Trail Thurs - er, Tuesday, yeah, that's right Trail Tuesdays...
There may be better times to hike Mount Garfield but no more appropriate time than April Fool's Day. This will be an after work hike with a prompt start time of 6:00 p.m. to maximize the evening light. If you want to show up earlier than get up the trail with your bad self and we will meet you at some point. If you show up late that's okay to provided you are familiar with the trail.
Please note that Mount Garfield is the most strenuous local (to Grand Junction) hike so if you haven't hiked it before or are not in the best of shape you may want to do a Garfield hike at a later date - more Garfield hikes will be posted.
A headlamp or light soure is REQUIRED for this trail as is water. Trekking poles are handy if you normally use them. I also recommend hking shoes or boots (or trail shoes) with a more aggressive tread than standard running shoes as the soil for the first 1/4 mile is very loose and the terrain initially is very steep.