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Connecting the Canal – Segment 3, Down and Back Plum Creek
September 27 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 amFree
Segment 3 Plum Creek Down and Back
TYPE: W&T | PACE: 3 mph |TERRAIN: uneven dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 4 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 3 of 14, Miles 6-8-6 | Down and Back Plum Creek: On this segment, we’ll pick the trail up at mile 6.6 and do a down-and-back past mile marker 8, for a total of about 4 miles. We’ll learn why this area has inaccessibility around Plum Creek, but we’ll also enjoy beautiful vistas of the mountains and the riparian landscape. We continue walking through the Rolling Hills Zone.
Walk Leader: Michelle Freeman, Community Outreach Coordinator with the High Line Canal Conservancy, will lead this walk. Michelle can be reached at [email protected] and her cell, 858 775 1843.
Meeting Location: Park 11490 Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton. There is no carpooling on this segment. Please be parked and ready to walk at 7:20 am. We will start our journey down the trail no later than 7:35 am.
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 is a porta-potty at the start/end of the walk.
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 to your email address from Lisa Alonge about this segment on the Wednesday before we are scheduled to walk. Refer to this final details email for concluding comments about weather, parking, and conditions. If you do not receive this email by 9 pm the Wednesday before the walk, contact Lisa via text to 720 339 8766 or her email address [email protected]
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: 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” up to two segments with one of our volunteer Walking Movement Leaders.
What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring 2 liters of water, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hat, and sunscreen.
Weather: We will walk in all weather conditions except ice and lightning. Those who registered will be notified by 9pm 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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