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Date Saturday  12/7/2013
End Date
Group Shining Mountains
Event Title Colorado River Trailhead to Shipler Park: the Friendly Bunch: Shining Mtns Group
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Frank Drumm Jr
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 100
Driving Distance 0


For more info Contact

Frank Drumm, 970.509.0376 or


Take a fun easy hike in the beautiful Colorado River ecosystem that is opulent in early Colorado mining history. Joseph Shipler, a Civil War veteran, built the first cabin in the North Fork valley and was a forerunner of the mining rush. In August 1914 the CMC camped in his park. An early written account of the CMC adventure referred to Shipler as "the soul of hospitality". Evidently the wagon with provisions did not arrive to accommodate the CMC group, but Shipler stepped up and provided the CMC hot coffee to warm them. He also provided his limited cabin beds for two group members who had become ill.