Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wednesday Hike on Del Norte Peak July 4

Judy and I got back from the East  with some of the nastiest sniffles, now on the mend.  So we had a nice hike to our "local Mountain" named Del Norte Peak.  
All of us got to timberline on Wednesday morning.  Most made the top, had lunch at noon, meandered down to the timberline folks, and drove home on a beautiful day (despite Durango Forest Fire smoke in the distance).

Coming up:  July 3 (South Fork's version of the 4th)--The hikers and machine loving folks who as Silverthreaders have long paraded on "the Fourth" in the streets of South Fork Many of them walk, 
a few ride horses, 
several rev their trail engines on the streets (in orderly fashion), 
and a few of us ride our bicycles (slowly).  
I can't remember any back-packers, but we can easily add them to the Silverthread group.
(no cost, except some candies if you want to toss them to the 100+ kids and many adults who watch us as we pass them by on our less than a mile slow parade). 

We begin to assemble at 2 p.m. (last I heard) near the motel across from Allington Inn. The parade begins at 3 p.m, usually promptly but gently. 

We usually wear blue or red/white/blue.  Funny hats and decorated vehicles and clothing are welcome.It ends near the Community Center. 
Local and state police help control traffic for safety.

Coming up:  Our town's fireworks after sundown are on July 3.  Our Fire Department puts them on from a hill up by the Golf Course.  You can see them from many parts of town and country. If  you're new here,  or haven't located the first tee yet, ask for help for the good 30- minute show.  Many of us sit on front decks.  Several church parking lots offer good views.

Coming up:  July 4 hike at 9 a.m. (Wednesday).  We'll keep it pretty easy and brief for 2-3 hours.  We expect to start at 9 a.m. at the South Fork Visitor Center.  We'll seek some peace and quiet, we have several locations near town but away from the noise. 

Any questions?  Doug Knudson   89 Fir Drive   South Fork    Or   719-873-5239  or

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