This week let's do the same type of time-limit turnaround hike: 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back. Let's head toward Windgate Pass this time to mix in a little more variety in the Friday hikes. Of course, you can go longer or shorter as needed to meet your goals and your schedule for the day.
Is it getting too hot to hike but you would still like to get out on the trails? Are you willing to get up early to hike when the temperatures are cooler and there is some shade? Do you enjoy watching the sun come up over the mountains? If so, then this recurring fitness hike will allow you to hike all summer.
These hikes will all start from the Gateway Access Trailhead. The exact trail(s) and direction will vary each week and will be decided at the trailhead. Distances will usually be between 4 and 5 miles and the time between 1 ½ hours and 2 hours.
These hikes will be faster-paced. You do not have to keep up with the front hikers if you want a more leisurely pace, but we do expect that you either already know the trail or will study the map and be able to follow the signs.
There is no designated leader or sweep as there are on most of our hikes. Each hiker assumes responsibility for knowing the trails and getting himself/herself back to the trailhead should the group spread out.
The trails in this area are very well marked and easy to follow with just a little preparation. If you have any questions, please send a message to one of the organizers.
Please bring plenty of water. Water is also available at the trailhead. Good hiking shoes / boots are strongly recommended.
These hikes are cross-posted with Grayhawk Hiking Club and Trail Mix.