Lucky Mutts Hike Rolling Creek Trail (Bailey area) - a Trail Dog Treats Event!!

  • December 15, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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This dayhike will be about 5.5 miles or so on mostly easy, rolling terrain. This may or may not be a snowy hike, but it IS a Trail Dog Treats Event! Our sponsor will be providing everyone in attendance with fresh, all natural, wheat free treats for your dog!

We'll begin in Pike National Forest on Rolling Creek Trail where voice-controlled dogs will be allowed to be offleash, where right away we'll have a great view of "The Castle" - an iconic and aptly named rock formation located partially within, and partially just outside, the Lost Creek Wilderness Area. The winding trail will take us on mild ups and downs through dense evergreen forest which offers intermittent views of "The Castle" and other lumpy granite outcroppings common within the Wilderness area. There are numerous creek crossings in the first 2.5 miles before the trail begins to climb in earnest and enters the Wilderness. At (or the overlook near) the Wilderness boundary we will either stop to enjoy lunch and turn around, or leash our dogs and continue on for a short additional distance. I expect we'll be back at the trailhead before 2:30pm. We will do an optional post-hike gathering afterward.

Sign up only if you will definitely attend. DO NOT SIGN UP OR GET ON THE WAITING LIST UNLESS YOU CAN COMMIT TO GOING IF YOU GET IN. Holding on to a spot and dropping at the last minute deprives other dogs and people of an opportunity, and is not tolerated. Consequences of being a no-show include public humiliation, ridicule and/or removal from the group. By signing up, you are ensuring: 1) your dog is current on all vaccinations; 2) you read event description completely, you acknowledge and accept all risk associated with the event and the terms of the group's Liability Release; 3) you will attend, or will update RSVP at least 48 hours prior if your plans change.

All hikes are at-your-own-risk events
Distance: ~5.5 miles, an out and back trail.
Start / End points: 8,360' / ~8,500' (depending on how far we go)
Water: 3 creeks for the dogs but bring plenty of water for yourself and more for the dogs when we return to the cars.
Leash Law: Off-leash permitted if under voice control and if dogs do not harass wildlife in Pike national Forest. Once we enter Lost Creek Wilderness at about mile 2.5, leashes are mandatory.

Map: Trails Illustrated #105
What to bring: Wear boots, bring warm layers, waterproof shell, warm hat, gloves. A pad to sit on when we stop is nice to have too. Always bring dog doo bags, snacks, lunch, plus your 10 essentials including first aid. I'll update as we get closer for specific recommendations on special human and dog gear, etc.

Optional post-hike gathering: TBD

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Meet first at 8:30am at the Twin Forks Park & Ride. Click link at top for a map. Start looking for it ON THE LEFT after you pass Indian Hills. It’s about 5-minutes from the C-470/Hwy 285 interchange. Carpooling is optional, but let me know if you don’t plan to meet us here first. We will leave no later than 8:45 so don't be late.
The trailhead is about 32 miles past the park & ride. Passenger cars can make it the whole way. I’ll give directions later.


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  • Brendon

    Unofficial details from my Garmin.
    6 miles
    160 ft elevation gain overall
    but 680 ft Total elevation climbed with all the rolling hills.

    December 15, 2012

  • Linda M.

    Perfect day, perfect hike!

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people and their dogs!!! Definitely want to do more with this group.

    December 15, 2012

  • Mary A.

    lovely group and rolling trail with some nice views

    December 15, 2012

  • Sarah

    I just sent everyone attending and everyone on the waiting list all the details for this event. This is a full hike with a large waiting list -you're expected to update your RSVP now if you can't attend, even if you are still on that waiting list, since you may be moved up and into the event. Not showing up to an event is not respectul to your fellow group members and isn't something this group finds acceptable. You will receive a Cone of Shame for a No-Show and may be prevented from attending our other events in the future. Thanks for playing nicely and for updating your RSVP.

    December 13, 2012

  • Andrea B.

    Hi everyone,
    Moby was in and out of the hospital since Wednesday with several occurrences of bloat. He's been home for just a few hours and finally doing ok so far. I am still shell shocked and feel more comfortable staying close to home (and a vet) just in case this will happen again.
    Have fun ... Andrea

    December 8, 2012

    • Marie-France

      Andrea, sorry to hear about Moby. Hope he recovers nicely! See you on a hike next year.

      December 9, 2012

    • Andrea B.

      Thank you all for your good wishes. Moby hasn't had a reoccurrence but I am still spooked by all of this. I am just happy that I have him back. Merry Christmas everyone! I sure we see each other more often next year.

      December 9, 2012

  • Tara H.

    Can we make this one in Boulder?

    November 25, 2012

    • Marie-France

      Sorry to hear that Andrea. Hope Moby's troubles are over and that he recovers nicely.

      December 9, 2012

    • Marie-France

      Duh... Replied to wrong comment.

      December 9, 2012

  • Tonya

    Andrea: sorry to hear bout Moby. I hope you and he feel better soon.

    1 · December 9, 2012

    • Marie-France

      Yeah! Dropped whatever I was doing to sign up! Had alarms to remind me in my phone, the computer and the iPad.

      December 9, 2012

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