- History and Archaeology Workshop at NoLo
Learn about the history and archaeology of the North London Mill site in Alma, Colorado. Workshops will be conducted by NoLo Executive Co-Director and historian Kate McCoy and archaeologists Michelle Slaughter from Alpine Archaeological Consultants and Natasha Krasnow from Metcalf Archaeological Consultants. It is designed with the layperson in mind. Participants will learn about the history of mining in Park County and the history of the North London Mine and Mill. They will tour the site and learn about existing features and their roles during the Mill’s operation. Participants will also learn about how archaeology contributes to what we can know about sites like the North London Mill. There are two sessions; one at 10:00 and one at 2:00. The workshop is limited to 15 participants per session. A registration form must be completed for each participant in your group. Visit nolocolorado.org to register.
- Bighorn Creek Day Hike
The Bighorn Creek trail provides beautiful access to the Gore Range from Vail. Unlike the other Gore Range access trails from Vail it does not terminate at a lake so it gets a lot less traffic. Total distance about 7 miles, and 2200' elevation gain. We keep a moderate pace, re-group frequently and nobody left behind. A description for accessing the trail head and an overall description is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186321.pdf There is also good information available at https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7001542/bighorn-creek but note that we will be turning around at about the 3.5 mile mark. Meet at TH described above. If you would like to carpool, please post your intent.
- Redpig Trail Building Day
Join the town of Breckenridge in building the new Redpig trail near the Wellington neighborhood in the town of Breckenridge. These building events are a fun and rewarding way to contribute to the community and you will be able to walk, run, and ride the trail for years to come with reminders of your input. The town does an astounding job hosting these events with snacks in the morning and various tasks on the trail to provide a diversity of work through the day and to ensure appropriate tasks for all abilities. More information on the day can be found at https://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/locations/open-space-trails/friends-of-breckenridge-trails and information on the project at https://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/home/showdocument?id=16912 These work days typically run until about 3 but even if you can only come for part of the day your support will certainly be welcome.