilion Point. Bring snowshoes, poles with baskets, gaiters and traction. Bring lunch to eat on the trail. Plan on 4-5 hours for hike. 

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Abyss Trail toward Lake Helms* Snowshoe

Ascend through a dry lodgepole pine forest on a broad pack trail near Scott Gomer Creek.  Climb east up a steeper, narrower trail through mixed fir, spruce, and bristlecone.  Cross the Rosalie Trail, then turn off the trail slightly left to Helms Lake, enjoy the view, have lunch, then return the way we came. This may be an ambitious distance, depending on the weather and whether we have to break trail.  But, good to have a goal.In addition to the 10 essentials, brings snowshoes and traction devices, gaiters, layers, and a headlamp with extra batteries.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2665
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Lake Helene, RMNP 10,600 ft.

From Bear Lake, snowshoe mostly on trail up a gradual slope above Mill Creek basin. Views of Mt Wuh, Joe Mills Mtn, and Bierstadt Lake along the way. After crossing Two Rivers Lake, we will arrive at Lake Helene surrounded by Flattop, Notchtop, Knobtop and Little Matterhorn mountains. Return via same route. Suggested rideshare $13.

Leader: Paul Weber
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Winter Hut Trip To Janet's Cabin


Leader: Stephan Horlak
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800 ft
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Social Hike on Wednesdays (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike.  This time of year, conditions vary widely (wind, and/or snow/yicy/muddy trails).  I likely won't pick the destination until the day of the hike, so plan on meeting at the carpool location for a hike close by.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip, but is  also OK to show up at either the carpool location or trailhead.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Wednesday, 2/28/2018, Monthly Meeting/Potluck--Escalante Canyon Gear Swap

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for a fun evening as we share our yummy potluck dinner favorites, take advantage of our annual gear swap, and enjoy our very own dynamic outdoorsman, Scott Farquhar, as he shares his amazing adventures in beautiful Escalante Canyon of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, cash bar, and camaraderie!

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, West Fork Clear Creek * From Henderson Mine

We'll snowshoe the first mile along the Jones Pass Road to the top of the valley floor, then proceed off the road and along the West Fork of Clear Creek and ascend toward the Continental Divide. 

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1750 ft
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, Current Creek mod snowshoe (Casual pace for retirees)

We will hike the Current Creek trail to the Pete Rabit hut then we continue to the aquaduct trail and  off trail to the Current lake.  Coming back will be mostly  off trail

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3.5, Elevation Gain: 800
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Thursday, 3/1/2018, Moonlight Schmoonlight

Discover the magic of moonlight on snow. FInd good snow in the Wet Mountains, or hike the reservoir.

Leader: Isobel Drysdale
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Mt. Princeton Resort Weekend 2018

The Mt. Princeton Resort party weekend for 2018 will take place from March 2nd to March 4th. This annual weekend of ski, snowshoe, swim, soak, and dining adventure includes two nights lodging at the resort (Friday and Saturday), dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, two complimentary drinks on Friday night (wine, beer, or soft drink), all the swimming and soaking you can get in on three days, as well as an informal get together on Saturday after dinner. On Saturday and Sunday, after breakfast, local trips will be sponsored for all levels and abilities. The cost is only $290 for double occupancy and $400 for single occupancy (please add $10 for non-CMC members). This is a fun event, attended by members from several CMC groups The registration deadline is February 4th and  payment by check will be due by February 10th. Guests are welcome.

Leader: Gertrud Nuhn
Type:
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Mayflower Gulch*

Bring the 10 essentials, first aid kit, and warm clothing.

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Friday, 3/2/2018, Moonlight Snowshoe and Potluck

Join the trip leaders for an evening moonlight snowshoe in the Singletree area near Edwards, followed by pot luck soup supper at their home. Register with Leaders for details. Lisa Siegert-Free / Nate Free 970-926-5269

Leader: Lisa Siegert-Free
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5
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Tuesday, 3/6/2018, Butler Gulch Snowshoe*

Bring the 10 essentials, snowshoes and poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, and wind gear.Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500
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Tuesday, 3/6/2018, Ben Tyler Trail - Lost Crk Wilderness

We will not be going to Kenosha Crest/Ridge.  This is an out & back trip.  We will go about 4 miles, find a lunch spot in the sun and turn around after lunch.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Wednesday, 3/7/2018, Reynolds Ranch North Fork Trail


Leader: Nancy Woodson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Wednesday, 3/7/2018, Social Hike on Wednesdays (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike TBD - depends on weather forecast.  Final details will be posted by the Sunday before the hike.  To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip, but is  also OK to show up at either the carpool location or trailhead.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.  

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 500
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Thursday, 3/8/2018, Kingston Peak*

This will be a snowshoe and/or micro spike hike.  Bring poles as the climb up St. Mary's Glacier will be steep.  Once we reach the top, the area will be windblown free of snow (usually).  We will assess the conditions and the weathe as we get closer.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Thursday, 3/8/2018, Grizzly Peak early season altitude and leg stretch


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Friday, 3/9/2018, Rosedale Peak 11,825' *

We will start in Harris Park, and follow trail to pass. From pass, we will do some moderate bushwacking to summit. Hike is in woods, except for last half mile or so.If we can drive all the way to the summer trailhead, subtract 2 miles RT, and 200' elevation from the stats given above.Please bring snowshoes, microspikes and ten essentials.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 11.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3200'
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Friday, 3/9/2018, Calypso Cascades Wild Basin

TH will be at 8380" and we not see many people

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 3/9/2018, New Member Hike Roxborough Park Willow Creek, South Rim and Fountain Valley Overlook Trails

We will be on several well-maintained trails, hiking at a moderate pace, approximately 5  miles round trip.  The views of the red rocks and changing colors of the scrub oaks are beautiful. We will split the group into 2 hiking groups if we have over 10 people sign up.  Both groups will do the same hike, at the same time, just going opposite directions. There likely will be  is some snow and ice on the trail, so please bring microspike or other traction devices. Plan for changing Colorado weather by dressing in layers and include your 10 essentials in your pack.  Bring lunch, snacks for the day, and plenty of water.  Some portions of the trail are in full sun, so remember your sunscreen and hat.  The leader will send out an email the day before the hike with anticipated weather and any last minute schedule changes so please watch for that note.  

Leader: Robbie Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 700
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