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Midland Trail CITO Sunday 4/23

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Hidden : Sunday, April 23, 2006
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Midland Trail CITO Sunday 4/23

Clean up of Midland Trail - 21st street to America The Beautiful Park - Coordinated with the Parks Department - Optional Lunch Beforehand at a resturant

Midland Trail is a new trail - newly poured concrete over an old railroad bed. The Eastern end starts at 'America The Beautiful Park' renamed from 'Confluence Park'. This park is so new that it has the old name, and doesn't show on the satellite images, on online maps. The trail goes under I25, over Monument Creek, and goes aproximately along Hwy24 to 21st Street. The park is just North of the 'cloud factory' as Pirate #3 named it - the generating plant.

By popular demand, this CITO will be on Sunday, the day after the big Earth Day/International CITO day.

This will allow people who want to do a CITO on Earth Day and this CITO on the second day. It also allows those who cannot make a Saturday clean up, a chance to be part of an Earth Day Weekend CITO.

The event timing will be the following:

12:00 noon - A local resturant will be picked, and the coordinates will be posted. This will be an optional pre-event get together.

1:30pm Meet at 'America The Beautiful Park' - we will coordinate rides from this Eastern end of the trail to the Western end. That way the end of the clean up will be at the park.

2:00pm Start the clean up on the Western end of Midland Trail from 21st street. Anyone running late or with limited time can meet us there.

3:30pm aproximately - finish the clean up at America The Beautiful Park. The kids can get to play on this nice, new playground as a reward for cleaning/making it down the trail. The rest of the cachers can visit as long as they want at the park. Anyone who needs a ride back to 21st street will be arranged at that time.

I set this up with the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department. The location was chosen as a logical mid-point for the local Geocahers who have expressed an interest in this Sunday CITO.

I checked the Eastern half of this Trail 3/17, and there was not a lot of clean up needed. It may be this trail had just been maintained within the week before. By 4/23 there may be a lot more clean up needed. If not, it will be an easy clean up, with lots of time to visit and enjoy the geo-challange(s).

There will be a geo-contest along the trail-clean-up with prizes at the end.

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Anyone who wants to keep up with this event, but for any reason does not want to sign up on the list, please contact me, Mr.WitzAbout and I will make sure to keep you up-to-date.

In case of bad weather - the CITO will be rescheduled for Sunday 5/21.

Please bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. Sun protection is strongly recommended: sun block, hats, etc. I will arrange water bottles for the crew. If you have any sort of trash-picking stick, you will find that helpful. I do not think any other equipment will be required - stay tuned for any updates.

Getting to the park is a little tricky - see the encrypted hint for directions

2006-04-21 - I have not heard any objections or alternate ideas - so pre-event lunch is at Chipotles downtown - no reserved seating, it may be busy, so we will do what we can :) See you there or on the trail!

2006-04-23 - It was a fantastic day and a fantastic turn out - thanks to everyone who made it to the clean-up!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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