Outings

Previous Outings 2009

Hike: Brainard Lake Full Moon Snowshoe

Jan 10, 2009 (Sat)

Join the Indian Peaks Group for this Classic Hike to the Brainard Lake area during the full moon. Always a fun hike for everyone with 3-6 miles and 200ft of elevation gain this is an easy hike at a casual pace. Though we will hope for a nice clear night it is some times very cold and windy there so please come prepared. Please bring; snowshoes, very warm clothing, hat, gloves, food, water and a head lamp.

Contact Mike Whiteley (303) 776-7396

President-elect Obama's National Day of Service

Jan 18, 2009 (Sun)

Join the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club for an urban hike and trail clean up around Macintosh Lake in Longmont. We will meet at the shelter on the east end of the lake near the tennis court at 1pm for some cookies and hot chocolate and then head around the lake. The hike itself is 3.5 miles with no elevation gain we will be picking up any trash that we can find along the way. Our new president-elect has asked everyone to participate in this National Day of Service as part of his inaugural celebration and this will be one of many events happing around the nation. A good positive way to welcome our new president and to start the change that we need in our country. Please bring warm clothes, some water and maybe a snack the hike should take less than 3 hours. Contact Mike Whiteley, 303-776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net to sign up and for directions.

Hike: Anne U. White Trail

February 15, 2009 (Sunday)

Join the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club on an easy 3 mile round trip hike with a gently sloping route (elevation change 560' in 1.5 miles) along Fourmile Canyon Creek in Boulder. The route crosses a stream many times. Savor a winter wonderland of little pools, miniature waterfalls, and groves of aspen at a slow pace. As an added bonus, learn about preventing hypothermia. What to Bring: Ten essentials; waterproof boots with good lugs or stabilicers in case of snow or ice (snowshoes if we get a heavy snow); poles. Limited to 12 participants.

Contact Dave Hawley at 303-443-2332 for details.

Hike: Heil Valley Ranch

Feb 22, 2009 (Sunday)

Join the Indian Peaks Group for this familiar hike through Ponderosa pine forest to an overlook. We'll do the Wapiti Trail and Ponderosa Loop for a total 7.6 mile, 800 foot elevation gain hike at a casual to moderate pace. This is a multi-use trail, so we'll be tolerant of mountain bikers. Please bring; very warm clothing (not cotton), hat, gloves, food, and water. If it's snowy or icy, we may also need snowshoes or stabilicers.

Contact Joan Lutz 720-840-7204 or e-mail lutzjean@yahoo.com (email is jean, not joan)

Hike: Loch Vale Snowshoe, RMNP

Feb 28, 2009 (Sat)

Hike to this lovely alpine lake from the Glacier Gorge trail head in Rocky Mountain National Park. A very popular hike for good reason, we will hike along a steep creek bed on a different trail than that is used in the winter and then when close to the lake we climb the last bit through a spectacular rocky canyon. This a short but fairly steep hike, a moderate hike of 6 miles with about 1000ft of elevation gain. Join us in the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club for this nice hike you will need to bring; Snowshoes, warm clothing, lunch and the ten essentials.

Contact Mike Whiteley (303) 776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net

Contemporary Landscape Photography Seminar

March 18, 2009 (Wed)

Join the Indian Peaks Group for a workshop in landscape photography, practice and critique. We will meet once a month and go to a different outdoor location to photograph in the evening. You will be encouraged to show your work to the group from the last trip after the shoot at a near by restaurant/bar. We will try also to have a discussion about a different contemporary photographer working today at each meeting.

There will be varying amounts of hiking involved in each trip none will be too difficult though with the emphasis being placed on photography and less about hiking. I will be able to give technical help and answer questions on an as needed basis as well we will try to have more structured lessons from time to time. You do not need to be an experienced photographer to take part you just need a desire to learn about photography it will be most beneficial for you if you plan on coming to all of the sessions but is certainly not required. For the first time we will plan on just going up to Chautauqua Park in Boulder and then latter to Beau Jo’s for pizza and I will bring some of my photos and give an overview of some contemporary photographers. Bring your camera and basic hiking gear including the ten essentials.

