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Saturday
26
MAY

Thirtyone Mile Mountain, a BLM Wildlands Hike

09:30
15:30
Wild Connections
Event organized by Wild Connections

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Thirtyone Mile Mountain is a peak along Currant Creek at the south end of South Park and northwest of Cañon City. The area contains an interesting mix of habitats, from a riparian corridor to high montane grasslands, as well as spruce, aspen, and bristlecone pine forests.

This will be a moderate hike of about eight miles with 1000 feet elevation gain. This hike will be mostly along a couple of old, unmaintained roads which at one time had OHV use, but have since been closed to motorized use. Learn how wildlands such as these promote connectivity and wildlife movement across the landscape and provide wildlife with refuges from more intensively-used land parcels. Bring lunch, water, raingear, and clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

This trip is sponsored by Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, Wild Connections, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Maximum 15 participants. A carpool will meet in Colorado Springs. For more trip and carpool information and to register, contact Jim Lockhart 719-385-0045 or e-mail jlock@datawest.net by 5:00 PM, Friday, May 25.