This group has about 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. Therefore, I've scheduled a Trail Work Day to help build or maintain trails on Green Mountain. We meet at 7:00am and expect to finish around noon.
We're meeting at 7:00am at the Rooney Road Lot--see directions below. We'll finish building a new section of the Rooney Valley Trail.
After the trail work, those interested will go to lunch at The Homestead Grill Restaurant (click on link, click on right for menu) in nearby Bear Creek Lake Park. We'll sit outdoors next to the golf course and enjoy great views of Green Mountain, Mt. Morrison, and the rest of the area.
Please note, that as discussed in Policy on Registering for Hikes, 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 Rooney Road trailhead on the west side of Green Mountain (don't go to the trailheads on the east side on Alameda Pkwy). Click here for a Google map with directions. From C470 on the west side of Denver, exit Alameda Pkwy. At the exit, turn left, go west over C470, go past the Dinosaur Ridge sign on the right, and then continue on the road where it turns right/north into Rooney Road. After you turn north, you can see the parking lot for the trailhead on the right about a mile up the road. Driving north or south on Rooney Road, you’ll pass a yellow sign for hikers crossing the road, and then a second one—the entrance to the parking lot is just after the second sign, on the east side, south of an electrical transmission station with several large electrical towers.