This group has done nearly 200 after work hikes since it started four years ago, so we should be happy to have the opportunity to help maintain the trails that we use and appreciate so much. This group hikes on Green Mountain (a City of Lakewood park) more than any other single location, mostly because we can hike there during the winter.
We will be cleaning up existing trails on the south side of Green Mountain. Expect to work until about 8pm. When we're done, those interested will go to the HomeStead Grill (click on link, then click on right for menu) in nearby Bear Creek Lake Park for dinner/drinks. Hopefully, it will be warm enough and we can sit outside with great views of the golf course and nearby mountains. (Both Green Mountain and Bear Creek Lake Park are City of Lakewood parks.)
Please note, that as discussed in Policy on Advancing People from the Wait List and Other Matters, your odds of being advanced from the wait list on a hike are significantly improved if you participate in this group's trail work days.
· Your own water—bring plenty—it may be hot.
· Sunscreen and maybe a hat.
· Sturdy shoes—no sandals or flip-flops—preferably hiking boots.
· Clothes for getting dirty in, and be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the temperature.
· Work gloves.
NO DOGS! It would not be safe or appropriate to have dogs around while we are doing trail work.
If you join this event, you are agreeing to this waiver for the Meetup, and this waiver for the City of Lakewood (you don't need to bring the waivers—you'll sign them on a sign-in sheets when you arrive).
Directions: We're meeting at the trailhead near the Forsberg Dog Park on W. Alameda Parkway on the south side of Green Mountain, just east of the entrance to the Solterra community at S. Indiana, and west of the intersection of Alameda/Jewell/Bear Creek Blvd. We are NOT meeting at the Florida Lot or the Rooney Road Lot. Parking is on the south side of the street (there are actually a couple of parking lots next to each other—it doesn't matter which one you park in). Click here for directions.