Dates, locations, and focus areas for remaining field trips include:
· Saturday, July 11 – this will be an approximately 10-mile out-and-back mountain bike trip from the Upper Hermosa Creek Trailhead to look at trail uses and issues. Participants should be physically fit and bring their own bikes, water and other gear.
· Friday, July 17 – this will entail short hikes in Hermosa Park to look at historic resources and issues related to dispersed camping impacts, trailhead facilities, low-water road crossings and Sig Creek Campground.
· Friday, August 21 – this will be an approximately 10-mile hike on Upper Dutch Creek/Pinkerton Flagstaff Trail to look at motorized use issues and opportunities, and to visit old logging areas to discuss reforestation possibilities. Participants should be physically fit and bring their own gear.
· Date TBD – winter snowmobile/snowcat trip in the Cascade Divide-Relay Creek area to look at winter recreation issues.
Members of the public are asked to sign up no later than one week in advance of each trip they are interested in attending by calling Project Coordinator Cam Hooley at 970-884-1414, or by sending an email to HermosaSMA@fs.fed.us.
Details on meeting times and locations will be provided to those who sign up. Plans may be changed or cancelled depending on the weather, level of interest, or other unforeseen factors. People are, of course, also encouraged to visit other locations in the Hermosa Watershed on their own.