Hi Secular Hikers,
Weather permitting; the hike on Sunday, July 7th will be the Greenland Open Space Loop. Part of this hike is actually also the Santa Fe Trail north of Palmer Lake. It is a relatively easy just over 8 mile hike. There is more information about this hike at http://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/trails/open-space-trails/greenland-open-space-trail. Unfortunately, the address given for the trailhead is not correct and I do not have an address. The directions to the trailhead are: From Colorado Springs, take Interstate 25 north to Exit 167, go west .3 miles and turn south on Noe Road, go south .5 miles to Greenland Open Space trailhead.
You may want to carpool from a different location, such as the Woodmen Valley Park-n-Ride. If you want to carpool, you need to organize this among yourselves.
The hike will start at 9:00 AM.
Georgianne and I will not be able to attend this hike. It will be lead by Susanne Sener and her dog Finn, phone number: 337-1178.
Please bring enough water and snacks for the hike.
Please let Susanne know if you plan on attending the hike. If you change your mind, please let her know that also.
The tentative hiking schedule from July 21st through September is:
Sunday, July 21st, Green Settlement and Greenwood Park Extreme Adventure Hike
Sunday, August 4th, Catamount Trail (lead by Diane Freed)
Sunday, August 18th, Almagre Mountain
Sunday, September 1st, Chautauqua Trail 715 to the top on Mount Herman
Saturday, September 7th, Tenney Crags
Sunday, September 15th, Pancake Rocks
I tried my best to match the desires of the group in determining the hiking schedule.