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Date Saturday  5/18/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Kenosha Pass East Part of CT Segment 5
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Robbie Monsma
Co-Leader Durham Monsma
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 1650
Driving Distance 90

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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

Meet at the Fort at 7:45 am to set up carpools and to leave promptly by 8:00 am.  

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. 

TH at Kenosha Pass, East Side.  We will hike out 5 miles, have lunch, then return the same way.  This is a portion of  the Colorado Trail, Segment 5.  We will travel around five miles out to our lunch spot, then return the way we came.  This is a lovely hike with aspen groves and spectacular views of South Park. 

We will make a comfort stop along the way at the Bailey Loaf N Jug, 173 Bulldogger Road, Bailey, 80421.  Crossroad:  Co Hwy 43A, at a traffic signal and slightly uphill to the right.

Then, drive South on US 285 approximately 21.8 miles past the Loaf N Jug to the Kenosha Pass Summit.  Park on the left side of the road near the Colorado Trail crossing.

Total drive mileage is approximately 90 miles, so the reimbursement total per car is $30 (90 x.30) divided by the number of people in the car, including the driver.  Please bring small bills to reimburse your driver. 

There are pit toilets near the TH.



For more info Contact

Robbie Monsma -- remonsma@gmail.com-- 303-573-4923 (home) or 203-536-4199 (cell, day of the trip)

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

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



Advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking.



Part of the trail is steep and gravel-slippery, 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 CMC calendar.




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.