Archive for February, 2014

Boulder Group and Trailblazers Trips

February 4, 2014

Upcoming Boulder Group Trips

Sunday, 2/9/2014, Long Lake Ski Tour – Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Blue Downhill and Moderate Pace

Starting and finishing on the CMC South Trails, we will take a mix of trails to and from Long Lake possibly breaking trail when going around the lake. Sign up at the State CMC site.

Leader: Christopher Marotta Type: Ski, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 900

Wednesday, 2/12/2014, Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Event

Every 2nd Wednesday of the three cooler seasons, we’ll decide on some appropriate weather event once gathered at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptune) whether it’s a hike, snowshoe, bar, restaurant, or movie.  Don’t call, just show 10 or so minutes before 6:00 (or 5:30 if we so decide in the future) p.m.  Be prepared for any weather with good footwear, water, rain jacket, flashlight, a snack, and/or money.   Let’s be imaginative with the “endeavor” part of the WEE events!

Leader: Marilyn Fellows Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 3, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 250

Sunday, 2/22/2014, St. Vrain Mountain Snowshoe w/Optional Ski Descent – Moderate Pace

Saint Vrain Mountain is about 3 miles southwest of Allenspark, which is off the Peak to Peak highway, about 6 miles south of the Longs Peak Ranger Station, or about 4 miles north of the intersection of Hi 7 (from Lyons) and Hi 72 (to Nederland)

Come join us for this moderate and accessible hike/snowshoe/ski tour in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. With a roundtrip distance of about 8.6 miles, and elevation gain of about 3,200 feet, this will be more than a beginner’s hike, but not too strenous for a reasonably fit person. You will need to have either snowshoes or skis (or both! Nice to have options…) Be prepared for winter conditions, with extra clothes, hand warmers (if you need them), hot drinks, and adequate food. Sign up at the State CMC site.

Leader: Rick Casey Co-Leader: Clare Reda Type: Snowshoe with Optional Ski Descent, Trail mileage: ~7, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: ~3600 ft

Upcoming Trailblazer Trips

FEBRUARY 8, 2014 (6pm), Tacos/Happy Hour at Pinche Taqueria, 1514 York St., Denver. RSVP to Christein Leiper using chleiper at aol dot com.

FEBRUARY 9, 2014, Heart Lake Snowshoe, Trail Mileage: 9 miles, Elevation Gain: 2700 ft. Led by Chris Bartle. Sign up at the CMC State site.

FEBRUARY 16, 2014, Atlantic Peak – West Ridge, Trail Mileage: 6 miles, Elevation Gain: 3000 ft. Led by Erin Thompson. Sign up at the CMC State Site.

FEBRUARY 22, 2014, Grizzly Peak, Loveland Pass, Led by Josh Armstrong. Sign up at the CMC State Site.

MARCH 1, 2014, Lair O’ the Bear Park, Leader picks trails. Trail Mileage: 6-8 Miles, Led by Nathan Neff. Contact at Nathanneff45 at gmail dot com.