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Date Friday  8/30/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title InReach practice and learning Green Mountain Lakewood*
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Russell Peterson
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 700
Driving Distance 0


Meet at Green Mountain Hayden Park Entrance, Corner of Florida and Alameda
 Lakewood, Colorado 80228
39.689696, -105.152057   We will walk from there to my house which is 100 yards away.



For more info Contact

Russ Peterson 720 299-8269,


InReach allows for satellite text message communication and therefore has lots of utilities for back country communication and coordination even when out of cell service range.   This is a learning and practice day for those who have Garmin InReaches but are not sure of all of the utility.  We will first walk to my house and do the following: 

1.  Identify your InReach email address.

2. Send and receive a text message (one preset and one non preset with location)  to another individual on the trip using the InReach device, but not a cell phone.  This requires adding each others inReach address to your contact list. 

3. Send a reference location to meet at, using only the InReach.

4.  Bluetooth connect your Garmin to your phone.   Need to download and open the “Earthmate” app.

5. Sync your contacts.

6.  Send location using cell phone.  Note: I often had to pair and unpair phone to make it work.

7.       We will then split into two groups, an Apple group and an Android group.  We will set out on two separate trails and contact each other after 15 minutes of hiking.

8.       We will then decide on a new rendezvous location and navigate to that point  using our phones.

9.       We will then hike back to the house and have a debreifing.  Afterwards pizza or Thai food depending on the groups preferences.






This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at or (303) 279-3080.   


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.