Friday, June 13, 2014

Celebrate 50 years of Wilderness on the Sulphur Ranger District

2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 20th Anniversary of the Grand County Wilderness Group. The U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District and Grand County Wilderness Group are working together to present a series of events this summer:

June 21: Indian Peaks Wilderness Hike at Monarch Lake near Granby, Colo. Meet at 8:30 am. Lead by Tim Nicklas from the Grand County Historical Association. He will talk about the history of the area.

July 12: Indian Peaks Wilderness hike starting at Junco Cabin, starting at 8:30 a.m. Lead by Izzie Ditmarson, our wilderness ranger. Izzie will also talk about "Leave No Trace." 

July 21-23: Come for a day or stay overnight at the Broome Hut and help construct a trail , extending the Second Creek Trail to the Mt. Nystrom Trail in Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and restore alpine habitat.

Aug. 13-16: Reroute of Columbine Lake Trail. Come for a day or camp overnight and lend a hand in re-routing a half-mile section of the Columbine Lake Trail and restoring meadow habitat. Sign up required.

Sept. 12: Wilderness Hike in the Vasquez Wilderness – Meet at 8:30 am in the Fraser Alco parking lot Lead by Brock McCormick, Forest Service Staff Biologist, who will talk on the biodiversity of the area.

Sept. 27: National Public Lands Day. This year the Wilderness Group will be sponsoring a project to replace the turnpike on the Monarch Lake Trail.

For more information on these events, as well as a complete list of events on the Sulphur Ranger District, please click here.


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