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A Family Walk in the Woods

Take a walk in the woods on Thursday, July 12, with Donovan and Jill Porterfield.

Learn about the homes and habitats of the forest and its critters. There will be activities for children (of all ages). All children must be accompanied by an adult. This walk will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own lunch or stop in at the Pagosa Springs Nurturing Center (802 Rosita and North 8th Street) for a free children’s lunch if you would like to join Jill and Donovan for a picnic after the walk. Wear walking shoes/boots, dress appropriately for the weather and bring drinking water. Meet at the parking area on the right, at the end of the pavement, on Piedra Road about 5.5 miles north of U.S. 160.

The following day join Susan Dussell at 9 a.m. for a Wildflowers of the Continental Divide Trail interpretive walk. On Friday, July 13, meet Susan at the parking area on the right at the top of Wolf Creek Pass adjacent to the interpretive signs. Susan will lead a slow-paced hike with a total of 800-feet elevation gain to the Rock Garden. Final destination could be the base of Alberta Peak. This walk needs to be signed up for in advance with a maximum of 15 participants. Contact the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268 to sign up. Please wear walking shoes/boots, a hat, and bring sunscreen.

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