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Connecting the Canal – Segment 10, Cherry Creek to Expo Park (W&T)

February 24, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

Free

SEGMENT 10  Cherry Creek South to Expo Park

TYPE: W&T | PACE: 2-3 mph |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 5.8 miles

Walk Description: In partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, we will walk the entire High Line Canal, one segment at a time, covering most of the 71-mile trail. Check out our overview page here for more information on all of our walking events.

Segment 10 of 14 Miles 44-50. On this segment, we’ll continue past Cherry Creek Golf Course as we come to the major intersection of the High Line Canal and the Cherry Creek. We’ll start to understand how far the water in the Canal actually flows when we get to Fairmount Cemetery, the Canals’ second largest and furthest user. We’ll say hello to the Windsor Garden residents. We leave the Urban Refuge Zone at the end of this segment

Walking Movement Leader: Robbin Mitchell has walked the entire High Line Canal twice and as a Walking Movement Leader, leads walks all over Aurora.

Meeting Location, Parking, and Planning: We will meet at the end of the segment, parking at 301 S. Lansing, Aurora, CO. Please be parked and ready to walk by 8:45 am. We will begin no later than 9:05 pm. If you are not comfortable carpooling, please make other arrangements to meet us at the start of the walk and for you to depart the walk. Alternatively, you can take a Lyft. If you use this link and you’re a new Lyft user, you get a credit toward your first ride. If you have questions about how parking/carpooling/transit will work, please contact Robbin.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in the past year.

Bring: At least 2 bottles of water, lunch, appropriate clothing for the weather, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.

Final Details Email: You will receive final details about this segment on the day before we walk. Refer to this final details email for concluding comments about weather, parking, and conditions. If you do not receive this email by 5 pm on the Friday before the walk, call Robbin immediately, 303-596-8342.

Suggested Readings: The Thunder Tree by Pyle, High Line Canal by Denver Water, and Chris’ blog about the High Line Canal adventures.

Trip Notes:

– For the walkers who complete all 14 segments of the Connecting the Canal event series according to the official schedule will receive a token from the High Line Canal Conservancy.

-We will take breaks along the way as we find shade or welcoming spots.

-Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather.

Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.

RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below.

To sign up for additional segments, visit our main page here. Your RSVP is important and will guide our communication about changes, parking, and other details.

This program is in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy. For more information about the entire trail, see www.highlinecanal.org.

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This program is in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy. For more information about the entire trail, see www.highlinecanal.org.

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Details

Date:
February 24, 2018
Time:
8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Chris Englert
Phone:
303-507-7280
Email:
chris (at) walk2connect.com

Venue

301 S Lansing St
301 S Lansing
Aurora, CO United States
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Who's Attending

12 people are attending Connecting the Canal – Segment 10, Cherry Creek to Expo Park (W&T)

  • Joanne Milito
  • Patty Johnsen
  • Linda Techentien
  • Mark Techentien
  • Hazel Bond
  • Kris Ashton
  • Richela Das
  • Sue Bruner/Gordon Pedersen
  • Julianne Hennings

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