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Date Tuesday  6/29/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hike Staunton State Park: Mod B Bear Paws
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Tim Lane
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 38

Location

Ascending Hike Series - Will be released - 05/29/2021

Entry into this park requires a State Park pass for every vehicle.  Please plan to drive if you have a pass.  Otherwise there is a $10 fee per car, to be split among the occupants.

Covid Precautions - check latest in effect re carpools, masks and social distance between hikers - https://www.cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx

Meet at The Fort Restaurant at 6:45 AM; we will leave at 7:00 AM. Meet at the dirt parking area in front of The Fort, 19192 Colorado 8, Morrison, CO 80465. CO 8 is about a mile west of C470 and the fort is about a half mile north of 285 on the right side. Park at north end of strip.

Directions Take 285 thru Conifer to S. Elk Creek Road, go right , for 3 miles, park is on right.

State Park - requires pass. 

Trail : Mason Creek to Old Mill to Staunton Ranch

For preparation, check out these helps for members at CMCDenver.org.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oYsReMMFAdxia1HYYgI2YzPXxHTNVSBGH8gj1lXj3HI/edit



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

Bear Paws Trail in Staunton has great views of Rosalie, Kenosha Pass, and Pikes Peak. We will start on Mason Creek Trail then go to Bear Paws at 2.3 miles, back to Mason Creek, and then from there we will go down the Old Mill Trail to Staunton Ranch trail. This will be a 9 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1500 feet, going at a moderate pace. 



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 bring those of the 10 Essentials https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html 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.)



Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have  pairs 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.



Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.




Notes

Starting this May, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is pleased to offer the third annual Ascending Hikes series.  It is designed for CMC members of all ages wanting to increase (or recover) hiking speed and stamina.  The series also provides an opportunity to meet CMC veterans, make new friends, and explore more of Colorado's hiking trails.  The AH series provides everyone a supportive way to work on their day hiking skills.  

Hikes start off easy and gradually progress in length and difficulty so you're ready to tackle a new challenge by the end of summer.  We’ll even offer a couple of 14’er climbs just for AH Participants at the end of the season!
 
No big commitment. You can jump in or out anytime.
 
For questions write cmcascendinghikes@gmail.com



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