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Date Friday  2/15/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Mt. Morrison
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jeff Stevens
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 2

Location

THIS TRIP IS FOR NEW CMC AND PROSPECTIVE 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

Meet at the CoorsTek parking lot ACROSS Jackson STREET, to the east of the CMC office 710 10th St, Golden, 80401. https://goo.gl/hTAsMQ

We will be carpooling to the Mt Falcon EAST Parking lot:   Please indicate on the sign-up form if you can drive.  Bring small bills to pay your driver (.30/mile x 22 mi RT = divided by the number of people in the car, including the driver).

If it is easier for you to meet us at the Mt Falcon East Parking Lot, feel free to do so but PLEASE TELL ME so we don't wait at the CMC offices for you and let's arrange a way to recognize each other.

There are restrooms at the trailhead.

Note: do not assume "bad" weather means trip cancellation.  CMC trips usually proceed unless the weather makes road travel hazardous.  If the leader does not advise you the trip is cancelled, it is ON.

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For more info Contact

Jeff Stevens. (720) 285-0567 /  drjeffstevens@gmail.com

Whenever 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 into http://cmc.org>Members>My Membership>My trips> find this trip (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

This should be a pleasant hike and a good workout, as we climb up the hill, have lunch and then descend back down.   We'll  travel on the Turkey Trot and Castle Trails to an old foundation, out and back.



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, may be necessary as the trail will be icy in places. (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.




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.