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SO! General Meeting
Tuesday, November 12
Cam Hooley from the San Juan National Forest will be presenting a slideshow showing facts and photos about suppression of the 416 Fire that occurred north of Durango in 2018. She will also discuss how the U. S. Forest Service reduces harm to natural resources during and after wildfires, and a peek into the future of the 416 Fire burned area.
Speaker Bio: Cam was the Acting Public Affairs Officer for the San Juan National Forest when the 416 Fire started, but is usually the Environmental Coordinator for the Columbine Ranger District and has been in that position for 17 years. She has worked for the U. S. Forest Service for 28 years.
Wednesday, October 30
Poles strongly recommended because of uneven footing and loose rocks
SRP 9:00 am
Back by popular demand, this is a special hike led by Erin Bohm, Bear Smart Educator from Bear Smart Durango. She will lead the group through bear habitat in the Lightner Creek area, through meadows, forests and down into a steep ravine. The hike is all off-trail, mostly bushwhacking through dense oak brush. We will learn about bears in the wild, how to hike in bear country and human-bear conflict while looking for signs of bears Poles will be very helpful for the steep ravine descent.
Carpool $2. Limit 18. EVERYONE must RSVP due to limit. NO dogs.
RSVP Sue Croom (772) 713-1114 firstname.lastname@example.org Co-leader Lee Umscheid (480) 717-1110 email@example.com
RC 9:00 am
The well defined trail remains at approximately the same elevation with some ups and downs and crosses several side streams that are typically dry or flowing slightly. This is an in-and-out trail. Carpool $2. Dogs kept under control OK. Contact Lydine Hannula 970-426-9684
The quarterly SO Board meeting will be held at Gail Davidsons house. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
A short hike and scramble in northern New Mexico to the beautiful Anasazi Arch in Cox Canyon, the unique Octopus Arch in Dirt Canyon, and a few other real or imposter arches along the way. The distances are not far, but there is some bushwhacking and ledge scrambling.
No limit, agile dogs OK. 4WD/HC is helpful but not necessary. Carpool $5.
RSVP leader Harding Cure at email@example.com or 970-382-8286.
This hike is in Mesa Verde National Park and begins on the west end of Morefield Campground. The trail ascends Prater Ridge and follows a loop around the top of the ridge, returning the same route after hiking the loop. Changes in elevation and vegetation along with views of the surrounding area are highlights of this trail. Hiking will be at a moderate pace. There will be an option to hike the short Knife Edge Trail about a 1.5 mile round trip.
Limit. 15. No dogs due to drop off ledges and park rules. Carpool $8 RSVP Nancy Federico 259-1949 or firstname.lastname@example.org