NOTE: 7:45am is the time to meet at the Park N Ride on the SE corner of 120th and Huron (near I-25). 9am is the official time to meet at the trailhead.
This will be a good hike for those looking to catch up on their fitness levels It is also close to Fort Collins (Fort Fun) and offers great scenery.
Difficulty: Moderate with some steepness
Length: 5 miles, mostly out and back
Start: Around 5,815'
End: Around 7,256'
Overall gain: Approx. 1,526'
A good description of the hike;
**Please note, there is a fee of $7 to park, hence the carpool location. If you can't stay for lunch, you can meet us at the Park N Ride, but probably best to ride with others that aren't staying for lunch!! **
We will meet at the Park 'N Ride at 7:45 and leave by 8am. It should take us an hour to get to the trailhead. Once there, I will round everyone up and start at 9:10am. Any late people can run and catch up. Please wait at trail intersections for a head count to make sure everyone is present.
If someone decides to leave the group because it is too difficult or the group is too slow, please inform your Event Organizer first (me) so that they don't think you are lost.
Please remember the key is to have fun. In our moderate/intermediate hikes we aren't out to 'bag a peak', have a killer workout or whatever. Just to get outdoors and make friends. Please bring the usual 10 essentials and maybe hiking poles for the steep pieces.
The après hike will be at Lucky Joe's in Fort Collins at approximately 1:30 pm.
The address is-- 25 Old Town Square Fort Collins, CO 80524
Here is a link to their specials and menu;