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Thursday, 9/20/2018, RMOTHG Burning Bear Pk 12,069'

Climb this above timberline peak with great views of the South Platte/Mt Evans region from TH in Hall Valley (TH is 3 miles up Hall Valley Road from Webster on HW285). Follow good trail to Burning Bear Pass then off trail NW to summit. Aspen leaves may be starting to turn. We will stop for a pit stop/coffee stop at the Loaf'N Jug on the right near HW285 and 43A.

Leader: Rico Argentati
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2700
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Thursday, 9/20/2018, RMOTHG Legault Mountain Meyer Ranch Park

This hike is for RMOTHG members onlyThis hike is in Meyer Ranch Park, a Jefferson County Open Space Park near Conifer.  Most of the hike is on well established trails through forests of lodge pole pine and aspen trees.  From the Old Ski Run Trail, we will take a less established trail to Legault Mountain where we will be rewarded with beautiful sweeping views to the north, east, and south.  The trailhead is at 7850 ft and the top of Legault Mountain is at 9074 ft elevation.   

Leader: James Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.2, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Thursday, 9/20/2018, Craig Meadows- Backpack Conservation

Craig Meadows is in Lost Creek Wilderness and is a sweet place to visit to see why we have wilderness areas. Join us to enjoy camping next to a small creek( if it still has water in it) and feeling the quiet of the surroundings. We will hike through two stands of aspen trees and if the timing is right we will have beautiful fall colors.

Leader: Phillip Kummer
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,800
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Thursday, 9/20/2018, Rappel RRCOS

This is the local field trip for those completing the Pikes Peak Group Intro to Technical Canyoneering classroom session only.  We will hike to a wall in Red Rock Canyon Open Space and setup a rappel station.  We will then work as a team on rappelling from that station.  We will use the latest canyon descending tools and block off, pass knots, self rescue, etc.  Our focus in on evaluation of everyone's terrain/route selection, scrambling and stemming skills, and endurance.  Further details will be provided in the class.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 150
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Thursday, 9/20/2018, Smartphone as GPS Classroom

You must contact the Trip Leader to register for this trip/seminar.Due to interest in the use of the ViewRanger app, Sheila Dielman has graciously agreed to lead a seminar on this subject. The seminar will involve one classroom session in the evening during the week and one short local hike to practice your skills. To register you must be a CMC Member and willing to attend both sessions. The seminar will be limited to 20 students, if interest is greater than this active trip leaders will be given priority. Before the class students must download the app on their phone. Students can also sign up for a ViewRanger account as the website features will also be covered. Students will be able to participate in the seminar using the free maps provided with the free apps. An e-mail will be sent before the classroom session with guidance on what to download and how to sign up for an account. The classroom session will be held on September 20th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. The location will be e-mailed to students along with the Guidance package.The field trip will be an easy hike in a local area TBD on September 22. The meeting place and time will be communicated to students during the classroom session. After the field trip the instructors will probably have brunch at a local establishment (TBD), students that would like to participate are welcome. Note this seminar is sponsored by the Fort Collins CMC Group to assist members in learning how to use the ViewRanger app. The seminar is not sponsored by ViewRanger and they are not responsible for the content of the seminar.

Leader: Scott Farquhar
Type: All Other, Trail mileage: 3
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Friday, 9/21/2018, Fly Fishing San Juan NM


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/21/2018, Torreys Peak 14,276' via Kelso Ridge

Torreys Peak (14er) via Northeast Ridge (Kelso Ridge)#48 in Dave Cooper’s “Colorado Scrambles” guidebook.7 miles, 3,100 feet of elevation gain, 9 hours estimated duration, moderate pace.From the TH, hike the Grays Peak Trail for two miles as it passes Kelso Mountain until just south of the saddle connecting Kelso Mountain and Torreys Peak, at approximately 12,300’.  Leave the trail and head toward the saddle, join Kelso Ridge west of the saddle, then SCRAMBLE to Torreys Peak.  Descend on the trail connecting Torreys with Grays Peak.  Return via the Grays Peak Trail (loop).Required Equipment: Ten Essentials, Helmet, Climbing Harness, Ice Axe, Approach Shoes/Hiking Boots.Will consider making an after-hike stop in Idaho Springs, depending on the group's desires and our time back to Denver.Carpool: 80 miles round trip ($24.00 dollars per car; $6.00 each with 4 passengers; bring cash and pay your driver prior to separating.

