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Welcoming Spring: Community Fire and Gathering

Welcoming Spring: Community Fire and Gathering
Saturday, March 23, 2 - 5:30 p.m.   
Share the awakening of spring with an afternoon of story, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. Choose from the activity options below, all culminating at the Bluebell Shelter for a community fire.  

  • Option #1 Adults and Older Kids  
    2 p.m. Meet at the Ranger Cottage for a moderate hike by the base of the Flatirons with OSMP staff (suggested ages: 12+). Ending at the Bluebell Shelter, we’ll learn the basics of building a successful fire, as well as campfire etiquette and safety.  
  • Option #2 Family and Younger Kids  
    2-3 p.m. Meet in the Ranger Cottage. Drop in for family arts & crafts, and other kid-friendly activities.  At 3:00, we’ll get ready to walk to the Bluebell Shelter together (about a half-hour walk.)  
  • Option #3 Open to All  
    Meet at the Ranger Cottage at 3:15 p.m. to walk a half mile (500-ft elevation gain) to the Bluebell Shelter for a community fire. Instruments encouraged! We’ll sing songs, share stories, sip cider, and welcome new beginnings while we enjoy each other’s company.   

Follow this link for a map to the meeting place.  

What to bring: Dress in layers, bring traction for your boots (I.e. yak tracks, Microspikes etc.), blankets, insulated water bottle, your sense of adventure.  Optional: S’more makings, snacks, hot beverages and musical instruments.