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Wilderness Workshop’s free Hike Series goes all over all summer

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Wilderness Workshop offers free guided hikes this summer. The next hike is June 19.
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What: Wilderness Workshop Hike Series.

When: Select days throughout the summer.

Where: Various locations.

Cost: Free. Registration required.

More information: Visit www.wildernessworkshop.org/hikes.

Summer Hikes

June

June 19: Spraddle Creek, near Vail

June 30: Hunter Creek Wildflower, with ACES

June 30 to July 2: Backpack to Kokomo Pass & Camp Hale, near Minturn

July

July 3: No Name, near Minturn

July 6: Hay Park Full Moon Hike, base of Mt. Sopris

July 8: Hay Park Birding hike, with Audubon Society

July 9: East Maroon Creek, near Aspen

July 19: Spraddle Creek, near Vail

July 22: East Snowmass Creek Hike, near Old Snowmass

July 23: Middle Thompson Creek, west of Carbondale

July 30: No Name, near Minturn

August

Aug. 5: North Lost Trail, near Marble

Aug. 6: Marion Gulch, near Carbondale

Aug. 12: Placita Trail, near Redstone

Aug. 13: Huntsman Ridge, southwest of Carbondale

Aug. 26: Savage Lakes Hike, near Thomasville

Aug. 27: Marble Peak, near Marble

September

Sept. 9: Perham Creek, Thompson Divide, south of Carbondale

Sept. 10: East Maroon Creek, near Aspen

Sept. 17: Lake Ridge Lakes, west of Carbondale

Sept: 23-24: Backpack across the Thompson Divide, National Public Lands day

Wilderness Workshop’s free, guided hike series is underway, offering trips providing an increased understanding and appreciation for surrounding public lands.

For the second straight year, Brandon Jones will lead the hikes.

“I’m thrilled to lead Wilderness Workshop’s Hike Series for the second year in a row” Jones said. “The hikes this summer will take participants to some of the White River National Forest’s most beautiful and least visited mountains, lakes and meadows. Venture into these public lands with us if you want to explore the area’s rich natural history and learn about current and historic efforts to protect our wild nearby.”

Registration Required

Hikers will hear about the threats to our public lands, from gas drilling to dams, and learn about other issues like management challenges from increased recreation.

This year, Wilderness Workshop trips go to the Thompson Divide, Crystal River as well as Castle and Maroon Creeks. Locations include proposed wilderness areas, overused wilderness areas and potential reservoir sites.

The hikes are free, but registration is required. For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/hikes.