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Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Community Campfire

Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Community Campfire
Sunday, January 13, 2-6pm  

Share the joys of winter with an afternoon of stories, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. Choose from these activities, all culminating at Bluebell Shelter for a community campfire. 

  • 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 David Ford. (suggested ages: 12+). Ending at the Bluebell Shelter, we’ll learn campfire hacks for your next camping trip, including our favorite portable fire-starters. 
  •  Option #2 Family and Younger Kids 
    2 to 3:15 p.m.Meet in the Ranger Cottage. Drop in for family arts & crafts, a kid-friendly scavenger hunt, and picture books.   At 3:15, 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 3:30 to walk a half mile (500-ft elevation gain) to the Bluebell Shelter for a community campfire. We’ll light a fire together to celebrate a joyful winter night. Instruments encouraged! We’ll sing songs, share stories, sip cider, and enjoy each other’s company.  

 Follow this link for a map to the meeting place. 

What to bring: Dress in layers, bring a headlamp or flashlight, Yak tracks, blankets, Thermos, your sense of adventure. Sleds and toboggans are a fun way to bring small children up the mountain.  Optional: S’more makings, snacks, musical instruments.