Since this trip was rescheduled from March 23 because of weather the plans have changed slightly. Because the naturalist has another tour in the afternoon, we will hike in the wild area but a shorter distance and be done with her at 12:30. Then we will eat lunch at a shelter, visit the park store, walk the the Devil's Icebox Trail, and maybe hike one more trail if we have time. Remember arrive a little before 10 AM and call me on my cell phone at[masked] if you get delayed.
I just talked to our tour guide and she said to meet at the Devil's Icebox/Rock Bridge parking lot. Please arrive a little early so I can collect the fees in advance - exact change of $8 would be helpful. Depending on the weather, we may eat our sack lunch either on the trail or in the park office. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. I will have a cell phone on Saturday in case you get delayed -[masked]-3295. This is not part of the outing, but afterwards some of us may go to "44 Stones" which is an interesting pub near Rock Bridge SP. Get info & directions here - 44stonepub.com
Tour the Gans Creek Wild Area with a park naturalist. On this Family Farm History Hike we will visit sites of cabins and view historical photos and hear readings about life in the late 1800's -early 1900's. This will be a 3 mile hike on hilly terrain. Bring a drink and sack lunch to eat on the trail. (Historic Site Tour $4 + $4 requested donation to Sierra Club. Your donation will help fund a photo exhibit of Missouri's eight wilderness areas for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act).
After the hike return to the park store to view a slideshow on the karst features of Rock Bridge followed by a short hike on boardwalk to Devil's Icebox Cave.
RSVP here (preferably) or by e-mailing me at [masked] or by phone at[masked]-7823. During the sign-in process all participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ .