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Wildflowers topic of naturalist program

Grand Huts and the Fraser Valley Rec District invite the public to join a naturalist program to be held at the Broome Hut on the fourth Saturday of July and August. Join naturalists for a fun, free and informative program to be held between noon and 1 p.m.

Topics will include the mountains and physical environment, glacial geology, alpine ecology, plants and animals of the subalpine forest and some local history. Simply meet on the hut patio by 11:45 a.m. on the day of the program. The volunteer naturalist will be on site to answer questions from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come prepared for any weather and don’t forget the 10 essentials in your pack! (Bring drinking water – NO potable water source.)

The Broome hut sits in the beautiful Second Creek basin at 11,350 ft. The trailhead is located at mile marker 240 on the west side of Berthoud Pass. The hike is 1 mile with an 800 foot elevation gain, up a well defined trail suitable for all ages.

Please note that dogs are not allowed at the Broome Hut. We work with the Forest Service to discourage dogs in this over-used basin, and the cabin is adjacent to the Vasquez Wilderness where dogs must be on a leash. If your furry friends joins you for the hike, please do not allow them to harass wildlife.

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