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Friday, 9/20/2019, West Elk Wilderness Area Mu;lti-day trip - Fall Colors

Day 4 of multi-day tripDay 4 - break camp, drive to Beaver Ponds TH; take CR 133  to Kebler Pass Rd to Ohio Creek Road to Beaver Ponds TH.Hike short hike in West Elk Wilderness Area and return to cars for drive home.Drivetime for day is approximately 7 hours along some of most scenic fall-color roads in the State.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 500
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Friday, 9/20/2019, Lake Park Peak 11,403'*

Bring your 10 essentials.  Once we leave the trail at Lake Park, we will be off trail finding our way to the summit.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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Friday, 9/20/2019, 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.

Leader: Dan Kunz
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2900
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Friday, 9/20/2019, Fly Fishing San Juan NM


Leader: Celia Dunlap
Type: Fishing, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/20/2019, RMOTHG Terrapin Cycling - Cherry Creek to Cook Park

This week’s Terrapin group ride will be led by Robert Richardt.Please arrive by 9 am, so we can leave promptly at 9:30 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 restaurant.

Leader: Robert Richardt
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 19, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 230
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Friday, 9/20/2019, RMOTHG Hare Cycling - Cherry Creek North

This week’s Hare group ride will be led by Carole AdlerPlease arrive by 9 am, so we can leave promptly at 9:30 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: Carole Adler
Type: Bike, Trail mileage: 24, Pace: Casual
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Friday, 9/20/2019, Reynolds Park Platte River


Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/20/2019, EXPLORATORY HIKE: Reynolds Open Space Park


Leader: Terry Ploski
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Fast
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Monday, 9/23/2019, Mt Audubon 13,323'

Mt Audubon is the 6th highest peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and one of the few with a well-maintained trail to the top.  There are great views of Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park high country.  We will start on the Buchanan Pass Trail from the Mitchell Lake trailhead at Brainard Lake, then we'll take the Mount Audubon Trail to Mt Audubon.  More than half the trail is above treeline, and the final half mile is through a talus field, so be prepared for a moderate yet deliberate pace.Please note that there is a $10 fee (per car) to enter Brainard Lake Recreation Area if you don't have a National Parks Pass.  If you have a pass, please bring it.  Driving distance is 90 miles from the Coors Tek Center, which corresponds to $27 to be divided among the driver and passengers of the car for gas.  

Leader: Abbie Gentry
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2850
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Monday, 9/23/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:15 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing 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. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 9/24/2019, Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Area

John's backcountry theme for 2019 is to hike all 37 wilderness areas in Colorado. 

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2500
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Tuesday, 9/24/2019, RMOTHG Kenosha Pass Fall Colors Fall Colors

we will start at 10,000 ft. and hoping the time is right for brilliant fall colors.  This is an out and back hike on a very good trail with nice views to the west and south .

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 400
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Tuesday, 9/24/2019, Weekday Escape to Willow Creek - Sand Creek -Dome Rock Trail Loop

Escape the “leaf peepers” traffic on this Tuesday and hike amongst Mother Nature's multi - colored artwork of aspens, weather permitting, while hiking on established trails.*** The middle section / trail, Sand Creek Trail is steep, severely eroded and can be slippery, whether the trail is wet or dry therefore the use of hiking poles are highly encouraged for extra support for hikers with knee challenges.Expect several creek crossings. 

Leader: Y Mason
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Elevation Gain: 1,100
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, 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 base camp on BLM land.  We will then hike in Goblin Valley and visit the Goblin's Lair then 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 and back.  Class 2, A/B, III and apx 9 miles.  On Friday we will hike Farnsworth, Crack, or Chute Canyon down and back Class 1-2, A/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 8 miles.  Additional things may be explored if time permits.  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, 9/25/2019, Lenawee Mountain (13204)*


Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2875
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, Twin Sisters RMNP 11,428'

Enjoy a pleseant fall hike to Twin Sisters peak in the easternmost part of RMNP.  Enjoy views of Longs Peak, the eastern plaines and fall colors.This will be a Trailblazers outing which is geared towards younger individuals within the club, but members of all ages are welcome to join.

