3/4/2017 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO
Get to know the park better by participating in hikes that will guide you to hidden treasures of the park, share information about history and nature and provide a short service project opportunity (optional) of about 20 minutes. Included will be special natural features and photos and information from the park's historical research. Help celebrate the park's 50th anniversary by discovering new things and places and by helping take care of the park's resources. A hike will be held on the first Saturday of each month with each hike visiting a different part of the park, so come to one or all. A small amount of the route will involve off-trail walking.
March's hike of about 2 miles will wander through the Gans Creek Wild Area to view bluffs, two small caves, Gans Creek and "The Canyon", easily seen without leaves on trees, and will visit the ruins of the Reyburn cabin site, which includes a wagon wheel that has a tree growing through it. Hear readings from the 1891 diary of Edward Jacobs who lived nearby and often visited the Reyburns. The optional service project will involve using hand tools to cut some invasive bush honeysuckle bushes along the way.
This event is free. Reservations are required because space is limited. When you call (573-449-7400), you will be given driving directions. This event is recommended for ages 8 years and up. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prefer no dogs.
Event time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.