East Snowmass Creek hike is Wednesday | AspenTimes.com

East Snowmass Creek hike is Wednesday

Staff report

Wilderness Workshop’s naturalist guide Sarah Johnson is hosting an autumn midweek hike into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness by way of East Snowmass Creek on Wednesday. Explore the high-mountain valley and seek out signs of fall while learning about the history of wilderness in the Roaring Fork Valley. Meet in Old Snowmass at 8:30 a.m. The hike is expected to last until 2:30 p.m.

This high-elevation, moderate hike is 8 miles long roundtrip. No dogs are allowed. This adult program is appropriate for those 12 and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Bring appropriate day-hike equipment, including water, snacks and lunch.

This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Reese Henry & Co., Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council, Bristlecone Mountain Sports and Gorsuch.

Registration is required at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org. Call 970-510-0697 with questions.

The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of the White River National Forest and adjacent federal public lands. Its goal is to keep the backcountry more or less “as is” and, where possible, to restore wildness to this nationally important landscape. For more information, call 970-963-3977 or visit http://www.wilderness workshop.org.