Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Wild Connections Thompson Point Hike, a BLM Wildlands Outing Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead times)
Wild Connections Hike to Thompson Point Lookout. Photo Kate Spinelli.
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day 2018 with Wild Connections on a beautiful hike and learn more about your local public lands. Join us on an escape to the scent and shade of ponderosa pines in this multiple mountain complex that comprises Thompson point and surrounding BLM wild lands of BLM's Eightmile Mountain Lands with Wilderness Characteristics unit. Located northwest of Canon City, near Highway 9 and High Park Road, Thompson Point provides postcard quality scenery of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains draped above central Colorado’s rugged canyon country. This moderate 7-mile hike will begin at Deer Haven Trailhead and traverse the higher elevations of Thompson Mountain up to Thompson Point. We will then loop back to the trailhead via an alternate route. The overall elevation gain for this hike is approximately 750 feet.
Plan on packing a lunch and snacks, plenty of water, layers of clothing, rain gear, sturdy boots, and your standard hiking essentials. This trip is sponsored by Wild Connections, Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Maximum 15 participants. For more trip and carpool information and to register, contact John Sztukowski at 817-939-4239 or email@example.com, by 5:00 PM, Friday, September 21.
Fourmile Creek Roadless Area Hike,
a BLM Wildlands Outing to Upper Red Canyon Sunday, October 7, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead times)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a series of trails in a largely roadless area in the Fourmile Creek area southwest of Cripple Creek known as Upper Red Canyon and is presently determining, through its Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan, how these lands will be managed in upcoming years. Learn how you can protect this and other BLM roadless areas by participating in this process.
This moderate all-day hike will cover about six miles with 600 feet elevation change. Participants should bring lunch, plenty of water, footgear suitable for hiking on rough trails, and clothing suitable to the weather condition, including raingear.
This hike is co-sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club Group, Wild Connections, and the Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. For more information or to sign up, contact Jim Lockhart at 719-385-0045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLM Upper Red Canyon Wild Connections Hike. Photo John Sztukowski.