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Scramble, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Friday, 9/21/2018, S. Boulder Pk. 8,549'

From the S. Mesa Trailhead hike the Towhee Trail to Shadow Canyon. Pass The Matron, The Maiden and Devils Thumb on the way to the Bear Pk-S Boulder saddle. Follow a sometimes obscure trail S then boulder hop to the summit, with great views and a great cannister.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Friday, 9/21/2018, RMOTHG Cycling - Cherry Creek North

This week’s Terrapin group ride will be led by Pete Spandau.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 at Original Brooklyn's.

Leader: Peter Spandau
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 23, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/21/2018, RRCOS Rock Climbing

Meet up at 1 pm for climbing until dark.  Bring your own gear- you can lead or stick to top-ropes.  We will plan on climbing at Sayer's Wall, and move onto the Ripple Wall if time allows.  You will need to have signed the climbing waiver for the City of Colorado Springs Parks found online.

Leader: Scott Kime
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2
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Monday, 9/24/2018, Caribou Ranch O.S. Fall Colors

This is a historic site with several buildings and interpertive signs along the way. We will view and be in a beautiful meadow.  No bikes or dogs allowed.  When gold was discovered in 1859, a railroad was built to haul ore and an excursion train from Boulder in the summer. Then in 1971 a music producer bought the property and converted the barn into a recording studio.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 300
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Monday, 9/24/2018, Green Mountain Moonrise*

We will hike up the Rooney Valley Trail departing at 5:00 PM with the intent of catching the moonrise over the eastern plains.  The full moon will be rising at 7:00 PM and is an impressive sight.  We will follow the Hayden trail down the eastern side of the mountain and take the Green Mountain trail to the Summit Loop.  We will descend Box O Roxs back to our cars.  Sunset is at 6:50 PM so we will be out after dark.    Headlamps or flashlights are mandatory.      

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Monday, 9/24/2018, Full Moon On GM Summit

This Full Moon Hike will be a short & casual observatory & social outing.  We will gather at the Green Mountain trailhead at Hayden Park southeast of the summit after sunset & moon-rise.Members and/or Guests are welcome to bring binoculars or other optics & observation equipment as long as they are willing to cary those items while also hiking up & downhill in the darkness approximately 2.3 miles to Green Mountain's summit & safely back again.Participants are required to hike either Lights-Out or with a dim red, blue or green color-filtered light.  Most headlamps have this feature.  The primary reason for this requirement is to preserve other participants’ "Night-Vision" while hiking in the darkness & while observing the night-sky.We will casually approach Green Mountain's summit from it’s south-east corner.  At a casual pace it will take approximately an hour to summit.  We will then spend 30 mins to an hour making celestial observations & socializing before retuning to the parking lot by between 11pm & midnight.All participants should come prepared each with their Ten Essentials, adequate amounts of water and/or snacks & outerwear appropriate to protect themselves from the possible effects of the cold, the wind & sudden precipitation.  Green Mountain's Local Forcast.

Leader: Charley Green
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 982
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, Mosquito Peak Loop*

We will access the TH which is southwest of Alma by turning on to Mosquito Gulch Road on Highway 9, 1 mile south of Alma. We'll drive approximately 7 miles from the turn off to the TH. At a minimum we will attempt Kuss Peak, Mosquito Peak and Treasurevault Mountain. As a bonus (group willingness and weather permitting), we'll go for London Mountain and Mount Tweto, also accessible via this route (the mileage and elevation gain reflect completing all the peaks listed here). There are a few Bicentennials in there for those of you keeping score (Mosquito, Treasurevault, Tweto).