Leader: Gregory McVie
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Elevation Gain: 2,400'
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, RMOTHG Kenosha Pass West - Opens for Registration at 5pm on Fri. 9/20/19

This hike is for RMOTHG members only West Kenosha pass is one of the classic fall colors hike for Colorado.  We will park at Kenosha Pass (Google Maps link:  https://goo.gl/maps/p9Svd9zjYo52 ), and hiking west from there, mostly along the Colorado Trail.  The trailhead is at about 10,000 feet elevation.  The high point of this hike will be at about 10,500 feet elevation

Leader: James Guerra
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1100
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, RMOTHG Mitchell and Blue Lake - Opens for Registration at 5pm on Fri. 9/20/19

DIRECTIONS: Can search google maps for Mitchell Lake Trailhead. Basically you go north on 93 to Coal Creek Canyon (Highway 72) and turn left going west. Go to Nederland and take roundabout 3/4 way around staying on 72. Head toward Ward. Just as you leave Ward turn left on Brainard Lake Road and go the end. Park in the Mitchell Lake Trailhead parking lot.

Leader: Mike O'Connor
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, RMOTHG Abyss Lake Trail-Turtle - Opens for Registration at 5pm on Fri. 9/20/19

Come join us for a gorgeous fall hike.  This hike will be a turtle hike - speed will be between 1.8 and 2.0 mph. No tigers please. We will meet at 7:30 AM to arrange carpools across the street (east) of  Phillips 66 Gas Station in the parking lot, in Morrison.  16283 Morrison Road 80465.  We will do a casual paced hike for about 3 miles to about 10,700 feet on the Abyss Lake trail  in the Mount Evans Wilderness.  We will have 2 stream crossings, some rocky trails.  The trees were still bright with color during  our scout. We will travel  for about 3.miles and have lunch right before the third bridge crossing  Please bring your hiking poles. I will send out an updated email with weather conditions Car mileage is 90 miles round trip. Our optional after-hike stop will be Liks Ice Cream Shop in Conifer, by Staples.

Leader: Carole Adler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, North Fork Trail Reynolds Park

Please bring your ten essentials and plenty of water. Let's hope we see some fall colors.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, Photography Ute Pass North

The primitive path goes along the west side of the Prairie Mountain ridge and goes up about 350 feet and then goes mostly horizontal through meadows and aspen groves before descending about 100 ft  to a bald knob where we will have lunch. There are great views of the Gore Range peaks across the Blue River Valley.  We will stop often to take pictures. The snack place is on an open knob with beautiful scenery all around. We will have a pot luck social at Nancy Duplan's beautiful home close to Ute Pass after we finish the hike. Bring some food to share. We can drop any food that needs to stay cold (or hot) off at Nancy's home on the way to the trail head.  Her home is about 1 mile off highway 9 near Ute Pass road.

Leader: Ronald Hileman
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Elevation Gain: 800
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, Awesome Wednesday Evening (AWE) Hike

Some will bring snacks to share during our break midway.

Leader: Karen Baldwin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 550
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Wednesday, 9/25/2019, Monthly Meeting--Hiking Kilimanjaro Kevin Willey and Tom Chapel

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group as Kevin Willey and Tom Chapel share their recent expedition up Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341') in Tanzania. Let's be inspired by this beautiful climb up the highest peak in Africa by our world class hiking team! Relax and enjoy snacks and brews from the taproom.DATE: Wednesday, September 25, 2019TIME: Social at 6:30 pm, Presentation at 7:15 pmLOCATION: O'Dell's Brewery, 800 E. Lincoln Ave., Ft. Collins

Leader: Anita Wright
Type: All Other
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Thursday, 9/26/2019, Goldust Trail - Boreas Pass Fall Color Hike

Fall Color Hike - Shuttle with 2 cars at bottom and 2 cars at top of Pass.Trip includes hiking on parts of old flume ditch.Boreas Pass is quite historic with the Denver, South Park & Pacific RR starting there in 1882 until 1936 when service was discontinued.   

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8.6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 9/26/2019, Shelf Lake 12000' (Geneva Basin) New Members Welcome

Geneva Basin is on the far side of Guanella Pass from Denver.  The CMC Denver trail crew regularly maintains trails in this area for the USFS.  The hike to Shelf Lake is beautiful especially with profuse flowers in the spring and golden willows in the fall.  Hopefully the willows will have turned for this hike but there are no guarantees. For new members - CMC classifies hikes as A,B,C,D depending on the distance traveled and elevation gain with increasingly longer/higher hikes from A to D.   While this classification is not for "difficulty" by definition, for pratical purpose you can say the difficulty (almost always) increases from A to D.  Very roughly 50% of our hikes are B, 25% are A, 25% are C, and a few are D (most but not all 14ers are D hikes).   This "B" hike to Shelf Lake is not too strenuous but if you have not hiked before and you are worried about "keeping up" you might try an "A" hike first.  If you hike regularly this hike should not be too much for you.

