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Colorado 2018:
Taste of the Rockies Hike
for Special Package Participants

June 20, 2018
6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Coloradan Joe Ceurvorst, a veteran of The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado as well as many hikes in local as well as faraway destinations, would like to lead you on a "Taste of the Rockies" hike to Eldorado Canyon State Park, near Boulder. The six-mile hike is mostly downhill, with a slightly strenuous bit about halfway through. The elevation is about 7,500 feet, but the total elevation gain in the course of the hike is just 600 feet. You will have great views of Indian Peaks, cross a beautiful meadow, visit South Boulder Creek, get in a bit of clambering, and end your walk at the State Park visitors center, where you will eat lunch. Joe has designed the hike with a moderate fitness level in mind. He loves the outdoors, and wants you to enjoy it too.

A $5 fee will cover your lunch. Every car will be charged a nominal fee at the State Park entrance.

Things to bring on the hike
  • on you: sunscreen, a light hat, and lightweight hiking boots (tennis shoes would be doable, although they tend to slip on loose rocks on the trail)
  • in a small daypack: a couple of small snacks, 2-3 liters of water, and a jacket
Is the hike for you?
  • Joe says you don't need to be in Everest condition, but you do need to be capable of walking a few hours in the heat at elevation.
  • If you want to go on the hike, you must provide an emergency contact at registration.

Joe Ceurvorst (left) has had the good fortune to have hiked and climbed throughout the world. Just a few places he's climbed include Denali (Alaska), Vinson (Antarctica), Torres del Paine (Patagonia), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Nepal, Rainer (Washington), Hood (Oregon), Shasta (California), Yosemite (California), Grand Teton (Wyoming), Winds (Wyoming), Katahdin (Maine) and Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) (he says "you folks back east" might recognize this one!). Of course he's also trekked on numerous peaks in Colorado.

Joe promises your hike won't be on terrain like this:

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