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Date Wednesday  4/10/2013
End Date
Group State CMC
Event Title RMOTHG Bear Canyon From Boulder's NCAR Mesa
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Elaine Kallos
Member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 5.4
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance


Bear Canyon From Boulder's NCAR Mesa and back.

For more info Contact

                                 home phone:  303-795-6323
                                                cell:  720-278-4770 (but only use cell number on day of hike)


FOR RMOTHG MEMBERS ONLY. We'll walk a casual pace from NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Mesa (great views of Boulder from NCAR's critically acclaimed building designed by I.M. Pei) at top of Table Mesa Rd, taking the .6 mi William Orr Trail, a pretty trail with views of the Flatirons, to Mesa Trail. Then .4 mi on Mesa Trail to Bear Canyon Trail, where we'll walk 1.7 mi to junction with Bear Peak/Green Bear Trails, and lunch (Or we'll go as far as we want.). Total RT: 5.4 mi.  The trail goes up a rocky trail above Bear Creek, sometimes flattens alongside it, with six, easy stream crossings on rocks. Many steps but they're friendly to short-legged people. This is not as relentlessly steep as Herman Gulch; more like the second half of Deer Creek, but we'll get good exercise. Bring yak traks or microspikes, poles  for snowy parts in last mile.   Neat views of craggy tops of foothills, Doug firs, ponderosa, Engleman spruce, stellar jays, and a few, early Spring Beauties along the way. 


Since we have no waiting list, please email or call me if the trip fills and you still want to come.  I'm limiting the group size since I'm leading alone, but if a leader signs up, we may take more. Keep your registration for another hike just in case, however. Look for Tuesday night email with last minute information.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.