Leader: Grover Cleveland
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 9/27/2019, Fall Colors RMNP Longs Peak TH to Sprague Lake*

 This should be a perfect hike to enjoy Fall colors and elk bugling in beautiful RMNP.  It is a one way hike starting at the Longs Peak TH.   We will work out a shuttle from Sprague Lake back to the LPTHFrom the Longs Peak Trailhead, hike on the East Longs Peak Trail as it climbs quite steeply for the first half-mile. It ascends through the scenic forest to the signed junction with the trail to Eugenia Mine and Storm Pass, which also provides access to Estes Cone.Continue straight ahead and follow the East Longs Peaks Trail, which soon swings southwest and climbs switchbacks through the forest. The trail meets Alpine Brook and turns west to climb through Goblins Forest, a dense section of woodland with multitudes of fantastic, twisted limber pines.Follow the trail as it crosses tiny Larkspur Creek and ascends more switchbacks to pop out near treeline. The trail crosses a wooden footbridge that spans beautiful Alpine Brook. From here, continue hiking as the trail travels south among stunted trees and provides a high perspective overlooking the cities on the plains to the southeast. The dual humps of Twin Sisters Peaks stand out to the east.Continue hiking as the trail enters open, treeless terrain and offers dramatic views of Longs Peak, with the Diamond`s sheer 1,000-foot face rising behind the shoulder of Mount Lady Washington. Hike along the wide trail as it climbs steadily to Jim`s Grove Junction, then cuts southwest along the basin, paralleling Mills Moraine.Continue hiking to the western end of Mills Moraine where the trail splits. Here, the Chasm Lake Spur Trail leads southwest to Chasm Lake. Follow the East Longs Pe

Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Friday, 9/27/2019, Rough and Tumbling/Rich Creek Loop

We will drive up the Weston Pass Road (County road 22), no 4WD required, about 8 miles.  The trailhead is on our left.  We will hike up Rough and Tumbling Creek to begin, cross a large meadow at the western end of the trail and then follow Rich Creek back to the Trail Head.  Good trail the entire way. Good wildflowers in summer; golden aspen in fall.Rich Creek TH, 9,950 feetHighest Point on loop, 11,560 feetPace will be moderate; we will keep pushing to complete the hike as mileage could be around 13 miles instead of 11.4. Lunch midway.Bring plenty of snacks and water. Plan for a full day of adventure. We might not return Denver until around 6 pm.  

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11.4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1900
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Friday, 9/27/2019, North Ten Mile Creek

A beautiful hike north along Ten Mile Creek to its intersection with the Gore Range Trail.  Should be Fall color and a couple of waterfalls to view,  Lunch will be by the Creek.  Pace is steady,  not fast paced.  Here and there along trail there are  roots, rocks and might be boggy and muddy.  Majority of trail is very good.  Lunch is by the creek.  This is an in and out hike.NEW MEMBERS WELCOME,

Leader: Sigrid Barr
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 800
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Monday, 9/30/2019, Wheeler Lakes Eagle's Nest Wilderness

Hike to scenic lakes in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness near Copper Mountain. New members welcome. Begin the hike at 9,700 feet near the entrance to Copper Mountain. Walk northwest on the overpass over I-70 to the trailhead. Hike through mixed aspen (with fall colors?) and evergreen forest and open meadows to the lakes at 11,150 feet. 6.75 miles round trip. 1,600 feet vertical. Easy B. Here is a map of the hiking route.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1roMDvJAqCkS4yF-rkNVTfxBq_wBnYcfr/view

Leader: James Margolis
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.75, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1600
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Monday, 9/30/2019, 3 Mile Creek Fall Colors

This trail is about 3 miles  north of Grant.  we will be in the trees often.  There are many creek crossings on good logs and water will be low..  Trek poles are a big help.  It is an in and out trip.We will go at a very easy  pace to accomodate everyone.

Leader: Bea Slingsby
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Tuesday, 10/1/2019, Greenhorn Trail, Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Area

John's backcountry theme for 2019 is to Hike All the Wilderness Areas in Colorado. This is day one of a two day trip to hike Greenhorn Mountain, and Spanish Peaks Wilderness Areas.On this day we will drive to Rye, CO, hike Greenhorn Trail, then drive to Cuchara, CO, to overnight at the Dodgeton Creek Inn near Spanish Peaks WA. 

