Exploring our Front Range is a low cost and addictive habit, and has the side effect of being incredibly good for you. With so much great hiking so close by, it is important to know how and where to begin. Join veteran Longmont hiker and author Pete KJ for an overview. Using abundant photographs, Pete will present the geography, flora, and fauna, and discuss the simple clothing, equipment, and safety considerations needed to enjoy our incredible backyard to its fullest. He will also speak on hiking strategies such as pacing, timing, and seasons. He will wrap with some of his favorite trail choices for summer as described in his new guidebook, Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado’s Front Range, and delve into the stories that go with them. Bring your curiosity, and get ready to write your own stories by going out and hiking these dazzling trails! Registration is not required but come early for seating.