Contact Mike Whiteley, (303) 776-7396 to sign up or with any questions.

Earth Hour Turn off your lights for the Earth

Mar 28, 2009 8:30-9:30pm

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote - Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome's Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you're from, but instead, what planet you're from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

For more information http://www.earthhour.org/voteearth

Sandhill Crane Migration - Kearney, Nebraska

Mar 27-29, 2009

Every spring, the Platte River Valley is filled with visitors, both the human and the bird varieties. Join the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club on this weekend trip to see this spectacular sight.

Almost 500,000 sandhill cranes, or 90 percent of the world's population of the birds, migrate through the region, and people from all over the world come to view the spectacular animals.

At approximately 3 l/2 feet tall and with an almost-6-foot wing span, anyone who has seen the annual crane "convention" can tell you the cranes are a must-see. The wide, shallow Platte is a perfect resting spot for cranes. Every night at sundown, thousands of cranes roost in the river, spending the night standing in the water where they are safe from predators. Then, as the sun rises, they fly back to the fields to feed during the day.

Cranes, one of the oldest known bird species alive, have been stopping on the Platte River for thousands of years, since the last ice age formed the Platte, researchers believe. Sandhill cranes mate for life. The pair flies the same path every year from their nesting grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia to their wintering spots in Texas and New Mexico.

We will plan on camping in a state park for two nights along the river and I will provide the food and kitchen equipment. There will be a cost of $40 per person (non refundable after March 13th) for the food and camping. There may be some other costs that will be optional such as going to bunkers along the river to watch the birds before dawn. There are very good opportunities for photographing the cranes and it is possible for you to go to a blind on the river to be very close but most of the time you will need very long lenses. You will need to bring basic camping gear and day hiking equipment, you will be provided with a complete equipment list after you sign up.

Contact Mike Whiteley; (303) 776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net .

Altitude Sickness Seminar

March 31, 2009 (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

Join the Indian Peaks Group, Sierra Club, for a fascinating 90-minute presentation by Dr. Linda Keyes on the types, treatment, and prevention of altitude sickness. As a Coloradan, you owe it to yourself to understand altitude sickness, and Dr. Keyes is expert at presenting the concepts clearly and concisely.

Dr. Keyes is a Yale Med School graduate and an emergency physician at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital. She has been involved in altitude-related medical research since she was a medical student, married a climber, and spends as much time as she can climbing, trekking, and generally having fun at high altitude. She has extensive high altitude medical experience that includes working at the Himalaya Rescue Association Clinic at 14,000’ in Pheriche, Nepal, and as the expedition doctor on the Colorado Gangapurna expedition.

The presentation is at Sunrise Assisted Living, 3955 28th Street in north Boulder – a little south of Jay Road along 28th Street, and on the west side of 28th. Free – arrive early for best seating.

Questions contact Dave Hawley at (303) 443-2332.

Dog Hike with Well-Bred Owners

Apr 11, 2009 (Sat)

An early morning hike with the Indian Peaks Group and your favorite four-legged friend on a trail with stunning views of the Flatirons and the Devil's Thumb rock formation. This 3-4 mile hike offers exceptional views and gradual climbing and descending on the trail (900 feet). Limited to 12 participants, including your best friend. Bring 10 essentials and enough water and food for yourself and your hiking partner.

Contact Maureen Lienau at (303) 929-6134 to sign up.

