Share the awakening of spring with an afternoon of story, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. Choose from the activity options below, all culminating at the Bluebell Shelter for a community fire.
Option #1 Adults and Older Kids
2 p.m. Meet at the Ranger Cottage for a moderate hike by the base of the Flatirons with David Ford. (suggested ages: 12+). Ending at the Bluebell Shelter, we’ll learn the basics of building a successful fire, as well as campfire etiquette and safety.
Option #2 Family and Younger Kids
2 to 3:15 p.m.Meet in the Ranger Cottage. Drop in for family arts & crafts, a kid-friendly scavenger hunt, and picture books. At 3:15, we’ll get ready to walk to the Bluebell Shelter together (about a half-hour walk.)
Option #3 Open to All
Meet at the Ranger Cottage at 3:30 to walk a half mile (500-ft elevation gain) to the Bluebell Shelter for a community campfire. We’ll light a fire together to celebrate a joyful winter night. Instruments encouraged! We’ll sing songs, share stories, sip cider, and enjoy each other’s company.
Follow this link for a map to the meeting place.
What to bring: Dress in layers, traction for your boots, blankets, water or warm beverage, your sense of adventure. Sleds and toboggans are a fun way to bring small children up the mountain. Optional: S’more makings, snacks, musical instruments.