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Tuesday, 2/25/2020, Snow Mountain Ranch CC Ski/Snowshoe*


Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 40, Pace: Moderate
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Tuesday, 2/25/2020, Sister City Potluck Dinner at Kurt Cabin in Ashcroft

Ski or snowshoe to Kurt cabin in Ashcroft (1575 Express Creek Road) at 5pm for a potluck dinner to welcome the medical visitors from Bariloche participating in the Medical Exchange. Please RSVP to Carol and Tom Kurt, kurtskarma@aol.com or 925-6648 to say what you are bringing. No dishes with celery or soft shell crab due to allergies.

Leader: Carol Kurt
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 1, Elevation Gain: 100
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, Second Creek and Beyond Snowshoe*

This is a moderate-paced snowshoe. Group needs to stay together. Trip destination is subject to leader’s decision based chiefly on weather, road, and (or) snow conditions. We will go to Jim Creek, if snow stability and (or) wind is an issue at Second Creek.Bring the 10 essentials, snowshoes and poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, wind gear, face mask, hand warmers, and possibly micro spikes. Be prepared for very cold and windy conditions.Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.Optional post-trip social stop near Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride. 

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,500
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, RMOTHG Scott Gomer Snowshoe Abyss Lake Trail

This is a beautiful trail in the Mount Evans Wilderness that runs through lodgepole and pine forests, criss-crossing Scott Gomer Creek several times. We will either snowshoe or microspike up the trail about 3.2 miles to 10,395' - with the first mile being the steepest. At 3.2 miles is where the 2nd bridge crosses over Scott Gomer and is the planned turn-around point. I will send an email to all of y'all within 2 days of the trip to share info on weather, trail conditions, and whether we'll be most likely snowshoeing or micro-spiking.

Leader: Tim Lane
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.4, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 741
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, RMOTHG Carpenter Peak-South Rim Loop Roxborough State Park

Depending on weather conditions, we'll snowshoe or spike a lollipop loop by first going up to and back down from the Carpenter Peak summit (7166') and, then, retunring to our vehicles via the South Rim Trail which will give us an extra two miles and 300' elevation gain as well as additional great views of Roxborough's majestic rock formations.  Click here for the route map and here for more details on Roxborough State Park. Bring your 10 essentials plus sufficient water and food for a 6+ hour hike.  Additionally, microspikes and trekking poles are required.  If snowshoes are necessary, I'll let you know in my pre-trip e-mail on Monday. Please let me know in advance if you have any medical issues that may affect you on this hike.   To CANCEL from a TRIP:


Leader: -- 720-440-4944 / dschweissing@gmail.com
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, RMOTHG Geneva Creek

  The path follows the Geneva Creek road. The total hike distnce is about 6.6 miles, the starting elevation is 9,730 and the lunch spot elevation is 10,170.  The trail is wide and in good condition. This hike requires that you be in modestly good shape. There are no plans for a social stop.  

Leader: Ronald Hileman
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 450
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, RMOTHG Soups on #4 - Green Mountain

This is a 6.7 mile hike with elevation gain of 1,000 ft. Trail is steep for the first mile or so and then changes to rolling hills as we reach the top of Green Mountain. Views of Pikes Peak, Longs Peak and Mt. Evans which are just now snow covered. We will do a loop around the top and return to Carole's for a late lunch. Bring heavy snacks for a break at the top. The hike is limited to 12 people. Remember to bring your 10 essentials. Any medical issues, please contact one of us.

Leader: Carole Adler
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 6.7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, Bald Mountain A 13,684'

You can meet up in Monument, CO at 6:15am, the Wooley Mammoth Park N Ride lot at 7:00am, or at the trailhead at 9:00am.We are aiming to start hiking at 9:00am.

