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Meet Your Trip Leader
Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer County)
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Carly Crow Carlycrow09@gmail.com or 7062675268
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Meet at the northwest corner of the parking lot of the King Soopers at 1650 30th St., Boulder. From US 36 West (also 28th St.): turn right on Arapahoe Rd. (2nd traffic light after highway ends), travel east on Arapahoe Rd. to 30th St. King Soopers is in the Sunrise Shopping Center on the NE corner of 30th and Arapahoe. OR From Northbound CO-93 (also Broadway): Turn right (east) on Baseline Rd.; turn left (north) on 30th St. Turn Right into King Soopers immediately after the intersection with Arapahoe.
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This trip is limited to the first 6 registrations.
Habitats to bird: Aspen, Conifer Forest, Developed, Reservoir
This will be a full, very active day trip to snowshoe Beirstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and visit Lake Estes in Estes Park. We will meet in the King Soopers in Boulder to carpool up to RMNP at 6:30am. I will ask for one other person to help carpool - if you want to be a volunteer driver please be sure to have either snow tires or tire chains as the roads in RMNP can be hazardous in winter. We will snowshoe to Beirstadt Lake loop via Bear Lake (hike information: https://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/bierstadt-lake-bear-lake.htm). This will be a 4.5 mile hike with 630 feet of elevation gain. Snowshoes are required for this hike. Please plan to dress in layers and bring snacks as snowshoeing requires lots of energy. On this hike we could potentially spot Red Crossbill, American Three-toed Woodpecker, White-tailed Ptarmigan, and Pine Grosbeak.
Following this, we will make our way down to Estes Park to bird around Estes Lake. There will be a coffee break in town before hitting the lake. I currently plan for us to park at different spots around Estes Lake and take short walks to see what birds are present on the water and surrounding areas. Several goose and duck species are very likely with good chances for Trumpeter Swan as well. Following this we will head back down to Boulder wrapping up by 6pm.
This trip is filled and you will be placed on the waiting list when you register
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