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When: Tuesday, April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Masontown/Rainbow Lake Loop - Meet at "Zach's Stop" trailhead, Frisco

Dan Schroder, CSU Extension agent and FDRD friend, will be leading us on a leisurely paced 2 to 3-hour snowshoe tour. This interpretive tour will explore the wonders of the natural world in the seemingly silent winter while hiking up towards the historic Masontown site above Frisco.

Since what is left of the ruins of Masontown is now covered with snow, we thought we would make a detour up to the toe of the new Peak One avalanche path (aka "Silent Bob") to take in the destruction and see how this massive slide has changed our forest's footprint.

We will make a loop out of our journey, passing Rainbow Lake on the way back down to the trailhead. Moose are common in this area and, with some luck, we will get to see one going through its morning routine!

This is a moderately strenuous hike, traveling about 2.5 miles roundtrip and gaining around 400' of elevation.

This tour is FREE and snowshoes are provided as needed. All you need is warm clothing, water, snacks, and of course your sense of wonder!

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