Point of Contact:
|October 16, 2019, Sandstone
||Vickie Eberhart has arranged for a hike for October 16 at Sandstone Ranch.. This will be a guided hike. The Natural Resource Specialist, Jackie Sanderson,.will be arranging for your guide. Please contact Jackie <email@example.com> with any questions about your group's hike.|
|July 19, 2019, Straight Creek
||Hello Hikers! The upcoming July hike scheduled for
July 17 is up Straight Creek. This hike starts at 11,150 and gradually
climbs to 12,600. The trail head is the west side of the Johnson
Eisenhower Tunnel. Normally this time of year the wildflowers are
spectacular. The snow pack hasn't totally left but I am hoping by the
17th everything will be clear. We will meet at Wooly Mammoth Park and
Ride Section EE at 6:15 for a 6:30 departure. The reason for such an
early start is this hike is all above timberline and we don't want to
get caught in any lightning storms. On the way up we will stop at the
Georgetown Visitor Center. The after hike is yet to be decided. This
hike is 6 miles and 1,500 ft of elevation gain. It is basically the
same as the Silver Dollar Lake hike. Please bring your sunscreen, rain
gear, lunch along with the other 10 essentials. You may also like poles
and traction devices. The traction device may help if we have to
navigate a snowfield. We will make real time decisions on to proceed or
not if the conditions warrent.
|June 19, 2019, Alderfer / Three Sisters Park
Duby and I (Sherry Vargo) will be your HOSTS for the next hike which
will be Wednesday, June 19th. I will send another email in about a
week or so with more information.
Linda and I have checked out several hikes and have decided on "Alderfer/Three Sisters Park". The last time the MARS Hiking group hiked there was in August of 2017. You can check out the website for this park at "www.jeffco.us/open-space" and then enter the park name in the "I'm looking for …" box. On the next page you can check out information about the park and the map.
We will meet at the WEST TRAILHEAD parking lot (5136 South Le Masters Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439) at 8:30 am. The hike will be about 4+ miles and has "least difficult" and "more difficult" connecting trails throughout the hike. There are a few "most difficult" trails that break out further than our "planned hike" for those of you that like more of a challenge. We can all meet back at the West Trailhead before heading out for lunch in Evergreen. There are bathrooms at the West Trailhead and the East Trailhead (the hike will take us by the East Trailhead on the way back to the West side towards the end of the hike).
To access the Park, travel south of Evergreen on Highway 73. Turn west on Buffalo Park Road, continue about 1 mile and you will see the East Trailhead parking lot - continue on about 1/2 mile more and you will see the West Trailhead Parking lot on the right hand side of the road. After the hike we will head to a great restaurant in Evergreen for those who would like to partake in food, drink and socializing. Linda and I are currently checking out restaurants and will let you know which restaurant in the next email.
Linda and I would really like to see lots of you join us for this hike on June 19th and some great socializing afterwards. Please RSVP to let us know if you are joining us. When I send out the next email in about a week or so, I will let you know where we will be having lunch.
Sherry Vargo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|May 15, 2019, Dawson
Butte Ranch Trail
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If you don’t own snowshoes you can rent them at lots of places including REI, Sports Authority, and Christy Sports. Poles are optional, but sometimes helpful.
We will be in the “backcountry” during the winter – be prepared for adverse weather and winter driving conditions. Before heading out, check road conditions by calling “511” or http://www.cotrip.org/. Check with CAIC at https://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php.
COSAR CARD (Optional)
Purchase your Colorado Search and Rescue Card at Roxborough State Park Visitor Center (or other locations). The cost is $3.00 for one year and $12.00 for five years.
If you wish to join the MARS Hiking Club, please contact Sue Janssen at email@example.com or 303-936-8339. Provide your email address and phone number.