- + Thursday evening run: Chimney Gulch/Lookout Mtn (T=2, P=3)
+ Saturday's Evergreen Runners Circle run: Evergreen Lake House
+ Trail races, Clinics and other upcoming events
+ Other weekend outings and carpool opportunities
This Thursday's run is at Chimney Gulch/Lookout Mtn (T=2, P=3). We
will meet here snow or moonlight. The main group will start at
6:15pm. Linda Jagger has agreed to lead an early, daylight group at
4:30pm. They will run the same route. You can contact her at
Directions: Meet at the dirt turnout, at the first hairpin turn, just
above the pillars. Take hwy 6 to Golden. Turn west at Lookout
Mtn/19th ave. The turnout is about 3/4-mile up, just above the
pillars. There's a porta-potty in the small park on the left, below
Route: There are road and trail options. The directions below send
everyone up on the trail, with the return on the road. You can take
the trail down. If you don't feel comfortable on trails at night,
take the road both ways. It's a good hill workout and there isn't
much traffic. The road options are longer than the trails.
Up: Run up the road about 1/2-mi, then look for the trail on the
left. Head up the trail for about 2 mi. Cross the road at Windy
Saddle and continue along the trail on the other side. In another 1/4-
mi, go left at the next trail junction. Do not take the hiker only
Beaver Brook trail. There's another trail junction about a mile
further up. The faster runners, should take a sharp right and
continue about another 1/3-mi to the Boettcher Mansion. Intermediate
runners taking the road back should stay left and continue ~1/3 mi to
Lookout Mtn Park. Slower runners may want to turn and return to Windy
Saddle before this point.
Return options: Judge your time accordingly so that will get back to
the finish in about an hour. There are two options from the Boettcher
Mansion. The shorter option is to go left on the road to Lookout Mtn
Rd. Then go left to Lookout Mtn Park. For a longer option, take the
trail (or road) around the right side of Boettcher Mansion. Go left
at Lookout Mtn rd and continue to the park.
From the park, there are two options. Go left into the park and look
for a single track; or return on the single track if you came up the
trail. If you took the trail up to the park, return on the same
trail. Go right at the next two trail junctions and continue to Windy
Saddle. Or, take the windy Lookout Mtn road down. From Windy Saddle,
you can either take the trail or road down.
For more info and a map, go to:
click on Files
click on Trails
The above route description slightly from the file because of the
This Saturday's Evergreen Runners Circle (ERC) run is at the
Evergreen Lake House. The run starts at 8:30am sharp.
Directions: Take the Evergreen Parkway, hwy 74, exit 252 from I-70.
Continue through Bergen Park, past Elk Meadow, about 6 miles, down
the hill to the lake. At the bottom of the hill, just before the road
turns left at the lake, turn right onto Upper Bear Creek Rd. Go about
1/4 mile and turn left into the parking lot.
The ERC runs are usually about an hour long. Sometimes a few people
will meet early or continue after the run to get in more mileage.
They usually go out for coffee/breakfast afterwards. I don't lead
these runs, so please don't ask me the questions. For more info about
the ERC schedules, go to:
11/15: Beaver Brook trail, Genesee
11/22: Alderfer/3 Sisters
11/15; Posture and Flexibility clinic; Englewood; mroben@...,
11/22; Scapegoat; 20km Orienteering; Florrisant; www.rmoc.org
Looking for company on a long weekend run? Want to carpool to a
mountain race, Incline Club run or other outing? Let me know and I'll
send out the word. Please send me specific information about where
and when you want people to meet, or how to contact you. Try to send
me the information a week in advance so I have time to get it into my
weekly message. Please don't wait for me to plan everything!