Start your May off right (or at leat make your calf muscles real sore) by hiking Mount Garfield the first Saturday of May.
This is a fun, demanding hike that will test your fitness level and reward you with great views. If you are famaliar with the trail, feel free to start early or show up late. Some of us will adjourn to the Palisade Brewery after the hike for lunch and beer (because beer has carbs and carbs promote healing...).
Please note that Mount Garfield is a strenuous hike so if you haven't hiked it before or are not in the best of shape you may want to do a Garfield hike at a later date - I will probably post one Garfield hike a month throughout the summer.
You should bring water and sunsceen. Trekking poles are handy if you normally use them. I also recommend hking shoes or boots (or trail shoes) with a more aggressive tread than standard running shoes as the soil for the first 1/4 mile is very loose and the terrain initially is very steep.