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Field Trip - Foothills Wildflower Outing with Becky Cousins

Join Becky Cousins for a full day of low elevation foothills rambling in the Castle River Grazing Cooperative, which is accessed by highway 507 north from Beavermines. The route will follow various rough cattle trails around the lower east and south slopes of Kylo Hill, traversing both open grassland and stands of aspen forest (lots of blowdown!).  Overall elevation gain will be approx. 700 ft. (200 m) and overall distance about 12 km.

As we will be walking over uneven ground and some hillsides, participants must have good mobility. Bring a bag lunch, water, sunscreen, bug repellent and your camera.  If you are a bird watcher, bring your binoculars, too. 

Leader: Becky Cousins
Date: Saturday, May 14
Location: Castle River Stock Ass’n grazing lease northwest of Beavermines.
Meeting Location: Our meeting place will be the northwest corner of the parking lot at the Safeway store at Fairway Plaza (Highways #4 and #5.)  The car pool will leave at 8:00 a.m. sharp, so please be there in time to sign the required Waiver and Release Form. 

Please note: 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS FIELD TRIP IS FULL - please email to get on the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.
  • The date of this trip has been changed from May 28 to May 14 in order to catch wildflowers still in bloom during this early season!
  • Expect a wide variety of spring flowers, so bring your camera. 
  • Weather in the area at that time of year varying from snow to cold west wind to sunny and warm, so come prepared with adequate clothing,
  • Wear hiking boots. 
  • Pre-register ASAP with Becky at