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Full moon hike and social hour

Folks we are going to try this again. If it rains this time I'm going to hold my next full moon hike indoors.

Our full moon hike and social hour is going to be held on Saturday night August the 9th at Hidden Mesa near Franktown.

We have a special use permit from Douglas County that lets us do this. We can have beer and wine. Also bring finger food to share and a camp chair if you like.

 The hike is an out and back, four miles total. There is a short climb up onto the mesa. After that it's pretty much level. The hike will start at 7:30. That will give us time to get up onto the mesa in time to see the sun set in the West. And on our way around the loop we'll get to see the moon rise in the East.

There is a flood light, a pavilion with picnic tables and a bathroom.

There are two ways to get there. You can go down Parker Road (US83). The trailhead will be on your right just before you get to Franktown. If you get to the Franktown stop light you have gone too far.

Or you can go South on I-25 and take exit 184. Turn left. That will put you onto Founders Pky. Stay on that until you get to the stop light at rout 86. Turn left. Go until you get to the stop light in Franktown. Turn left. That trailhead is on the left 1.4 miles North of Franktown on US83.

There is a non-refundable charge of $5 for this outing.

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  • Marjorie

    Thanks, Scott, this was a great way to see the moon, big dipper etc...

    August 12, 2014

  • Laura

    This hike was a lot of fun. Thank you for organizing it, Scott. I look forward to seeing you again on future hikes.

    August 11, 2014

  • Nancy

    Thank you Scott for organizing the hike. It was a great night!

    August 11, 2014

  • Patti B.

    The Hidden Mesa park was well worth the trouble to find for this hike. Thank you Scott! I totally enjoyed it.

    August 10, 2014

  • Jason G.

    What a beautiful Moon and nice people. Thanks for the outing Scott.

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup! Thanks to Scott for putting this together.

    August 10, 2014

  • Charly

    Thanks Scott for the Super Moon evening. Nice time, company, and food.

    August 10, 2014

  • Kiran

    I got there just in time lol

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hidden Mesa Open Space is what he should have put :)

    August 9, 2014

  • Kiran

    I am at the frank town gas station googe maps can't find it

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • Rachel

      Haha, I feel your pain

      1 · August 9, 2014

  • Rachel

    Hmm. Apple maps routed me to the wrong place, then I tried google maps and I don't see a trail anywhere :( maybe next time!

    August 9, 2014

  • Patty

    Well now I don't think I'm going to go, either. Not sure about this forecast.

    August 9, 2014

  • Jaci

    I will not be joining even thought I RSVP due to the weather.

    August 9, 2014

  • Betsy

    I was looking forward to this but I am unable to make tonight. Hopefully I can join you all another time!

    August 9, 2014

  • Patty

    What's the weather looking like down there?

    August 9, 2014

  • Debbie

    I really wanted to do this!! But have people coming in from out of town that aren't hikers...bummer!

    August 7, 2014

  • Liz

    Can't make it in August. Y'all have fun...

    July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds nice and would like to attend but too far out of my way. Is there anyone nr. downtown going that would be interested in car pooling?

    July 15, 2014

  • Marjorie

    This is a nice area, I've ridden it on horseback -- in the daytime.

    July 14, 2014

  • Kathy M.

    I would like to try this---headlights, should we bring them?

    July 14, 2014

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