Hi Secular Hikers,
There will be a hike this Sunday, November 2nd on Bear Creek Trail maybe to Jones Park. This trail and many other trails in the Bear Creek Basin will probably be closed soon due to the Greenback Cutthroat Trout in Bear Creek. Everyone is welcome on this hike. It can be relatively easy to rather difficult depending on how far you hike on the way to Jones Park.
For those who do not want to go all the way to Jones Park, they can turn around at any time and go back to their cars either by themselves or in small groups. (It is easy to find your way back to your car.)
For those who do want to go all the way to Jones Park, we will be going to the remnants of two cabins before we head back to our cars. The elevation at the parking area is about 6600' and the elevation at the cabins is about 9400' which makes a total elevation gain of around 2800' and a round trip distance of around 10 miles. We will be getting back to our cars by late afternoon.
To get to the parking area from Highway 24 and 26th Street, head south on 26th Street. In about 1 1/2 miles the road turns into Bear Creek Road. Continue on Bear Creek Road. In about 1 mile, Bear Creek Road dead ends and High Drive continues. High Drive is a one way road going north (do not enter). Also, at that location Gold Camp road crosses (again) and continues up. Make a U turn and park on the east side of Bear Creek Road just south of the end of High Drive. We will leave the parking area at around 9:00 AM.
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 8:30 AM.
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. If this is your first hike with the Secular Hikers or if you have already given more than $0.50 per person per hike you attended or $10.00 within the last year, please ignore this message.
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.
Rich Breidenbach, Leader of the Secular Hikers