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Outdoors news, notes and other random tidbits

The Glenwood Springs Community Center hosts the “On the Rocks” climbing club each Thursday night. The club rotates from indoors to outdoors and each indoor session on the climbing wall qualifies participants for an outdoor excursion to real rock.

The club is open to teens and older and meets from 5-8 p.m. The fee is $12. Call ahead to find out the indoor-outdoor rotation.

Information: 384-6301.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center will lead a mountain bike excursion for teenagers in the rarified air of the Monarch Crest Trail. The vehicle-supported overnight trip leaves Tuesday morning and returns Wednesday.

The $45 fee ($54 nonresident) includes transportation, food and camping fees.

The registration deadline is Friday.

Information: 384-6301.

The big-game hunting season is right around the corner, and a number of hunter-education classes are scheduled for August.

Two classes will be taught in Glenwood Springs. The first is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No preregistration is required.

The second session is taught in Spanish only and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13-14. Preregistration is required by calling Jose at 719-544-1922.

Both sessions will be at the Re-1 School District Building, 1405 Grand Ave.

Classes are also available in Silt and Basalt.

The Silt class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the Silt fire station. Preregistration is required; call Jim Builteman, 625-9533.

The Basalt class runs from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22-26 at the Basalt Middle School. Preregister by calling Colorado Mountain College at 925-7740.

The cost is $10.

Information: http://www.wildlife.state.co.us.

Each Friday the Carbondale Recreation Department offers all-day Outdoor Club outings for ages 8 and older. The registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the trip.

The schedule is as follows:

– Aug. 12, horseback riding and Marble adventure, $35

– Aug. 19, camping trip, $20

– Aug. 26, Last Day of Freedom Trip ” hike and ARC, $20

To submit information, or a picture of your recent big catch, for the Outdoors page, e-mail outdoors@postindependent.com or fax to 945-4487.

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