Leader: John Walters
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Tuesday, 10/1/2019, Sky Pond, Lake Haiyaha, Loop RMNP*

Join me on a beautiful Fall  hike to Sky Pond and Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Hopefully the leaves will still be colorful and maybe hear some bugling?.  We will start at the Glacier Gorge or Bear Lake Trailhead depending on parking availability.  We will follow the trail past The Loch heading towards Lake of Glass and Sky Pond.  At Timberline Falls, the trail up to Lake of Glass and Sky Pond is a steep scramble to the right-side of the waterfall. Be aware, the rock may be slick and this area is very steep. Hikers should have good footwear, and may need to be patient for those who are descending this section of the trail. In most of this segment, there is only room for one hiker at a time to safely negotiate the scramble. Many hikers will find the descent of this short portion of the trail more difficult than the way up.  We will retrace our steps down from Sky Pond until we reach the Loch and Mills Lake intersection.  We will then take the little used trail to Lake Haiyaha then loop back to Bear Lake.

Leader: Sue Ahlberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2200
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Tuesday, 10/1/2019, Pitkin Lake

Hike through aspen groves along Pitkin Creek to a high alpine lake north of Vail. Hopefully the fall colors will be at there peak.Be prepared to hike at a moderate pace, so we can be sure to make it to the lake. The first part of this hike can be steep.We may also catch a view of Mt of the Holy Cross.

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Tuesday, 10/1/2019, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:15 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing 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. We recommend bringing climbing shoes.  No chalk allowed.Bring a partner, or team up with someone else without a partner.****PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE (If it's full please sign up for the WAIT LIST.  Thx!)**

Leader: Sherri Spencer
Type: Rock Climbing
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Wednesday, 10/2/2019, Casco (Centennial/13,908')*

This hike is exploratory for the leader.Casco Mountain via South Halfmoon Creek, East Slope/South East Ridge10 miles, 3,700 feet of elevation gain, 8 hours estimated duration, moderate pace. This is a long and strenuous hike. Only for CMC members who have been active this summer and confident they can complete at least 10 miles should register for this hike.Depending on group ability and weather forecast we may go for Frasco benchmark as well. Otherwise, we'll return to the TH after Casco via the ascent route.The approach to these mountains includes two stream crossings. While there is an option to cross a wet and slick log on the first crossing, some may find it more comfortable to switch to a water shoe/sandal to avoid soaking your boots. You will have the option to put on a TEVA-like sandal for these crossings. So, bring appropriate footwear if desired. Please contact me if you have questions.Depending on conditions we may descend Casco's north ridge toward Frasco benchmark. If so, we'll want a helmet given the Class 2+/3 rating. So, please bring helmet for this contingency.

 

Leader: Ken Yaphe
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3700
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Wednesday, 10/2/2019, Bear Lake to Fern Lake*

This is a one way shuttle hike.  We will start at Bear Lake and hike past some spectacular scenery, including Lake Helene, Odessa Lake, and Fern Lake, all of which are surrounded by dramatic peaks.Afterwards, we will enjoy a potluck lunch at Hollowell Park in RMNP.

Leader: Christopher Larson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9.2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,230
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Wednesday, 10/2/2019, Wahatoya Trail, Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area

TBD

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Wednesday, 10/2/2019, MSGR - Hike to Happy Hour

Join us in our Hike to Happy Hour series with Mountain Side Gear Rental, where we aim to get outdoors, meet new hiking buddies, and have a great time

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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Thursday, 10/3/2019, Horseshoe Mountain 13,898' & Peerless Mtn 13,348'*

Horseshoe Mountain is the 72nd highest peak in Colorado having an impressive cirque and equally impressive views of Park and Lake Counties.  Located in the Mosquito range, we will start our hike near the Leavick mining site and hike up a 4wd road passing by mine ruins to the Horseshoe-Peerless saddle at 13,200.  From here scramble up a trail approximately 800' in elevation to the summit.  On our return, we may decide from the Horseshoe-Peerless saddle to scramble up Peerless Mountain, which is a 200' elevation gain over a 1/4 of a mile.  Be prepared for cold and wind.

