Message from Board President

Summer 2016

It was a snowy winter in Clear Creek Canyon with several heavy storms, but now the snow is melted and all that moisture has brought out the spring flowers and filled all the streams; it’s a perfect time to hike the Beaver Brook trail or do the loop at Centennial…...

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Winter 2016

Winter still has a hold on Clear Creek Canyon right now, but the days are getting longer and the snow is melting more quickly, even after the big storms.  Although the Canyon is beautiful when covered with snow, we can now all start anticipating the green of spring and looking…...

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Summer 2015

Summer is just beginning and Clear Creek Canyon is as green as it ever gets. Back in March I wrote that we should all hope for a wet spring and that wish really came true. Most of the Canyon has had more than 15 inches of rain since late April.…...

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Winter 2015

Winter was late this year, but it came in all at once with snow and cold in mid-November.  The trails in Clear Creek Canyon will have ice on them until April and the summer birds and flowers are gone, but we can all still get out (with extra care) and…...

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Summer 2014

Summer is now upon us, with high temperatures and brown slopes. It was a wet, cool spring in Clear Creek Canyon and the flowers were great while they lasted and all the small streams had some water. We have been assessing the condition of the Beaver Brook Trail on CCLC…...

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Winter 2014

The woods that line the Beaver Brook, and other trails in Clear Creek Canyon, are under a cover of snow, but the days are getting longer and green shoots are showing on the south facing slopes. Although March and April are often the snowiest months, spring is coming.  Let’s hope there…...

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Fall 2013

Dear Canyon Friends, Although it is Labor Day weekend, it is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that cold temperatures will be coming soon. Thankfully we made it through the summer with no major fires in the Canyon yet again although it was a little scary back…...

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Summer 2013

Dear Canyon Friends, Although it is Labor Day weekend, it is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that cold temperatures will be coming soon. Thankfully we made it through the summer with no major fires in the Canyon yet again although it was a little scary back…...

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Spring 2013

Dear Friends of Clear Creek Canyon, as I write it is the first day of spring, although the weather report looks more like February with snow and below freezing temperatures predicted for the coming weekend. We have had three feet of snow (2.7” of precipitation) at my house in Golden…...

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Fall 2012

As I write this message, in late October, fall has come and winter is not far away.  Last week the canyon received about six inches of wet snow and while the moisture is very welcome, I suspect that in shady areas on the trails ice will remain all winter.  So…...

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