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Elevation Gain: 3400
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, Lake Dorothy - Indian Peaks Wilderness

Lake Dorothy (12,061') is located 3.65 miles from the 4th of July Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. It's the highest named lake in the Indian Peaks, just off the Continental Divide in a deep cirque at the base of Mount Neva (12,814').Fall colors should be great.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, Kenosha Pass east mod A (casual pace for retirees ) fall aspen

We will hike Colorado trail east 

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5.5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, Payne Gulch TH Brooks/McCurdy Trails Bailey, Colo.

Payne Gulch Trailhead provides one entrance to Lost Creek Wilderness Area.  It is a quiet trail and often used by backpackers and horseback riders.  This hike will begin in the forest and meanders back and forth through meadows and forest. which include large  groves of Aspen.  Surrounding the trail at times are large rock formations.  Lunch is on the rocks at a scenic high point.  NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS WELCOME.                  

Leader: Sigrid Barr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, NEW MEMBER: White Ranch Park GUEST: White Ranch Park

We will explore Jefferson County White Ranch Open Space Park using the Belcher Hills Trail to explore the SE corner of the park. Turn around time of 11:00 a.m., with expected return to vehicle(s) by 12:00 p.m. The morning trip will focus on map and compass skills so as to successfully navigate - on and off trail - on this funfilled excursion.

Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Tuesday, 9/25/2018, Mt. Powell 150th anniv. backpack


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Backpack, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4100
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Wednesday, 9/26/2018, Desert Hiking and Canyoneering Trip - San Rafael Swell, UT

This is the five day field trip for those completing the Pikes Peak Group Intro to Desert Hiking and Canyoneering classroom session only.  We will drive to Goblin Valley SP, UT and setup a car camp base camp.  We will then hike in Goblin Valley and visit the Goblin's Lair and practice working as a team to get through some obstacles in Goblin Valley.  On Thursday we will hike Wildhorse Canyon down and back and up to the Grotto Class 2, B, III and apx 8 miles.  On Friday we will hike Crack Canyon down and back Class 2, B, III and apx 7 miles.  On Saturday we will hike up Little Wild Horse Canyon and down Bell, Class 2, B, III and apx 10 miles.  Substitutions may be made to accomodate weather, road closures, etc.  Further details will be provided in the class.

Leader: Eric Hunter
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 30, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Wednesday, 9/26/2018, Boy Scout/Lookout Mountain Trail Loop

A delightful fall hike that starts and ends in downtown Glenwood Springs and offers spectacular views of Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River canyon. We'll go up the Boy Scout trail to just below the summit of Lookout Mountain, where we'll connect with the Lookout Mountain Trail. We'll follow this trail back down to it's beginning at the Pioneer Cemetery; here we'll pay our respects at the grave of legendary Doc Holiday. From the cemetery, we follow city streets several blocks back to the trailhead. Trail is steep and slippery in places.

Leader: Sharon DeQuine
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.0, Elevation Gain: 1800
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Wednesday, 9/26/2018, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Some will bring snacks to share during our break midway.

Leader: Diana Dear
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Wednesday, 9/26/2018, Read,Ramble, Reflect* Book: "The Magnificent Mountain Women" Easy A City Hike around Sloans Lake

Read, Ramble, Reflect ...Prior to the hike, enjoy reading Janet Robertson's book: "The Magnificent Mountain Women."  Meet up at Sloans Lake Park -- we will walk around the park and discuss the book.The Bobcats provide a variety of challenging CMC trips each month -- mostly hikes rated B-difficult and C, and difficult Snowshoes -- for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We coordinate participating leaders, and then publish links to their trips as part of our monthly newsletter.  Our trips are mostly on weekdays and mostly 12 participants or less.  We sponsor any activity of interest to our members, everything from biking to camping.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcat trip regardless of age or Bobcat membership. 

Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.2, Pace: Moderate
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Wednesday, 9/26/2018, Monthly Meeting -- Seven Trips to the Wilds of Alaska Rudy Schmiedt

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for a great evening as Rudy Schmiedt shares his amazing adventures in beautiful Alaska on wild rivers and backpacking in the Brooks Range, Glacier Bay, Wrangell St. Elias Park, Denali Park, Katmai, and the Kodiak Islands. Rudy is a true adventurer, and while living and working in New York state, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Nepal, he has enjoyed the wilderness, mountains, rivers and forests he loves.

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 9/27/2018, James Peak (13,294') via CDT* Bobcat Lite


Leader: Cheryl Ames
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Thursday, 9/27/2018, Green Mountain loop of Alderfer park diff A (casual pace for retirees)

From the first  parking lot of three sister  we will hike the green mountain  east trail to the top  and back on green mountain west trail

Leader: Hassan Elghandour
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 9/27/2018, Centennial Cone (8679) summit hike AFTERNOON HIKE*

Follow Elk Range trail from Trhd above to another road, thats unofficial trail to the base of the mountain. Turn left off trail, go uphill thru grassy slopes and then rocky slopes-easy scrambling -to the summit. At the summit, we'll enjoy views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Denver Metro area, then descend to the trail and follow the trail back to the cars. Trip will be on and off trail. Leaders did this a few years ago, so there may be a bit of exploration to find best option to true summit. off trail is approx 1/2 mi to summit of the parkTotal distance about 8 mi, 1800 gain.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 9/28/2018, Mt Bancroft 13,250 & Mt Perry 13,291 off trail*

I will give weather information and any further details a couple of days before the hike.   Bring you compasses! 

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2830
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Friday, 9/28/2018, Second Flatiron, Freeway

The Freeway route on the Second Flatiron is an excellent beginner climbing route. Experienced scramblers often climb the route unroped. It is about 7 pitches and is rated class 4 with a few low class 5 moves with some exposure.You can register for this climb online. Please indicate on your registration whether you intend to climb roped or as an unroped scramble. The number of roped climbers that can be accommodated is limited. If you are an experienced scrambler you need to convince the trip leader that you can safely climb the route without the security of a rope.For a roped climb bring helmet, climbing harness, a couple of locking carabiners and slings or personal anchor system, a belay/rappel device, rock shoes if you have them. Approach shoes with sticky rubber soles work well for this climb. Bring a day pack, snacks, and water. You should have some rock climbing training such as a CMC basic mountaineering course. Leader(s) will bring ropes and rock pro for the climb.REGISTER WITH LEADER.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/28/2018, Oil Spring Mtn. 8,550' Demaree Canyon & Canyonlands National Park CMC Conservation Series

This is a car camp. We bring our own food, water, tents, sleeping bags & pads, and any other items needed. Individual food. One gallon per person minimum is required as Oil Spring is dry and canyon bottoms at Demaree likely to be dry in late September.All are strongly encouraged to travel light. It's always good to have as much stuff as possible contained in a small duffel bag rather than cardboard boxes or just loose items.Note that this is an exploratory trip as leader has not been to either area.See Canyonlands extension trip, also posted for September 28 on the calendar. 

Leader: Steve Bonowski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1400
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Friday, 9/28/2018, Canyonlands Utah, Oil Spring Mtn, Demaree Canyon

