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Date Saturday  7/10/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Upper Forest Lakes: Mod B
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Steve Norman
Co-Leader Durham Monsma
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Waitlist Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8.5
Elevation Gain 1800
Driving Distance 75

Location

Ascending Hike Series - Will be released - 06/10/2021

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

Meet at the CoorsTek Parking area, located directly east of American Mountaineering Center,  710 10th St Golden, CO at 6:45AM, with departure at 7:00AM

From Rollinsville, go west on Tolland Road to East Portal.

Trailhead at west side of parking: Upper Forest Lakes

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



For more info Contact

Steve Norman         spnorman61@hotmail.com

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 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

We will start from East Portal/Moffat tunnel just outside of Rollinsville. The trip follows a trail with a moderate grade, reaching Lower Forest Lake at mile 3.4 and Upper Forest Lake at mile 4.1. Depending on the needs of the group we can circumnavigate the Upper Lake and explore a bit.



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. 



Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use 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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