Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Head to the Hills! - Kisatchie Hike November 7th

Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area Hike

Weather Update 11-5-2015 ***Due to rainy weather this weekend, the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness hike is postponed. At this time there is not another date set, but it will likely take place during January. We'll keep everyone up to date as best as possible.*** 

Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club on November 7, 2015 for the second hike in a series of outdoor excursions this fall and winter. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike on the Backbone Trail in Kisatchie National Forest's Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area, one of only three wilderness areas in Louisiana. The region is home to rugged hills and a large swatch of longleaf pine, a species of tree that once spanned millions of acres of the Southeast before they were destroyed by logging.

The Backbone Trail is 7.6 miles and runs through the heart of the wilderness area, offering a secluded view of the longleaf pine forest and various sandstone outcroppings.

Kevin Nee on Summer Cycling Adventures

Local educator/coach Kevin Nee returns for a double presentation on summertime cross-country cycling adventures. 

Earlier this year Kevin presented a comprehensive slideshow of his travels along the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 from its beginning through its terminus near Nashville. Nee also presented on the beautiful sights of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.

This summer, Kevin and his brother completed the Transamerica route in 71 days, covering 4,532 miles. The first presentation on Oct. 28 will cover the stretch from Bellingham, Washington to Iowa. The continuation on Nov. 18 will conclude with the leg from Iowa to Virginia Beach.

Did you make any travels this summer by bicycle? Join us and share your stories and highlights during this knowledge building discussion.

Dates: Oct. 28 and Nov. 18
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Where: The Backpacker of Baton Rouge
7656 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Hiking Trip Postponed


Kisatchie National Forest Hiking Trip scheduled for this weekend, October 10 & 11 has been postponed.  More details soon.