Sustainable Hiker Mud Season Update

Posted by: admin May 24th, 2019

Sustainable Hiker Mud Season Update

I hesitate to provide top summer activities as some are beginning to believe winter will last all year long at this point☺ In spite of the crazy winter weather, there are really fun events this summer that really accentuate what we are about in the high country.

Saturday, June 1st is National Trails Day and since we have over 435 miles of trails in Summit County, why not celebrate with a hike on a dry trail which given this precipitation may be tough to find. Look for south facing wide open spaces at a lower elevation.

Here are a few events to consider that will allow you to learn more about the organizations that in their unique way help our land and water.

May 30th from 5:30-7pm at HC3 and the Climate Action Collaborative. They are launching Solarize Summit, a campaign to spread solar energy across the community.

At the May 30 kick-off event, come learn about solar energy and special deals available in Summit County this summer only. The more people that sign up, the greater the discounts will be – so tell all your neighbors to come. Let’s work together as a community to Solarize Summit! More details to come! This will be held at 83 Nancy’s place Community Center, Frisco.

Saturday, June 8th from 9am-2pm Join valued community partner, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a half day out repairing trails in the Salt Lick area around Wildernest.

These trails receive a lot of use and this is a great way to give back to the recreation system that provides a significant amount of joy for ourselves and our guests as well as a significant economy. Meet at the bottom of the Salt Lick Trail Head across from the Wilderness check-in building/gas station. Following the project at 2 pm, we will all meet at Pug Ryans for a BBQ and beers. Sign up at

August 15th-Headwaters Hops Fest August 15th, 530-830 PM at Pug Ryans Tiki Bar.


This is a marquis event as you will meet the Blue River Watershed Group a leader in watershed health. We all depend on a healthy watershed for many things in our personal and professional lives, so come out for a beer, dinner, music, and a silent auction and find out about the exciting developments and potential projects in your watershed.  Sign up at

I will have more updates for you in the weeks ahead.


Tom Koehler

Sustainable Hiker