Wildflower hike slated for Friday | SummitDaily.com

Wildflower hike slated for Friday

The community is invited to join Continental Divide Land Trust and local wildflower expert Marty Richardson for a wildflower hike to Mayflower Gulch followed by a tailgate picnic on Friday.

Richardson is a renowned local wildflower expert who has taught wildflower identification classes for many years at Colorado Mountain College.

Mayflower Gulch is located south of Copper Mountain in one of the most stunning high-alpine cirque valleys in our area. Richardson will point out wildflowers from the forest environment, meadows and higher alpine terrain.

Photogenic miner’s cabins and historic structures add further interest to the valley.

The group will meet in Frisco at 8:30 a.m. to carpool, or at the Mayflower Gulch Trailhead at 9 a.m. The hike will last until approximately noon, to be followed by a tailgate picnic until 1 p.m.

Participants need to bring sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, your own water, rain jacket, camera and dress for the weather.

Interested participants must sign up in advance, no later than Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Directions and further information will be provided upon reservation.

This wildflower hike and picnic is free for CDLT members, or a suggested donation of $15/person.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Continental Divide Land Trust at info@cdlt.org or (970) 453-3875.

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