Two new after work hikes!

From: Ed W.
Sent on: Monday, February 8, 2010 11:49 AM
In spite of iffy weather, our last hike on Jan. 28 ended up being a lot of fun with a great group of people. So let's keep challenging the weather and try for a couple more winter hikes. Please note that the due to the moon rising later and later every month, the March 1 hike will be our last opportunity to hike under a full moon after work until this fall. The hikes continue to be at Green Mountain/Lakewood because it is the only hiking spot in the Denver area that I'm aware of that is open late during the winter. You can click on the titles below to RSVP.

Green Mountain After Work Hike and Pizza, Wed Feb 17 6:30pm
Let's hike up Green Mountain from the Rooney Road trailhead going around the Summit Loop trail. This hike has great views of the front range and the city lights, and the hike will be after-sunset (5:40pm). According to my GPS, this route is about 4.7 miles with about 920' of elevation gain. After the hike those interested will go to Frontroom Pizza for dinner/drinks.

The weather this time of year is mercurial. If I have to cancel the hike, I'll decide by 5pm the day of the hike and send out an email to those registered and update the website. Please note in the Meetup description on the front page of this Meetup's website about dressing appropriately, and be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Dogs on leashes are allowed, but you must pick up after your dog.

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 with the trailhead on the right about a mile up the road. The parking lot is across the street (east) from the southern end of the motocross tracks in Thunder Valley Park, and it's the only parking lot on the east side of the street in that area.

Green Mountain Full Moon After Work Hike and Dinner, Monday, March 1, 6:30pm
Our Green Mountain hike and dinner on Jan. 28 went exceptionally well, so let?s do it again. We'll hike Green Mountain/Lakewood from the Alameda side after sunset (5:53pm) and under a full moon. The moon is rising later every month, so after this one, we won?t be able to do another full moon hike after work until this fall (we'll still hike of course). This hike is about 3 miles with 800' of elevation gain, and has awesome views of the city and the front range. At the end of this hike, those of us interested will go to Jose O'Sheas Mexican Restaurant for dinner (they treated us really well last time).

The weather this time of year is mercurial. If I have to cancel the hike, I'll decide by 5pm the day of the hike and send out an email to those registered and update the website. Please note in the Meetup description on the front page of this Meetup's website about dressing appropriately, and be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Dogs on leashes are allowed, but you must pick up after your dog.

Directions: We'll meet at the Florida Lot of Green Mountain/William Frederick Hayden Park, on the west side of W. Alameda Pkwy (across from W. Florida Dr.), about 1/4 mile north of the Alameda/Jewell intersection in Lakewood (do not go to the Utah Lot which is a little south of the Florida Lot). Click here for a Google map with directions.

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