The first Hike and Write Event was awesome, so we've made this one even MORE awesome by having it at peak (hopefully!) color change during the first week of "official" Fall. Come join us and pen some fabulous poetry or prose as you take in the beauty and splendor of your surroundings.
I, Colleen Finnerty, shall be your fearless Sierra Club leader and contact person for this outing ([masked];[masked]), but our guide for the outing will be Dr. Richard F. Fleck. Dr. Fleck is a former seasonal park ranger, naturalist and professor of American literature and environmental writing, author of a number of books including latest Desert Rims to Mountains High (Portland: West Winds Press, September 4, 2013).
This hike takes place in Meyer Ranch and will be approximately 5 miles round trip. We will hike along the trail for 1 mile paralleling US285 in the edge of the woods until we start climbing up a series of switchbacks for another 1/2 mile to stop at a sheltered picnic area in an aspen grove. Here will be our first writing station. We'll continue upwards for another mile or so to an overlook for our 2nd writing station.
Remember to bring the following:
• Backpack with writing tablet and pen/pencil
• 1 quart of water
• Energy snack
• Extra layers just in case (in Colorado anything can happen!)
Come join us for what sounds like an amazing autumnal activity!