Tag: hiking

August 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Where are you most likely to spot rare birds in the Rocky Mountains? Which types of wildflowers might you find above tree line? Which 14ers are best for beginners? Join us for a three-part series, in which we will explore the details of Colorado's natural magnificence. Each session will be led by an expert, in the fields of birdwatching, wildflower identification and mountaineering, who will share from experience great ways to observe and explore the Colorado outdoors. Get ready to impress friends on your next camping or hiking trip, and meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts in your community. Space is limited; online registration for each session is recommended.   

August 6: Birdwatching Basics with the Boulder County Audubon Society
August 13: Wildflower Identification with the Colorado Native Plant Society
August 20: Hiking/Mountaineering 101 with the American Alpine Club


Thinking about going on a hike soon? My advice: take the time to smell the flowers, literally. Recently I went hiking with me family. Admittedly we were all a little out of shape from the lack of being outdoors and found ourselves taking many small rest breaks as the incline claimed our energy much more quickly than expected. We found ourselves marveling at all the small details nature has to offer – wondering why certain trees have different types of bark, and what did poison ivy really look like? What is the difference between a shrub and a tree, a weed or a flower?