Share the joy of a crisp, golden Saturday evening full of stories, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. Please register for the activities in ALL CAPS by clicking on their designated links below, all events finish at the Stone Shelter for a community fire. 1) AGES 12+ HIKE TO FLAGSTAFF SUMMIT VIA GREGORY CANYON. This moderate-to-challenging hike is about 2.5 miles with a little over 1,500 feet elevation gain. OSMP staff will only be leading this hike one-way, so please arrange to shuttle or hike back to the start. Sign up for this hike at the link below. 2) KID-FRIENDLY AND ACCESSIBLE HIKE. Meet at Flagstaff Summit West for a short evening hike to visit 4 “wild” animals (portrayed by natural history interpreters) to explore how each thrives in its life under the cover of night. There will be three tours, each starting promptly at the times listed. Click on the designated link below to sign up for your preferred time slot. Other kid-friendly activities will be provided at the Wood Shelter during this time, including a “Roll & Stroll” to the Ute Trail Overlook. 3) All Invited- Accessible 5:30pm Meet at the Stone Shelter at Flagstaff Summit West for a community campfire. We’ll light a fire and celebrate an autumn evening with friends. Instruments encouraged! We’ll sing songs, share stories, sip cider, and enjoy each other’s company. What to bring: Layers, blankets, water, headlamp, and your sense of adventure. Optional: S’more makings, picnic dinner, musical instruments. NOTE: We love visiting with your furry friends, but please leave them at home for this program. Service Animals excepted.
Registration is not required for this activity, but by clicking "sign up" you will receive a reminder and updates about this program.Links
Carol retired from a career in Computer Systems in 2007 and made her way to Colorado as quickly as she could! Her long time interest in birding and life-long learning about ecosystems and animals that live here piqued her interest in becoming a Volunteer Naturalist with OSMP. She was a member of the Volunteer Naturalist class of 2010. She has served on the board of Boulder Audubon, and is a Docent at the Denver Zoo.She lives in Louisville with her 2 pups, Cody and Dillon.
Jenny is a naturalist, writer, and photographer living in Boulder. The landscape inspires her work and she spends as much time as possible outdoors learning, exploring, and playing. Jenny is passionate about providing her daughter with a childhood steeped in curiosity, exploration, and mud puddles because she knows, from experience, that her own free range childhood is her most valuable asset.