Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Go Take a Hike, to Clark Creek

Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club for the first in a series of outdoor outings this fall and winter. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike at Clark Creek Natural Area in Mississippi, right across the Louisiana state line. The area is known for its rugged hills and stunning waterfalls.

DETAILS: We'll be hiking the primitive loop trail, which is 4.7 miles through the heart of the hills, offering an up-close and at times secluded view of the several waterfalls that dot the area. The path traverses several rugged hills through a diverse and stunning mixed hardwood and pine forest just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River.  DIFFICULTY: Intermediate to Advanced

MEETUP: Plan to meet at 7:00am on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Trader Joe's parking lot on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge (corner of Acadian Thruway just off of I-10) for those who may want to carpool. The drive to Pond, MS, is around 1 hour and 15 minutes from Baton Rouge.

RSVP: Optional. Use our Facebook Event to invite a friend.

STUFF TO BRING: Be sure to bring a few items including, but not limited to: water (with electrolytes), light snacks, DEET (to repel ticks), comfortable shoes that can get wet and muddy and still have traction, and $3 for a parking fee per vehicle.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, email Jonathan Olivier at jonathanolivier1990(at)gmail(dot)com

DESTINATION INFO: For more information on the hike, visit: http://www.backpacker.com/trips/mississippi/baton-rouge-la-clark-creek-natural-area/#bp=0/img1

For GPS Direction: Clark Creek Natural Area
366 Fort Adams Pond Rd, Woodville, Mississippi 39669