We'll kick off Memorial Day weekend with a beautiful hike followed by dinner and live music. First, we'll hike in a forest to Eagle's View in Reynolds Park (about 7 miles south of Conifer) which has gorgeous views of the mountains to the south and west. The hike is 4.1 miles with 985' of elevation gain, and is a bit steep in sections. After the hike, those interested will go to the Bucksnort Saloon in Pine, CO (about 20 minutes away from the park, click on link for menu) for dinner, drinks, and live music. The Bucksnort is a popular hangout among hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. That Friday, "Side of the Road Boys" (Bluegrass and Rock-n-Roll) band will be playing--this is the same band that played for us a couple years ago. As this event is on a Friday evening, we can stay out late to enjoy the bar and the music, and celebrate the upcoming unofficial start of summer!
Note: If the weather is bad, we'll skip the hike and just go to the Bucksnort Saloon. I'll email details if that happens.
Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. In particular, be sure to bring rain gear. Dogs are welcome on this hike (but not at the restaurant afterward)—they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. Afternoon thunderstorms are common this time of year, but they usually clear up by hike time. If you join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.
Directions: We'll meet at 4:45pm at the Indian Hills Park N Ride (click link for map with directions) in Morrison off of Hwy 285 about 5 miles southwest of C470/Hwy 285 on the east (left coming from Denver) side of the road. Coming from Denver, the Park N Ride is a left turn (not an exit) shortly after the Tiny Town/S. Turkey Creek Rd. exit. From there, we'll carpool to Reynolds Park, making appropriate arrangements for those that plan to go to the Bucksnort and those that do not. After the hike, we'll carpool to the Bucksnort.