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Date Wednesday  4/30/2014
End Date Wednesday  4/30/2014
Group Boulder
Event Title Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Hike
Start Time 6:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Karen Baldwin
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy AI
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 250
Driving Distance 3

Location

Meet at the Boulder Clubroom above Elevations Credit Union, Table Mesa and Broadway at least 10 minutes before 6 pm.

This trip took us on our first foray up Gregory Canyon since the floods ... the blacktop road leading to the parking area has been completely destroyed; it's bubbled up into mini-volcanoes where water no doubt was forced up through the surface from below by the sheer pressure of the water volume flowing down from above.  The entire surface is cracked, heaved, sunken, crumbled, and eroded away along the now-ravined sides.  We therefore parked down by the main road and hiked on up.  After passing a couple enjoying a little 'Colorado Green Herb' at the trailhead, we climbed our way up the surprisingly undisturbed trail alongside the creek, observing the flood debris wrapped around the lower reaches of the creekbed.  The trail appears to have been shifted a bit at its upper reaches, with clearly marked redirections at a couple of spots.  We reached the upper crossing-point at the top, and crossed over to come down the trail on the far side.   Beautiful hike that ran long, right up 'til the light had faded nearly completely, drawing out a few headlamps from some of the folks. 




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A fun, relaxing, slow to moderate paced after-work social hike on a trail in Boulder.  Don't call, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptunes).  Be prepared for any weather with good footwear, water, rain (or snow) jacket, headlamp/flashlight, and a snack to share if  you like.  Optional after hike food and/or drink at a restaurant near the clubroom.



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