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Wednesday Hard Core Day hikes:
July 15, 2015 - Mt. Audobon
July 22, 2015 - Mesa Trail
July 29, 2015 - Pawnee Pass

The Adventure of the Adventure Rabbi Program

Three Hard-Core
dayhikes in 2015:
July 15, 2015
July 22, 2015
July 29 2015

Join Rabbi Korngold for a day of rigorous hiking through awe inspiring wildflowers complemented by contemplative conversation.

We will hike, learn, and hike some more. (Mostly hike though!)

HIKE #1
July 15, 2015 6 am Mount Audubon 13,223 ft peak


Join Eric Maier and Rabbi Korngold for this summer adventure.

Situated in the Indian Wilderness of Colorado's Front Range, Mount Audubon takes its place about one mile east of the Continental Divide and the resulting chain of rugged peaks that define the local geography. Unlike some of its neighbors, Mount Audubon is a gentle mountain that is best characterized by broad ridges and large expanses of tundra. As such, it is a mountain best appreciated by those who favor a leisurely stroll among the wildflowers over a hard scramble among the talus. Stunning views of the other peaks in the area can be had from the summit and this a good place to start thinking about future outings in the Indian Peaks. The true grandeur of the area is well revealed from Audubon and those who experience it will want to return.

This hike is designed for people who are in excellent shape and able to climb at a steady pace.

We will get an early start to avoid the chance of afternoon thunderstorms by meeting at 6:00 am sharp in Boulder to carpool to the trailhead. (If you are willing to drive, please come with a full tank of gas.)

You must be in Colorado shape to do this hike. Plan on being out all day and pack accordingly (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, a warmer layer just in case it's cool as we climb up to 13,223 ft., plenty of water, and food, etc.). We will return to the carpool location by 5 pm at the latest (but usually earlier). Please RSVP for carpool location and just in case we make any last minute trail changes due to weather

What: 8 miles at altitude with 3,000 feet elevation gain.

When: July 15, 2015
We will meet in Boulder at 6 am at a location to be disclosed when you sign up. We should be back by 4 or 5 pm.

Suggested equipment: Plenty of water, lunch & snacks, sunscreen, rain gear, warm layers, hiking boots, & poles

Fee: free for members, all others $22 per hike or (Late fee of + $5/hike, begins 7 days before before the hike)

Guides: Rabbi Jamie Korngold and Eric Maier

Who Should Sign Up?
To come on this trip you must be in strong physical condition and able to hike at a sustained pace on an adventure which will last up to 8 hours.
You must be willing to work with a group. We are unable to accommodate dogs or children under 16.

To sign up, please click on this page and let us know in the comments field
for which trip you are registering sign up here>>

HIKE #2
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9-2: Mesa Trail


Join Rabbi Jamie for a hike along the Mesa trail. We will meet at NCAR to drop a vehicle at 9 am and then drive over to the Eldorado trailhead and hike back. The hike has lots of gradual up and downs, but nothing extreme so we will be able to move at a fairly good clip. This hike is designed for people who are in shape and enjoy long stretches outside. We will likely be back at NCAR at 1:30 pm and then will go to Eldorado to pick up the other cars.

Suggested equipment: Plenty of water, lunch & snacks, sunscreen, rain gear, warm layers (check the forecast), comfortable hiking boots.

Fee: free for members, all others $22 per hike or (Late fee of + $5/hike, begins 7 days before before the hike)

To sign up, please click on this page and let us know in the comments field
for which trip you are registering sign up here>>

HIKE #3
Wednesday: July 29, 2015:
Pawnee Pass Join Rabbi Jamie for another fabulous wilderness adventure.

(note: we are still deciding which hike to do, but this is our fall back plan)

Join us for our last hard core hike of the season, an 8-9 mile round trip hike to Pawnee Pass in the Brainard Lake Recreation area. We'll climb about 2000' feet from the trailhead to the pass as we pass alpine lakes and meadows, with plenty of wildflowers, and a few creek crossings.

We will get an early start to avoid the chance of afternoon thunderstorms by meeting at 6:00 am sharp in Boulder to carpool to the trailhead. (If you are willing to drive, please come with a full tank of gas.)

You must be in Colorado shape to do this hike. Plan on being out all day and pack accordingly (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, a warmer layer just in case it's cool as we climb up to 12,550 ft., plenty of water, and food, etc.). We will return to the carpool location by 5 pm at the latest (but usually earlier). Please RSVP for carpool location and just in case we make any last minute trail changes due to weather

What: 8-9 miles at altitude with 2000 feet elevation gain.

When: July 29, 2015
We will meet in Boulder at 6 am at a location to be disclosed when you sign up. We should be back by 4 or 5 pm.

Suggested equipment: Plenty of water, lunch & snacks, sunscreen, rain gear, warm layers, waterproof boots, & poles (We might be crossing some snow fields here and there)

Fee: free for members, all others $22 per hike or (Late fee of + $5/hike, begins 7 days before before the hike)

Guides: Rabbi Jamie Korngold

Who Should Sign Up?
To come on this trip you must be in strong physical condition and able to hike at a sustained pace on an adventure which will last up to 8 hours. (If you are in "Boulder" shape, you'll be fine. This won't be as hard as a peak climb. But, for people that don't get out much, it would be hard. Call us if that doesn't make sense!)
You must be willing to work with a group. We are unable to accommodate dogs or children under 16.

Please do not show up at the trail head without advanced registration.
Participants must speak to Rabbi Jamie or Jeff Finkelstein
or have been on hikes with us before to be eligible for this trip.


To sign up, please click on this page and let us know in the comments field
for which trip you are registering sign up here>>