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Date Saturday  4/6/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Trailblazers:New Member Hike: Meyer Ranch
Section Trailblazers
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Suzanne Allexan
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 20

Location

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

The Meyer Ranch TH is located at:  10490 S Turkey Creek Rd, Morrison, CO 80465.  

There are restrooms at the trailhead.

Meet at the Fort at 7:45 am to set up carpools and to leave promptly by 8:00 am.  Bring small bills to pay your driver about $2 per person.

The Fort Restaurant is located on Hwy 8, just north of Hwy 285, off the first southbound exit after C-470.  Between the restaurant parking lot and Hwy 8, there is a dirt area where people pull in to carpool up into the mountains. http://tinyurl.com/hq3hs48

Let me know if you live up the hill and would rather meet us there. 


There will be an optional "wet your whistle" post trip celebratory stop at Snowpack Taproom, near Conifer.


For more info Contact

Suzanne Allexan suzanneallexan@gmail.com --  303-330-4750 cell

Whenever you have to cancel out of a trip, it is your responsibility to do that online.  I will see it.  Here's how:  Log in to 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

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 http://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, probably will be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)

A few small parts 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.

Please let me know if you have a medical condition that might affect you on the trail.

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


I do not check the CMC site nor email the morning of the hike so you must TEXT me if you are unable to attend or unforeseen issues arise. 303-330-4750


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