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Spend the late afternoon with a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist on a River Walk along the Roaring Fork River and Castle Creek on the Meadowlands Open Space from 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 25.

Meet at the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen to explore the confluence of Castle Creek and the Roaring Fork River and learn about the local flora and fauna of this valuable riparian area. This naturalist-guided walk will occur before the Aspen Music Festival and School concert in the Benedict Music Tent. All participants are welcome to enjoy the 6 p.m. concert performance by either purchasing a ticket for admission to the Benedict Music Tent or sitting on the lawn outside the tent. Please wear good walking shoes and dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. Meadowlands River Walk is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required. Please visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290 for more information or to register.

Sponsored by the Aspen Music Festival and School, city of Aspen Parks and Open Space, and Roaring Fork Conservancy.



RFOV are looking for helpers to refurbish the Hunter Creek Trail, near Aspen on Saturday, July 26. Sections of the trail from town up to the Benedict Bridge are in need of serious repair. This work includes rebuilding boardwalk, replacing deck and railing on the bridges, building rock retaining walls, and refurbishing sections of the trail.

Post project meal will be provided. For more information contact RFOV at, 927-8241 or e-mail rfov@sopris.net, or visit http://www.rfov.org.



– Hunter Creek, Hunter Creek Trail

Don’t miss this fun overnight camping trip, geared for families. This will be an easy two days of hiking (July 26-27) Saturday afternoon to lunchtime Sunday. There will be one night of camping. Contact the trip leader for equipment needs, including food and gear for camping. To register and for hike information, contact Brad Yule at the Wilderness Workshop, 970-948-3950 or yulebok@hotmail.com.

– Woods Lake, trail to Eagle, Halfmoon and Fairway lakes

This hike will take us into the Holy Cross Wilderness by way of the proposed Woods Lake addition, passing through lush aspen forest and then following a string of lakes, each more spectacular than the last. This will be a moderate, five- to six-hour hike organized by the Wilderness Workshop on Sunday, July 27. To register and for hike information, contact Gail Holstein at 970-926-6177 or gailwanmanholstein@yahoo.com.

– Ruby Lakes, Petroleum Lake Trail

Unusual for a Hidden Gems hike, this one takes you high above treeline, past several remote lakes in the heart of the Elk Mountains. A moderate to strenuous four- to five-hour hike with a rather bumpy drive in and out scheduled for Wednesday, July 30. For details contact Bill Lukes at 963-8025 or architects@williamlukes.com.

The fourth event, the La Sportiva 10k at 10,000 Feet, will be held on Aug. 10. Runners will take a ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola for the start of the race at the summit of Vail Mountain. The entire race is above 9,000 feet of elevation with the high points above 10,000 feet.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center will be offering a PADI Open Water Scuba Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31. Become a certified scuba diver and explore life underwater. Register early, class size limited.

For more information, please call 922-2240.


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