Hiking




 

Hiking Director: Arthur Foley – afoley@ret.unca.edu

Hiking is normally scheduled once a week, between 3 and 5 miles in length, with varying degrees of difficulty from easy through strenuous. Besides the schedule in the PPOTHG Newsletter, a reminder with further details is sent out about two days before the hike to all members.

Hiking Guidelines

Scroll down to see photos of some of the fun.  Click on the leading picture to see the rest of the pictures for each event.









Hiking Photos



High Chaparral Open Space 10 Mar 2020

This provided a pleasant days stroll along the highest point in east Colorado Springs. The views are great along the ridge. Part of the Homestead Trail was also taken. Click HERE to see the route.

Cottonwood Creek East 2 Mar 2020

This was a leisurely walk along a paved path along the creek. This was our first hike to the far east end to Frank Castello Park close to Powers Blvd. The weather was good, especially considering how much snow had been on the ground in the morning (check out the last photo). We postponed the hike to 1 pm. Click HERE to see the route.

Ute Pass Regional Trail 27 Feb 2020

It was a nice day with a mixture of snow, ice, mud and dirt on the trail. These photos include the signs along the way, along with those of The Gang and other interesting bits. Some were taken the Tuesday before, when the wind was much wilder than the trail! Click HERE to see the route.

Bluestem Prairie 22 Jan 2020

It was a nice easy hike around one side of Big Johnson Reservoir and back. Click HERE to see the route. Lots of prairie dogs chirping at us, along with a herd of pronghorns.

Jimmy Camp Tour 12 Dec 2019

The Trails & Open Space Coalition (TOSC) sponsored a rare tour of the Jimmy Camp Creek area and several PPOTHG folks who were TOSC members attended. This is an area owned by the city and is expected to eventually be connected with Corral Bluffs as a public park on the east side. Click HERE to see the route taken. 



(703) 801-9820 - Terry Pessaro - Membership / Vice President

(719) 388-1534 - Susan Callahan - Club Operations / President

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PPOTHG
PO Box 1144
Monument, CO 80132