Snowshoe through ranch in Old Snowmass
Join Paul Holsinger, open space land officer; Steve Child; and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff on snowshoes through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area, by beaver ponds and through aspen forests while exploring the history of the property.
Capitol Creek Ranch, an iconic property that is protected by conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program, was owned originally by Bob Child, who was integral in many significant conservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley starting in the 1960s. Bob Child’s book “My Life as a Child” will be available for purchase for $10.
Snowshoes are required (note if you need to borrow a pair). Guests can bring a snack and a hot-drink thermos. The hike will happen snow or shine.
The hike is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 19. Participants will meet at the Highway 82 Park and Ride in Old Snowmass.
This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.
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