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Date Saturday  10/2/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Mt Sherman 14'er
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Mercedes Aponte
Co-Leader Robbie Monsma
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 2027
Driving Distance 160

Location

Ascending Hiker Series :  Will be released for registration 9/16/2021

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

Meet at The Fort restaurant at 5:45 AM; we will leave at 6:00 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.

From Fairplay, drive just over a mile south on U.S. 285 and turn right onto County Road 18. Drive 10 miles to a large parking area at 11,250'. This is the Leavick site. There is a large mine building on the right before the parking area. The road starts to get rough after this point but passenger cars can slowly drive another 1.5 miles before the road gets harsh. There are a couple of small pull-offs between 11,700' and 11,900' and more parking before the gate near 12,000'.
 
The time from the turnoff off Hwy 285 outside of Fairplay to the gate is approximately 1 hour.  
Members with high clearance AWD car asked to be carpool drivers.

 



For more info Contact

Name   Mercedes Aponte            Ph# 303-589-6666       email:     aponte.mercedes@gmail.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

THIS IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN GOING FOR - A 14ER!  YAY - YOU HAVE PREPARED DOING THE ASCENDING HIKES



I will l write you with a weather forecast a day or two 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. 



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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This program is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please complete the form below. If a spot opens up you will be contacted.


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