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Date Sunday  10/13/2013
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Barr Lake State Park Photography Hike
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Andy Dolan
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 12
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 40

Location

We will meet at the Thornton Park and Ride at 8700 Grant @ 7:30am.  From there we will drive to Barr Lake State Park and park in the first lot for boats and fishing.

For more info Contact

Andy Dolan @ 303-733-0180 or akd@seanet.com.

Details

This is a photographic hike sponsored by the Photography Section of the Denver group.  Much of the photography will emphasize birds, and there are many there usually at this time immigrating to the south.  There is also a good chance of seeing Bald Eagles.  The leader is not an expert on birds, but just a bird photographer.  Please bring your cameras and binoculars, if you have them.  It is still a great walk that is mostly level.  

If you bring cameras, bring your highest power telephoto lens although there are often many great pix that do not require a telephoto, including pictures of the lake and people fishing.  This has been a crowd pleaser so join us even if you are not a photographer or birding enthusiast.

This is a state park; so there is a fee to get in.  We will probably have some people with passes, but that is not certain.

By the way, I picked Barr Lake for this because "approximately 350 species of birds have been seen at the lake, making it famous on a national and international basis.  Recently, it has gained fame for hosting one of only a few successful bald eagle nests on the front range."  This is from their brochure, and experience bears out their claims of a great place. 



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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.