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Date Sunday  12/30/2018
End Date Sunday  12/30/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Mount Falcon Conservation Hike
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Roger J. Wendell
Co-Leader Steve Bonowski
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1,800
Driving Distance 0

Location

Mount Falcon East Trailhead
3852 Vine Street
Morrison, CO 80465



For more info Contact

Roger J. Wendell - RogerWendell@gmail.com

Steve Bonowski - ClimberSteveB@gmail.com

Cell phone/text numbers will be provided the day before the hike.

 



Details

Our route, depending on trail conditions, will result in a kind of stretched-out figure "8" for a total of just over 8 miles.



We'll start heading west up the Castle Trail but immediately going to the right up the Turkey Trot Trail, returning again to the Castle Trail and continuing on up past the "Summer White House" and the "Walker Home Ruins." 



Continuing west on the Castle Trail we'll make a left turn up the Meadow Trail and then left again up the Tower Trail to the summit. At the summit we'll take a break up on the lookout tower and then head back down the Tower Trail back to the Meadow Trail and onto the Castle Trail. Heading northeast on the Castle Trail will continue all the way back to the trailhead and parking area.



Park maps are usually available at the trailhead or online at: https://www.jeffco.us/1332/Mount-Falcon-Park



We will be meeting in the parking lot, at the trailhead, at 09:00 am - we will not be coordinating any carpooling but feel free to contact the leaders if you need assistance.



 




Notes

Be prepared for winter conditions, ice, and snow this time of year. Please bring along "microspikes" (or the equivalent) in case the trail is icy/slippery. Bring plenty of clothing layers, hat, gloves, sunglasses, water and snack.

On nice days these trails can be very busy with mountain bikes, dogs, and people so be prepared for all kinds of encounters along this route. Also, parking can be difficult/crowded at times so be prepared to park where it's legal along the streets.

Dr. Karl Ford, retired BLM biologist will be joining us to discuss the local flora and fauna and conservation concerns.

 




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.