Have you ever heard of Elephant Hill? Have you ever been there? Join local legend, Dr. Dave Noe, for a hike to the crest of one of the region's hidden gems.
Elephant Hill rises to an elevation of 7,056 feet and is perched above Minnesota Creek on the lower flank of Mt. Lamborn. Hikers will be treated to sublime views of the Minnesota Creek valley, Jumbo Mountain, the town of Paonia, Lamborn and Stewart Mesas, and the peaks of the northwestern West Elk Mountains. It is truly a different perspective!
The geology of Elephant Hill is interesting, as well. It records the erosion and unearthing of Mt. Lamborn, as well as the early stages of Minnesota Creek. You'll see giant boulder gardens and red clinker from coal fires, and will muse about their sources. It is a place of mystery and geologic intrigue. Dr. Noe will point out many other points of geologic interest along the way.
Co-sponsored by Delta County Libraries and Western Slope Conservation Center, the hike will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited and signup is required. For more information and to sign up for this hike visit http://deltalibraries.org/elephant-hill-hike/ or call Paonia Library at 399-7879.