Seniors Outdoors! Schedule

Date & Location Outing description Difficulty info

Wed, Nov 20
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or pahlkee@aol.com

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Easy
Flat
5-7 miles
Easy Pace

Sat, Nov 23
9:00 am


TH 9:00 am

Saturday Classic Hike: Ned Overend Park and Hogsback

Meet at Schneider Park (on Roosa just south of the skateboard park) at the 9th Street Bridge. We will explore Durango’s backyard by completing a big loop, including an ascent of the Hogback. All on trail but some parts will be very steep on loose, slippery soil (especially the Hogback). Poles helpful for the descent of the Hogback. Dogs OK on leash only because of city regs. No Car Pool. RSVP Lynn Coburn harrisoncoburn@gmail.com

Moderate + 8-9 miles 1,800 ft elevation gain Moderate pace.

Wed, Nov 27
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or pahlkee@aol.com

About Wednesday Wanderers

Easy
Flat
5-7 miles
Easy Pace

Fri, Nov 29
9:00 am


Big Canyon Parking lot next to Kia dealership 9:00 am

Walk Off The Turkey

New Hike

Hike up Big Canyon trail until we are above Horse Gulch, then up to Pautsky Point for lunch. Return via South Rim Trail for a nice loop hike. An easy close-to-home hike and early turn backs (with friend) are allowed. There is a steep primitive trail descent at the end.

RSVP: Bill Cagle cagle81301@yahoo.com

Easy to Moderate
7-8 miles
500 ft
Moderate Pace

Sat, Nov 30
7:00 am


SRP 7:00 am

Saturday Classic Hike: Bisti Badlands

The Bisti Badlands are a desolate place in New Mexico, about 90 miles from Durango. The hike will pass hoodoos and interesting rock formations. Limit 15. Dogs OK. Carpool $10. RSVP Chris.blackshear@gmail.com

Moderate Up to 10 miles but flat,
Moderate Pace

Wed, Dec 4
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or pahlkee@aol.com

About Wednesday Wanderers

Easy
Flat
5-7 miles
Easy Pace

Sat, Dec 7
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Snowshoe Snowdon Meadows

This is our annual kickoff for the snowshoe season. Join our snowshoe jaunt from Andrews Lake area up to the meadows at the foot of Snowdon Peak, with a lovely short scenic canyon along the way. Beautiful, rewarding hike. Bring hot dogs or brats for a cookout. Limit 15 per group due to wilderness regulations. 4WD conv. Carpool $5. Dogs OK RSVP after November 23 to: Clark Lagow clagow@rmi.net

Moderate 5-7 miles 700 ft
Moderate pace

Wed, Dec 11
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or pahlkee@aol.com

About Wednesday Wanderers

Easy
Flat
5-7 miles
Easy Pace

Outings will meet and depart from the following locations:

  • ACP: Animas City Park for some outings to the north or out Florida Rd. The park (a narrow grassy area) is located on E. 2nd Ave. immediately north of 32nd (just north and east of North City Market). Note that it is on the WEST side of the river, so coming from Main Ave., you do NOT cross the bridge! Meeting area is on 2nd Ave just after turning north off 32nd St.
  • PURG: Purgatory Resort – at entrance, unless otherwise specified
  • RC: Durango Community Recreation Center for overnight trips and most outings to the north. The Rec. Center is located at 2700 Main Ave. Please park in the south lot between Main and the ball fields.
  • SRP: Santa Rita Park for outings to the south or either way on Hwy. 160. The park is located at the intersection of Hwy 160-550 & Santa Rita Drive, 1 mile South of the Doubletree Hotel. We gather behind the Santa Rita Park Sign.
  • TAM: Tamarron – parking lot at Tamarron Resort
  • TC: Trimble Crossing – west side of parking lot at Trimble Crossing in front of the hardware store
  • TH: At the trailhead or other location for some outings

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