Join us for either or both parts of this fairly casual car camp trip and day hiking for the best time of the year to hike the desert. Two nights exploring two small proposed BLM wilderness areas in westerrn Colorado just north of Grand Junction followed by 3 nights at the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park staying at the private group campground nestled in pinyon pines in a shady sandstone rock alcove. Particpants can leave Friday the 28th and join the CMC Oil Spring Mountain trip led by Steve Bonowski (see separate trip description for that trip and also sign up if your attending that part). For just the Utah Canyonlands option, meet the group Sunday the 30 th in Fruita near Grand Junction or met the group at Wooden Shoe Sundau afternoon. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday nights will be at Canyonlands returning Wednesday October 3. This will be led by Claude Neumann and Roger Wendell. The BLM Colorado protion is the first CMC trip to this area. The Canyonlands portion we do annually and have done many times.  Details. Oil Spring Mountain BLM. Leave Friday morning and drive to Oil Spring Mountain where we will set up camp and do some exploring. This BLM area is part of Congresswoman Diana Degette's BLM Wilderness Bill introduced in Congress in July. The main hike of this area will be Saturday.  Sunday morning we will return to I-70 at Fruita with a stop at Demaree Canyon along the way. Demaree is also an area proposed as wilderness. At Fruita, we will meet anyone joining us for the Utah portion. Meeting arrangements will be verified. Optionally, people just going to Utah can meet at Canyonlands. Leaders will be conducting these  B hikes at moderate but casual pace with some rock scambling.  In Utah, optional day trip to take in the beauty of Bears Ears National Monument nearby to appreciate the significance of this National Monument that President Trump is trying to largely eliminate.  Bears Ears is currently being litigated in court to save it. t was made a National Monument in 2016 by President Obama.   The wooden Shoe campground at Canyonlands has tables, grilles, a pump drinking water supply, and an outhouse. Meals will be bring your own. 

Leader: Claude Neumann
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/28/2018, Camp/Rock Climb Turkey Rocks

Come out on Friday during the day or drive up after work, we will be camping and crack climbing Turkey Rocks on Friday and Saturday. Let's get some climbing in before the sun goes down, get camp set up, enjoy a fire, and spend the night under the stars. The next morning a little coffee and breakfast and we will be right back on the wall. You can trad climb or top rope, your decision. Please bring your own gear, camping equipment, and food. We will car camp close to the parking lot. It is a 10 minute hike to the Perch for climbing. A four wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recomended (Don't bring your car). Hope to see you there.   

Leader: Derek Sardinta
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 1
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Tuesday, 10/2/2018, Mt. Nystrom (12,652')*

From Henderson Mine, west of Empire, we will hike about a mile up the Jones Pass Road (unless we have some beefy 4WD's), then follow trail up West Fork Clear Creek, ending up at saddle between Point 12,316' and Point 12,666'.  We will then proceed WSW to Point 12,666', then NW to Mt. Nystrom (12,652').  We will return the way we came.Most of trip is on unimproved trails, or along ridges with no trails at all.  No scrambling is involved.  A touch of 2+ at most.From the saddle mentioned above, it will be exposed to wind and cold, so bring warm and windproof clothing. If you have bright ORANGE

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,400'
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Tuesday, 10/2/2018, Golden Gate State Park Panorama Point Loop

A beautiful Fall hike in Golden Gate State Park.  Hike begins on the west side of Park at Ole' Barn Knoll TH.  We will head north to acess the Bootleg Bottom Trail and continuue east, doing a steady climb up to reach the Coyote Trail and continuing on until reaching Mule Deer trail to continue north to Panoroma Point.  The Point will present spectacular views to the west to include the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.   At this point as we enjoy the color, we might also view snow capped peaks.  NEW MEMBERS TO CMC WELCOME.  You do need to be fit, as there is a strenous climb in the first couple of miles.

Leader: Sigrid Barr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.1, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Wednesday, 10/3/2018, Mt Flora, Breckenridge, Mines *

We will hike from the summit of Berthoud Pass east and pick up the Continental Divide Trail and proceed to Mt Flora at 13,140'.  Then we'll turn southeast and ascend Breckenridge Peak at 12,887'.  On the way back to the trailhead, we'll summit Colorado Mines Peak to 12,490'.  Most of the hike will be on trail. 