Leader: Britt Jones
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3,300'
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, Hogback Ridge OSMP Trail Challenge

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

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2.35, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 740
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Thursday, 2/27/2020, Meadow Mountain Snowshoe*

Meadow Mountain is the northernmost and easternmost named peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and is on the southern border of Rocky Mountain National Park.The summit itself is an unremarkable expanse of tundra and stones but the view is superb and is well-worth the effort. Meadow Mountain marks the east end of the ridge dividing the spectacular Wild Basin (RMNP) to the north from the Saint Vrain drainage to the south. Most notable are the vistas of the Longs Peak Massif to the north, Ogallala and Saint Vrain to the west, and the higher Indian Peaks summits to the south. Far away you'll be able to spot Pike's Peak on a clear day. The foothills drop away to the east and the Great Plains stretch to the horizon.We will likely use snowshoes for much of the trip. The last half mile to the summit is South facing and usually wind blown. We can cache our snowshoes for this section.

Leader: Christopher Larson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Thursday, 2/27/2020, Snowshoe Mesa Cortina Trail

Mesa Cortina is Dave Muller's Trip #88 in Quiet Winter Trails. This route has no clear destination as it connects with the Gore Range Trail. We will turn around at approximately 3.5 miles and should be below Buffalo Mountain.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 2/27/2020, Bobolink Trail OSMP Trail Challenge OSMP Trails Open House after hike

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

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate
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Friday, 2/28/2020, BC XC-Ski - Coney Flats

Trail Highlights

Leader: Mercedes Aponte
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 750
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Friday, 2/28/2020, Hells Hole*

This is an out and back snowshoe on trail. There are lots of willows at the end of the hike so if there is a lot of snow we probably won't get to the end of the trail. We will see. Dress warmly, bring the 10 essentials and let me know about any medical issues. 

Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8.42, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1906
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Friday, 2/28/2020, NEW DATE SAT 2/29CORRAL BLUFFS GEOLOGY HISTORY HIKE COLORADO SPRINGS*

66 million years ago a meteor between 9-12 miles in diameter crashed into Erath offshore today's Yucagan with catastrophic results. Rock vaporized from the 118 mile long crater entered the atmosphere and darkened the skies for years to come. in the absense of light the plants died. With no plants for food the herbivorous dinosaurs died as well, followed by the carnivorous dinosaurs that lived on them. 75% of Earth's species perished in this event.However with end of age of dinosaurs, some of the earliest mammals, small 4-legged animals, survived and over the next million years grew larger & more diverse to usher in age of mammals that include man and continues today. A rare record of this rapid evolution is preserved in 100 ft thick cliffs of sandstone in Corral Bluffs Open Space.On a 3 hr, 3 mile ranger led hike of Corral Bluffs, we will have the chance to look at these rocks. We do not go to the actual dig sites. These natural outcrops are the best exposures of Late Creataceous & Early Paleocne strata in Denver Basin. You can view a PBS NOVA program on the exploration of the area. Also Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a special program on this and the fossils found there.you will need to sign a Colorado Springs informed consent that you can access thru corralbluffs.org website release.They also require one to wear :"long pants & sturdy toe shoes". you can also see a NOVA program on this exploration and area by clicking on a link on their website. Also Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a special program on this and the fossils found there. https://www.corralbluffs.org/  https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/corral-bluffs-open-space 

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 300
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Friday, 2/28/2020, Mount Sanitas, Boulder - LIT for Jon Hieb

HIKE RATING:Although the trip is classified as  "B Easy" hike be aware the trail is 1350' up on rocky and slick terrain in less than 2 miles.  Judge your conditioning accordingly.  This trail is well traveled but should not be considered appropriate for newbies to hiking.  Dependent on weather conditions, both past and current, this trail could have ice and snow so traction devices and poles are not a fashion statement, but a safety requirement.DurationThe hike should not take more than 2.5 hours at the outside. We should be back at the TH no later than 12:30PM, and returned to personal vehicles no later than 1PM

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1350
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Friday, 2/28/2020, High Line Canal #14 Segment 14 reschuled

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

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 100
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Friday, 2/28/2020, Boulder Rock Club

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

Leader: Carrie Bielen Simon
Type: Rock Climbing
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Monday, 3/2/2020, Guinn Mountain Hut Pot Luck* Difficult Snowshoe and Chili Tasting

