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Connecting the Canal – Friday Segment 3, Down and Back Plum Creek
January 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 amFree
TYPE: W&T | PACE: 3 mph |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, 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 more information on all of our walking events.
Segment 3 of 14, Miles 6-8-6 | Down n Back Plum Creek : On this segment, we’ll pick the trail up at mile 6.6 and do a down and back to mile 8, for a total of about 4 miles. There is no parking near mile 10, where the trail disconnects from its mile 11. 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.
Walking Movement Leaders: Josh Phillips, and enthusiastic Walking Movement Leader from the High Line Canal Conservancy will lead this walk. You can reach him at 802-598-2664 or [email protected]
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 leave no later than 7:35 to the starting destination.
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 start/end of the 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.
Priority Registration: The walk is limited to 30 people. Priority will be given to High Line Canal Heroes and Walk2Connect Champions. If this walk is full, you may consider joining our Gentle High Line Canal Series which walks at 2 mph on Saturdays/Sundays.
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 a High Line Canal token. You can “make up” your segments by joining the 3 mph Series or the Gentle Series or 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 lightening. You will be notified by 8 pm the night before if the walk is cancelled. No news is good news.https://urbanhikingden.com/high-line-canal/
Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening.
-This particular segment is much different than the other 13 segments, as the Trail and the Canal do not meander hand-in-hand. We’ll only see the Canal off in the distance–but attending this segment is very important to understanding the Canal’s story, and even though it’s a lot of sidewalk walking through a neighborhood, it’s a don’t-miss segment.
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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