Hoosier Pass Hike with Susie Kincaide
Thursday, July 8th, 8:30a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hoosier Pass in Summit County
Join Wilderness Workshop and the Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club for this hike into the proposed Hoosier Ridge Wilderness Area in Summit County. Explore a prime example of a native alpine ecosystem and enjoy expansive views in a landscape included within the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act, currently being considered in the US Senate. This proposed wilderness area spans nearly 6,000 acres (9.4 square miles) and is contiguous with a Roadless Area of the same name across the Continental Divide on the Pike-San Isabel National Forest. Together they form a single roadless area of more than 17.4 square miles, a key wildlife corridor through the area where the Mosquito, Tenmile, and Gore Ranges converge to the Mount Evans Wilderness Area.
Hike through vast alpine grasslands and subalpine forests that provide habitat for ten rare plant species, as well as boreal toads. It is also great habitat for the very rare wolverine and critical habitat for the endangered Canada lynx. This proposed Wilderness Area is a mountain island, surrounded by areas that were heavily mined in the past. Illegal motorized incursion into the roadless area from adjacent private land threatens to significantly devalue the habitat of the area.
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