Mileage: 9, Elevation Gain: 2,000 feetPace: 1.75 miles, 750 feet per hour (fast/moderate snowshoe)Gear: Ten Essentials, Microspikes, Snowshoes, Pot LuckRoute:   We will start this fun adventure at the Eldora Ski area.  First we need to stop i8nto the Nordic Center and get a pass.  We will begin climbing steeply up the ski area then access Jenny Creek Trail #808 into the forest.  We will take the fork to Guinn Mountain Trail #820.  Here our ascent steepens.  We will pass by cabin ruins.  Just before the summit of Guinn Mountain, the trail opens up and here we will find Guinn Mountain Hut behind a stand of evergreen trees.  We will break in the Guinn Mountain Hut and share pot luck, then head down via same trails.   

Leader: Cynthia Lehr
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2,000
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Monday, 3/2/2020, XC Ski North Rock Creek

We'll ski the North Rock Creek Trail in the beautiful Eagle Nest Wilderness Area. Great views  of the Gore Range.We will stay on the trail for approximately 3.2 miles over looking  the old, abandoned cinder-block cabin ruin. Here we will have lunch and return on the same trail. 

Leader: R. Stelzig
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 5.4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1040
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Monday, 3/2/2020, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 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. All attendees must be a CMC member. If you have interest in becoming a CMC Member please visit our 

Leader: CMC Office
Type: Rock Climbing
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Wednesday, 3/4/2020, Ski Ruby Gulch*

This is a Adv I  back country ski trip.  Requires Blue downhill skiing.  Required equipment Beacon, probe and shovel.  Requires AT, telemark or splitboard with skins.   No skinny skies!  No leather ski boots. We will skin up Ruby Gulch to the treeline following the jeep road.  Plan is to then do a couple of yo-yo's in the trees  prior to skiing the jeep road back to the trailhead.   

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Wednesday, 3/4/2020, Women Crush Wednesday

Join the Colorado Mountain's Club's 2nd Annual Woman Crush Wednesday series! For the month of March, we'll have weekly woman-empowered hikes on Wednesday to foster our mountain community, get outside, and have a great time. We'll meet at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden at 5:30pm to carpool over to South Table Mountain.There is an optional "Wine Down Wednesday" happy hour at Barrels & Bottles Brewery after the hike. All ages welcome!!Hike is 1.8 Miles RT with 449 elevation gain. It should take us about an hour to hike.Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however would not be allowed inside Barrels & Bottles (allowed on the porch).

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 1.8, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 449
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, Deer Mountain RMNP 10.013'*

Bring your 10 essentials, lunch, a thermos of hot drink.Please bring snowshoes and micro spikes and we will determine what we need by the weather at the time.If you have any medical conditions I should be aware of, please let me know.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1840
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, Lake Helene XC/BCX

This will be a cross/back country ski trip with some off-trail. We will begin at Bear Lake (RMNP); ski up the Bierstadt/Flat Top/Fern Lake trail to Lake Helene.  On the return, we might follow the Mill Creek basin to the Bierstadt trail.  Expect both packed and possibly icy trail near Bear Lake and untracked trail in Mill Creek Basin.  I recommend skins (kicker skins OK) for the climbout from Bear Lake, and possibly traction devices (if hard packed) for the final return down to Bear Lake.  BC skiis recommended.  Contact me if you wish to use alternative equipment. 

Leader: Tom Trout
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, snowshoe French Pass


Leader: Stan Moore
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Thursday, 3/5/2020, Sunset Hike

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

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

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. 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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Friday, 3/6/2020, Mitchell Creek Loop - Tennessee Pass Exploratory

This trip begins on an old railroad bed and is part of the CT..The traill rises and falls, cross creeks, goes around trees and an old stone kiln.

Leader: Linda Lawson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7.3, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 860
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Friday, 3/6/2020, Friday Morning Breakfast Club: Buttermilk Ski Area

Join the Roaring Fork Group of the CMC for breakfast at the Cliffhouse restaurant, located at the top of Buttermilk Ski Area. We will play host to the Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club in which uphill skiers will be able to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant after skinning up the mountain. Early start at 7:15 AM to hike/ski up to the restaurant at the top of the ski hill. Breakfast will be available for purchase from 8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. with coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and a choice of an oatmeal and yogurt station or a full hot breakfast. Hot items are priced at $12 and the oatmeal bar will cost $8. Hikers and snowshoers are also welcome to join us and can use the chair lift to go down.

