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Jan 18 - A walk at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary - West Alton MO

  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    301 Riverlands Way , West Alton, MO (map)

    38.867847 -90.182907

  • A walk at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    Driving directions to Riverlands Migatory Bird Sanctuary Visitor Center -- 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO – From I-40/64 and I-270 -- 29.0 mi – about 31 mins (up to 40 mins in traffic)
    1. Head north on I-270 N -- 19.5 mi
    2. Take exit 31B to merge onto Lewis and Clark Blvd/MO-367 N toward Alton Il -- Continue to follow Lewis and Clark Blvd -- 4.6 mi
    3. Continue onto Deer Dr/US-67 N -- Continue to follow US-67 N -- 4.2 mi
    4. Slight right at Wise Rd -- 0.4 mi
    5. Continue onto Riverlands Way -- 0.3 mi
    If you cross the Clark bridge, you went too far.


    PLEASE BE ON TIME. IT IS UNFAIR TO KEEP THE OTHERS WAITING IN THE COLD.

    Meetup Donation: Meetup charges me $72 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated.

    This will be a moderate to easy 3.5 to 4 mile walk. Unfortunately there are no hills. It takes approximately 1.5 hours.

    What to bring:
    - WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – I AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE INTERNET OR ASK YOU DOCTOR.
    - Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat.
    - I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better.
    - Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK.

    I will try and make a decision to cancel because of weather by 7:30 am

    After the hike we will meet at a Fast Eddies in Alton, for convesation and a well earned treat.

    Greg Kluempers

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  • Lori O.

    You are in my neck of the woods now. I am planning on going weather permitting.

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Like that hat, Lori

      January 17, 2014

    • Lori O.

      Thanks. That was taken in NY on top of the Empire State Bldg. It was kinda raining that day so I scored the hat.

      January 18, 2014

  • Lori O.

    Hopefully we can reschedule on a warmer day. Everyone stay warm today !

    January 18, 2014

  • Nancy Z

    I am interested carpooling from I-44/270. I live in the area.

    January 15, 2014

    • Nancy Z

      I would like to carpool leaving from Home Depot at 8:30.

      January 17, 2014

    • Jan

      give me at call at[masked]

      January 17, 2014

  • Kathy

    Fast Eddies excellent idea. They open 11 am weekends. It will be warmer Saturday

    January 17, 2014

  • Greg K.

    Normally i would cance for this cold but I decided to let you make up you own mind what is too cold for you and whether you want to come. If you dress correctly and we do short walks it should be very refreshing at this temp.

    January 17, 2014

  • Marilyn

    Sadly this Saturday Is a memorial service for a very dear friend of many. I look forward, however, to more opportunities to walk with all of you. By the by, Lori, it's not one bit "Wussie" to choose comfort over discomfort. As a matter of fact, choosing comfort smacks of the clear thinking of happy souls. I for one, will have what they're having. Wink

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Lori O.

    I don't mean to be a wussie but what is the temp that you call off the walk??? 30 is pretty darn cold.

    January 17, 2014

  • Greg K.

    Anotther option is to do a short walk, drive to another location do another short walk and so on until Fast Eddies is open.

    January 17, 2014

  • Kathy

    This is a Great place for bird watching. A pair of binoculars would come in handy. They usually have a few spotter scopes on the eagles across the water.

    January 17, 2014

  • Greg K.

    Dress for the weather. Temp will be 30 with a wind chill of 20 with cloudy skies. If you have rain or wind pants, where them. Don’t forget head covering and mittens work better than gloves.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Kathy

    I'd like top car pool at the home depot at 8:30 also

    January 17, 2014

  • Carol M.

    Would love to go, but I have a previous engagement. Carol

    January 15, 2014

  • Jan

    Anyone interested in carpooling from I-44/270 area or somewhere along the way?

    January 14, 2014

  • Vicky

    Will miss you Caren - enjoy!

    January 10, 2014

  • Caren L.

    My daughter had to re-schedule her son's 8th birthday party during this time. I really wanted to attend, but this is a special event for my grandbuddy. :-(

    January 5, 2014

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