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Date Tuesday  6/18/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Geneva Iron Fens CHANGED TO BEN TYLER* See Descript in Location box
Start Time 7:15 AM
Status Complete
Leader Linda Jagger
Co-Leader Thomas Jagger
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2300
Driving Distance 110

Location

Meet at the Fort park and ride off of US 285 and Colorado 8. at 7:15 am. Be prepared to leave at 7:30am

HIKE IS CHANGED TO BEN TYLER:

HIKE IS CHANGED DUE TO AVALANCHE DEBRE ON GENEVA BASIN ROAD. We searched for a replacement that is out of town, relatively dry, possibly we can find some flowers. We will hike up 5 mi or less. If people are tired after 4 mi, or we encounter snow we will turn back. Trail is bit steeper, approx 2300 gain. Please all come, leaders are encouraging all to give this trail a try. 

Trailhead is on hwy 285, just past town of Shawnee. If we finish by 3pm we will stop at old General store/museum to look around historic items, etc. We found it an interesting place. Possibly the long term resident will be and tell some historical stories. Will plan stop about 30 min for this stop. 

Leaders are not bringing snowshoes or microspikes.

 



For more info Contact

questions: contact Linda Jagger, cell 303-249-0986  or email lindajagger@yahoo.com



Details

Fens are peat bogs fed by groundwater. These fens are so iron rich they have formed large expanses of barren limonite, a hydrous iron oxide mineral. A rare geological and biological phenomenon, the area is now protected as a Clear Creek County Open Space and Colorado Natural Area. Be prepared to cross wetlands and numerous streams as we explore this fascinating area.



 



 See http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=257 with good pics at http://www.damouth.org/PhotoAlbum/GenevaMines On this trip we hike to the fen for an exploration of its features.  Bring your camera!



 



 




Notes

Area is very wet - you must be agile. It is also fragile, please respect and protect this rare feature.

*This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents. We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at office@cmc.org or call them at (303) 279-3080.

 




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