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