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Date Sunday  1/27/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Roxborough Park: Meadows Willow Creek, South Rim and Fountain Valley Overlook Trails
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader David Thomas
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 985
Driving Distance 5

Location

Meet at Waterton Canyon Parking lot.  From C-470 take Wadsworth south for two or three miles and turn left onto Waterton Canyon RD the parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the left.

THIS TRIP IS FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE CMC MEMBERS ONLY. We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc. Bring your questions and concerns.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON A NEW MEMBER TRIP BEFORE, please wait until a few days before the trip date to sign up, in order to reserve scarce places for true newbies.

For preparation help, check out these articles for members at CMCDenver.org.  We will talk about all these matters on trip day. 

1. All About Hiking Pace: https://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/Pace-Information-for-Trips-1.pdf

2. Trail Etiquette: https://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/CMC-Etiquette-Hints.pdf 

3. Your Personal Hiker Classification: https://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/Your-Personal-Hiker-Classification.pdf

4. Hiker Classification Change Form: https://www.cmcdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Denver-Group-Classification-Change-Request-Form-12-15-16.pdf

Hike is at Roxborough State Park, 4751 Roxborough Dr, Littleton, CO 80125

A Colorado State Parks pass is required for park entry, so please offer to drive if you have one.  Drivers will be reimbursed for mileage. 



For more info Contact

David Thomas (H) 720-922-3039 (C) day of hike 720-988-3015 dthomas068@gmail.com

When ever you have to cancel out of a trip,it is your responsibility to do that online.I will see your cancellation. Here's how: Log in to cmc.org>Members>My Membership>My trips> find thistrip(all your upcoming trips are listed in date order)click"cancel."

IN ADDITION: Please TEXT me if you have to cancel the night before or the morning of. Emails will be lost in my inbox.



Details

Roxborough State Park is one of the hidden gems in the Denver area. Red rocks against the blue sky is one great setting.



The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. We will answer new members' practical questions and can talk as you wish about pace, clothing, gear, etc.



I'll write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.



Please bring those of the 10 Essentials [ https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html] appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 



Traction devices, such as Microspikes, will be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)



Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.



No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.



NO Dogs, please. Look for designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.



Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.



We will be on several well-maintained trails, hiking at a moderate pace, approximately 5  miles round trip.  The views of the red rocks and changing colors of the scrub oaks are beautiful. 



There likely will be  is some snow and ice on the trail, so please bring microspike or other traction devices. 



Plan for changing Colorado weather by dressing in layers and include your 10 essentials in your pack.  Bring lunch, snacks for the day, and plenty of water.  Some portions of the trail are in full sun, so remember your sunscreen and hat.  



The leader will send out an email the day before the hike with anticipated weather and any last minute schedule changes so please watch for that note.  




Notes




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