Leader: Abbie Gentry
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,500
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Thursday, 10/3/2019, Sunset Hike Joder Ranch

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. In October, we will look for fall colors while taking advantage of Daylight Savings time for longer hikes.  Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I may wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.Ten essentials required To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip at http://www.cmcboulder.org/

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 711
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Friday, 10/4/2019, Bierstadt-Evans via The Sawtooth Traverse

The plan is to climb Bierstadt first. Then cross the Sawtooth traverse and up to the summit of The Sawtooth. Then climb Mt. Evans and then make our way back to the trail head.

Leader: Kyle Splittgerber
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 4,000
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Friday, 10/4/2019, Weston Pk 13,572' & Ptarmigan Pk 13,739' * via Weston Pass

This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at

Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 10/4/2019, 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, 10/7/2019, Rosedale Pk 11,801' *

We will take the Meridian trail to the Cub Creek Trail then leave the Cub Creek Trail at a saddle and proceeed off trail a short distance to the summit of Rosedale Peak - about 0.5 miles with an addtional elevation gain of about 400'.  We will hike at a moderate and deliberate pace with brief stops along the way.

Leader: Martin OGrady
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 10.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Monday, 10/7/2019, Mountain Mindfulness Series

Join us in our Mountain Mindulness Series! In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Maddie Miller partners with local mental wellness experts to bring the CMC a sequence of mindful mountain hikes! Our first hike of the series will be a Mountain Yoga session on South Table Mountain. Come for a fun hike to to the top of South Table, where we will commence in a short 30 minute yoga sequence with Kris Miller! All ability levels are encouraged to participate!With the distractions of today’s society, being fully present can be challenging. Through this Mountain Mindfulness Series, we will immerse ourselves in nature to practice mindfulness so that we can learn to be more present in our daily lives. Mindfulness is a moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings, without any judgment.  By practicing mindfulness, we learn to direct our attention in a particular and sustained way so that we can live more fully in the present moment.  “Come to the woods, for here is rest.  There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938, pg 235).  Kris Miller, a mother of 3 adult children, has been practicing yoga for 25 years. She decided to pursue her Yoga Teacher Training in Hailey, ID where she did a six month 200 YTT with Beth Stuart at Idayoga. This past spring, she did a second 200 YTT at Full Circle Yoga School in the Florida Keys. Kris has also participated in yoga workshops with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. Her passion lies with sharing mindfulness and yoga with young teens who suffer from anxiety and mental challenges. 

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449'
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Tuesday, 10/8/2019, Buck Creek to CD loop*

From near Winter Park Ski Resort, we will ascend up Buck Creek Road for a short distance, until heading off-trail through open woods and alpine meadows, to treeline and then to Continental Divide (CD).  We will then follow CD north 1.5 to 2.0 miles, depending on group, enjoying spectacular views of Iceberg Lakes below.  After quenching our thirst for views, we descend to Riflesight Notch, where we will see a dilapidated railroad bridge. (no fear - we will NOT cross it!).  Descending through dense forests on an unimproved trail, we arrive at the Corona Pass Road,  and shortly after at the Buck Creek Road, which we follow back to the trailhead.  The hike is partly on dirt road, partly on unimproved trail, and partly off-trail.Please bring ten essentials, plenty of warm clothes and wind protection. Amount of time/distance above treeline will depend on weather.  We have options.  Please contact leader, in confidence, if you have a medical condition that might impact the trip.

Leader: Jeff Damp
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3000
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Tuesday, 10/8/2019, Mountain Mindfulness Series

Join us in our Mountain Mindulness Series! In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Maddie Miller partners with local mental wellness experts to bring the CMC a sequence of mindful mountain hikes! Our second hike of the series will be a Mountain Meditation on North Table Mountain, led by Mindfulness Coach, Michele Walter. Come for a fun loop hike to to the top of North Table, where we will commence in a short meditation session! All ability levels are encouraged to participate!With the distractions of today’s society, being fully present can be challenging. Through this Mountain Mindfulness Series, we will immerse ourselves in nature to practice mindfulness so that we can learn to be more present in our daily lives. Mindfulness is a moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings, without any judgment.  By practicing mindfulness, we learn to direct our attention in a particular and sustained way so that we can live more fully in the present moment.  “Come to the woods, for here is rest.  There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938, pg 235).  Michele Walter has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 and will complete her 2-year Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program in 2021. Through this journey, Michele has utilized mindfulness strategies to complete endurance challenges like Ironman and summiting Mount Rainier. She plans to use her certification to teach mindfulness to other athletes, including hikers and rock climbers. She’s also a dog mom to the sweetest pitbull ever, Winnie.

