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Date Wednesday  5/29/2013
End Date Wednesday  5/29/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Pawnee Buttes Natural History, Peter Laux
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader J. Peter Laux
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 600
Driving Distance 270

Location

Pawnee Buttes, Pawnee National Grassland.  Northeastern corner of Colorado, 135mi drive from Golden.  Early start necessary to beat AM rush hour & potential of PM high plains thunderstorms.

For more info Contact

Trip leaders:  JPL & LKR
J. Peter Laux, laux@mho.net, cell 303-246-7556
Linda Koshio Rogers, LKLKRoge@gmail.com, cell 303-717-6068


Details

Hike towards magnificent buttes rising some 300 feet from arid shortgrass prairie studded with a variety of wildflowers that should be in their prime. Long an important landmark for early travelers on the Plains, it is now visited mostly by hikers, wildflower enthusiasts and birders. We hope to see Lark Bunting, state bird of Colorado. Bring cameras and binoculars.

Notes

Pawnee Buttes are isolated remnants of the "Gangplank" that played a significant role in early development of American West. Driving east from town of Ault we travel on Pawnee Pioneer Trail Scenic Byway.  Geological and meterorological insights provided by leaders.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.