4/30. Canoe trip on the Locust Fork River. Just 45 minutes from Bham, we'll paddle an easy section of the river. Must provide your own boat, paddles and life jackets. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and dry clothes. Meet 9am at the Hayden Corner Park and Ride, exit 284 off I-65 north. Call Vicky Wilson to sign up 205-960-4524, or email email@example.com. Rain date May 1st.
Sat. 05/21/11. Have you ever seen a Hymenocallis Coronaria? If you have not then come along with us to see the largest stand of this flower in the world. It is the famed "Cahaba Lily". It grows few places on earth and we are blessed to have the largest known stand just a few miles from us on the Cahaba River. This flower is a type of spider lily but is very different from the other spider lilies due to where it lives. It lives only in well-lit rocky shoals of stream and rivers in swift moving clean water. There are two large stands on the section of the Cahaba we will hike to. One stand right off the road and the second about a one-mile hike. Bring a snack or lunch, water, sunscreen, water shoes and dress for the weather. We will walk out into the river so plan to get wet. There are some fun places to swim in the river so bring a towel and a change of clothes. This hike is rated easy. Meet at Cracker Barrel in Bessemer at 08:30 contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-540-3930.
This will be a joint hike with the Birmingham hiking meetup. See these web sites for more info; http://www.alabama.travel/yooa/scenic/lilies.cfm http://www.cahabariver.net/lily.htm
Saturday, May 28th: Annual Corneilus Falls Hike. This is a moderate-difficulty hour-long hike down the Locust Fork River to the Cornelius Falls. This is a joint outing of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Locust Fork River. Some folks like to go slow and talk wildflowers. Other folks scoot ahead to get in more play time at the falls. We'll eat our brown bag lunches on the sunny rocks at the falls. It's a great time of year to play in the falls, so bring wading shoes and swim wear if you like. Rendezvous at Tonka Shell Station (Hwys 79 & 160) in Cleveland at 9:30 am. (There's usually a carpool from B'ham at 8:30.) We'll leave the cars at Martha & Stephen's at 10 am and return about 2:30. For more information call Stephen at 205-919-6231.
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