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Wilderness Workshop hosts open house, hike into No Name on Saturday, July 7

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The Wilderness Workshop hike will take place the morning of Saturday, July 7. The hike is free with hikers to meet at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required.

On Saturday, July 7, Wilderness Workshop out of Carbondale is hosting a moderate 6-mile hike into the No Name Addition to the Continental Divide Wilderness Proposal.

The hike is for adults and those 12 older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent, and no dogs are allowed. Hikers should bring appropriate gear, including water, snacks and lunch. A suggested list of gear can be found online.

Susie Kincade will lead the hike into the proposed wilderness addition, which is adjacent to the southeastern portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness Area.

Hiking along Homestake Ridge provides outstanding views of the Sawatch Range. The extensive wet meadows in upper Bennett Gulch are prime examples of subalpine wetlands. This landscape contains habitat for the state-endangered lynx and is part of a wildlife migration corridor along the Continental Divide connecting the Holy Cross Wilderness with the Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas. The Colorado Division of Wildlife may introduce bighorn sheep here, which would be critical winter habitat for that species. It is also summer range for both elk and mule deer.

Those interested are asked to meet at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Forest Service Road 705 (No Name Road) at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7. The hike is free and open to the public and is expected to last until about 3 p.m. Registration is required at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/no-name.

At the open house, Wilderness Workshop representatives will be looking to hear what public lands issues matter to Eagle Valley residents.

If you go …

What: Wilderness Workshop hike into No Name.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Where: Hike goes into No Name Addition to Continental Divide Wilderness Proposal; meet at intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Forest Service Road 705 (No Name Road).

Cost: Free.

More information: Registration for the hike is required. Visit http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/no-name.