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Island in the Sky, Spring, 2024 - photos by Rich Butler and Don Zirkelbach

Upcoming Events:

Sea Kayak Lake Nighthorse

Friday, June 21 Lake Nighthorse 8:00 am

Please bring your own sea kayak. This is not a clinic; paddlers should have the skills to paddle safely. We will park in the main boat launch parking area and meet at the small sandy beach. Paddlers should be ready to paddle at 8:00 a.m. We plan to finish about 11:00 a.m.
Paddlers must have a Lake Nighthorse pass or pay at the entrance station. PFDs and a whistle or other audio signaling device are required by state law for each kayak. Each kayak must also have the name, address, and phone number of the paddler affixed to the kayak (I use a laminated name tag attached with a zip tie).
No limit. No dogs.
RSVP: Lyle Hancock lylehancock54@gmail.com

Cumberland Mountain Climb (12,388 ft)

Saturday, June 22 ACP 7:30 am

This will be a climb to the ridge line off of the Colorado Trail above the Muldoon Mine in the La Plata range. After about 2 miles on the CO Trail we branch south to the Muldoon Mine and climb off trail to the summit. The descent will drop to the northwest along the ridgeline to Kennebec Pass. If weather and time permit, we will continue north to summit Kennebec Peak (12,101), returning to the Colorado Trail. The trailhead is about 21 miles up Junction Creek Road/FSR 171.
High clearance 2WD or 4WD. Carpool $5. Limit 12. Dogs OK.
RSVP Rich Butler 609-532-6949 rbbutler54@gmail.com

Hike West Lime Creek

Saturday, June 22

Rec Center/ Fairgrounds lot south of the fruit vendor
9:00 am
TH 9:30 am

Date and meeting location changes

We will hike along West Lime Creek for about 3 miles to see many waterfalls. The last quarter mile is a boggy bushwhack to the last waterfall. Return is by the same route.
Carpool $7. Well behaved dogs ok. Leader is Clark Lagow.
RSVP: NONE REQUIRED.

Hike Purgatory Flats to Animas River

Sunday, June 23

RC 7:00 am
TC 7:15 am
TH 7:30 am

Canceled - see replacement hike to Diorite

We will descend from the trailhead across from Purgatory to the flats along Cascade Creek. The trail continues up and down through beautiful Cascade Canyon until the final descent to the Animas. We will have lunch along the river and if we time it right, we can wave at the train as it passes. Return the same route and ascend back to the trailhead.
Carpool $4. Limit 15. Well behaved dogs OK with Leader approval.
RSVP: Kevin Conroy 630-200-5222 57ales@gmail.com

Climb Diorite Peak

Sunday, June 23

SRP 7:30 am

rescheduled from June 10 , replacing Purg flats hike

From La Plata Canyon Rd we will hike into Tomahawk Basin on a 4wd road. The last part of the climb is off trail with scrambling. Return by the same route.
Carpool $6. 4WD. Limit 12. Dogs OK with approval of the leader.
RSVP Kevin Conroy 57ales@gmail.com

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