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Given that the days are getting shorter, let's do some fun cardio activities before work! I'd like us to do a run to Boulder Reservoir starting at Tod's Cafe on Lookout Road in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder.
From Tod's we will run along the Lobo trail, cross under new route 119 underpass towards Boulder Reservoir (the new IBM Connector trail) where we will can take in views of the beautiful Flatirons. The return path is the same way we came in.
The total distance is around 4.5 miles. The run itself should take us under an hour! So we'll be done exercising and have our coffees/breakfasts before work!
Join us for this fairly long evening hike. Starting at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead, we'll take the Saddle Rock trail for 1.1 miles to the junction with E.M. Greenman trail. Then we'll follow the E.M. Greenman trail for 1.4 miles up to the summit of Green Mountain. Then we'll retrace our steps on the way down.
Stunning overlook along Saddle Rock trail
The route we are taking is pretty steep. We'll gain 2100' of elevation on our way to the summit of Green.
The total distance is roughly 5 miles and vertical gain of about 2100'.
Bring a headlamp, water and snacks!
TWO GORGEOUS PEAKS - RUGGED, YET SO CLOSE TO HOME!
Starting at the South Mesa Trailhead, follow trails up to South Boulder Peak (8549'): one section of trail gains 1600' in 1 mile, making it perhaps the steepest trail in Boulder. Then, proceed to Bear Peak (8461'). Return via Shadow Canyon.
Stunning scenery at the summit of South Boulder Peak.
Outline of trails we will take:
Homestead Tr from South Mesa TH -> Shadow Canyon Tr 2.2 mi
Shadow Canyon Tr -> S. Boulder Peak: 1.5 mi
S. Boulder Peak -> Bear Peak: 0.7 mi
The total distance is around 8 miles and vertical gain is 3500'.
Note this is a fairly strenuous due to the steepness of the trail and rock scrambly sections near summits.
Please make sure you have adequate food and water, a map/GPS, headlamp and CAMERA!
Finally, bad weather postpones!!
This site has an excellent description of the hike
We'll hike up Dinosaur Mountain (a.k.a. the Mallory Cave Trail). It's about two hours round trip. This hike is short but steep.
We'll start hiking at 3:30pm. Sunset will be at 4:36pm. Darkness will be at 5:06pm. Moonrise will be at 5:10pm. We'll watch the moon rise over the plains. We should be back by 6pm and then we'll get dinner at the Southern Sun.
Friendly dogs are welcome. Bring a headlight, microspikes, trekking poles, and warm clothes.
If you're late you should be able to catch up with us. At the last switchback before Mallory Cave look for a trail going up to the right.
If you decide not to go change your RSVP to "No" so that people on the waiting list can go.
My cellphone is (720) 217-6589. Meet in the parking lot at the sign that says "You Are Here" (and something about NCAR access).
If you were a no-show last month I will move you to the wait list this month. If you are a no-show this month I will move you to the wait list next month.
CHAOS is an informal, Boulder-based group of energetic, fun, non-competitive, backcountry enthusiasts who are in their 20s, 30s and 40's, and who enjoy self-powered and self-organized activities including hiking, backpacking, biking, snow shoeing, skiing, mountaineering, and river sports. CHAOS' Main Goal is to be a community through which one can make life-long friendships, share backcountry trips, expand outdoor and leadership skills, appreciate nature and enjoy the sense of community, teamwork, and challenge that prospers in backcountry situations.
CHAOS TRIPS - All trips should be for CHAOS by CHAOS, outdoors, and self powered. CHAOS actively encourages its members to organize trips but does not supervise the activities. CHAOS is not a guide service and a person should only go on trips they feel are at their ability level. If you have questions, ask the trip organizer! Many trip organizers love to help out new members and will gladly answer any questions you have about the trip, what equipment to bring, etc. Above all else, have fun and be safe!
Many past and present members believe that CHAOS enormously improved their "young adulthood and pre-family" phase of life. To ensure that this wonderful opportunity remains for future members, they should be in their 20s, 30s or 40's when they join CHAOS. If the member's ages or the group's style don't feel like a good fit for you, we suggest you check out one of the other great clubs in Boulder like the Flatirons Ski Club , the Boulder Outdoor Group , the Colorado Mountain Club , the Boulder Nordic Ski Club , the Sierra Club , or the C.U. Hiking Club (office in UMC).