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A CHAOS tradition has been to have a monthly potluck. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends, hear about upcoming trips and plan new ones. ~ Please BYO plate, cup and fork to be good to the environment. ~ Consider coming by bike or bus. The Skip and 204 stop 1 min walk away! ~ Bring a main course, desert, or drink to share with 4-8 people. (Reminder that vegan means 'no animal products,' so no meat, milk, fish, eggs, honey, or other pesky ingredients, like 'whey.') - BONUS: Bring a map to share a trip you really enjoyed or one you would like to do soon! I'm looking forward to connecting over dinner and planning more outings soon! Looking forward to seeing you!
Sugarloaf Mountain is between Boulder and Ned. It's roughly 8900' up and has absolutely STUNNING views all around. The hike is 1.4 miles round trip (short and sweet) with a little over 400' up. Meet @ Justice center to coordinate car pool!
Approximately 12.5 miles and 3300 feet of elevation gain for some of RMNP's most spectacular scenery. The lakes are Helene, Odessa, Fern, Cub and Bierstadt. Start Elevation: 9500’ End Elevation: 10800’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/5-lake-loop Carpool location: Three Margaritas [masked]th St, Boulder), Coordinates: 40°02'09.4"N 105°15'27.3"W Trailhead location: Bear Lake, Coordinates: 40°18'42.9"N 105°38'43.3"W This hike is for the fit and acclimated. You will need a RMNP pass to enter the park, or the cost is $25 per car. There are a number of us with passes, but you may be in a car that has to pay the fee, so be prepared and either way, you should offer you driver money for gas as well as something towards the cost of the pass or entrance fee. No dogs are allowed on RMNP trails. Meet at 6:00am at Three Margaritas Parking lot to organize carpool. If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 7:20am at Bear Lake trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 7:30am so don't be late. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers and microspikes. Bad weather postpones/cancels. Disclaimer: By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.
Distance: 6.75 miles roundtrip Starting Elevation: 10,850' Elevation Gain: ~3,450' Trailhead: Quandary Peak Route Info: Some information on hiking along these routes can be found at the sites below. Please review the route before the trip. https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=quan1&peak=Quandary+Peak Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W Trailhead location: Quandary Peak TH, Coordinates: 39°23'08.1"N 106°03'41.7"W We'll meet at the Skier’s lot 5:30am and carpool to the Quandary Peak trailhead. We should arrive about 7:20am and will start hiking at 7:30am. We may stop for food after the hike. If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $10 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves and microspikes. Bad weather (rain, high winds) postpones/cancels. Disclaimer: By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.