2021-01-16 10:00am Saturday
Hike / Potential Snow Shoe Trek at Black Forest Regional Park
Black Forest Regional Park is located in Black Forest and is a regional park in El Paso County.
Address is 4800 Shoup Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Let's meet at the regional park itself at 10:00 am where there are pavilions, a soccer field, a children's playground and bathrooms, located near the corner of Shoup Road and Milam Road. Take the second entrance as you turn north on Milam Road - this is a paved parking lot. (The first entrance is a gravel parking lot.)
As our weather has turned cold and wintry, for those of you who have Trax or a similar item that provides traction for your hiking boots in snowy or icy conditions, make sure you bring them. Trax fastens over the sole of your hiking boots. Please bring your hiking poles too - preferably with the snow tips. I have a few extra Trax and extra hiking poles in case they are needed. Dress in layers and be sure to bring a warm hat, a scarf and gloves.
This is an easy hiking trek - as little as 2.5 miles or as much as 4 miles. Please bear in mind that hiking in snowy and/or icy conditions can be a physical challenge. Come prepared for a workout. However, there is little to no elevation gain and the trails are wide. Bring plenty of water or something warm to drink and something to snack on.
In the case of an abundance of snow, we may opt to snow shoe. Check back periodically on Meet-Up as I'll provide updates depending on the weather.
Contact: Cathy 719.375.4680
Call to let her know how many to expect and if you'd like to carpool.https://www.meetup.com/CSCS2-Singles/events/275417792/