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Hike into History: Sheep Mountain Alliance
August 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MDT$20
Sheep Mountain guides will lead this hike as part of a celebration of the organization’s 35th anniversary, and will give attendees insight on their environmental advocacy while exploring the lower eastern portion of the Sneffels Highline. Ruthie Boyd, Sheep Mountain Alliance Program Coordinator, stated “we will be pointing out public lands on the route that have been conserved through advocacy and environmental policy for their outstanding values to our ecosystems and communities.” This will be a strenuous out and back exploration of the bottom of the Sneffels Highline Trail and will depart from the Museum at 9am. The hike is estimated to last about 4 hours, will be just over 6 miles total, and is roughly 1,600′ in elevation gain. Participants are welcome to continue hiking following the program but are cautioned to plan accordingly as the Sneffels Highline is typically a difficult, full-day hike, totaling over 13 miles when completed as a full loop.
All participants are encouraged to bring plenty of water and food to the events, and to pack weather appropriate gear. Please take your activity level into consideration when joining one of these programs. These expertly-led and researched tours are truly special opportunities to explore and learn about new and old places in the region. More information is available for each hike on the museum website, where tickets are also available for purchase. Call or email Director of Education and Outreach, Theresa Koenigsknecht, at [email protected] 970-728-3344, with questions or for more information about this exciting series.