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Snowy Saturday hike, Marshall Mesa, Boulder

THE DENVER TRAIL HEADS
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 11:00PM

What we'll do
Join us for a scenic and (likely) snowy hike at Marshall Mesa on Saturday. Meet at 9am, we'll start quickly due to the cold temps. If you're late, catch up.

Expect a loop of about 4 miles with maybe 250 feet of elevation gain.

Expect a moderate to fast pace. If you're a slow hiker, please pick a different hike. The group will stop at trail splits, but we won't stop long due to the weather and I don't like leaving people behind. Please don't put me in that situation.

This is a winter hike. Don't be fooled by our recent warm weather. Make sure you have a hat, gloves, etc... Bring water and a high energy snack, just in case. I highly recommend traction devices and hiking poles. NO DOGS.

IMPORTANT: There is a fee to park in the main parking lot at Marshall Mesa. I will be parking across the street, in the dirt lot, where there is no fee.

ALSO IMPORTANT: I hope you're still reading. Please check the meetup website on Saturday morning after 7am to make sure the hike is still at Marshall Mesa. If Boulder closes it due to mud, I will move the hike to NCAR.

DISCLAIMER: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. We are not professional guides. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning required. And lastly, anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal medical insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/search-and-rescue-fund) in case of an emergency.

SPONSOR: The Denver Trail Heads are proud to have The Rocky Mountain Conservancy as our sponsor.. Learn more about their programs and events here (https://rmconservancy.org/learn-us/field-institute/). This organization purchased a nearly 4 acre parcel of land (http://www.estesparknews.com/rmnp_news/article_7ba92756-30b4-11e5-ae09-2b3a29dccb14.html), Rocky Mountain National Park wanted, and recently purchased Cascade Cabins (http://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/outdoors/2016/05/04/private-property-purchased-rocky-mountain-national-park/83931514/), the last private business operating in the park, and a private property within the Wild Basin area (https://rmconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Conservancy-Leads-Effort-to-Acquire-Wild-Basin-Land.pdf).

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How to find us:Meet at the signs/bench at the trailhead gate. Park across from the trailhead in the free, dirt parking lot.

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