Leader: Michael Miller
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 4, Elevation Gain: 2000
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Friday, 3/6/2020, Wheeler Lakes*


Leader: Mark Wolf
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1450
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Friday, 3/6/2020, Baker's Tank Loop Snowshoe

This is a great, popular snowshoe hike with the locals. Starts at 10350' and tops out at Baker's Tank, 11050", with a Bald Mtn. view.A moderate and steady ascent through the forest and loop back on the Boreas Pass Rd. for decsent. Spectacular views from this aspect for plenty of photo ops.You may shed the snowshoes for the hike back for those weary hips, as descent is gradual.Of course, bring 10 essentials, layers/face covering, and snowshoes. Approximately 6 hours (traveling at 1.5 MPH, 1/2 hr lunch stop, approx 4-5 hours) dependent on breaking trail, group needs, change in weather, and leisure photo ops. Expect a final email for "go or no go" based on weather condition, and CAIC report. There is little avalanche concern. 

Leader: Lynda Law
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 735
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Friday, 3/6/2020, Flying J Ranch Park

We will have a leisurely walk in a beautiful area. Snowshoes and/or spikes might needed.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 600 ft
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Friday, 3/6/2020, Full Moon Snowshoe & Potluck

Full moon snowshoe with potluck dinner to follow in Lenado. Join us for this annual favorite with Greg and Heather rydell. Call to let them know what dish you will bring. Please no celery or crab due to allergies.

Leader: Gregory Rydell
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Elevation Gain: 500
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Monday, 3/9/2020, Ski Big Park to W Lake Creek

This trip involves a car shuttle with cars left at West Lakecreek trailheadWe will start our ski at the top of Cordillera Ranch on a packed trail but will soon be breaking trail til we reach packed Barietta cabin trail to end with a fast ski down to the west lakecreek trailhead

Leader: Judith Rau
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 10, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Monday, 3/9/2020, Lost Lake Snowshoe Snowshoe

This snowshoe starts at the Hessie TH west of Nederland. We will snowshoe from the end of the plowed road toward the Hessie TH and then to beautiful Lost Lake where we will eat lunch. If the weather is good, we will return to the trail junction and continue along the main trail to enjoy the views at the big clearing. There are good views throughtout. The route is mostly moderate although there are a few steep climbs. Coffee/ice cream stop afterward in Ned for those who want.Sandi Bianchi, 303 810 0794 cell, Sandi.Bianchi@comcast.net 

Leader: Sandi Bianchi
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900 feet
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Monday, 3/9/2020, Simultaneous Moonrise Sunset Chief Mountain 11,709'

This is a short, relatively easy snowshoe  with the last half mile being above treeline. From the rocky summit we'll have great views of Mount Evans, the Continental Divide and Indian Peaks and the moonrise over the eastern plains.  Bring snack enjoy on the summit.  A headlamp will be mandatory since we will be descending after sunset.  Be prepared for extreme cold.  This trip will be canceled if the weather forecast has either snow or fog.  

Leader: Russell Peterson
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 984
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Monday, 3/9/2020, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 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. All attendees must be a CMC member. If you have interest in becoming a CMC Member please visit our 

Leader: CMC Office
Type: Rock Climbing
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Tuesday, 3/10/2020, Rogers Pass Lake*

Please bring your ten essentials, lunch and a thermos with a hot beverage takes great on a cold day.Bring you snowshoes and micro spikes, and we will determine what we need as we get closer.If you have any medical conditions I should be aware of, please let me know.

