Friday, May 24, 2019

Registration is closed

Registration for the 2019 Fling is now closed.

We are happy to say that we have 84 attendees, and 

20 are first-time flingers!

Tips for what to pack and expect:

The average high for Denver in June is 82°F, and the average low is 53°F. June CAN see days up in the 90s, and nights in the 40s. But even on a hot day, as soon as the sun goes down, it cools off fast. A sweater and/or light windbreaker is recommended.

The average rainfall is 2". Typically, June rain occurs after noon. The 5-day meteorological forecasts are usually reliable, so check that out before you travel. It might be good to bring a compact rain poncho.

UV rays are more intense at high altitudes, so it's easier to get sunburned here; don't forget the sunscreen. Hat, cap, or visor is good to have as well.

Comfortable shoes/sandals are a must! You'll be walking quite a bit.

As we are close to the mountains, we sometimes see mountain wildlife venturing down to the front range such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, 
coyotes, bobcats, and even the occasional bear or moose. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

More typically you will see cottontail rabbits

and prairie dogs

which are in abundance here. 

Red foxes are predators of both, and you would be lucky to see one of these swift and graceful, beautiful animals. Yesterday I spotted one at 11am, in a field just north of here (Broomfield).

Red-tailed hawk
Hawks are very common; there are several species that nest in Colorado, along with a number of other raptors.