Hi Secular Hikers,
The hike for Monday, April 21st will be exploring the area above the Palmer Lake Reservoirs. We will go up a new trail just past ice cave trail to a ridge just touching Douglas County. From there we will go down then up to an airplane crash. We will probably go beyond that making a loop before we return back to the trailhead. Some or all of us will be going out to dinner after the hike at a restaurant in the area.
There is a good chance that there will be snow and ice on the trail. I highly recommend that everyone on the hike have micro spikes for their boots (available at REI and elsewhere).
Some of us will be carpooling from the Woodmen Valley park-n-ride. To get there from Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road, go west to the first stop light, turn left (south) on Corporate Drive, turn right (west) at the first intersection onto Mark Dabling Blvd, take an immediate right turn into the parking lot. We will be leaving this parking lot at 8:15 AM.
For the people who live north of Colorado Springs: You may want to meet the rest of us at the trailhead. From Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, go west 0.3 miles on South Valley Road, turn left onto Old Carriage Road. Go down this steep narrow one way road 0.1 mile. The trailhead is at the bottom of the hill. An overflow parking lot is a little east of the trailhead heading towards South Valley Crescent. The rest of us will be arriving around 8:45 AM.
Please bring enough water and snacks for the hike.
Please let me know if you plan on attending the hike and where you will meet us. If you change your mind, please let me know that also.
p.s. It costs me $72 twice a year to be a meetup organizer. Would you please consider helping by sharing this expense? If I receive about $0.50 per person (including guests) per hike or (to avoid a bunch of quarters) $1.00 per person about every other hike you attend, I would come out roughly even.