Contemporary Landscape Photography Seminar

Apr 18, 2009 (Sat)

Join the Indian Peaks Group at Gem Lake RMNP for a workshop in landscape photography, practice and critique. We will meet once a month and go to a different outdoor location to photograph in the evening. You will be encouraged to show your work to the group from the last trip after the shoot at a near by restaurant/bar. We will try also to have a discussion about a different contemporary photographer working today at each meeting. There will be varying amounts of hiking involved in each trip none will be too difficult though with the emphasis being placed on photography and less about hiking. I will be able to give technical help and answer questions on an as needed basis as well we will try to have more structured lessons from time to time. You do not need to be an experienced photographer to take part you just need a desire to learn about photography it will be most beneficial for you if you plan on coming to all of the sessions but is certainly not required. Bring your camera and basic hiking gear including the ten essentials.

Contact; Mike Whiteley, 303-776-7396 to sign up or with any questions.

Earth Day Movie Night

Apr 22, 2009 (Wed)

Join the Indian Peaks Group for a night at the movies and maybe a beer or two in celebration of earth day. We will car pool, ride bikes or bus to the Longmont Theater in the Twin Peaks Mall for a special one night engagement of the movie “Earth” a documentary movie that follows three different wildlife families through a year of their life. Produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel similar to the series Planet Earth which should be wonderful on a big screen.

More details to come – contact Mike Whiteley with any questions, 303-776-7396.

Hike: South Boulder Meadows

Apr 28, 2009 (Sat)

Start the spring hiking season with the Indain Peaks Group on easy hike on the south Boulder grasslands below the Flatirons. This 4-mile, relatively flat hike from the South Boulder Creek trailhead offers spectacular views of the Front Range. Optional après-hike at a south Boulder brewpub. Bring comfortable hiking shoes (the trail is rocky in spots), sunscreen, water, and light snacks. Be prepared for some muddy spots too. Limited to 10 hikers.

Contact Bill at (303) 530-3482.

Map and Compass 101

May 9,2009 (Sat)

Join the Indian Peaks Group, Sierra Club, in this combination of hands-on classroom and practical exercises - designed to bring participants from minimal knowledge to confident use of map and compass, with a focus on survival / staying out of trouble. Location is the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the western end of Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Topo maps provided. Bring (1) compass if you have one - we'll share as needed, and (2) snacks / lunch - we will have a working lunch in the classroom. Plan to be both inside and outside, so wear / bring layered clothing. Meet at 8:30am at the eastern end of the NCAR parking lot (the lower end of the parking lot that overlooks Boulder city) - we'll be outside for the first hour or so - then we'll move into a classroom in the NCAR building. Indoor workshop ends about 2:30pm, followed by a short hike to the west of NCAR to practice terrain navigation and consolidate knowledge gained in the classroom. ! Expect hike to end about 4:00pm. You'll be amazed at how much you'll learn! Limited to 20 participants.

Must pre-register with Dave Hawley (303) 443-2332 or dave_hawley@comcast.net.

Outings Leader Meeting/New Leader Orientation

May 17, 2009 (Sun)

Join the Indian Peaks Group’s Outings Leaders for a pot luck and orientation for new leaders. We will meet at 6pm at my house in Longmont to provide anyone information about becoming an outings leader. Come meet and talk with current IPG outings leaders and see what is involved in becoming a leader. We are looking for anyone interested in being a leader, from simple day hikes to more involved multi day trips. There will be a dvd on leading hikes for the Sierra Club and other tails from current leaders about the trips that they have done. If you have ever thought that you might like to lead trips as a volunteer for the Sierra Club please come by for a fun evening.

Contact Mike Whiteley for more information 303-776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net.

Contemporary Landscape Photography Seminar

May 21, 2009 (Wed)

Venue Button Rock Preserve

Join the Indian Peaks Group for a workshop in landscape photography, practice and critique. We will meet once a month and go to a different outdoor location to photograph in the evening. You will be encouraged to show your work to the group from the last trip after the shoot at a near by restaurant/bar. We will try also to have a discussion about a different contemporary photographer working today at each meeting. There will be varying amounts of hiking involved in each trip none will be too difficult though with the emphasis being placed on photography and less about hiking. I will be able to give technical help and answer questions on an as needed basis as well we will try to have more structured lessons from time to time. You do not need to be an experienced photographer to take part you just need a desire to learn about photography it will be most beneficial for you if you plan on coming to all of the sessions but is certainly not required. This month we will go to Button Rock Preserve a little North of Lyons it is an easy 4 mile hike with about 300ft of elevation gain. I will talk about the function of your camera and explain the different settings and show photos from some different contemporary photographers. Bring your camera and basic hiking gear including the ten essentials.

