Let's go on a hike with Jim! Sat. July 12th!

Let's go with Jim on a hike!

Hike: To the top of south Tabletop Mountain in Golden-- this mountain was featured on Coors beer cans for years and is a scenic overlook into Golden, Green Mountain to the south, Denver to the east, and Lookout Mountain to the west. There was once even a restaurant on top 50 - 60 years ago. Difficulty: Easy to moderate hike. About 45 - 60 minutes to the top, maybe 15 - 20 minutes enjoying the view, and 20 - 30 minutes back down. Paths-- mainly switchbacks-- all the way.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes (hiking boots ideal but running shoes are OK), water bottle, lightweight shorts or pants and maybe a synthetic jersey or shirt to wick away any sweat.

Bring your lightweight binoculars if you have some-- we look eastward to what seems an imposing height from Higher Grounds Coffee shop; an hour later we're on the top looking down with binoculars at Higher Grounds where we started out.    

Saturday, July 12th The wild flowers are still in bloom!

Where/when to meet: At Higher Grounds Coffee shop at 14th & Washington Street (this is the main north-south street running through downtown). Let's meet there at 8:45am, but the hike starts at 9:30am. Have a coffee on the deck outside beforehand, maybe have a breakfast roll, and a bathroom break before we start walking. Where to park: Go several blocks west of Washington St. from Higher Grounds and there is no limit on parking times on the streets-- school is out at Colorado School of Mines. There are some city parking lots but beware of street parking with only 2-hour time limits.

Afterwards: Why rush home? How about lunch together? Thai Gold Restaurant is a block to the east of Higher Grounds. To "pay" Jim for leading us on this hike we will pitch in for his lunch afterwards!

Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks, Dianna

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  • Wes B.

    Great view, great food, beautiful audience!

    July 13, 2014

    • Dianna

      Thanks for playing your guitar for us!

      July 13, 2014

    • Wes B.

      It was my pleasure as always!

      July 14, 2014

  • Mercedes

    Thank you Dianna, I realized that when we where already in our way to Boulder. Until next time...!

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Mercedes

    It was great to meet all of you. I did not know what to expect however, it exceeded my expectations and not just a little bit.

    2 · July 13, 2014

    • Dianna

      I think I have your water bottle. I will give it to you the next time I see you!

      July 13, 2014

  • Dianna

    I posted a few pictures of our hike on Facebook! "Like" Rocky Mountain Singles on Facebook and then you can view them! See you at our next event! Dianna

    July 13, 2014

  • Sue

    Running late. Should be at Higher Grounds a little before 9:30.

    July 12, 2014

  • Dianna

    See you tomorrow morning!

    July 11, 2014

  • Mercedes

    Hello Dianna, I would love to meet you. Would you be at the hike this coming Saturday?

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • Dianna

      Yes! See you soon!

      July 11, 2014

  • Dave m.

    Got rained out of camping, so I could use a good hike!

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Roger

    Who's Jim?

    1 · July 6, 2014

    • Dianna

      Jim is a guy in our Rocky Mountain Singles group who loves to hike! He expressed interest in leading a hike for our group and I said great!

      July 6, 2014

  • MDevine

    Is this a well-behaved dog friendly hike?

    July 3, 2014

    • Dianna

      I will ask Jim and let you know!

      July 3, 2014

    • Dianna

      No problem... bring a leash plus water for your dog. We're walking up & down on paths and other hikers have dogs along for the walk.

      July 5, 2014

  • Dianna

    *** Note, do not look at this map as to where we are going to meet! Please read the above to see that we are actually going to meet at the coffee shop before our hike!!!!!! ****

    July 3, 2014

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