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Date Sunday  1/19/2020
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: White Ranch Rawhide Loop
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Michael McMahon
Co-Leader Carol Bennett
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 22


This Clinic will be open to register on  12/19/2019.  (30 days prior to event)

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  We will talk about all these matters on trip day. 

1. All About Hiking Pace:

2. Trail Etiquette:  

3. Your Personal Hiker Classification:

4. Hiker Classification Change Form:

White Ranch Open Space, Golden. We will meet at the CoorsTek lot across from CMC, Golden.  Meet in the area closest to the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets. http://

Arrive a few minutes early for a prompt 8:00 am departure.

If it is closer for you, you can meet us at the Park's West Trailhead, for the Rawhide Loop Trailhead:

We will travel the gentle Rawhide Loop.  This is a moderate pace outing. If you are unsure if you can "keep up," this is the trip for you.  

If you are an experienced hiker, you will learn about the CMC on this trip but you might also consider a different new member trip, or even a regular CMC trip.

For more info Contact

Michael McMahon  720.384.5609

Whenever you have to cancel out of a trip, it is your responsibility to do that online.  I will see your cancellation. Here's how: Log into>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.


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, etc.

I'll 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 bring those of the 10 Essentials http:// appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 

Traction devices, such as Microspikes, may be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)

A few small parts of the trail is steep, 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 designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.