Activities: Summer

Summit Trekkers

Thursdays | July – September

The Trekkers do strenuous hikes (slightly slower than the Mountain Goats), usually 8-10 miles with 1,500-2000+ elevation gain. They hike mostly (not always) on trails. Formerly known as the “Trail Goats”, the group originated to provide an alternative to Mountain Goat hikes. For more information email Susan (Sue) Johnson at suesue.paris@gmail.com.

Summit Trekkers

Turtles & Snails

Thursdays | Year Round

The “Turtles” hike all year round on Thursday mornings. We switch to snowshoes and yaktrax in winter, rec paths during mud season and easy hikes all summer. Our hikes are usually 3 to 5 miles. Sometimes we have some “Snails” who hike at a slower pace and not as far. We want our group to be accessible to all so come and enjoy our beautiful mountains.

To be added to the Turtles and Snails hike distribution list email Pat Kopystianskyj (pkopysti@comcast.net)

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) do intermediate backcountry trail hikes on Tuesdays, mostly in Summit County. These typically range from 4 – 7 miles and with 400 – 1500 ft of elevation gain. They are led by volunteer trip leaders, usually a different leader each week. We meet from June through mid October, weather permitting. We usually leave the car-pool location at 8:30 and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2023

 

DateHikeCarpoolMiles / VertLeader
June 6Arctic PlacerTarget4m / 700 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
June 13Acorn Creek LoopTarget5 m / 1000 ftElaine P.
970-389-0379
June 20Ophir MountainFrisco BT6 m / 1000 ftLinda Boyd
719-332-0841
June 27Angler MountainTarget5 m / 1200 ftKen Raggio
214-498-9734
July 4No Hike
July 11Black Powder PassIce Rink3m / 700 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
July 18Mayflower GulchFrisco BT6 m / 1400 ftJane Johnston
303-501-9956
July 25Wheeler LakesCC7m / 1400 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
Aug 1Corral CreekFrisco BTLaterGreg Horne
970-426-6353
Aug 8Hoosier Pass WestIce Rink4m / 600 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
Aug 15North Ten MileFrisco BT5m / 1500 ftAlan Waxman
Aug 22Horseshoe GulchFrisco BT5m / 800 ftBob Hartley
Aug 29Mayflower Gulch LoopFrisco BT6m / 1000 ftLater
Sept 5Angler MountainTarget5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 12Upper Straight CreekFrisco BT5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 19Wilder GulchFrisco BT7 m / 1200 ftLater
Sept 26Salt Lick AspensSLLaterNeed Leader

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • Target – Northeast corner of parking lot
  • Frisco BT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead

Canine Companions

Wednesdays | May – October, meeting times vary by month

Moderate Wednesday hikes at a leisurely pace, with furry friends welcome — Those unfortunate to not be owned by a dog are also welcome. The group’s meeting times and carpool locations vary over the summer. So, call Howard Brown at 970-468-2313 or email brown.howard2@gmail.com to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2023 Schedule for Canine Companions

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October 2023
(9:30AM to carpool)

  • October 4 — McCullough Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 11 — Little French Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 18 — TBD
  • October 25 — Ptarmigan Lookout – Mary Bell  330-692-6599

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays | Mid May – September

The Mountain Goats are Summit 50+’s most challenging hiking group. Our mid-season hikes are typically 8-12+ miles with 3000-4000+’ elevation gain. They usually contain a significant off-trail component with some Class 2+ scrambling, moving at a brisk pace. Our members make our hikes a priority in their summer plans because they love hiking, and they love hiking with our group. We hike every Wednesday from mid-May through the end of September. If this sounds like what you are up for doing on a regular basis with a group, please email summitmountaingoats@gmail.com for further information and a possible try-out hike.

Mountain Goats Photo

Summit 50 Plus Golf Program

May through September

The Summit 50 Plus Golf Program is an excellent way to meet other Summit 50 Plus folks who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful, challenging and provide opportunities for players of all skill levels. Golf courses in the program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.  Golf discounts are given for the Raven and Keystone courses. These include: green fees, merchandise and lesson discounts.

Three programs exist for the 50 Plus golfer:

  1. The golf program coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the courses identified above for Summit 50 Plus members. To participate in this program, folks must be up to date on Summit 50 Plus membership dues and have purchased a Summit 50 Plus Golf Card at the Community Center for $5.
  2. Boomers on the Links: The Summit 50 Plus Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course. During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price. Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at (970) 496-1520 to reserve a spot.
  3. Special golf outings are arranged at courses apart from those mentioned above. These outings give the Summit 50 Plus golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The group aims for two special outings in the summer during July and August.

If you would like to help with the Summit 50 Plus Golf Program, please call Tom McCullough at 630-880-8024 or email Tmccull567@aol.com.