a BLM Wildlands Outing to McIntyre Hills WSA Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead times)
Join Wild Connections for our first ever through-hike of Five Points Gulch in BLM's McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area. This outing is located in the heart of the rugged Arkansas River Canyonlands, just about an hour and half from Colorado Springs.
This moderate hike will cover approximately eight miles, with only 80 feet of elevation gain! This through-hike begins near the top of the Five Points Gulch drainage, making the majority of the hike downhill, as we will descend over 1,500 feet.
We will also enjoy great views of BLM's Table Mountain over Echo Canyon across the Arkansas River and discuss how this similarly large rugged natural area can be protected in BLM's Eastern Colorado Resource Management (ECRMP) Draft revision, and how you can voice your support for these and similar wildlands in the region.
Participants should bring lunch, plenty of water, footgear suitable for hiking on rough terrain, and clothing suitable to the weather conditions, including raingear.
This hike is co-sponsored by theWild Connections, Pikes Peak Sierra Club Group, and the Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. For more information or to sign up, contact Wild Connections' Conservation Director, John Sztukowski at 817-939-4239 firstname.lastname@example.org.