Join Yampatika Naturalists and author Edith Hornik-Beer as we explore nature and the feelings it invokes. Along the trail, participants will be encouraged to look inward while taking in the scenery around them. After our walk, participants will have the opportunity to write about their experiences and delve deeper into the connection between humans and nature.
About Edith Hornik-Beer: Edith Hornik-Beer is a freelance author and has published works in newspapers, such as the New York Times and Denver Post, as well as international magazines. Edith has also published multiple books, many of which focus on topics related to issues teenagers face. Now, Edith teaches writing courses at Colorado Mountain College and coaches young authors as they tackle their first book.
Location: We will meet at the Yampatika/USFS Office at 8:15 am to carpool to the Dry Lake Campground. We will return to the Yampatika Office by 11:30 am.
Difficulty/distance: Easy terrain/short distance. We will hike about one mile and return to the trailhead to write. The trail is flat and gravel.
What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! Many people like to wear long pants/sleeves to protect themselves from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos, etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able to and go with a synthetic material or wool. Also remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, and sunscreen!
What to bring in your day pack: 2 Water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket- weather changes quickly, make sure to come for cooler/wet weather. Bring your own notebook and writing utensils!
Have any questions or concerns? Email Hailey@yampatika.org or call our office (970) 871-9151