Now is a pretty good time to do a little hiking in northeast Oklahoma. The weather is good, and fall colors are coming.
I picked up some information on a planned group hike at the J.T. Nickel Wildlife and Nature Preserve near Tahlequah. The hike is being organized by the Nature Conservancy. Here’s some information about the hike, courtesy of the Nature Conservancy and the Oklahoma Outdoor Network:
Thursday, Oct. 21
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A five mile hike through Cedar Hollow Forests and Woodlands. Participants will meet at Bathtub Rocks for an extended hike through some of the most remote and pristine areas of the Nickel Preserve. The hike will begin at Cedar Creek, follow the creek bottom for a stretch, and then ascend the wooded slopes to the flats at the edge of the Cedar Hollow Watershed. Hikers will follow a primitive forest road through savanna restoration units where midstory thinning was recently completed. After a break for lunch, the group will continue along narrow ridge tops until eventually descending back to the county road near Goat’s Bluff. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.
Level: Strenuous: The hike follow forest roads, but the distance and steepness of part of the route make it appropriate only for those in good physical condition.
Contact Steve McGuffin at (405) 858-8557 or email@example.com.
If this is something that interests you, sign up now. For more information, go to this link: http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oklahoma/events/events6525.html