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March the Big Branch Marsh in March

Time to start working off some of that King Cake with a hike through Big Branch Marsh. It's a there and back again trail for a round trip of about 6mi. It's early for gator watching but we may get some good birding so bring the binoculars.

We will meet at the parking lot of the Boy Scout Road.  There is a map in the Meetup Group Photo Album, picture 4 of 37.  The Parking symbol is circled in red.

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  • Sky

    We showed up about 20 minutes after the hike started and one of my guest had an allergic reaction and caught a nose bleed so we ended up about an hour behind the main group. We met up with everyone at about the midway point and got to chat then we continued on to the river alone. My son really enjoyed throwing rocks in the river and running down the trail but it did get pretty warm so had to covet him up on way back in the wagon. So glad I had my cowboy hat which I ended up loaning to a girlfriend who wasn't as prepared. Difficulty easy to moderate. Terrain - rocks wear comfy shoes. Views - nothing really to see during this season . We didn't even see a bird let alone a gator. Walking on the boardwalk was nice and stopping by the river.

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike. I enjoyed meeting everyone as well! Looking forward to the next one.

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the hike. It proved to be a little to much for my daughter so we had to cut it short. I'm looking forward to doing it again soon!

    March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, Had a great time, weather was perfect.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Call in to work. ;-(

    March 1, 2014

  • Leonard C.

    Great time and weather. Thanks for organizing it Kelly.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun, leisurely hike. Nice views of the swamp and nice hike to Bayou Lacombe. Nice people to hike with.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Called in to work - sorry! Next time.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working weekend

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone bring kids?

    February 4, 2014

    • Sky

      Yes. I'm taking my 3 year old and pulling him in a wagon...think he will enjoy. Another friend may take her 2 kids, 6&8 but not sure yet.

      February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am bringing my 11 year old

      February 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A tentative yes

    February 27, 2014

  • Sky

    Oh, I've heard it should be cold/cool this day...haven't checked forecast myself yet. Bringing 2.5 people with me at the moment. Is hike cancelled if inclement weather or will we muddle through the rain?

    February 26, 2014

    • Kelly S.

      The forecast so far is going to be pretty near perfect, but if the winds should change yes, I'm still hiking even if I have to bring a poncho and/or umbrella.

      February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have edited the map and moved the marker to the parking lot on Scout Road.

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we meeting up exactly?

    February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      also, if you hit edit for the map, you can drag the marker to the location :)

      February 3, 2014

    • Sky

      Good question. In 2009 we met at the entrance but I guess if anyone is late they'll have to catch up....email the group organized directly.

      February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just moved to Mississippi from Northern Missouri a week ago. Is there someone I can call if (when) I get lost?

    February 26, 2014

    • Sky

      Hi,

      February 26, 2014

    • Sky

      Hi, I did this hike last in 2009 carpooled with a group and we got lost then so I'm sure this year will be no different. Lol. You can call me just don't know how much help I'd be. Sorry. Email the group organizer this week and she'll give her number and guide you in. I'll have her on speed dial. See you there.

      February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got my schedule for next weekend...I'll be working. Bummer. This sounds like fun, and I've never gone there.

    February 23, 2014

  • Gloria C.

    On the calendar.

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know what the terrain is like, and what type of footwear would be recommended?

    February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      flat, gravel/dirt road. Wear comfortable shoes.

      February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm having surgery on my right knee and will not be out and about until May

    February 3, 2014

    • Kelly S.

      Oooh, take care of that knee. Recovery may be painful but mobility worth it.

      February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Miss yall

      February 3, 2014

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