Leader: Carol Munch
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1890
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Tuesday, 3/10/2020, Butler Gulch and WF Clear Creek Snowshoe*

This is a moderate-paced snowshoe. Group needs to stay together. Trip destination is subject to leader’s decision based chiefly on weather, road, and (or) snow conditions.From Jones Pass Road parking area group will snowshoe Butler Gulch to elevation of 11,100 feet, descend, then snowshoe valley of W.F. Clear Creek to elevation of about 11,100 feet, and descend to vehicles.Bring the 10 essentials, snowshoes and poles, first aid kit, warm clothing, wind gear, face mask, hand warmers, and possibly micro spikes. Be prepared for very cold and windy conditions.Please inform the leader, prior to the trip, of any medical conditions that could affect you on the trip.Optional post-trip social stop near Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride.

Leader: Ralph Shroba
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1,400
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Tuesday, 3/10/2020, Ski Mayflower Gulch

This ski trail follows an old road through forest until it opens into the Mayflower amphitheater at the site of the Boston Mine Camp.  Skis with scales or skins are required for the ascent, (or old-fashioned cross country ski wax!)  We will plan on lunch (weather permitting) at the site of the old cabins and return the same way.  Dress in layers and have food, water and sunscreen.

Leader: Eleanor Finlay
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 3.6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 765
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Tuesday, 3/10/2020, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. 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, 3/11/2020, Sisters Cabin

Perched at the edge of a high meadow on the slopes of Bald Mountain, just outside Breckenridge, the Sisters Cabin is the newest addition to the Summit Huts Association. Completed in 2018, the beautifully built Sisters Cabin sits at 11,445 feet and has stunning views of the Ten Mile Range. If you are interested, please contact Carol Kurt first and after you know that you are on the trip, send your check for $100 made out to CMC-Aspen to Greg Rydell, P.O. Box 446, Woody Creek, CO 81656. There will be an extra charge for group food and people will be assigned to groups for preparing group meals which will be 2 group dinners and 2 group breakfasts. You will bring your own lunches and beverages. Skis or snowshoes.

Leader: Carol Kurt
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 4.0, Elevation Gain: 1328
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Wednesday, 3/11/2020, Women Crush Wednesday

Join the Colorado Mountain Club's 2nd Annual Woman Crush Wednesday Hiking Series. March is Woman's Month, and we're here to get outdoors, foster our mountain community, and have a great time. We'll meet at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden at 5:30pm SHARP. We will then carpool over to North Table Mountain's East Trailhead.There is an optional happy hour at New Terrain Brewery after the hike. The brewery is a 2-minute's walk from the trailhead.  All ages welcome!!Hike is 4.6 Miles roundtrip with 1,126 elevation gain. It should take us about 2 hours to hike.Dogs on leashes are okay on the hike - however would not be allowed inside New Terrain (are allowed on their porch).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leader: Maddie Miller
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4.7, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1,126
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, XC Ski Mineral Belt* Leadville OVERNIGHT

Explore the mining history of Leadville on this 12 miles groomed trail loop. Be prepared for cold and windy conditions. Pace will be moderate but sustained. Breaks will be short.  Saquatch spotting territory.    

Leader: Suzy Allexan
Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 11.7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 700
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, Mayflower Gulch Snowshoe*

We will snowshoe  up the road to the cluster of buildings then head through the, hopefuly deep snow, to the mine.  Return cross country to the buildings.Be prepared for wind and cold. Bring warm clothing and snowshoes. trekking poles are beneficial.

Leader: Linda Jagger
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, Snowshoe North Rock Creek Silverthorne

North Rock Creek north of Silverthorne on Hwy 9l in Eagles Nest Wilderness. Start on a wide road in a valley thru forest, and then gently ascend a trail into the Bailey Bird Nesting Area. Starting elev: 8830; elev gain: 1000 with ups and downs. May go further on Gore Range Trail if group and weather are favorable.

