By Stuart A. Schneck
Written by means of self-proclaimed 'geezers' who've shared forty-six years of mountain climbing jointly, "The Geezers' consultant to Colorado Hikes" is the 1st ebook geared toward hikers over the age of sixty - in addition to not-yet-acclimatised viewers to Colorado - who need a excellent open air adventure with minimum accompanying ache. Fifty-six hikes are defined that healthy, in a graded style, the actual features of such a lot older hikers. whereas nearly all of hikes indexed are within the Denver/Boulder sector and the within reach foothills, the authors have designated numerous routes in Rocky Mountain nationwide Park, Aspen, and Vail that may appeal to extra formidable readers up into the excessive Colorado Rockies.
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1 miles, cross a bridge over the South Platte River. 0 miles, turn left into the Heronry parking area for the Heron Viewing Area Trailhead. Restrooms are available here. The Heronry parking area can also be accessed via the Plum Creek Entrance Station. S. 4 miles to a stoplight at Titan Road (Douglas County Road 7). 2 miles to the Chatfield State Park sign at Roxborough Park Road (Douglas County Road 3). Make another right. 1 miles. 2 miles. The Hike: The asphalt trail, named for Frank A. Justice, offers views of nesting waterbirds and other wildlife, as well as a panorama of the foothills.
Among the park’s more than 300 avian species are great horned owls, belted kingfishers, osprey, red-winged blackbirds, double-crested cormorants, and the occasional bald or golden eagle. Though hikers can begin walking anywhere on the trail that circles the reservoir for several miles, we have chosen two short, easy hikes as an introduction to this fine recreation area. 3. 40 miles ROUND-TRIP TIME: 30 minutes STARTING ALTITUDE: 5,432 feet (altitude of reservoir) ELEVATION GAIN: 50 feet MAP: Not needed Getting There: The park has two entrances.
The March 2001 issue of Consumer Reports (pages 24–25) provides a good comparison of rain jackets. We use cotton clothing sparingly, for it holds moisture, and if the temperature drops significantly, wet cotton can have a significant chilling effect. A sweatband for the forehead is very useful. A cotton bandanna also absorbs sweat and doubles as a handkerchief, scarf, sling, or tourniquet. Be aware of how much you are sweating, for dehydration at altitude can be both rapid and subtle. Food should be simple in preparation and lightweight.