Seniors Outdoors! Schedule

Date & Location Outing description Difficulty info

Fri, Jan 21
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

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Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Sat, Jan 22
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am

Snowshoe Molas to the Animas

From the large parking lot just south of Molas Lake, we will take the Colorado Trail to the river and back. Early turn backs OK. Carpool $7. Dogs OK. RSVP Chris Blackshear, chris.blackshear@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Hard,10 miles, 2000 ft, Brisk Pace

Tue, Jan 25
7:30 am


ACP 7:30 am
PURG 8:00 am

Ski from Red Mtn Pass to Prospect Gulch Overlook

We will park at Red Mt Pass (11,075 ft) and ski past the St Paul Lodge, heading south and east working our way up to 12,250 ft where we should be able to look into Prospect Gulch and see Silverton Mountain Ski Area as well as Minnehaha Basin. There will be opportunities to ski laps on 25 degree slopes. Skiers must have climbing skins and the ability to make turns on powder slopes and wind crust, and be able to traverse obstacles and trees. Date may change due to snow conditions. Bring avalanche gear, a good down parka, and down pants.
Carpool $10 Limit 8 No Dogs
RSVP Bart Womack, yobart99@msn.com, 970-749-0286
This is a backcountry winter outing. SO! recommends that all participants carry appropriate gear (beacon, shovel and probe) and educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Hard
5 miles
1,250 ft
Moderate pace

Tue, Jan 25
9:00 am


RC 9:00am
TH 9:20am

Snowshoe or Hike Haviland Lk, Chris Park area

Depending on conditions, we will either hike or snowshoe in the Haviland Lk/Chris Park area. Outing will have moderate up and down. Please indicate where you will meet us.
Carpool $4, Limit 15, RSVP to Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net 970-259-5417
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
4-5 miles for snowshoe, 6 miles for hike
500ft gain
Moderate Pace

Wed, Jan 26
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Jan 27
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Jan 28
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Mon, Jan 31
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am TC 8:45am
PURG 9:00a

Snowshoe Snowden Meadows to Crater Lake Trail

This is a loop route extending the usual snowshoe from Andrews Lake to the back of Snowden Meadows. From there we will go due west up one small creekbed and down another, descending to the Crater Lake Trail and returning on that to our cars. Great Views of Snowden, Engineer Mtn and all the peaks above Molas. Expect about five hours on trail.
Limit 15. 2 well-mannered dogs on approval. Carpool fee $7.
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Moderate/Hard depending on conditions
4.5 miles
600 ft. elevation gain.
Moderate Pace

Tue, Feb 1
9:00 am


Twin Buttes TH (behind Speedway on 160 W) 9:00 am

X-C ski Chicken Creek

X-C ski on easy to moderate groomed, wooded trails at Chicken Creek Nordic Center, with a break for lunch.
Carpool $7 Limit 12 No Dogs
RSVP Sandy Hoagland 970-759-7578 swhoagy@live.com
SO Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Moderate
Approx 5 miles
750 ft
Moderate pace

Wed, Feb 2
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Feb 3
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Feb 4
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Sat, Feb 5
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am

Snowshoe McMillan Peak

Snowshoe from Red Mountain Pass to McMillan summit. This is one of the most scenic hikes in the area. Avalanche beacons and shovels required. Dogs OK. Carpool $9. RSVP Chris Blackshear, chris.blackshear@gmail.com.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Hard 6 mikes 2000 ft, moderately brisk pace

Tue, Feb 8
9:00 am


RC 9:00am
TH 9:20am

Snowshoe or Hike Haviland Lk, Chris Park area

Depending on conditions, we will either hike or snowshoe in the Haviland Lk/Chris Park area. Outing will have moderate up and down. Please indicate where you’ will meet us.
Carpool $4, Limit 15, RSVP to Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net 970-259-5417
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
4-5 miles for snowshoe, 6 miles for hike
500ft gain
Moderate Pace