Leader: John Walters
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Thursday, 3/12/2020, Sunset Hike

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

Leader: Rebecca Ruttenberg
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 750
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Friday, 3/13/2020, Beginner Snowshoes:Brainard Lake

We'll show you how to select and wear snowshoes, a few principles of snow travel, trail choice, fastening snowshoes to your pack, and anything else you want to know. We want you to leave this trip excited to sign up for the next one.Please bring the 10 essentials appropriate to the weather and a guided day trip:
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • Clothing Layers
  • Headlamp/extra batteries 
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Knife
  • Extra food
  • Map and compass
  • Fire starter kit
  • Emergency shelter or bivy.
  • Water/hot drink
If you haven't yet re-provisioned your pack for winter sports, consider these items: 
  • A bigger backpack for winter sports (to hold cold-weather gear) with a trash bag inserted  as a liner to keep everything dry
  • Chemical hand/toe warmers
  • Balaclava or neck gaiter
  • Microspikes or Yaktrax 
  • Ties or bungies for attaching snowshoes to your pack
  • Thermos with hot drink
  • High boot gaiters
  • Sit Pad for lunch stop
  • And don’t forget to put the snow baskets on your hiking poles!

Leader: Michael McMahon
Type: Snowshoe, Trail mileage: 6, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 900
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Friday, 3/13/2020, Elephant Butte 8405

Please bring snowhoes and microspikes. We will definitely need the spikes; snowshoes depending on the weather.

Leader: Dorothea Frohner
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1300
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Monday, 3/16/2020, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Basic Climbing or equivalent experience required. 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, 3/17/2020, Green Man/Boulder St Patrick's Day Hike

Let's celebrate St Patrick's Day, so you can burn some calories so you can eat more corned beef & cabbage.This "Tour De Green " hike will begin at NCAR trailhead/Bear Canyon.  We will follow Bear Canyon trail for a couple miles until it meets up with Green Bear. Green Bear trail has easy going switch backs until it meets up with Green Mountain West Ridge. At this point it is .2 of a mile to the summit of Green mountain. There should be great views at the top.Please wear "Green" for the hike or risk being pinched by a leprechaun. This is an exploratory hike, so plan to have some fun and be rewarded at the end.

Leader: Karen Hurley
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 11, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2600
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Tuesday, 3/17/2020, SKI! Tele Tuesday at Loveland St. Patrick's Day!

TELEMARK SKIERS, from beginners to advanced. Join us at Loveland Basin Ski Area for tele fun and practice. Wear your Irish green, if you have it, and we'll keep an eye out for snowy leprechauns and spot 'em, if we're Lucky! Look in the CMC schedule for Tele Tuesdays and other weekdays this season, led by a few of our Telemark Ski School instructors who are happy to offer you telemark improvement tips, if requested! Register online and we'll ski you soon!

Leader: Marilyn Choske
Type: Ski
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Tuesday, 3/17/2020, Mountain Hiking School

The 2020 Mountain Hiking School (MHS) will be offered to Northern Colorado (formerly Fort Collins) Group members in good standing.  The course will be patterned after previous offerings of the MHS, as well as the Denver Group’s Wilderness Trekking Course. The planned MHS will consist of five 3-hour lectures (Tuesday evenings) and five all-day field trips (Saturdays). The primary subject areas include Basic Fundamentals such as: gear, nutrition & hydration,weather & natural hazards, trip planning, hiking styles, group dynamics, and back-country ethics. Navigation and route-finding on- and off-trail will be heavily emphasized, using maps, compass and other readily-available tools and I-phone applications (other than GPS). Students will also learn how to deal with Emergencies such as illness, injury, getting help and overnight survival. This course will help prepare students for hiking safely and competently in all seasons in the Colorado Mountains, at varied elevations and under challenging weather conditions. It will also provide invaluable information & experience for those who might want to eventually become official CMC leaders. Completion of the course will also help prepare those who may be interested in enrolling in our springtime Alpine Scrambling Course, Basic Mountaineering Course, as well as other educational clinics & workshops. Four field trips will be conducted at lower elevations near Fort Collins where snow may or may not be present, while the graduation hike will be near Cameron Pass at elevations from over 10,000’ to about 11,500’ and on snow. The B Level graduation hike will involve snowshoe travel, ice axe practice on moderate terrain, and a Class 2 ascent of an alpine ridge to a summit offering exceptional views.

Leader: Ward Whicker
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: up to 1800'
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