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Date Saturday  8/17/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Goliath Pk 12,216' OFF-TRAIL Straight Up
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Chris Bartle
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1700
Driving Distance 60


Meet Wooly Mammoth west end, Area BB, across from the Exxon station at 6:45 am for a straight up 7:00 am departure.

The TH parking is at the corner of Mt Evans Rd and Squaw Pass Rd, just past Echo Lake.

We will make a comfort stop at Starbucks, Idaho Springs, Exit 241: http://

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.

Goliath is one of many subpeaks around Mt. Evans. We will park at the intersection of Squaw Pass Rd and the Mt Evans Road gate, just beyond Echo Lake. From there, the way goes immediately off trail to the top of Goliath. We will practice a little trail-marking if people are interested.

This is two miles of straight upward bushwacking, crossing the switchbacking Mt Evans Rd three times. The final approach above the road is alpine tundra. Please sign up for this trip only if you are an experienced hiker, even if new to the CMC.

Should get good views of Mt. Evans, Front Range, and Kenosha Range.

For more info Contact

Chris Bartle:, cell: 720-236-3189

Whenever you have to cancel out of a trip, it is your responsibility to do that online. I will see it. Here is how: Log in to 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 is a quick but difficult hike terminating atop a mountain peak with 360-degree views. 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, schools, etc. l willl 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 advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking. Please bring items essential for a three-hour hike. Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Part of the trail is steep and gravel-slippery, so bring hiking poles if you use them.

No dogs, please. Look for Doggie Hikes on the CMC calendar.


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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.