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Date Wednesday  12/4/2019
End Date
Group Boulder
Event Title Sunset Holiday Lights Hike
Start Time 3:30 PM
Status Complete
Leader Rebecca Ruttenberg
Co-Leader Connie Schwab
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate AI
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 750
Driving Distance 3

Location

Carpool/Trailnead Location: Meet at the intersection of Arapahoe and Viewpoint Trail (one block west of 4th St) by 3:30 PM.  If parking along Arapahoe is dicey, we can try parking in the  Eben G. Fine Park lot.  Based on how much things have melted out, we will head either towards Panaroma Pt (on the Viewpoint Trail) or Red Rocks (from Settlers Park).  After hiking, we will move cars to Alfalfa's or the Boulder Public Library (where free parking starts at 5:30, we'll still need to register for 90 minues of free parking).  We will enjoy the lights from the Library down to Central Park and Pearl St., either before or after grabbing a bite at the Alfalfa's Deli or along Pearl St.

TRACTION DEVICES ARE REQURIED!! Trails, neighborhood roads/sidewalks/intersections may remain icy even as it starts to warm up.  The most dangerous part of the hike may be crossing an icy intersection, so we will stay on plowed paths as much as possible!

 

 



For more info Contact

Becky Ruttenberg. Call or text me at 303 579-3523 if you are arriving less than 5 minutes late to trailhead.



Details

Sunset is a magical time! Combine that with Holiday Lights for magic squared! Join us for a fun, moderately-paced social hike, starting the hiking portion in daylight then as carkness descends continue by walking through neighborhoods back to our cars. We usually aren't disappointed in the changing light show.



Conditions can vary (weather and trails) so I will wait to post details until a few days ahead of time.



UPDATE 12/1:  We will park near the Viewpoint Trail and either head towards Panaroma Point or towards Red Rocks (depending on ice/mud on trails)



** we ended up hiking up a (mainly) icy trail to Panaroma Point, then (after hot deli dinenr at Alfalfa's) walked the length of the lights of Pearl Street, Central Park and Boulder Public Library.



TRACTION DEVICES ARE REQURIED!! Trails, neighborhood roads/sidewalks/intersections may remain icy even as it starts to warm up.  The most dangerous part of the hike may be crossing an icy intersection, so we will stay on plowed paths as much as possible!



To better track participation, please register ahead of time for this trip but it is also OK to show up at the carpool location.



Come prepared for any weather with good footwear, rain jacket, headlamp or flashlight, and traction devices if trails may be icy.  Option for after-hike food and drink at a nearby restaurant.



 



 



 




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