As part of your registration, in order to participate in a Denver Field Ornithologists, Inc. (“DFO”) trip or other activities designated by the Board of Directors, each adult participant and the parent of a minor participant (those under 18 yrs. of age) are required to review and sign (either electronically or manually) a DFO Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement (sometimes “Agreement”) Completing this document involves your acceptance of binding contract terms. This online registration system allows you to review and electronically sign the Agreement if you do not have one on file. If you would prefer to manually sign a printable version of the Agreement, you may access it here, and present it to the leader before trip start. If you choose this option, please contact your leader to assure you are signed up for the trip.
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Meet Your Trip Leader
Sandstone Ranch (Guided Access)
7:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Bea Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-999-0689
Harriet Stratton email@example.com or 303-798-9924
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Sandstone Ranch is accessed from Hwy 105/Perry Park Rd, which begins just west of Sedalia. Drive 16 miles south on Hwy 105 to 8309 S Perry Park Rd., Larkspur, CO, (just south of the Perry Park Ranch and County Club entrance at Red Rock Drive). Proceed through a raised county gate and follow the gravel road south 1.3 miles into Sandstone Ranch. Continue past a set of ranch buildings to park on the grass near a guest house. Signage will indicate a Sandstone Event off Hwy. 105 and guide cars to the parking area. Google maps will only give you an accurate location with the Lat/Long (39.2241817, -104.9581687) or by typing in Sandstone Ranch.
After meeting the leaders at the parking area expect to caravan further onto the ranch for a number of stops and then moderate walking.
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This trip is limited to the first 15 registrations.
Sandstone Ranch is the newest Douglas County Open Space of over 2000 acres with a western riparian section (sensitive area) that is not open to the public. Harriet Stratton (Co-Leader) and Dan Stringer (Co-Leader) are experienced leaders of bird and nature walks in this part of the ranch. DFO has received permission to have a guided access field trip to this pristine section of the open space. Sandstone offers the visitor a beautiful vista: red rock formations, prairie, a variety of woodlands, two riparian areas, Gove and West Plum Creek, and a list of over 160 resident and migrant birds. Historic ranch buildings are of interest as well. Bring binoculars, walking sticks, and a sack lunch. We will drive to and walk through at number of habitats for 1-3 miles of walking. Register online or contact the leader.
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