Contact; Mike Whiteley, 303-776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net to sign up or with any questions.

Hike: Homestead, Mesa and Big Bluestem Loop

May 23, 2009 (Sat) 9am

Join the Indian Peaks Group on this easy/moderate loop hike on City of Boulder Open Space. Our hike covers about 4.5 miles roundtrip with 1,000 foot gain in elevation. We’ll meander through a pleasant mix of grassland, pine forest, and creekside habitats, and wander past some old homestead sites as well. Bring comfortable hiking shoes/boots, sun, wind, and rain protection, water, and snacks for this 2-3 hour trip. Limit 12 participants.

Contact Steve Welter on (303) 499-7261 to sign up.

Survival 101

May 30, 2009 (Sat)

Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Join the Indian Peaks Group for a fun practice survival scenario and learn how to stay alive in the wilderness. Do you carry the ten essentials with you when you hike? Do you know what to do with them if something were to happen? We will not only tell you what the ten essentials are but explain how and what you use them for. Learn what the real dangers are in the woods and how to avoid them and deal with emergency situations. If you hike you should spend some time learning and practicing how to deal with the problems that you might face. Should be fun for both experienced and novice hikers a like. We will go to Golden Gate Canyon State Park and hike in about a mile have a 1-2 hr class and then have a hands on practice of some of the techniques and finally a realistic practice scenario. The hike will be easy 2-3 miles with less than 300 ft of elevation gain/loss. You should bring; water, lunch, rain gear and the ten essentials or what you normally carry with you on a day hike.

Contact Mike Whiteley 303-776-7396 mgwhiteley@comcast.net.

Hike: Mesa Trail, End-to-End

Sunday May 31, 9am

Join the Indian Peaks Group on this IPG Classic along the base of the Flatirons. Our easy/moderate hike covers a distance of about 6.5 miles of rolling, pine-forested terrain with 1,000 feet or so of elevation gain. Leader will arrange car shuttle back to the starting point. Bring comfortable hiking shoes/boots, sun/rain/wind protection, at least 1 qt. of water, and lunch. Limit 12 participants.

Contact Steve Welter,303 499-7261 to sign up.

Lake McIntosh Evening Canoe/Kayak and Pot Luck Picnic

June 10, 2009 (Wed)

Join the Indian Peaks Group for a summer evening paddle on Lake McIntosh in Longmont. We will meet at the Lake for a Pot luck picnic and then paddle on the lake for an hour or two with the sun setting over Longs Peak in the distance. This is a good event for beginners as the lake is normally calm and it is only about 2-3 miles around the lake. I do have an extra canoe and kayak that people can use if they need. Otherwise bring your canoe / kayak, paddle, life vest, (PFD’s are required for everyone paddling) sunglasses, sun screen, water, snacks and a dish for dinner.

Contact Mike Whiteley at (303) 776-7396.

Dog Friendly Hike: Lion Gulch Trail

June 20, 2009 (Sat)

Roosevelt National Forest

Join the IPG and friends, (both human and canine) for a charming and scenic hike that crosses several delightful mountain streams. This is a moderate trek of about 6 miles r/t with about 1300ft of elevation to a valley that was homesteaded by pioneers in the late 1800's. Eight abandoned but historic homesteads still remain. We'll hike 2.7 miles to the first site where we'll have lunch and look at the homesteads. This is a dog friendly trail, but dogs are optional. Bring the 10 essentials, a sack lunch, and plenty of water for both yourself and fido, if you bring him/her. (Bring a snack for Fido too!) Dog leashes are required.

Contact Melissa A. Gardner on (303) 775-3957.

