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New Meetup: Wildflowers and buttes: On Saturday!!!

From: Scott
Sent on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:00 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Weekend Hikers...Plus!

What: Wildflowers and buttes: On Saturday!!!

When: Saturday, June 5,[masked]:00 AM

Pawnee National Grasslands
Weld County
Denver, CO 80206

Wildflower Hike. This is a full day. It's a three hour drive out to the butes but if you love hiking and scenery (which is very different from most of Colorado) it's worth it.

West Pawnee Butte: Pawnee National Grassland is all otherworldly, primallalld with
remarkable wildflowers, such as this Rocky Moulltaill locoweed,
ill late Mayor early JUlie.

Wildflower alert: Interesring narive wildflowers
include prickly gilia, silky marred pea, and sand dock.

Trail Rating: easy

Trail Length: 4 miles out and back.

Location: Pawnee Nat. Grassland

Elevation: 5420 down to 5200

Bloom Seas: May to June

Peak Bloom: Late May to Early June

Directions: From Denver, take 1-25north to highway 14.Go east 37 miles
to Briggsdale. Turn left on County Road 77. go 15miles. and
then turn right on Road 120for 6 miles to Grover. Turn right
on Road 390. go 6 miles. and take a left on Road 112.At the
sign marked Pawnee Buttes. turn right and follow the signs
to the trailhead.

There is a resturant that we visit on the way back for lunch. They have great burgers and are know for their cimammon rolls. They are about the size of a basket ball and are very good

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