Bald Mountain hike next Thursday

On a quiet Friday, speaker plans her walk-and-learn tour

| Jul 23, 2010

IN DAPPLED SUNLIGHT, Boulder County Parks & Open Space department’s Michelle Bowie sat on a picnic bench at Bald Mountain Friday planning her talk for next week. (Reporter photo)
Boulder County Parks & Open Space department will host an easy guided hiking tour and talk at Bald Mountain Scenic Area on Thurs., July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The department’s Michelle Bowie will talk about Bald Mountain’s past and present and what surprises may lie in its future. She’ll discuss ongoing resource management efforts undertaken at the 108-acre park. The pace will be easy-going to accommodate seniors, to whom the event is targeted as part of an ongoing monthly series.

Bald Mountain Scenic Area, located five mile (about 10 minutes) from where Sunshine Canyon begins at the west end of Mapleton Ave., was the first land acquired by Boulder County for park purposes.

For more details about the park’s features and terrain, plus a map, visit Open Space’s website. For more information on the event, call Open Space at 303-678-6214.