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HCCA Hike – Standard Mine via Elk Creek
July 24, 2019 @ 8:30 amFREE
STANDARD MINE VIA ELK CREEK (M-D, 6 mi. r/t) Wednesday, July 24th at 8:30 AM The old Standard Mine site, near Red Lady basin, is being reclaimed by EPA. A hike of several miles along Elk Creek takes us to the scene of the reclamation, where we can see vegetative and stream improvements. New technologies are at work year-round at the high-elevation site. Please remember that (E) “easy” and (M) “moderate” are relative terms, and at altitude and in mountainous, rugged terrain, challenges exist, and could be (D) “difficult” for some. All hikes require suitable capability and acclimation, as well as water, hat, raingear, sunscreen, lunch, hiking boots and sense of adventure. All distances are round-trip and approximate. Hike descriptions are also on our website. Registered hikers meet at the Crested Butte Visitors Center parking lot at 8:30 AM and carpool to trailheads. Please bring vehicles—some destinations depend on suitable clearance. Return times will vary. We will continue to abide by Forest Service regulations and environmental ethics, limiting our group size to a maximum of 15 people each week, or fewer in certain wilderness areas. Please, no dogs. We encourage you to register early and bring your friends to introduce to these majestic mountains and to High Country Conservation Advocates.