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Date Thursday  9/9/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hike: Herman Gulch: Easy C
Start Time 6:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Kevin Schaal
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2400
Driving Distance 80


We will meet at the Wooly Mammoth Park & Ride, Section BB, across the street from the Exxon Station, at 6:45 am for a not later than 7:00 am departure.  Here is a Google Map of Wooly Mammoth:

There will NOT be a comfort stop on the way to the trailhead.  Please take care of your biological needs prior to meeting at the trailhead.  There are convenience stores with rest rooms near the Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride.

We will be taking I-70 West to Exit 218.  Turn right, then take a sharp right turn to the parking lot. There are Porta-Potties at the Trail Head.

This Ascending Series Hike w ill be released for registration on 8/2/2021.

Covid Precautions - check latest in effect re carpools, masks and social distance between hikers -

For preparation, check out these helps for members at


For more info Contact

Name   Kevin Schaal  
Ph#  (303) 519-0364       

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



I will email a weather forecast a day or two before the hike. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. 

Please bring those of the 10 Essentials 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. 

We will hike to Herman Lake and then ascend to a saddle for an excellent view of Dry Gulch and the Citadel Peaks.  Part 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.

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


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


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.