- Traversing the 10 Mile Range
Hiking from the top of the Mercury chair at Breckenridge to Frisco. We will drive from the ice rink to the top of the Mercury. Hike up to the Wheeler trail and over Wheeler pass down to Miner's creek trail. Back over the 10 mile range, down to Peaks trail and out to Frisco. Refreshments at Proust in Frisco and then onto the Summit Stage to return to our cars in Breckenridge. This route is about 12 miles with 2000' feet of gain and 4300' feet lost. We keep a moderate pace, re-group frequently, nobody left behind. As this is a fairly big day, however, we will be keeping our stops brief. You should be a strong, experienced hiker signing up for this outing.
- Peak 1 Summit
Lets hike up to the summit of Peak 1 and catch some great views along the way. This is a pretty strenuous hike, approximately 8 miles round trip and 3800' elevation gain. We'll keep a reasonable pace but will have stops for snacks and photos along the way and at the summit. The final pitch contains a bit of very light scrambling. For gear, recommend good boots and hiking poles for going back down (the trail is pretty steep most of the way). You'll want plenty of water, snacks, and some jackets/pants in case weather comes in unexpectedly. Round trip time will be 5-6 hours depending on speed and length of stops. After the hike, we can have lunch in Frisco as desired.
- Redpig Trail Building Day
Join the town of Breckenridge in building the new Redpig trail near the Wellington neighborhood in the town of Breckenridge. These building events are a fun and rewarding way to contribute to the community and you will be able to walk, run, and ride the trail for years to come with reminders of your input. The town does an astounding job hosting these events with snacks in the morning and various tasks on the trail to provide a diversity of work through the day and to ensure appropriate tasks for all abilities. More information on the day can be found at https://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/locations/open-space-trails/friends-of-breckenridge-trails and information on the project at https://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/home/showdocument?id=16912 These work days typically run until about 3 but even if you can only come for part of the day your support will certainly be welcome.
- Bighorn Creek Day Hike
The Bighorn Creek trail provides beautiful access to the Gore Range from Vail. Unlike the other Gore Range access trails from Vail it does not terminate at a lake so it gets a lot less traffic. Total distance about 7 miles, and 2200' elevation gain. We keep a moderate pace, re-group frequently and nobody left behind. A description for accessing the trail head and an overall description is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186321.pdf There is also good information available at https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7001542/bighorn-creek but note that we will be turning around at about the 3.5 mile mark. Meet at TH described above. If you would like to carpool, please post your intent.
- History and Archaeology Workshop at NoLo
Learn about the history and archaeology of the North London Mill site in Alma, Colorado. Workshops will be conducted by NoLo Executive Co-Director and historian Kate McCoy and archaeologists Michelle Slaughter from Alpine Archaeological Consultants and Natasha Krasnow from Metcalf Archaeological Consultants. It is designed with the layperson in mind. Participants will learn about the history of mining in Park County and the history of the North London Mine and Mill. They will tour the site and learn about existing features and their roles during the Mill’s operation. Participants will also learn about how archaeology contributes to what we can know about sites like the North London Mill. There are two sessions; one at 10:00 and one at 2:00. The workshop is limited to 15 participants per session. A registration form must be completed for each participant in your group. Visit nolocolorado.org to register.
- Peak 10
Skiing "4th of July Bowl" well past 4th of July on a record snow year! We will drive from the Copper Top parking (north side of quicksilver lift) lot at Breckenridge to the top of the Mercury chair and hike from there. The road from the top of the Mercury to the top of peak 10 is usually clear this time of year but it might be prudent to bring the skins this time. We keep a moderate pace and re-group frequently, nobody left behind. I will bring cooking materials for some late breakfast tailgating at the top of the Mercury afterwards. Bring your camp chair and favorite late morning culinary delight. Beacon, shovel, probe required.
- Breck Closing
Some fun turns on one of the latest closing days in years. Meet in the lobby of the Pioneer Crossing lodge. We plan on doing some picnic/tailgating in the gondola lot afterwards. We will have barbecue equipment. Bring your favorite picnic goodies and a camp chair. If you just want to join for tailgating we will probably commence no later than 2.
- June Laps on Baldy
Get some record late turns on Mt Baldy near Breckenridge. This is a low-angle, intermediate slope. We will probably stay close to the cable. About 5 miles and 2000' gain. Meet at the Mt Baldy TH, skis down time 7:30. From downtown, drive on Main Street to the south side of town. At the last lighted intersection, make a left (east) onto Boreas Pass Road. After two miles, make a left onto Baldy Road (County Road 520). Soon you'll arrive at the Bald Mountain Trailhead winter parking lot. This is near zero risk terrain but please bring avalanche preparedness gear.