Contemporary Landscape Photography Seminar

July 22, 2009 (Wed)

Leader: Mike Whiteley

This month we will be going to up to RMNP driving up Fall River Road to the Alpine Visitors Center stopping along the way for picture taking. From the visitors center we will hike out on the Ute Trail for about 2 miles depending on the light. We will then return back via Trail Ridge Road. This will be an easy 4 mile r/t hike with very little elevation gain/loss at a slow pace to allow time for photographing. Bring a day pack with some water, food, rain gear, a head lamp and your camera and tripod and flash if you like.

Contact Mike Whiteley at 303-776-7396 for more information and to sign up.

Colorado Fourteeners, San Isabel National Forest and Arapahoe National Forest, Colorado.

July 26-August 1, 2009

Leader: Mike Whiteley

Spend a week peak bagging in the high Colorado Rockies. We'll summit four peaks above 14,000 feet including Mt. Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado and in the Rocky Mountain Range. Enjoy the spectacular views and the satisfaction that comes after reaching the summits of some of the highest peaks in the country. High alpine flowers and wildlife will line our way.

Price $945

http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/09155A.asp

Hike: Longs Peak

Aug 8, 2009 (Saturday)

Leader: Mike Whiteley

Towering above all of the peaks along the northern Front Range Longs Peak is known by all who live or visit here. It is one of the most spectacular hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and is also one of the most crowded as well. We will hike the standard route (Keyhole) which is a long and very strenuous hike. It is 14 miles r/t with a little more than 5000ft of elevation gain it is also class 3 near the top with some moderate exposure and some scrambling. Even though a lot of people do this hike every year it is not a mountain to be taken lightly, people get hurt and die on this peak almost every year. The keyhole route is the easiest route on Longs but is a hard hike with the hardest parts above 13,000 ft. With that said it is also one of the best hikes in the park and along the Front Range and is a hike that all good hikers should do at least once. Because of safety concerns we will start very early and limit the hike to only six people. Please bring; the ten essentials, plenty of food and water and make sure you have a working headlamp.

Contact; Mike Whiteley 303-776-7396.

Wind River Ranger Llama Hike, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

Aug 16-22, 2009

Leader Tom Davis, asst. leader Mike Whiteley

This backpacking and base camp outing tours the crown jewel of Wyoming’s alpine wilderness. A valued addition to our outing group will be pack llamas that will lighten our load by carrying the group’s food, cooking equipment and some personal gear. The Wind River Range contains one of the highest and most rugged wild areas along the continental divide. A landscape of jagged granite peaks, a testament to the power of glacial sculpting, it forms a backdrop for forests of spruce and fir. Numerous lakes dot this high country, which may appear barren and tundra-like, but often give way to beautiful meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Countless experienced wilderness travelers regard the “Winds” as one of North America’s premier hiking destinations. Our trip will be an enjoyable hike interspersed with the opportunity to fish, take photographs, day hike, climb, or enjoy restful solitude.

$995 trip # 09161A

http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/09161A.asp

Great Sand Dunes/Sangre de Cristo Wilderness

September 6-12, 2009

Leader: Deirdre Butler

Experience unparalled natural diversity - stark sand dunes, open grasslands, aspen and pine forests, and alpine tundra - all in one location! We'll spend a week traversing the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Witness the richness of wildlife and flora supported in each ecosystem, from the endemic, sand-dwelling tiger beetle in the dunes to marmots by high-elevation lakes. Price $675

http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/09165A.asp

Bear Lake, Odessa Lake and Fern Lake, RMNP

Sept 26, 2009 (Sat)

Leader Mike Whiteley

Join the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club for an afternoon/evening hike up in Rocky Mountain National Park. A moderate hike of about 8-9 miles with about 1200 ft of elevation gain ( and about 1800ft of loss). Starting at Bear Lake and climbing up and over the Bierstadt Moraine and then hiking through the Odessa Gorge by Notchtop Mt and the Little Matterhorn and then on down to Odessa lake and then Fern Lake and Fern Falls. Much of this hike will be through stands of aspen which should be changing into spectacular golden fall colors. We should arrive at the end of the hike in Moraine Park just in time for the elk rut. Please bring; the ten essentials and some dinner. Contact Mike Whiteley (303) 776-7396

