I hope you all are well and have not suffered losses during the flood. The trails, I believe, are still closed. My truck is out of commission from the flood so I haven't had a chance to drive over there. We can meet at the intersection of Marshall Road and 66th instead. Park right there on the side of the road. If people are feeling ornery we can walk the Cowdrey Draw trail west into the park or we can be law abiding citizens and just walk up 66th towards West Coal Creek Drive. One way or another I'll be there at 9:30pm. I'll bring small rugs for everyone to sit on for meditation. If you can bring a cushion that can fit in a backpack that would be ideal. I find it very hard to sit cross legged directly on the ground.
The officially reaches full moon at 5:13 in the morning and then rises at 7:03pm.
Let's meet at the trailhead next to the Marshall Mesa's main parking lot. There is a strange metal roof-thing next to the gate at the trailhead. The entrance to the main lot is a little difficult to find if you don't know where it is. When you turn east on Eldorado Springs Drive (Highway 170) from Broadway (Highway 93) the entrance is immediately on your right no more than 30 yards from the intersection before the road curves to the left.
We will hike to the top of Marshal Mesa in silence and then meditate for 20 to 45 minutes depending on how long the group wants to sit. We'll hike back to the parking lot in silence and whoever wants to discuss their experience can stay and chit chat. There are several routes we can take.
4.7 mile round trip:
4.2 mile round trip:
3 mile round trip:
The destination for each of these hikes is the flat mesa at the top of the hiking trails. It's a wide expansive view and is a great place to watch the moon.
Bring water, flashlights and extra layers of clothes if it gets cold. I will bring small rugs for anyone who wants one. Bring a cushion to sit on if sitting cross legged directly on the ground is painful for you.
Please call if you have a hard time finding the trail head or are going to be late. [masked] -Nick