A good guide to nearby mountain adventure

Column by Ron Hellbusch
Posted 5/17/21

There is nothing inappropriate in venturing in the outdoors on your own, after all the whole outdoors world suggest a sense of adventure and offers exploring the unseen, the unknown, the new. But …

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A good guide to nearby mountain adventure

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There is nothing inappropriate in venturing in the outdoors on your own, after all the whole outdoors world suggest a sense of adventure and offers exploring the unseen, the unknown, the new. But there is also something to be said for preparing and researching.

The Georgetown, upper Gilpin County I-70 region is a growing attraction for the knowledgeable and the adventurous newbies and inquisitive outdoorsman. This region offers an interesting combination of mountain flora and fauna. The variety of wildlife, plant, trees and historical waste mineral from the Clear Creek drainage basin’s rich silver and gold mining history, is well within reach of the outdoor explorer. However, to fully experience these assets of nature can be far more fulfilling with some local help from one who knows.

This is where Georgetown’s Kimberly Knox’s local experience enters the picture. Kimberly provides a unique service of guiding individuals, families and youth groups, and sharing the offerings to Front Range outdoors visitors. With over three decades of hiking, studying, writing, photographing and recording the region’s natural outdoors, Kimberly Knox has assured visitors they can become comfortably familiar with this region of our Front Range mountains.

“I stress outdoors safety and value of good hiking equipment, as first step priorities, as we plan and prepare the hikes,” Kimberly stated. Given her broad experience in group adventure guiding, rock-climbing and mounting biking,

Kimberly can offer hikes in a wide range of environments. “Clear Creek has so much to offer in steep mountain slopes with amazing vistas, to wildflower meadows with small flowing snow melt brooks with opposing vertical rock walls with raging white-water rapids,” she advised.

Kimberly customizes her clients’ experience and fitness level with options for an exciting and positive hiking experience. She can include in her planning snowshoes with poles or other unique all-weather equipment, plus a snack for the beginner, in the price of the tour. For those excited about outdoors activities, but not sure what specific activities to pursue, Kimberly offers “first time support” training and basic pursuit of many adventures to help clients chose their best match.

Kimberly invites calls to further describe services Georgetown Outdoor Discovery provides at 303-900-2672 or email geogetownoutdoordiscovery.com. Colorado’s spring and early summer is prime time to enjoy the Mile High State’s extended beauty by exploring the environment of the Front Range mountain outdoors.

Outdoorsman Ron Hellbusch can be reached at Ron-Hellbusch@comcast.net

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