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Join Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Parks Department, and Aspen Historical Society for a historical look at mining and its effects on local rivers from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Marolt Open Space in Aspen. The program will include an introduction to the Holden/Marolt Mining Museum and a walking tour of Lixiviation Works ruins along Castle Creek on the Marolt Open Space.

Dinner will be served after the program. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Please call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290 for more information. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Parks Department, and Aspen Historical Society.

The Snowmassive Disc Golf Open will be held June 20-22. Sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association, this three-day event takes place on Snowmass Mountain for cash and prizes.



The Snowmassive Disc Golf Open is a limited entry PDGA Tier B competition which offers 135 registered players two days of sanctioned play plus a Doubles Best tournament kick-off on Friday.

To register for the Snowmassive Disc Golf Open, contact Taka Sakai at ssakai@aspensnowmass.com or call 970.379.0283.



Hikers will have a second chance to explore the proposed Grizzly Creek wilderness area, this time via the dramatic Grizzly Creek canyon on Sunday, June 15. This will be a moderate, four- to five-hour hike led by the Wilderness Workshop. To register and for hike information, contact Lee Moosburger at 970-476-4567 or moosburger@peoplepc.com.

Don’t miss this easy, three-hour hike under the full moon on the Thomas Lakes Trail, Tuesday, June 17. Bring a headlamp, though it’s likely you will not need it. For more information about this Wilderness Workshop hike and to register, please contact Melanie Finan at 970-379-6625 or melanie@wildernessworkshop.org.

Enjoy the second day of summer by walking up the Hunter Creek Trail, Sunday, June 22, watching for birds and learning about native wildflowers. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! This will be an easy, three- to four-hour hike. Contact Katey Buster, volunteer hike leader for the Wilderness Workshop, at kateynaturelady@yahoo.com (before May 21) or by phone, 970-920-3630 (after May 21).

Come enjoy a moderate (four- to five-hour) hike in the proposed Red Table Wilderness Area on Sunday, June 29, ascending through stately aspen forest with views of Ruedi Reservoir and the upper Fryingpan drainage. For more information about this Wilderness Workshop hike and to register, please contact dave@wildernessworkshop.org. The hike leader will be Nina Schnipper.


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