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Dogs, hike, and happy hour after, in the Valley of Tungsten!

  • Mar 23, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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I live just below Barker Dam, in the old townsite of Tungsten. I'm backed up to Open Space (private access) & National Forest...I hike daily with my Sheba-she...I'd love to have a few friends (okay, a small party would be great too!) come join us for a hike from my place for an afternoon, morning, what-have-you...followed up by perhaps wine & beer - bring a bottle or a six pack -- at my place after?

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  • Beth H.

    Wow, the weather actually cooperated for the drive up....ok,....yes there was snow, it was dicey, it's Colorado, and it was great!

    March 23, 2013

  • Courtney

    don't think i'm going to risk it. thanks for the invite though :)

    March 23, 2013

  • Colleen G.

    Guess we're going to have to be happy with a romp in the neighborhood today since we already got stuck this morning...not looking like we will make the canyon rd. Look forward to meeting everyone in the future.

    March 23, 2013

    • Denise B.

      If I didn't live here I'd be staying in too.:-)) Look forward to meeting you next time!

      March 23, 2013

  • Beth H.

    Howdy ladies....got home at 11:00 p.m. last night around c-470 and roads were thick with snow but not really icy. If we were skiers we'd already be gone now. I'm still in, and expecting the roads to be plowed. This is the kind of weather my Jazper loves to play and roll around in. I'll call you Denise to see what it is like up there.....hopefully lots of snow, got my snow shoes packed. I will probably take 1-25 to Boulder, if anyone wants a ride. I have a subaru wagon, you can call me[masked]-6750. Yikes, we need the moisture

    March 23, 2013

    • Denise B.

      Hearty mountain woman...love that!...:-))

      March 23, 2013

    • Denise B.

      You are certainly welcome to come up. Bring your snowshoes, you will need them. There's at least 6 inches on the ground and steadily coming. Winds are quiet, thankfully. Kinda cold, so dress in layers. If you do choose to come -- and you'll let me know? -- BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL DRIVING IN THE CANYON. I haven't seen a plow yet but they are certain to come by the time you get there, it's usually a matter of time.

      March 23, 2013

  • Angie

    White out conditions in Boulder and my sister needs me to baby sit so she can work, her BFs flight was canceled, so I'm bummed I can't make it but very much look forward to the next one!

    March 23, 2013

    • Denise B.

      No worries, I'll toss out a date in a couple of weekends from now when the weather may be better...enjoy the snowstorm!

      March 23, 2013

  • Melissa

    Hi Denise, I'd love to join you for a dog hike sometime in the future - I don't think I can get to your house tomorrow due to bad weather. I have 3 very friendly dogs: 2 border collies (see pic) and a Catahoula.

    March 22, 2013

    • Denise B.

      I completely understand. It's still coming down fairly steady; the Canyon is fairly slick right now.

      March 22, 2013

    • Denise B.

      I'll choose a date in April for another time -- so we'll catch up then

      March 22, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Update, as of 7:30pm Friday evening: the Canyon is slow driving, winter weather driving conditions -- slushy, sure to be icy tomorrow. Snow is coming down fairly thick; don't know what will be on tap for tomorrow. For the adventurous, check in tomorrow morning -- call me on the land line, at[masked] -- to see how deep the snow has fallen -- prepare to bring your snowshoes!

    For the "Prefer to come up when the weather is nicer" types, no worries -- how about we reschedule for a few Saturdays from tomorrow -- when we may have more reliable weather?

    Whichever you're all up to, I really do look forward to meeting everyone and your respective four-leggeds. I am blessed to have tons of acreage available to allow my dog(s) to run unrestricted and simply be happy souls...It does my heart good. And I know as dog lovers, it probably does the same for you!

    Talk to you all in the morning, via phone, if you're so inclined --

    Warmly,

    Denise

    March 22, 2013

  • Colleen G.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    March 22, 2013

  • Leila M.

    Hi Denise,

    Sorry, but I think we will bail also, but definitely up for a hike
    in April!

    March 22, 2013

  • Maryly

    Can't make it this time - hope you do it again in the warmer weather!

    March 22, 2013

  • Candylee

    Please call me. I have a sweet, other dog lover, companion that, along with me, would like to join in on a walk and some fun. [masked]-4207. Thank you

    March 16, 2013

    • Denise B.

      Absolutely, Candace, bring your friend. It'll be fun. Just note above, the weather observations...

      March 21, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Hey kids,

    Snow is in the forecast for Saturday; so, a couple of options:

    Bring a pair of snowshoes, winter attire; or
    We can reschedule for a couple of weeks -- mid-April -- when snow may be less likely?

    Candace, you're more than welcome to bring your friend -- I'll give you a call as well.

    For anyone needing directions:

    Come up Boulder Canyon Drive (State Highway 119) toward Nederland -- 15 miles up, you'll see mile marker 28 -- look south & you'll notice a barn in a valley and my longhorn heiffer, How Now, in case she is out. Turn there. Come down to the red-roofed log home and park alongside the drive on the right-hand side of the driveway...

    I have three of my own, so the pack will be really a great time. I'm looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday! Drive save, watch for wildlife along the way up the Canyon, and by all means -- if the weather is too intense, we can always reschedule -- leave a message here, or call me on the land line,[masked]

    March 21, 2013

  • Beth H.

    I'm always intersted in new places to hike. Jazper and I will be coming from Centennial, rain or snow! Looking forward to meeting some new folks too!

    March 21, 2013

  • Angie

    Looking forward to this, I hiked that area when I lived on Magnolia, approaching from the other side, so beautiful!

    March 18, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Hi kids,

    So very sorry for the delay -- I should have checked email earlier.

    We've snow as we're at 8,000 feet -- so snow pants and hiking boots would be good. The hike can be as long as you like -- the trails connected to my land extend a few miles up the mountain -- I would suggest thinking of "winter hiking" conditions. My home phone is[masked] -- cell works sporadically up there, so feel welcome to call on the land line.

    My place is 27220 Boulder Canyon Drive, Nederland. It's the barn below Barker Dam -- if you reach Nederland, you've gone too far. Look for the very friendly longhorn heiffer, How Now.

    Look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd!

    Warmly,

    March 12, 2013

  • susan s.

    may we have your phone number - last time I went to a meetup, I got lost and would love to have had a number to call - tho, will my cell phone work up there ?

    March 1, 2013

  • susan s.

    any special gear needed ? yak trax, etc - how is the land/snow ? - how long of a hike ? directions, landmarks, whatever ?

    February 28, 2013

  • Shaula

    How long of a hike

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i put this in my calendar cuz i hope to be able to make it!

    February 27, 2013

  • Maryly

    This sounds like fun. I'll have to wait to see how weather is, etc., but hope to make it with my best friend dog Gracy! Maryly

    February 27, 2013

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