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Date Wednesday  2/27/2019
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Potluck Meeting--Exploring the History Surrounding our Foothills
Start Time 6:30 PM
Status Complete
Leader Anita Wright
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 50
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain 0
Driving Distance 0


Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins,
Prairie Sage #3 Meeting Room

For more info Contact

Anita Wright, Program Director,


While driving to trailheads in Rocky Mountain National Park, have you ever wondered how places along the way like Loveland, Drake, Estes Park, or Big Thompson got their names and why folks settled where they did? If so, this presentation by Fort Collins trip leader, Carolyn Hammond, is for you!

Annual Potluck Dinner and Gear Swap

DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

TIME: Potluck at 6:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for a fun evening as we share our potluck dinner favorites and check out the gear swap items. Relax and hear Carolyn Hammond share what she has researched about the early history surrounding our foothills. The further back in our local history you look, the more you will find land characteristics dictated how this area was developed and what happened along the way. Enjoy historical perspectives such as in 1904 when Highway 34 to Estes Park was a very narrow, shoulderless version of what it is today. If a stagecoach encountered a wagon, the wagon had to unhitch its horses and be disassembled so the coach could pass. To do this and reassemble the wagon took the team of people a large amount of time, so imagine if the stagecoach met several wagons in a day!

Come join Carolyn as she captivates you with the adventures of our past and shares this connection with the land through our local history.


Guests are welcome!