Leader: Rachel Hutchison
Let’s get to know the natural world around us just a little bit better. Join us this summer for a variety of hikes through local public lands from lower foothills to alpine tundra, learning to recognize our local birds, mammals, flowers, and whatever else.
Depending on our route for the day, we will meet at a variety of trailheads at 7 AM. We can also discuss meeting at a local Park-N-Ride and carpool- ing, and perhaps adjust our start times. Hikes will generally be in the range of 2-4 miles, with elevation gain of less than 1000 feet.
Hopefully, some participants will bring their own expertise, e.g. butterflies, Colorado wildflowers, geomorphology, etc., and can be prevailed upon to share interesting tidbits as well.
Bring your field guides, binoculars, and hiking paraphernalia, and let’s see what we can find. If we start having too much fun, we can discuss adding additional explorations.