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Date Sunday  6/30/2019
End Date Sunday  6/30/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Carpenter Peak
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Bea Slingsby
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 30

Location

Meet at Waterton Canyon parking lot. From C470 go south on Wadsworth, turn left on Waterton Canyon and after 100 yards turn left into parking lot. Park at south end



For more info Contact

Bea Slingsby, beahive@comcast.net



Details

Roxborough State Park covers nearly 4000 acres and is filled with dramatic red rock formations, four eco systems and a host of wildlife, from black bear to mule deer. For good reason, the park is a designated Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark.



From the visitors center we will explore the trail to Carpenter Peak and return the same way. Views from Carpenter Peak overlook Denver, much of the foothills and into the Great Plains.  



For preparation help, check out these articles for members at CMCDenver.org.





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



 



 




Notes

 Starting this June, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is excited to offer a second round of the Ascending Hikes series.  This program is geared towards new members and individuals seeking to gradually increase their fitness and hiking difficulty, with the goal of reaching the summit of a Colorado 14er in September 2019.  Members can sign up for any hike and do not have to sign up for the series.

The second round of the series will begin with a classification of Easy A hikes ( up to 8 miles round trip and/or 1200 ft. elevation gain) and progress to a classification of Difficult B hikes (up to 12 miles round trip and/or 2500 ft. elevation gain).  Hikes will occur on Sundays.