Morning "Forest Bathing" Experience with OSMP's David Ford

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Flagstaff Nature Center

Flagstaff Summit Rd · Boulder, CO

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We will arrange to meet and carpool up to the Flagstaff Nature Center. Parking is free for cars with Boulder County plates.

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TYPE: Walk & Talk | PACE: Contemplative | TERRAIN: Dirt trails | DISTANCE: Approx. 1 mile |

Walk Description: Join Open Space and Mountain Parks staff member David Ford to learn some restorative practices of Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, and enjoy the woods of Boulder. We’ll take a moment to unplug, relax, and use the land, trees, and ecosystems of OSMP to heal and add value to our lives. Optional group brunch at the Chautauqua Dining Hall after! Check out this article in 5280 Magazine about a forest bathing experience with David:

Walking Movement Leader: OSMP Recreation Coordinator David Ford will lead this experience, with Darcy supporting the group. Darcy Kitching ( is a member-owner of the Walk2Connect Co-op and the Walk2Connect Boulder program manager.

Schedule, Planning and Transit: If you would like a ride up to the Flagstaff Nature Center, meet Darcy at 7:30 am at the New Vista High School parking lot, just west of Broadway on Baseline. You can take the Skip bus down Broadway to get there. Otherwise, drive up Baseline to Flagstaff Road. At Realization Point, turn right and drive up to the Nature Center parking lot. Parking is free for cars with Boulder County license plates.

Trip Notes:
~ Please arrive at the Nature Center by 8 am.
~ Bring water, and snacks, if desired. Be sure to wear sun protection and appropriate gear/clothing for the season. We will be moving slowly, so please wear layers that will allow you to be comfortable.
~ No dogs, please.

Cancellation Policy: This walk will take place rain or shine and will only be canceled in the event of extreme weather conditions. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” ( or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year.

RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) signing up on the Boulder Ramblers Meetup (, or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [masked] or[masked].

About Boulder Ramblers:
The Colorado-based Walk2Connect Cooperative works with individuals and organizations to create innovative walking programs focused on helping people connect to others, to themselves and to the places they experience. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders in Boulder, Longmont and Louisville. We also partner with the City of Boulder's GO Boulder program to develop walking events that orient community members to the city's pedestrian facilities and invite feedback about them. Across the Front Range, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week.

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