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Date Saturday  2/29/2020
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title NEW DATE SAT 2/29CORRAL BLUFFS GEOLOGY HISTORY HIKE COLORADO SPRINGS*
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Linda Jagger
Co-Leader Thomas Jagger
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 300
Driving Distance 125

Location

MEET AT 8:00 am at Cabela's store exit 192 on I25, Lonetree CO, Store is located on SW corner of I25 and Ridgegate Pkwy.

We will leave promptly at 8:15am.

 

Will go directly to meeting place 6857 Space Needle Ave, Colorado Springs, CO One can access bathroom,get snacks at the Loaf & Jug at our stop.

 

 



For more info Contact

Linda Jagger, cell 303-249-0986 call or text, or Tom Jagger cell 303-547-4698 or email lindajagger@yahoo.com
 



Details

66 million years ago a meteor between 9-12 miles in diameter crashed into Erath offshore today's Yucagan with catastrophic results. Rock vaporized from the 118 mile long crater entered the atmosphere and darkened the skies for years to come. in the absense of light the plants died. With no plants for food the herbivorous dinosaurs died as well, followed by the carnivorous dinosaurs that lived on them. 75% of Earth's species perished in this event.



However with end of age of dinosaurs, some of the earliest mammals, small 4-legged animals, survived and over the next million years grew larger & more diverse to usher in age of mammals that include man and continues today. A rare record of this rapid evolution is preserved in 100 ft thick cliffs of sandstone in Corral Bluffs Open Space.



On a 3 hr, 3 mile ranger led hike of Corral Bluffs, we will have the chance to look at these rocks. We do not go to the actual dig sites. These natural outcrops are the best exposures of Late Creataceous & Early Paleocne strata in Denver Basin. You can view a PBS NOVA program on the exploration of the area. Also Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a special program on this and the fossils found there.



you will need to sign a Colorado Springs informed consent that you can access thru corralbluffs.org website release.



They also require one to wear :"long pants & sturdy toe shoes".



 



you can also see a NOVA program on this exploration and area by clicking on a link on their website. Also Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a special program on this and the fossils found there.



 



https://www.corralbluffs.org/ 



https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/corral-bluffs-open-space



 




Notes

We will likely not take more than 12 people including leaders due to the sensitive nature of area.

 

 

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