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Date Sunday  9/8/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Kenosha Pass West
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Robbie Monsma
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 1550
Driving Distance 90

Location

TH at Kenosha Pass, West Side. We will hike out 3-5 miles depending on how the group is doing, have lunch, then return the same way. This is a portion of the Colorado Trail, Segment 6.  We will meet at dirt turn-out in front of The Fort Restaurant Morrison (19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465) in time to load up our carpools and leave promptly at 7:00 AM. RT Mileage is approximately 90 miles. Please bring small bills to reimburse your driver.  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. Then, drive South on US 285 approximately 21.8 miles past the Loaf N Jug to the Kenosha Pass Summit. Park on the right side of the road near the Colorado Trail crossing.

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



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 is 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 is a lovely hike with aspen groves and spectacular views of South Park.



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. I 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 advise me of any medical conditions that might impact your hiking.



Please bring those of the 10 essentials appropriate to a three-hour hike. Wear proper hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Traction devices, such as microspikes, probably will be necessary. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)



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 Doggie Hikes on the CMC calendar.




Notes




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