Dog Friendly Hike - Buchanan Pass Trail

September 27, 2009 (Sun)

Leader Melissa Gardner

Join the IPG and friends, (both human and canine) for beautiful fall colors and scenic views on the Buchanan Pass Trail. This is a moderate trek of about 7 miles roundtrip that climbs along the north side of the Middle St Vrain Creek. We'll begin the hike at about 8,565 feet elevation at the trailhead near the Camp Dick campground, and gain about 1100 feet elevation on the hike. This section of the Buchanan Pass trail is outside of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and permits dogs. This is a dog friendly hike, but dogs are optional. Dog leashes are required. Bring the 10 essentials, a sack lunch, and plenty of water for both yourself and fido, if you bring him/her. (Bring a snack for Fido too!) Contact; Melissa Gardner 303-775-3957.

Map and Compass 101 Workshop and Hike

October 10, 2009 (Saturday)

Leader: Dave Hawley

Join the Indian Peaks Group, Sierra Club, in this combination of hands-on classroom and practical exercises - designed to bring participants from minimal knowledge to confident use of map and compass, with a focus on survival / staying out of trouble. Location is the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the western end of Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Free. Topo maps provided. Bring (1) compass if you have one - we’ll share as needed, and (2) snacks / lunch – we will have a working lunch in the classroom. Plan to be both inside and outside, so wear / bring layered clothing. Meet at 8:30am at the eastern end of the NCAR parking lot (the lower end of the parking lot that overlooks Boulder city) – we’ll be outside for the first hour or so – then we’ll move into a classroom in the NCAR building. Indoor workshop ends about 2:30pm, followed by a short hike to the west of NCAR to practice terrain navigation and consolidate knowledge gained in the classroom. Expect hike, and course, to end about 4:00pm. You’ll be amazed at how much material is covered, and the confidence you have gained. Limited to 20 participants.

Must pre-register with Dave Hawley 303-443-2332 or dave_hawley@comcast.net.

Ruby/Horsethief Canyons Canoe and Kayak Trip

October 24-25, 2009 (Sat-Sun)

Join the Indian Peaks group for this weekend canoe/kayak trip on the Colorado River between Loma and Westwater a 25 mile flat water class I-II trip. It is a good trip for beginners but you should have some experience paddling before the trip. Beautiful sandstone cliffs, fall colors and Bald Eagles can all be seen along this river as well as the Black Rocks area which is made up of bead rock that is 1.7 billion years old. The Black Rocks area is also the only spot with some class II waves and eddys but it is normally quite easy. I will provide dinner for everyone on Sat night but you will need to have your own food for breakfast and lunches. There will be a $20 fee for the trip that will cover the dinner, camping Fri night in the Colorado National Monument (there is an extra charge if you do not have a National Parks Pass) and a wag bag toilet system (The fee is non-refudable after Oct 17th). All participants must where a approved PFD at all times while on the water. You will need a canoe or kayak, Paddles, PFD, clothing and camping gear (a complete equipment list will be provided). Contact Mike Whiteley (303) 776-7396.

Emerald Lake Snowshoe RMNP

Dec 20, 2009 (Sun)

Leader Mike Whiteley

Join the IPG on this easy snowshoe to a spectacular lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Starting from popular Bear Lake trail head we will hike past two other lakes on this short 3.6 mile hike with about 600 ft of elevation gain. This is one of the most popular hikes in the park, not surprising considering the relative short distance and the magnificent scenery. Please bring; warm clothing, snowshoes, Hat, gloves, water, food for lunch, something warm to drink if you like, sunglasses, sunscreen. Contact Mike Whiteley 303-776-7396