A Morning of Stillness (Evergreen-Conifer)

  • February 22, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Nature is a reflection of the stillness that's exists deep within ourselves. Read this article I wrote about "inner peace" and the sense of aliveness you can cultivate in nature before coming on the hike if you have time.

This is an easy, 3 mile walk in the woods at Flying J Ranch Park in Jefferson county, between Conifer and Evergreen. We'll do an easy pace and stop a couple of times along the way to take in all the sights and sounds of the woods.

There aren't any spectacular views, but it's nice to smell the pines, breathe the fresh air, and relax in the relative silence. I'm also inviting members from another MeetUp group to join us, so this may not be 100% a silent hike. Depends on who shows up from that other group.

WHERE TO MEET: We will meet at the main entrance larger parking lot. Look for the brown sign on Hwy 73 and turn there: http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R13.htm

WHAT TO BRING: It's snow-packed, muddy and icy in spots. Bring winter traction for your hiking boots and/or some poles if you have them. Otherwise, HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

LUNCH OPTIONS: If enough people are interested, we can have lunch in Conifer or Morrison after the hike at a casual sit-down place.

DISTANCE: About 3 miles total, or 90 minutes at an easy pace.

ELEVATION GAIN: 200 feet. The trail itself is at about 8,000 ft in elevation.

DOGS: Ok but on leash, according to park regulations.

CANCELLATION: If this MeetUp is canceled, it will no longer appear on the website the morning of the hike. If you have questions, text or call me[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope I'm at the right parking area.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Late notice, but I plan to join. See you at the parking lot at 10. I will be in a silver Ford Edge.

    February 22, 2013

  • Julie

    Wish I could attend I have missed doing these hikes. On Fridays afternoons work best for me. Hope to connect soon

    February 20, 2013

    • Margaret

      Julie, I just scheduled the same exact hike 2 weeks from Friday, but in the afternoon.

      February 21, 2013

    • Leta H.

      Would that be the 8th? I fear it is. I'll be in Chicago visiting my son. If it's the week before or after that LET ME KNOW!!

      February 21, 2013

  • Vicki C.

    Wish I could but already have a commitment.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, can't after all
    : (

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there is room I would love to join and share gas.

    February 20, 2013

    • Margaret

      Sure, would you like to meet at the old Great Indoors parking lot at the Flarirons Mall in Broomfield at approximately 9:05? Message me or call me at[masked] if you don't know where that is. I'll be driving a dark blue small VW.

      February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oops I just realized a conflict that I did not put in my book. darn darn darn. many thanks and hope to try again sometime.

      February 20, 2013

  • Mary S.

    carpool from Boulder or Golden, anyone?

    February 19, 2013

    • Margaret

      Mary, if you would like to meet at the parking lot for the old Great Outdoors at the Flatiron Mall in Broomfield at 10:05, I could drive us. Message me for details.

      February 20, 2013

    • Margaret

      Oops, I meant 9:05 am.

      February 20, 2013

  • Leta H.

    Great. I look forward to it. Thanks Margaret.

    February 20, 2013

  • Margaret

    Yes, I schedule weekend hikes quite frequently. The last one was NCAR to Chautauqua in January. Probably 2/3 of the 63 hikes I've led have been on weekends. When it starts to warm up a bit, I'll be scheduling more hikes in general.

    February 19, 2013

  • Leta H.

    Would loveeeee to but work M-F. If you ever do a late afternoon or weekend, would really love to join you. Enjoy!

    February 19, 2013

  • Patricia

    Hi

    Wondering if you ever hike on weekends.

    February 19, 2013

  • Margaret

    Right now the forecast for Friday is a high of 42, so count on it being in the 30s up there. Shouldn't be too bad if it's sunny. Shannon, sorry about that, next time I'll schedule something further north. Megan, hope you'll catch us next time! Enjoy your trip.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ...as long as its not too freezing cold.

    February 19, 2013

  • Shannon

    Oh man this sounds ideal!! But it's 90 min drive for me from ft collins :(

    February 19, 2013

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