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Date Friday  8/9/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Pavilion Point
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Michael McMahon
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 90


Wooly Mammoth Section BB. Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot is off I-70 Exit 259. Meet in Section BB, up the hill and across the street from the Exxon station, at 6:45 am for a not later than 7:00 am departure. We will make a comfort stop at the Georgetown Visitors Center along the way.

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 We will talk about all these matters on trip day.

1. All About Hiking Pace:

2. Trail Etiquette:

3. Your Personal Hiker Classification:

4. Hiker Classification Change Form:

For more info Contact

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


This trip starts near Silver Plume. It follows the old Argentine Central narrow gauge railroad grade which means a steady but not overly steep trip, climbing east and sheltered in trees. Mining ruins are visible along the way. At the top, there is a clearing and some ruins from a waystop on the railroad and a summer retreat for town dwellers. We will have lunch there, then return the way we came.

Please bring the 10 essentials appropriate to the weather and a guided day trip:


Clothing Layers

Headlamp/extra batteries

Personal first aid kit


Extra food

Map and compass

Fire starter kit

Emergency shelter or bivy.

Water/hot drink

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.

l will 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:// 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.)

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.

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



I will send out an email a day or two before with trail conditions. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.

The round-trip driving distance is 90 miles. (90 miles x $0.30 per mile) = $27.00 per car to be split equally between all riders in the car, including the driver. Please bring small bills to reimburse your driver.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.