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MP: Marshall Mesa Trail
MP: Marshall Mesa Trail PARKING: Yes, $5 non-Boulder County resident or free if you have an annual pass which is $25 MAPS: MP - Marshall Mesa[masked] RESTROOMS: Yes MY CELL# FOR MEETUP : (720)[masked] MEETUP DETAILS This is a great trail hike, and a personal favorite. On this trail, you can go as far as you want on the loop and head back and it's still an awesome hike to do with your 4-legged bestie :) It should be nice & crisp and not too warm at our meetup time of 10 sm, but please make sure to bring water as it is an actual trail and limited to tree shading only on some sections of the trail, and not the entire way. There is a major creek at the top, but it may be low or dry. We tend to go slow, so we should be good in any case. Bikes also use this trail. We generally decide on-site how far on the trail we want to go before turning back if needed (ie 20 minutes out 30 minutes out, etc.), but the loop takes around an hour at a comfortable pace - we do have pugs and may stop to smell the flowers that were there in summer, so sometimes longer :) Please note that while there is parking right next to the mail trail head there is a fee if you live outside of Boulder County ($5 non-Boulder County resident or free if you have an annual pass which is $25). However, I do see people park in the parking lot across the street, not sure if that is a fee area yet or not. LINKS Boulder County OSMP - Marshall Mesa Trailhead webpage (https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/marshall-mesa-trailhead) All Trails - Marshall Mesa trail details webpage (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/marshall-mesa-loop-trail)

Marshall Mesa

C-170 & C-93 South East corner of intersection at the trail head · Boulder, CO

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Hello Everyone,

I actively walk with and hike with a pug at my side - I call it mountain pugging and have had some really great experiences with my last bestie pug of 14 years, Jazz, and look forward for many more to come with my new little guy, Truman (the one in the new group pic). I also volunteer with Colorado Pug Rescue when I am able and have found this very rewarding as well. I live in Broomfield and work in Boulder and enjoy hiking all over from down to Roxborough State Park up the Rocky Mountain National Park, and Marshall Mesa is definitely a favorite.

Here's the short version of the plan I have for the shape of this group:

I'd like to provide an active venue for group dog walks, planned easy to moderate hiking around trails in the Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Superior and all in between - and am definitely open to other area. Meet ups at dog parks that offer area for small dogs and or parks are fine as well. I would also like to offer some sort of participation in various charity events as time allows related to interaction with the community and fundraising for various canine groups that provide a fun venue for participants and their pets. I have attended some great ones (Halloween is always fun), and perhaps some interaction with retirement communities.

What organizing for the group that I will be doing on my end:

Plan out weekend hikes / walks opportunities for the group with details about the trails, facility access, directions, pics if available and anything else that relates to the hike/walk. Opportunities to attend fundraising events for canine groups and/or other appropriate non-profits. Look for opportunities to interact with members of our community which may not have access to animals on a regular basis as a therapeutic level, such as those in retirement communities.

I definitely welcome member involvement, suggestions and added events to the group calendar.

I am just starting out as the organizer of this group, so it will take me a few weeks to start getting everything planned as I work too :)

If you have any questions or ideas you'd like to ask or suggest, please send them on my way or post them to the group.

Look forward to the upcoming year & lots of fun stuff to come with the group.

Please note we have an official Group Facebook site at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/120512221979855/

Sincerely,

Yvonne Yancey

Organizer, Pugs of Colorado

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