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Date Wednesday  6/16/2021
End Date Wednesday  6/16/2021
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Reynolds Park Back-to-Hiking Hike!
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Elaine Kallos
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 4.5
Elevation Gain 940
Driving Distance 64

Location

Reynolds Park is a Jeffco Open Space Mountain Park off Foxton exit on 285, just past big Staples parking lot/shopping center on right.

MEET 8:30 a.m. at east end of Park and Ride on Wadsworth South off Hampden.
We'll car pool with vaxxed folk. If you're not comfy carpooling or if you're not vaxxed, feel free to drive up separately, following us. Please wear mask if not vaxxed!

LOOK FOR, READ TUESDAY EVENING EMAIL (about six p.m.) for last minute info of possible meeting time changes, weather info, other important info.

DIRECTIONS TO PARK AND RIDE:
From Hampden (highway 285), Take Wadsworth exit SOUTH, stay in right lane.
From right lane on Wadsworth headed south, TAKE FIRST RIGHT TURN AND THEN ANOTHER FIRST RIGHT TURN INTO PARKING LOT of Park N Ride.. We're meeting at EAST END of parking lot.

Will have printed driving directions to Reynolds at Park N Ride when we meet.



For more info Contact

ELAINE KALLOS  ekallos11@gmail.com

303-795-6323 home phone for calling or messages.
On day of hike only, use cell 720-278-4770 to call or leave messages.



Details

Haven't led a hike since Feb 2020, so want to start with Reynolds, one of my favorite trails, in this easy/intermediate (moderate) hike, 4.5 miles RT, starting elevation 7254, elev gain 940' to 8159' high point. We'll follow a SLOW, CASUAL, RELAXED PACE where we savor scenery and include a few quiet poetic pauses. We follow Elkhorn, Oxen Draw, and Eagle's View trails as we walk UP (a kind gentle UP) about 2 miles next to diverse terrain, not too rocky, mostly shady till mostly sunny top with terrific view of Pike's Peak and foothills. We'll step-over 12 streams I hope are still happily flowing! Tho this trail can be a loop, I HATE jeep trails (the second half of the "loop") so this will be an up and back as terrain looks prettily different as we go down. This hike is for those of us recovering our hiking legs and I'll count on you, as usual, being my fellow "co-leaders" since you always do such a good job cooperating, appreciating, having fun! Look forward to finally seeing you!



Again, LOOK FOR, READ TUES NIGHT EMAIL (6 pm) for last minute important info including possible time changes, weather info!



Please bring a mask.




Notes

Bring your usual essentials, lots of WATER, meds/ID/vital info, first aid kit, hat/sunscreen for sunnier top, poles to make the gentle UP even easier. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ANY MED CONDITION you may have that could cause you or us a problem on the trail. LET ME KNOW where your sugar stash is if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, if you carry an epi pen or nitro for angina, whether you've had recent surgery on your hip or some other body part. Just finished Wilderness First Aid where we talked about some folks not telling us leaders when you have med conditions we should know about just in case!  PLEASE LET ME KNOW!  




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