Enjoy the spring weather with a hike near the Konza Prairie Biological Station south of Manhattan, KS. Following the 6.0 mile Godwin Hill Loop, we’ll hike over ancient limestone ledges and native tallgrass prairie, enjoy views of the Flint Hills and the Kansas River Valley, and stop to explore the Hokanson Homestead. Length of time to complete the loop is estimated to be 4.0 to 4.5 hours.
See more info on the trails here. http://kpbs.konza.ksu.edu/konzatrails.html
For those traveling from Kansas City, Lawrence, and points east, we will meet at the I-70 commuter lot adjacent to the westbound Lecompton Exit #197. If you’re traveling K10, you can reach this via the Southwest Trafficway.
Commuter Lot Coordinates:
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the commuter lot, arrange car pools and leave by 9:30 a.m. to drive to the trailhead. The Sierra Club insurance policy does not cover vehicles, drivers, or passengers. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.
We plan to arrive at the trailhead around 10:45 a.m.and get on trail as quickly as possible.
Trailhead Parking Lot: Konza Prairie Lane, KS 66502. Take I-70 Exit #307, go north on McDowell Creek Road to Konza Prairie Lane. http://goo.gl/maps/R66Gg
Preparation: Please come prepared to experience the prairie environment. There is no water available on the trails, little shade and often a lot of wind. Check the biological station weather forecast the day of the hike and dress appropriately. Closed-toed walking shoes or hiking boots and plenty of water are a must. Other important outdoor protection includes: insect repellent (ticks, mosquitos), a hat, and sunscreen.
A modest $3 donation is appreciated. Your donation helps fund our outings programs, training, and the lending library.
All group members on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver in advance, please go to: http://www. sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms. If a minor is going on the trip, the minor’s parent or guardian must sign on the minor’s behalf.
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