Leader: Kevin Schaal
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Wednesday, 10/3/2018, Social Hike on Wednesday (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike to experience Boulder's glorious fall weather and fall colors while we are still on Daylight Savings Time and able to take longer hikes.  I will choose the hike by the weekend before, based on weather forecast and where the colors are - but we will likely be able to take advantage of Indian Summer to take some routes up Flagstaff or Green Mountains.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is  also OK to show up at the carpool or trailhead location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Some will bring snacks to share during the hike, plus 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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Wednesday, 10/3/2018, MSGR - Hike to Happy Hour

Join Mountain Side Gear Rental to get outdoors, meet new hiking buddies, and have a great time. We'll meet at Mountain Side Gear Rental's store at 6pm to carpool over to South Table Mesa.There is an optional happy hour at CODA after the hike. Designated drivers will recieve a special prize from Mountain Side and the CMC! All ages welcome!!Hike is 4.6 Miles RT +1,126 elevation gain. Should take us about 2 hours to hike.Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however would not be allowed inside CODA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leader: Logan Chandler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1,126
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Thursday, 10/4/2018, Mount Sniktau*

*This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents. We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at office@cmc.org or call them at (303) 279-3080.

Leader: Suzanne Allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Friday, 10/5/2018, Skyscraper Reservoir, Bob & Betty Lakes *

From Hessie Trailhead in Eldora we will hike to Woodland Lake using the Devil's Thumb Bypass. We will continue to Skyscraper Reservoir.The next part will be experimental for the leader and involves off-trail movement and over Woodland Mountain, to find Bob & Betty Lakes. This section is short, about a half-mile, but will possibly involve some scrambling.We will then descend to the King Lake trail and take that trail back to the cars. Don’t forget to bring your

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Friday, 10/5/2018, Mt. Galbraith 7,260

We'll start hiking at the Nightbird Gulch trailhead . Nice views of the Table Mountains, Golden and the Front Range.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1500
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Monday, 10/8/2018, Hall Ranch Boulder Open Space North Foothills

Hall Ranch is known for its diversity of wild life and plant life.  Much of the trail meanders through beautiful open grassland.It is not unusyal to see wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, golden eagels or a red-tailed hawk.  Long's Peak provides a stunning back drop here and there along the trail.NEW MEMBERS TO CMC ARE WELCOME.

Leader: Sigrid Barr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1700
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Monday, 10/8/2018, Star-Gazer Hike to Greenfield Meadow CGCSP

This New (No) Moon Hike will be a short & casual observatory & social outing.

Leader: Charley Green
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1,104
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Tuesday, 10/9/2018, Rolling Creek Trail* Lost Creek Wilderness

This hike starts at relatively low elevation, starting at 8360' and potentially rising to 10,700'.  We will assess any snow or ice conditions as we get closer to the date.  The first part of the trail is a gentle terrain, then it becomes quite steep as it goes up a tight canyon with dramatic views of "the Castle."If we continued on down a sharply steep ridge for another mile, we would reach the Wigwam Trail, a principal traversing trail of this wilderness area, which could take us to the Colorado Trail, Goose Creek Trail, and others.Bring the ten essentials, possibly micro spikes, and poles.  

Leader: Durham Monsma
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Wednesday, 10/10/2018, Lenawee Mountain (13204)*

Per a trip description I have from a Dave Muller writeup, "This is a moderately steep hike to a ridge and a peak overlooking three lovely mountain valleys.  The off trail portion of the hike is above timberline and proceeds easily to a grassy ridge and a summit that can be seen to the north throughout the second half of the hike."The round trip hikng distance is 9 miles with 2875 feet of elevation gain.The hiking pace will accommodate all hikers.Here is a link to a CalTopo map. "https://caltopo.com/m/A738".  Copy and paste the link into a search engine's URL Address Bar and you should be able to view the map.

Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2875
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Wednesday, 10/10/2018, Social Hike on Wednesday (SHOW)

Join us for a fun, moderate paced afternoon social hike to experience Boulder's glorious fall weather and fall colors while we are still on Daylight Savings Time and able to take longer hikes.  I will choose the hike by the weekend before, based on weather forecast and where the colors are - but we will likely be able to take advantage of Indian Summer to take some routes up Flagstaff or Green Mountains.To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is  also OK to show up at the carpool or trailhead location.Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight.  Some will bring snacks to share during the hike, plus 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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