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Annual Barren River State Park Sandhill Crane Hike

We'll head out to Barren River State Park on the 16th to do a little afternoon hiking and see if the Sandhill Cranes that overwinter on lake are in their roosting area.  There may be some eagles around also.

Hike Stats

Meeting time: 12:30PM in the Fairview Plaza (we should get to the state park lodge at 1:15)
Hike Distance: <5 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: moderate (the hike is split into a one mile dirt path, then a section of paved walking trail, then the 1.2 mile dirt path Peter's Creek Trail, then finishing up on the paved path back to the cars - this is a good hike for beginners who can always cut the hike short by just doing a few sections before heading back to the cars)

Well behaved dogs are welcome

We'll meet up at 12:30PM in the Fairview Plaza parking lot and head east to the lake. We'll get to the BRSP lodge at about 1:15 to reassemble before heading out to the trail.  Barren River SP has a 1-mile nature trail, 0.5-mile nature/historical trail and a 2.5-mile paved bike/hike path. We will also check out the new trail (Peter's Creek Trail) on the north end of the park that goes by the Sandhill Crane roosting area.

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If you want to keep tabs on things happening at Barren River, check out the Barren River Blog.

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  • Lynn E.

    It was a beautiful day, had a great time.

    February 17, 2013

  • Ruthy

    Phil is a very good organizer! Thanks to Phil and to everyone that came!

    February 16, 2013

  • Jessica

    Sorry...just going to wait until it gets a little warmer.

    February 16, 2013

  • Renee E.

    sorry my car is not running! wish I could go!

    February 16, 2013

  • Grace W.

    Hopefully some other time family coming to visit.

    February 15, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'll meet you at the lodge too

    February 15, 2013

  • Sherry

    I haven't made it to see the Sandhill Cranes yet. Guess I'll try again next year.

    February 15, 2013

  • Lynn E.

    I will meet you at the lodge.

    February 14, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    would love to go but I am not physically able to do the trails right now. Plus I will probably working on my being the grandmother ever status!!! :)

    February 13, 2013

  • Renee E.

    will meet at the park...just let me know where to meet

    February 9, 2013

    • Phil

      We go to the lodge to reassemble before hitting the trail.

      February 11, 2013

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