Tue, Feb 8
5:00 pm


RC 5:30 pm

General Meeting

The Seniors Outdoors! general meeting will be held at the Durango Rec Center on Feb. 8, 2022. The social half-hour without refreshments will begin at 5:30 pm with the meeting and program presentation held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Face masks are required indoors. Any changes to these plans due to the vagaries of the Covid pandemic will be posted on this site.
Speaker: Doug Summers
Title: Ultra-clear outer space images and new science discoveries from ground-based telescopes
Presentation summary: We’re living in the golden age of astronomy. Over just the last 25 years, humans have come to rearrange the solar system’s components, characterize our galaxy’s black hole, and understand that every star in every galaxy likely hosts from 1-10 planets. In this talk, we examine the role of the largest optical telescopes on earth, and how they work in synergy with smaller space-based telescopes to produce images that reveal and confirm amazing science about our universe. Along the way, we’ll view some interesting outer space science images and weave a story of some professional astronomy characters who compete and collaborate for science fame and glory.
Speaker bio: Doug Summers is a computer scientist who completed studies at Brigham Young University in 1987. After early career assignments in defense contracting and telecommunications, in 2001 he switched careers to support ground-based Astronomy at the world’s most scientifically productive observatory in the world, the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. He has since worked with many of the largest ground based optical/infrared observatories around the world. Doug is a google scholar, having authored or co-authored 45 published scientific/engineering papers with over 1700 peer citations. He shares the dubious distinction of being part of the team that “demoted” Pluto, as well as a team member responsible for observations of the Milky Way’s black hole environment, which ultimately culminated in the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. Recently retired from the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Doug continues to periodically support ground-based observatories around the world as an expert in Laser Beam Avoidance. Doug is both an accomplished telescope builder and amateur astrophotographer. He has been married for 31 years and has 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Easy and educational and fun

Wed, Feb 9
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Feb 10
9:00 am


SRP 9:00 am

XC Ski La Plata Canyon

This is easy backcountry skiing on mostly flat terrain following tracks in deep snow. We will likely follow the creek, forest trails, and road up the slopes and ski back down the road. No skins needed most any skis will work.
Carpool $3. No limit, Dogs Ok, 4WD may be helpful.
RSVP Harding Cure, 970-382-8286 or hardingcure@gmail.com.

Easy to moderate terrain, 4-6 miles, moderate pace

Thu, Feb 10
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Feb 11
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG TH 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Mon, Feb 14
7:00 pm


Meet at the home of Steve Schnarch
83 Falls Creek Circle

Moonlight Snowshoe in Falls Creek- Hidden Valley

Weather and open skies permitting, we will snowshoe through the Hidden Valley and its beautiful sandstone cliffs. The Valley is especially scenic under snow in the moonlight. We will have lots of ridge time, as we look down on the Animas Valley and across to Missionary Ridge. On a clear night you can see Mountain View Crest and the West Needles. Bring an extra warm layer of clothes, and a thermos of something hot to drink, so we can stay out for a while on the ridge top. Extra credit if you bring cookies to share.
From the Fairgrounds, take West 25th Street (Junction St.) for 2.8 miles. At the stop sign, turn right on County Road 205. Two miles from the turn (past Turtle Lake), go straight onto Falls Creek Circle. Steve’s house is the third driveway on the left. We’’ll car shuttle about a half mile to the trail.
Limit 12, 2 well-mannered dogs on approval.
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Moderate
3 miles round trip out and back, 3 short, steep hills, 250 ft.
Moderate Pace

Tue, Feb 15
5:00 pm


Home of Judy Mack 5:00 pm

SO! Outings Committee Meeting

Our Outings Committee meets quarterly to prepare our SO! Outings Calendar for the next quarter. Any member who is willing and able to lead an SO! outing is urged to contact the committee at Outings@SeniorsOutdoors.org. We are in need of additional leaders and outings, so do your part!
If you would like to attend the meeting, RSVP to Outings@SeniorsOutdoors.org

Interesting and Enjoyable

Wed, Feb 16
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Feb 17
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Feb 18
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Sat, Feb 19
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am TC 8:45 am PURG 9:00

Snowshoe Adrenaline Falls

Adrenaline Falls is a scenic spot where Lime Creek meets its confluence with Coal Creek. Lets go see what it looks like in winter! Our starting point will be determined by what is plowed out for parking on 550 between Coal Creek and Dear Creek. Our route will descend approx. 600 ft.to the Falls and be uphill on our return. If conditions and interest allow, we may explore along Lime Creek below the Falls. This is a backcountry winter outing. While avalanche conditions on this route are minimal, it is still recommended that hikers carry appropriate gear (avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe).
Limit 12, 2 well-mannered dogs on approval Carpool $7.
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Moderate
3.25 miles
600 ft. elevation gain
Moderate Pace

Sun, Feb 20
8:30 am


RC 8:30am
Florida/CR 234 Fire Station 8:45am
TH 9:30am

Vallecito Ck/Fall Creek

We will leave from Vallecito Ck TH and follow for short distance before following a social trail to Fall Ck. We will generally follow Fall Ck for several miles on the west side of the Vallecito drainage. Very pretty drainage surrounded by impressive mountains. Carpool $5 Limit 10. No Dogs.
RSVP Chuck Rancatti 425-231-0930 chuck.rancatti@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.
This is a backcountry winter outing. SO! recommends that all participants carry appropriate gear (beacon, shovel and probe) and educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety

Moderate/Hard
7 miles
1700 ft gain
Moderate pace

Tue, Feb 22
9:00 am


RC 9:00am
TH 9:20am

Snowshoe or Hike Haviland Lk, Chris Park area

Depending on conditions, we will either hike or snowshoe in the Haviland Lk/Chris Park area. Outing will have moderate up and down. Please indicate where you will meet us.
Carpool $4, Limit 15, RSVP to Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net 970-259-5417
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
4-5 miles for snowshoe, 6 miles for hike
500ft gain
Moderate Pace

Wed, Feb 23
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Feb 24
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
TC 9:10 am

Snowshoe Purgatory Flats

Starting at the TH across from Purgatory, we will follow switchbacks down to the Flats and follow one or more of the creeks a bit depending on snow conditions. Pace will be moderate with few breaks.
Carpool $4 Limit 15 Well behaved dogs ok
RSVP Judy Mack tupelo16@gmail.com
SO Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Moderate
4-5 miles
800-1000 ft elevation gain
Moderate pace

Thu, Feb 24
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Feb 25
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG TH 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Mon, Feb 28
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am TC 8:45 am PURG 9:00

Snowshoe Andrews Lake Power Lines

From the bench above Andrews Lake we will descend along the ridges to the south, moving through the trees and emerging along the Power Lines as they approach Lime Creek. After crossing the Creek we will return on the old Lime Creek road to our shuttle cars on 550. This is a backcountry winter outing. While avalanche conditions on this route are minimal, it is still recommended that hikers carry appropriate gear (avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe).
Limit 12, 2 well-mannered dogs on approval. Carpool $7
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Moderate/Hard depending on conditions.
4 miles,
400 ft elevation gain and 1400 ft. descent.
Moderate Pace

Wed, Mar 2
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Mar 3
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Fri, Mar 4
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
PURG 9:30 am

Friday Snowshoe

Specific details for each Friday Snowshoe outing will be e-mailed about 2-3 days in advance to the group members. Participants must sign up in order to join the group and receive the emails.
To sign up for this snowshoe subgroup, send an email to clagow@rmi.net.
This is a backcountry winter outing. While we will strive to avoid avalanche danger, all participants should educate themselves about avalanche risks, conditions, and safety.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Moderate to Hard 3+ miles 500-2000 ft
Moderate pace

Mon, Mar 7
8:30 am


SRP 8:30 am

Hike Sand Canyon/Rock Creek Loop

We will begin on the Sand Canyon Trail, cross over to the East Rock Creek Trail to the Rock Creek Trail and return to the TH. Distance and pace make this slightly harder than moderate. Refer to excellent description by BLM at https://www.blm.gov/visit/canyons-ancient-national-monument.
No dogs. Carpool $10
RSVP Tim Tischler 512 971-4229, 970 247-7970
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Moderate plus,
10-11 miles,
little elevation gain and loss
Brisk pace,

Tue, Mar 8
9:00 am


RC 9:00am
TH 9:20am

Snowshoe or Hike Haviland Lk, Chris Park area

Depending on conditions, we will either hike or snowshoe in the Haviland Lk/Chris Park area. Outing will have moderate up and down. Please indicate where you will meet us.
Carpool $4, Limit 15, RSVP to Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net 970-259-5417
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
4-5 miles for snowshoe, 6 miles for hike
500ft gain
Moderate Pace

Tue, Mar 8
5:00 pm


TBD 5:00 pm

General Meeting

The General Meeting in March is typically a social gathering, such as a pot luck or picnic. The plans for the March meeting have not been finalized due to the fluctuations in the Covid pandemic. The members will be notified by email and this schedule updated when plans have been finalized.

Wed, Mar 9
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Mar 10
10:00 am


ACP 10:00 am

WEH Snowshoe Haviland Lake or Overend Park

Haviland Lake TH or Leyden St TH for Ned Overend Park Snowshoe Hikes.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or a slightly more challenging for those who choose the Extra Mile. Do not RSVP. Text Ted if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the TH.
Ted Keller 970-759-7207 text PREFERRED
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only

Click here for additional details

Easy-Moderate
+/- 2 miles

Wed, Mar 16
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 ehpahlke@gmail.com SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Click here for additional details

Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Tue, Mar 22
9:00 am


RC 9:00am
TH 9:20am

Snowshoe or Hike Haviland Lk, Chris Park area

Depending on conditions, we will either hike or snowshoe in the Haviland Lk/Chris Park area. Outing will have moderate up and down. Please indicate where you will meet us.
Carpool $4, Limit 15, RSVP to Betsy Petersen betsyp@bresnan.net 970-259-5417
SO! Outings are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
4-5 miles for snowshoe, 6 miles for hike
500ft gain
Moderate 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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