- Bench Trail CO Natl Monument (Western Slope Group CMC)
**please note that this is an FYI posting only: pre-registration is required for Western Slope Group Colorado Mountain Club members and we welcome non-member guests, everyone must sign up via the CMC website on the following link (7 slots available as of 11/27 and the trip is open):
Victor is leading this moderate approximately 1600' gain/loss 9 mile hike in the Monument (no fees at the White Rocks/Gold Star trailhead and no dogs allowed, limited parking). Bring the Ten Essentials, lunch and water. Be prepared for various weather conditions, with layers, gloves and hats. If there is snow on the trail, bring microspikes or poles. The route has steep uphill and downhill sections.
- Full Moon Ski & Bonfire Party
This is a Grand Mesa Nordic Council event. It's been posted on Facebook, etc but I thought I'd share it to meetup along with my plans in case you wanted to join!
I'm planning to leave Junction about 230-3 so we can get there and get boots on, hang out a little at the trailhead. I'll head out for a quick loop (maybe 30 mins, or like 70 depending). Hang out at the bonfire that could be starting around 530 (that's what the organizers say). Then head out again under the stars.
A friend is bringing artichoke dip and bacon-water chestnuts. I don't know what I'm bringing yet.
Just think about whatever is tasty and easy to deal with at a tailgate!
Skis or snowshoes
Snacks - trail
Snacks - to share
Vessel for cocoa
See you there!
From the main event poster -
Join the GMNC community for a magical evening under the full moon! Enjoy hot cocoa, a bonfire, a candlelit trail, and guided ski tours. This will be a free event for the whole family.
- San Juan Brews (Montrose) social
Calling all outdoor adventurers to this joint social with Western Slope Adventurers and Western Slope Group of the Colorado Mountain Club, 5-7pm in Montrose.
San Juan Brews has beverages of the coffee brewing and beer brewing type. We'll try to get a table in the back.