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Camaraderie. Conversation. Fresh Air & Exercise

Join us for an opportunity to meet new people while getting outdoors. Kids are welcome. Fido too on his/her leash where allowed. On weekends we usually stick fairly close to Denver with hikes offering great Colorado scenery and views. You will sometimes get to see big horn sheep (like on the Quandary climb), hawks soaring overhead (like from dinosaur Ridge) , wildflowers in the spring, and songbirds in the forest. We usually stop off for lunch on the way home.

Folks it is winter now. And we are in Colorado. Please come to your outing prepared. Depending on the outing you may need snowshoes or spikes and poles. Dress in layers and try to stay away from anything cotton. And as we get further into winter be prepared to attach your snowshoes to your pack.

We have different hikes. We do from easy to moderate hikes in the foothills with 300 to 600 feet elevation gain to more challenging hikes higher up in the mountains. Decent trail shoes or boots are recommended along with some extra clothing, a snack and some water.

We also mix in more advanced trips on a regular basis like backpacking the Grand Canyon, other National Parks and Wilderness Areas in Colorado and other states.

Please assess each the outing based on your abilities, gear and physical conditioning. Same for the kids if they plan to come along. Join the group and we'll email you the hike details, directions to the park-n-ride we're using and directions to the trailhead each week so you can make your plans.

Upcoming events (3)

Dayhike to Lilly Pad Lake. (North of Frisco)

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Please read all of the information Then if you have any questions send them to me. The trailhead parking lot is really small. So we are getting an early start. Directions to the PNR: Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 7:30 am. If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop Ward light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR. If you are going East in I-70 take the Ward Road exit and drive past the truck stop. Turn right onto Ward Road and go to the next stoplight where you will turn left into the PnR. Directions to the trailhead: Going west in I-70 take exit 205 into Silverthorne. Turn right. Go just a short ways and turn left onto Wilderness Rd. Then turn left onto Ryan Gulch Rd. Stay on Ryan Gulch Rd. until you get to the trail head. I did the best I could with these directions but leave yourself a little time to find the trailhead. The hike: This website will tell you all you need to know about this hike: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/lily-pad-lake-trail I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. You may bring well behaved dogs on a leash. If your dog misbehaves (my decision) you will be asked to take the dog out. My cell number is[masked]

Day hike to Bridal Veil Falls in the Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park.

Please read all of the information. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Directions to Sheridan PnR: Going NW on U.S. 36 take the Sheridan exit and turn right. At the light at 92nd turn right again and go one block to Yeates. Go South on Yeates. Turn right just before you get to the parking garage. The parking lot will be on your left after you make the turn. I'll be in a dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee. Allow yourself enough time to find it. The lot is East of US 36. This is not the lot on the West side of 36. If you are in the lot on the west side of 36 you are in the wrong place. We'll leave from this PnR at 7:00 AM. Directions to the trailhead: Take 36 to Estes Park. This hike starts at the Cow Creek Trailhead. As soon as you pass Lake Estes Hwy 36 will intersect with Hwy 34. Go north on 34 and make a right onto Devil's Gulch Road. Take Devil's Gulch Road past the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead and make a left on McGraw Ranch Road. This road ends at the McGraw Ranch which is where the Cow Creek Trailhead is situated. There is no fee to enter the park here. The hike: This is an easy to moderate out and back hike, total distance of 6.2 miles with an elevation gain of 995 ft. Lunch will be at Oscar Blues in Lyons. They have good food. :) I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. Fido must stay home today. My cell number is[masked]

Camp and hike in the Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park

Rocky Mountain National Park


Please read all of the information. Then if you have any questions send them to me. After you sign up if you back out before August 10 I'll refund your deposit if I can fill your spot. I have already paid for the site in full. Directions to the PNR: If anybody wants to carpool up on Friday contact me and we'll set up a place and time to meet. Directions to the trailhead: Take 36 out of Denver and stay on it. It will take you through Boulder, Lyons and Estes Park and on into the Park. We will be in the Glacier Basin campground in the Group Loop, site G003-M. We have the site for two nights. Sept. 6 and 7. It's a tents only site with a restroom close by. No showers. We can park four vehicles at the site. There is overflow parking close by. And NO, you can not sleep in your vehicle. You may join us on Friday or Saturday. We will be doing a dayhike on Saturday and a short one on Sunday morning around Sprague Lake. Brunch on the way home on Sunday will be at the outstanding buffett at The Other Side in Estes Park. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. Dogs are allowed in the campground but not on any of the trails. My cell number is[masked]

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Hike Kettle Ponds - Silverthorne

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