• Owl Nature Hike at Twin Lakes (North Boulder) - 10 AM

    Twin Lakes Owl Preserve

    The Twin Lakes Great Horned Owls have returned for Easter! Come celebrate with the most famous Owl Family in Colorado. The baby owls are now learning to fly. Father and Mother owl are teaching the young owls to hunt in the Owl Hunting Meadow just south of the lakes! We will visit the Owl Nesting tree to see our friends in action. Led by Owl Naturalist Ken Beitel, this guided hike will explore fascinating Owl facts and biology. Perfect for families and friends this hike will be one of the most amazing events of your Easter season. By enjoying this hike you will also help create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space. Together we can win permanent protection for the proposed Twin Lakes Owl Preserve in partnership with Boulder County and Boulder Valley School District. The Owls are looking forward to seeing you! To sign a Change.org Petition to help Create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve please click: https://www.change.org/p/help-create-the-owl-open-space-at-twin-lakes To watch a four minute mini-documentary on the Owls visit: www.BoulderOwlPreserve.org Questions? Please contact Ken at [masked] or text[masked] -- Twin Lakes Owl Photo Courtesy of Alexa Boyes, Boulder Photographer. Many thanks Alexa! --

  • Mt. Bierstadt – West Slopes (14,060')

    Skiers' Lot

    Distance: ~10 miles Start Elevation: 11500’ End Elevation: 14060’ Skill Level: Strenuous Difficulty: Class 2 This hike is for the fit and acclimated. 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=bier1&peak=Mt.+Bierstadt Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W Trailhead location: Guanella Pass, Coordinates: 39°36'41.9"N 105°43'03.7"W We'll meet at the Skier’s lot 6:00am and carpool to the winter parking lot on Guanella Pass. We should arrive about 7:15am 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 $5 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves, microspikes and snowshoes. 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.

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  • Royal Arch (Sunset Hike)

    Ranger Cottage

    Approximately 3 miles and 1400 feet of elevation starting at Chautauqua park. Start Elevation: 5690’ End Elevation: 7000’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/royal-arch-trail Trailhead location: Ranger Cottage at Chautauqua Park, Coordinates:[masked], [masked] Meet at 5:55pm in front of Ranger Cottage. We leave at 6:00pm promptly. Make sure to bring headlamp, water, snacks, microspikes and warm layers. 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.

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  • Get together to plan summer hikes

    The Med

    Let's get together to discuss our future hiking trips and catch up. I have a long list (including a lot of 14ers and 13ers) and I like to hear about your plans. Join us if you are interested.

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  • Bluebird Lake (RMNP)

    3 Margaritas Boulder

    Approximately 14 miles and 2700 feet of elevation gain that features Bluebird lake surrounded by Ouzel, Isolation, Mahana Peaks and Copeland Mountain. Start Elevation: 8500’ End Elevation: 11000’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/bluebird-lake-trail Carpool location: Three Margaritas [masked]th St, Boulder), Coordinates: 40°02'09.4"N 105°15'27.3"W Trailhead location: Wild Basin Winter TH, Coordinates: 40°12'48.8"N 105°33'00.8"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 in this trail. Meet at 7:00am at Three Margaritas Parking lot to organize carpool. We leave at 7:05am promptly. If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 8:00am at Wild Basin Winter trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 8am so don't be late. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves, microspikes and snowshoes. 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.

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  • Beaver Brook Trail (near Golden CO) *DAY HIKE*

    Hey all.. let's check out this fun little trail on the south side of Clear Creek just west of Golden CO. It's got rocks, talus fields and views of Clear Creek! More information is contained on this page http://www.gohikecolorado.com/windy-saddle---beaver-brook-trail.html If the weather is lousy, I'll postpone it. It has to be sunny and dry to do this hike! The distance is around 9 miles with about 2000' of gain (we will do a traverse of the whole trail) We will carpool from the meeting spot.

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  • Clean Colorado’s Glaciers Hike

    Wet Beaver Creek

    Governor Polis has declared April 1 to be Clean Colorado’s Glaciers Day. Thousands of concerned Coloradoans will take brooms, dustpans, and gallons of white paint to our dirtiest glaciers. A dirty glacier is a melting glacier! Meet at 4am at the Wet Beaver Creek trailhead.

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  • Heart Lake (JPWA)

    Boulder County Justice Center

    Approximately 9 miles and 2100 feet of elevation gain that features Heart Lake close to Roger Pass in James Peak Wilderness Area. Start Elevation: 9200’ End Elevation: 11200’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/heart-lake-via-rogers-pass-trail Carpool location: Boulder County Justice Center, Coordinates: 40°00'52.8"N 105°17'12.4"W Trailhead location: Moffat Tunnel East Portal TH, Coordinates: 39°54'10.7"N 105°38'38.1"W This hike is for the fit and acclimated. Meet at 7:00am at Boulder County Justice Center to organize carpool. We leave at 7: 05am promptly. If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 8:00am at Moffat Tunnel East Portal TH. We will start hiking promptly at 8:00am so don't be late. If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $5 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves, microspikes and snowshoes. 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.

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  • First Flatiron (Sunset Hike)

    Ranger Cottage

    Approximately 2.5 miles and 1400 feet of elevation starting at Chautauqua park. Start Elevation: 5690’ End Elevation: 7170’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/first-and-second-flatiron-hike Trailhead location: Ranger Cottage at Chautauqua Park, Coordinates:[masked], [masked] Meet at 5:55pm in front of Ranger Cottage. We leave at 6:00pm promptly. Make sure to bring headlamp, water, snacks, microspikes and warm layers. 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.

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