Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwackers (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, get on the trail by 9:00, and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  Check the weekly email for updates to times or locations.

For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2024

For more precise notes on carpool locations, please scroll to bottom of schedule

DateHikeLeaderMiles / VertCarpool
June 4TenderfootJohn Crumlin 3m / 640 ftCounty Rd 51 in Dillon
June 11Angler MountainJohn Crumlin5m / 1400 ftTarget
June 18Ophir MountainLinda Boyd6m / 1000 ftSCSC
June 25Acorn Creek Flower LoopRuth Haley5m / 1000 ftTarget
July 2Sallie Barber / Trail of TearsRon Goldstein5m / 800 ftGold Hill
July 9Horseshoe GulchKen Raggio3m / 700 ftGold Hill
July 16Bowman’s ShortcutLater5m / 900 ftKayak
July 23Wheeler LakesBarbara Noonan7m / 1400 ftCC
July 30Hoosier Pass WestFaye Masanoff4m / 600 ftIce Rink
Aug 6Upper Straight CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Aug 13Mayflower Gulch LoopLater6m / 1000 ftFBT
Aug 20North 10 Mile CreekAlan Waxman5m / 1500 ftKayak
Aug 27Wilder GulchLater7m / 1200 ftFBT
Sept 3Mohawk LakesLater7m / 1900 ftIce Rink
Sept 10Corral CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Sept 17LaterLaterLaterLater
Sept 24Salt Lick AspensLaterLaterSL

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • FBT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Gold Hill – Dirt parking lot between Frisco and Breck – corner of Rt 9 and Gateway Drive.  On Google Maps search for “Gold Hill Trailhead”. 
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • Kayak – West end of Main St in Frisco – between the creek and I-70
  • SCSC – Summit County Senior Center
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead
  • Target – Southeast corner of parking lot