Activities: No registration required

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 Annual Rummage Sale

Every August

AUGUST 7 – 13, 2023

The Summit Annual Rummage Sale is sponsored by Summit 50 Plus.

Let’s get ready to RUMMAGE!!

Lots of volunteers are needed for the RUMMAGE SALE.

Help is needed from August 7 – 13th in preparation, working the sale.

We are also in need of area co-coordinators. 

Click here for list of items that can be donated, more information on the RUMMAGE SALE, or to volunteer.  Please call Brenda at 815-258-5843 or email BHAlberico@gmail.com for more information,

The proceeds from this sale greatly assist with nonprofits and organizations in Summit County. 

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

GALS Group

First Wednesday of the month at 4:00PM

This is a women’s  social group, open to all women that are members of Summit 50 Plus.  GALS usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4PM at a restaurant or a member’s home. Participants bring an appetizer to share and a beverage of their choice if meeting at a private home. These gatherings provide an opportunity to meet  new friends, exchange ideas and the potential for planning future shared experiences.  Contact either Bev Muraski at 937-307-9914 or Carole Woodbury at 303-437-5622, the GALS co-chairs, for up to date information.

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

Cross Country Skiing Group

Wednesdays | December 13, 2023 – March 27, 2024

Cross country skiing with designated leader, info provided for trail difficulty, distance, and elevation gain. Easy-moderate & a couple of upper level backcountry trails on Wednesdays.  The meeting time for carpooling (recommended) to the trailhead is always 9:30 AM.  A weekly email is sent out with tour details.  Roundtrip distances are usually 3-6 miles with an elevation gain of roughly 300-800 feet. Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers who have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills. You will need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales, or know how to wax and/or bring skins.  After some outings, a volunteer host will provide light appetizers, hearty soups, dessert and beverages in her home (a $10 donation is recommended). Contact the host by Monday noon for a reservation and headcount, as all lunches are limited in number and skiers are the priority. This year we are fortunate to have eight hostesses and seven restaurants lined up. We also have a few new trails this year and our awesome leaders are all coming back to help out.

For more information contact Joyce Bearse at (508-280-4910) or joyce@joycebearse.com

View the XC Ski Group Schedule

DateTourCarpoolDescriptionMiles/VertLeaderLuncheon
Dec. 13Salli BarberCMCBOut & back easy2.8mi/398 ftBarbara Noonan
973-896-7119
Ben & Karen Little
716-425-2112
($15.00 kick-off luncheon)
Dec. 20Mayflower GulchFWMSOut & back with options4mi/765ftAlan Waxman
505-331-0619
Camp Hale Restaurant
184 Copper Circle, Copper
Jan. 3Turks/B&B TrailsCMCBLollipop trail moderate with some options for side trips3.2mi /400 ftCharlotte Clarke
970-376-5153
Windy City Pub
Breckenridge
City Market shopping center
Jan. 10Peru Creek
SMROut & back with options7mi/400ftJane Johnston
303-238-4732
Linda Boyd
719-332-0841
Jan. 17Gold Run GulchGHTLoop, moderate3.5mi/ 541ftJim Fleshman
281-899-6360
Lynne Knott
816-898-3554
Jan. 24Mesa Cortina/Royal
Buffalo Trail
TAROut & back moderate1.4 (or 4.3mi)/450 ftHoward Brown
970-468-2313
Howard Brown
970-468-2313
Jan. 31Windy PointSMROut & back moderate1.5mi/200 ftLarry Moskowitz
mosk5@comcast.net
Charlotte Clarke
970-376-5153
Feb. 7Rock Creek
TAROut & back
easy
5 mi/900ftEric Erslev
970-231-2651
Bluebird Market
325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne
Feb. 14Saints John TrailSMROut & back
hard
Alan Waxman
505-331-0619
Steep Brewing & Coffee
Keystone
Feb. 21Soda Creek Loop
FSALoop
moderate
4.5mi/300ftLarry Moskowitz
mosk5@comcast.net
Larry & Daria Moskowitz
daria22@comcast.net
Feb. 28Deer Creek
SMROut & back
moderate
4mi/900ftJohn Crumlin
719-310-1784
Haywood Café
Keystone
Mar. 6Miner’s Creek & Peaks TrailFSALoop, moderate3mi/300ft or 8.5mi/995ftBen Little
716-481-4280
Nina Holmquist
414-840-1288
Mar. 13Bakerville to Loveland ValleyFWMSOut & back
moderate
9.8mi w/options/1128ftBarbara Noonan
973-896-7119
Loveland Ski Lodge
Mar. 20Placer/WaldenTAROut & back3.2mi/433ftJohn Crumlin
719-310-1784
Snarf’s Sandwich Shop
Mar. 27BemroseBIRLoop, moderate3mi/500ftHoward Brown
970-468-2313
TBD

*Locations for carpooling:

BIR: Breck Ice Rink-east end of parking lot furthest away from building.

CMCB: Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge -SW corner of parking lot, furthest from building.

FSA: Frisco Safeway -NE corner of parking lot by gas station.

FWMS: Frisco West Main St. -west end of Main Street Kayak parking lot.

GHT: Gold Hill Trailhead -parking lot on highway 9 across from Tiger Road.

SCSC: Frisco Community Center -west end of parking lot by Peak One Blvd.

TAR: Target, Silverthorne -NE corner of parking lot furthest away from building.

SMR: Town Lot where Swan Mountain Road meets Route 6