Hikers meet on Wednesdays, at 8:00 am, North of the Village Inn parking during June.
June 5, 2013: YMCA mountain, Hike Leader: Dave Walker, Phone # 275 2054, 45 minute drive (22 miles). Rated 2.6 difficulty ( moderate), 3.5 miles RT, about 3 hours hiking time, for an elevation of 6600 fi. to 6930 ft; comparable to Oil Well Flats loop.
Directions: Hwy 50 West to Parkdale (along the Arkansas river) for 12.3 miles, then turn onto CR3 South for 2.5 miles approx., then left at the junction onto CR3 proceed 3 miles to BLM road 6100 (North) for 3.25 miles to trailhead.
Description: trail is within Grand Canyon Hills area, South of the Arkansas river. One third of the hiking distance is via a primitive 4WD road; the remaining path follows a game and cattle trail. YMCA mountain summit provides an awesome overlook of Canon City. The final approach to this summit is the most difficult part of the hike having a 24 % slope.
June 12, 2013: hike in conjunction with club meeting; Ecology Park
(hike leader Richard Shaink phone # 719 334 2095).
3 miles approx. RT, 700 ft elevation gain. Approx. 5 miles to trail head.
Directions: West on hwy 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd) to 1st Ave. which becomes Temple Canyon Rd. after the cemetery. continue on Temple Canyon (aka CR 3) until road takes a left then look for the parking area (dirt lot) on the right.
Hike duration will allow meeting attendance.
June 19, 2013: Lewis creek, Hike leader:Jim Mathis (ph. # 276 0696)
Difficulty: moderate, 6860 ft. To 9880 ft, elevation, 5 miles RT.
Directions: Hwy 115, to Florence, follow route 67 south thru Wetmore (south-bear right, onto state highway route 96) past Greenwood following on route 96 for 3.2 miles. Then look right for route 310, and trailhead just beyond a right turn. Trail #1331.
June 26, 2013: St. Charles Peak (West side) 5 miles RT, elevation gain approx. 350 ft., moderate difficulty. In Ophir creek area, access from CR 369. Hike leader:Jerry Beatty (ph.# 269 8123) and Doug Mack (ph. # 315 2078).
Directions: Hwy 115 to Florence, turn right at Carl's Jr., proceed to Wetmore
On Hwy 67 South. Bear right onto 96 south thru the junction and go onto 165. Turn right in Fairview area to get on FR 360 (Ophir Creek Rd.) follow for approx. 9.5 miles. Turn left onto FR 369 and follow 369 for 4 miles to the St Charles trailhead.