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Date Sunday  10/20/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Greenland Ranch (Castle Rock area) New Members Welcome!
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 65

Location

Meet at RTD Mineral Ave Light Rail Station (S Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Ave).  Exact location in giant parking lot will be announced and documented in the intro E-mail sent out Friday evening.

* Driver Compensation - 65 miles TIMES 30 cents/mile DIVIDED by 4 people/car = $5 paid by each passenger to driver.

* Expect an "intro" E-mail message 2 days prior with last minute trip details, ie check your E-mail.

 



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

ph: 303-650-6528

cell: available in the intro E-mail sent out Friday evening



Details

Greenland Ranch is a Douglas County Open Space park between Denver and Colorado Springs along I-25.  This hike is on the open prairie but we will encounter some tree and rocky areas on the ten mile loop trail.  The trail elevation profile is up and down but the grades are easy.  The leader likes to lead at least one prairie hike per year and this is it.  Views of the Rampart Range to the west and Pikes Peak to the south.  While new members are welcome it is good to have current members to relate their CMC experiences - so all are welcome.



New Members



This is a CMC "B class" hike meaning it is 8-12 miles long and 1200-2500 feet of elevation gain.  From the elevation gain given above you see that the 700 ft gain of this hike is less than 1200 ft.  Less than 1200 ft is an "A class" hike.  But the hike is always the higher class (in this case "B") if the distance and elevation gain are in different classes.  I have hedged toward the "A" class designation by declaring this an "easy-B" hike.  In general "A" class hikes are easiest and "B","C",and "D" class hikes get progressively harder.  If this is all confusing come with me and I will (try to) explain all the other confusing aspects of CMC classifications and culture!




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