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Connecting the Canal – Weekend Segment 12: Rural Aurora and Norfolk Glen
December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
SEGMENT 12 Rural Aurora and Norfolk Glen
TYPE: W&T | PACE: 3 mph |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 5 miles
Walk Description: In partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, we will walk the entire High Line Canal, one segment at a time, covering most of the 71-mile trail. Check out our overview page here for the entire schedule.
Segment 12 of 14. Miles 61-56. On this segment, we’ll cross Colfax three times as we make our way to the Norfolk Glen and beyond. Nestled up next to Star K Ranch, we’ll have the chance to see many birds of prey and the Canal will travel with us the entire way as we leave suburban Aurora. Goat farms, go-cart farms, and all types of variety will show itself to us on our walking adventure. We continue through the Prairie Retreat Zone.
Walk Leader: Chris Englert is a long-time Walking Movement Leader, Member-Owner of Walk2Connect, and author of Best Urban Hikes: Denver and Walking Denver’s Neighborhoods. Follow her at www.urbanhikingDEN.com, and at @urbanhikingDEN on social media. You can reach her at 303 507 7280 or [email protected].
Meeting Location: Park at the end of the segment at Chambers Centre, 15240 E 6th Ave, Aurora in the Sav a Lot parking lot. We will meet at the end of the segment, then carpool to the beginning of the segment. Please be parked and ready to walk at 8:50 am. We will leave no later than 9:05 am to the starting destination.
Carpool to Here: Park 1780 Andes St, Aurora. This is a neighborhood, so please be considerate and quiet as we gather. We will walk the segment together. At the end of the walk, we will carpool back to the beginning of the segment to return people to their cars.
Teamwork: In order for us to have a great time, enjoy the segment, and get everyone to the beginning and ends, we must work as a team. Patience, guidance and erring on the side of positivity are crucial for a successful and joyful segment.
Restrooms: There are restrooms at the Sav A Lot grocery store and a porta-potty about a mile after we start our walk.
Driving Liability: If you are not comfortable carpooling, please make other arrangements to meet us at the start of the walk and for you to depart the walk. Alternatively, you can take a Lyft. If you use this link and you’re a new Lyft user, you get a credit toward your first ride. If you have questions about how parking/carpooling/transit will work, please contact your walking movement leader. If you choose to drive, please remember that you must have liability insurance and you assume all risks as a driver or passenger. If asked, please be prepared to show your proof of insurance.
Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy. You only need to do this once a year with Walk2Connect.
Final Details: You will receive final details about this segment on the day before we walk. Refer to this final details email for concluding comments about weather, parking, and conditions. If you do not receive this email by 5 pm the day before the walk, contact your walking movement leader immediately.
RSVP: You must sign up to walk. Please use the RSVP feature below. Visit our main page here to sign-for additional segments. Your RSVP is important and will guide our communication about changes, parking, and other details. If you are walking with someone else, please have that person also sign up so that we have their email address and can track effectively.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome on 6-foot leashes. No retractable leashes. Please be sure to bring baggies and water for your dog and consider the carpooling scenarios if you bring your dog with you.
Tokens: For the walkers who complete all 14 segments of the Connecting the Canal event series according to the official schedule will receive a High Line Canal token. You can “make up” your segments with one of our volunteer Walking Movement Leaders.
What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather.
Weather: We will walk in all weather conditions except ice and lightning. You will be notified by 8 pm the night before if the walk is canceled. No news is good news.
Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightning.
This program is in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy. For more information about the entire trail, see www.highlinecanal.org.
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