July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm| Free
Destination: Highland Park Adventure rated Advanced-This backpacking trip will span 3 days. After a 4-wheel drive off of Red Grade to access Hazel Park, the hike ascends along a mostly forested ridge 2,000 feet over 4.6 miles to Highland Park. Camping options include Highland Lake, after a steep descent on a loose switch-back into the Kearny Valley and an additional 2 miles. A 2.2-mile day hike on Day 2 to Spear Lake will be the main attraction, with other valley-bottom lakes an option. We’ll return to Hazel Park on Day 3. There will be good opportunities for fishing. Requires knowledge and use of back-country gear and leave-no-trace ethics, stream fording, and good fitness.
Steve Stresky-hydro geologist, avid hiker, talented banjo & guitarist, and longtime Hub volunteer, continues to team up with Lisa Wells, outdoor enthusiast and Sr Fun & Wellness Coordinator, and lead us on six fun summer outings throughout our beautiful Big Horn Mtns and surrounding area. Each trip will be confirmed a few days before, depending on weather and conditions, and be communicated with those registered. Meet in the Hub parking lot by Whitney Park at 9:00am and we will be back by 4:30pm. Bring a lunch and water to enjoy on the trail, plus a mask for carpooling.