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 520'
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Tuesday, 10/8/2019, Mt Stanley 12,521'

The trail to Mount Stanley provides beautiful 360 degree views of the Vasquez Wilderness and Mt Flora.  The trail starts at the top of Berthoud Pass, and climbs steadily for about 1.75 miles to the top of a long undulating ridge along the continental divide.  We will follow this ridge for 2 miles to the summit of Mount Stanley.Much of this hike is along the exposed ridge, so be prepared for windy, cold weather.  

Leader: Abbie Gentry
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 7.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1985'
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Wednesday, 10/9/2019, Mountain Mindfulness Series

Join us in our Mountain Mindulness Series! In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Maddie Miller partners with local mental wellness experts to bring the CMC a sequence of mindful mountain hikes! Our third hike of the series will be a Walking Meditation on Green Mountain, led by Mindfulness Coach, Michele Walter. Come for a fun short tour of Green Mountain, accompanied by a guided walking meditation with Michele Walter! With the distractions of today’s society, being fully present can be challenging. Through this Mountain Mindfulness Series, we will immerse ourselves in nature to practice mindfulness so that we can learn to be more present in our daily lives. Mindfulness is a moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings, without any judgment.  By practicing mindfulness, we learn to direct our attention in a particular and sustained way so that we can live more fully in the present moment.  “Come to the woods, for here is rest.  There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938, pg 235).  Michele Walter has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 and will complete her 2-year Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program in 2021. Through this journey, Michele has utilized mindfulness strategies to complete endurance challenges like Ironman and summiting Mount Rainier. She plans to use her certification to teach mindfulness to other athletes, including hikers and rock climbers. She’s also a dog mom to the sweetest pitbull ever, Winnie.

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3.9, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 814
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Thursday, 10/10/2019, Kataka Mtn 12,441'*

Please bring your 10 essentials, lunch, and your navigation skills for our off-trail travel.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3300
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Thursday, 10/10/2019, 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.In October, we will look for fall colors while taking advantage of Daylight Savings time for longer hikes.  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, 10/10/2019, Roped Climbing Practice Session

Roped Climbing Practice Session, East side of Horsetooth ReservoirPrimarily intended as a review for those participating in subsequent roped climbs.The review will focus on rock seconding skills:Climbing signals,Roping up,Passing intermediate anchors,Taking down belay anchors,Taking down intermediate anchors,Rappelling with an autoblock self-belay.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Rock Climbing, Pace: Casual
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Thursday, 10/10/2019, Mountain Mindfulness Series

Join us in our Mountain Mindulness Series! In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Maddie Miller partners with local mental wellness experts to bring the CMC a sequence of mindful mountain hikes! Our fourth hike of the series will be Mindful Mountain Sunset Celebration at Matthew Winters Park. Come for a fun short loop of Matthew Winters, putting all of the skills together with a guided mindfulness session, walking meditation, and a short yoga sequence with Michele Walter! With the distractions of today’s society, being fully present can be challenging. Through this Mountain Mindfulness Series, we will immerse ourselves in nature to practice mindfulness so that we can learn to be more present in our daily lives. Mindfulness is a moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings, without any judgment.  By practicing mindfulness, we learn to direct our attention in a particular and sustained way so that we can live more fully in the present moment.  “Come to the woods, for here is rest.  There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938, pg 235).  Michele has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 and will complete her 2-year Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program in 2021. Through this journey, Michele has utilized mindfulness strategies to complete endurance challenges like Ironman and summiting Mount Rainier. She plans to use her certification to teach mindfulness to other athletes, including hikers and rock climbers. She’s also a dog mom to the sweetest pitbull ever, Winnie.

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.35, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 700
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Friday, 10/11/2019, Staunton State Park - Lion's Head 9,450 feet *

The Lion's Head is the best overlook in Staunton State Park.  Moreover, because it is an important nesting area for raptors, it is closed to visitors throughout the summer.  This is a good time to climb to the overlook and get a great view of the park.The group will hike the Staunton Ranch Trail to the Bugle Eagle Trail, then onto Lion's Back trail to the Elk Falls overlook. We will then ascend up to Lion's Back at 9,450', then descend to the Marmot Passage Trail, the Scout Line Trail then back down Staunton Ranch Trail parking lot.Don’t forget to bring your

Leader: Jeff Stevens
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2400
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