Hello After Work Hikers,
Some of you may not be aware of the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC). If you are not already a CMC member and like to do day hikes in the mountains, you should consider joining the CMC (http://hikingdenver.net
) and taking some of the classes it offers. The CMC offers two classes in particular which are basically introductions to hiking in Colorado: Wilderness Trekking School (WTS), offered each Spring and Fall, and Backpacking School, offered each fall. The next WTS session starts soon, so you might consider taking it if you would like to learn more about hiking in the Colorado mountains--it's not too late to register. Below is the course description. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Ed WhiteWilderness Trekking School
CMC?s Wilderness Trekking School starts April 6th
Hiking in Colorado?s mountains is fabulous, low-cost recreation!
Wilderness Trekking School (WTS) is for those looking for adventure ?AND? for those who just want to enjoy the scenery. WTS is a comprehensive course on hiking in the Colorado mountains; on and
off-trail, map & compass, nutrition, essential gear, weather, handling an emergency, overnight survival, and more. Colorado Mountain Club presents five Tuesday lectures plus five field sessions (your choice of Thurs, Sat, or Sundays) to teach how to travel safely in the backcountry. Students are assigned to groups of 10-12 people, based on hiking pace, conditioning, and prior experience. Instructor teams consist of a senior instructor and two assistant instructors.
Spring 2010 classes will be on Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 18. Field days are on your choice of Thursdays or weekends April 15, 17 or 18; April 22, 24, or 225; April 29, May 1 or 2; May 13, 15, or 16; and May 20, 22, or 23. Make-up arrangements are available for a missed class and may be available for a missed field day, depending upon instructor resources. Learn and practice new skills, meet new friends. Classes start Tuesday, April 6, 6:30-9:30 pm at American Mountaineering Center, Golden. $90 fee is due 3/30, 2010. Information and application at http://www.wts.cmcschools.org/
or office at[masked]-3080.