Friday, December 26, 2008


it seems that chickadee ridge is used regularly by the foothills learning center for children's programs and the fcac doesn't feel it is appropriate for off leash dog use because of that.

there some committee members who are supportive of our request for a loop option in hull's gulch, and halle and i went for a walk with one of them and a map this afternoon.
we found several options for trails that could provide longer off leash loop activity. we are talking about new trails that would allow separation of off leash dog and possibly bike activity from family friendly pedestrian paths. we'd need to do some trail building work if these ideas are accepted, but i suspect we can come up with a few people to do just that.

it is so great to have someone talk about possibilities and look for workable solutions and compromise rather than just saying "NO".

i did bring up, once again, the suggestion of allowing off leash dogs in chickadee before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m., when there will surely be no conflict with flc programs. with the proviso that the trail be kept very clean. that solution would acknowledge the many daily users who exercise in lower hull's. we'll see what happens.

it was a beautiful afternoon.
there were a few folks out enjoying the day- most of the people we saw had dogs with them.

i seem to be as obsessed with snow and ice on rose hips now as i was with sagebrush this summer, but it is pretty, isn't it?

have a great weekend! be warned that a) it's icy and b) where it isn't icy it's muddy because it's warming up- so get out early tomorrow while things are still frozen!

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