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Outdoors news, notes and other random tidbits

The second annual Hogback Hustle, a 5-kilometer run benefiting Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, is Saturday in New Castle.

The race, part of the 2005 Burning Mountain Festival, starts at the New Castle Family Fitness parking lot, winds around Castle Valley Boulevard to Seventh Street, back to Main Street, then finishes at Burning Mountain Park.

Start time is 8:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 prior to race day at http://www.active.com or $20 the day of the race. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the New Castle Diner. The race fee includes a post-race breakfast, T-shirt and goodie bag.

Information: Eileen, 984-9705.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s Teen Outdoor Club plans an overnight rafting trip through Westwater Canyon. The trip will be professionally guided with self-bailing oar rafts and two-person inflatable kayaks.

The trip departs at 10 a.m. on Monday and returns the following evening at 8 p.m.

The cost is $155 ($186 nonresident). The registration deadline is today. Information: 384-6301.

The second session of the Youth Climbing Class starts this month at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The beginner-intermediate class on the indoor climbing wall is open to ages 7-12 and meets each Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

The registration deadline is today, and the fee is $54 ($64 nonresident).

The Recreation Department also hosts the ‘On the Rocks’ Climbing Club each Thursday from 5-8 p.m. The club is open to those 13-and-older and rotates from indoor to outdoor sessions on a weekly basis. Pre-registration is required for outdoor sessions.

Information: 384-6301.

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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