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Hike the Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.

We'll go hiking at this reserve just off of K-177 in the scenic Flinthills (~2 Hour drive from Kansas City).
We can get a guided group tour arranged if enough people sign up.

Following the hike, we'll head to Ruyi's in Emporia for a scrumptious meal.

Closer to the date, we can arrange for car pooling.

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  • Karthik

    We'll meet at the Starbucks on the Plaza at 8 am tomorrow.

    There's a free tour of the ranch with a ranger at 11 am, following which we'll walk around and explore the Tallgrass - preferably look for some vantage points around Flint Hills.

    http://www.nps.gov/tapr/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=443707-206081

    You can reach me on:[masked]

    June 27, 2014

  • Emily

    Out group is dwindling. Well, count me in! I'd prefer not do drive but certainly would help out with gas. Let me know where and when you'd like to meet. My morning is free and I am flexible.

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Emily

    I guys, this looks like a lot of fun and I'm very seriously thinking of joining you. I'm imagining it's going to be very hot... It looks beautiful! In terms of timing, are you all still planning on leaving at 9:30? If so, where are you leaving from? I live in KC,K but I can certainly come meet you wherever is convenient.

    June 26, 2014

    • Emily

      The thing is I'm having someone come look at my apt that morning (trying to find a roommate...) so I don't know if I can leave earlier. Let me get in touch with him and depending on when he can come, I will try to join you guys.

      June 26, 2014

    • Karthik

      Okay, keep us posted! You can reach me on:[masked]

      June 26, 2014

  • Amanda

    Just got a project at work, and it looks like I'll now be spending my Saturday stuck in the office. Really bummed I'll miss this event.

    June 25, 2014

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