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|March 18, 2020||
I am mostly recovered from minor foot surgery and am anxious to go for a walk. I’d love to have you join me on an easy +\- 3 mile trail next Wednesday, 18 March.
Let’s meet at the trailhead parking lot at 10:00 am.
I’m open to suggestions for lunch places.
Please let me know by Tuesday evening (17 March) if you are planning to come
|January 15, 2020||Happy New Year Hikers!
Our first adventure of the new year and new decade will be a snowshoe on Wednesday, January 15. Rick Hjelm will be organizing this event.
We will snowshoe the Abyss Lake Trail (US Forest Service Trail #602) located in the western part of the Mt Evans wilderness area. We will showshoe
about 2 miles in to the first stream crossing and then retrace our path back to the trailhead. The trail follows an old logging road, winding thru Pine and
Aspen forests, and is beautiful. The trail is not steep, but rises steadily for a total elevation gain of about 500 feet.
We did this on January 1 and the trail had great snow coverage, with very few rocks showing. At that time the trail was well packed down, so one could
probably traverse this trail with Trax or microspikes, rather than snowshoes.
|December 18, 2019||We selected a walk/hike in town for December.
This trip will be on a paved path in Arvada, primarily along Ralston Creek, ending at Tucker Lake.
|November 20, 2019|
If you don’t own snowshoes you can rent them at lots of places including REI, Sports Authority, and Christy Sports. Poles are optional, but sometimes helpful.
We will be in the “backcountry” during the winter – be prepared for adverse weather and winter driving conditions. Before heading out, check road conditions by calling “511” or http://www.cotrip.org/. Check with CAIC at https://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php.
COSAR CARD (Optional)
Purchase your Colorado Search and Rescue Card at Roxborough State Park Visitor Center (or other locations). The cost is $3.00 for one year and $12.00 for five years.
If you wish to join the MARS Hiking Club, please contact Sue Janssen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-936-8339. Provide your email address and phone number.