august, 2017

mon21aug9:30 am3:30 pmEclipse: Journey with the Sun Across the Gans Creek Wild AreaRock Bridge Memorial State Park


(Monday) 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 S Highway 163


Event Details

This adventure will take you away from civilization and into the wilderness to see the views from 100-ft. high bluffs, to wade into the cool water of Gans Creek and be surrounded by nature and an open view of the sky when the eclipse turns day into night.  For about 30 min. during the eclipse, hang out at a bluff top in the wild area with your friends or family.  Learn about how the amount of sunlight and moisture plants get at different locations on the landscape affect which species grows where and in turn affects wildlife.  Enjoy the shade of trees during most of the hike.  We will journey with the sun, walking primarily from East to West on-trail before returning.  However, for about 1 mile we will walk the stream bed of Gans Creek (usually 80% rocks, 20% shallow water) unless recent rainfall raises the water level in which case we will adjust by staying on-trail.  Bring food and drinks for a picnic lunch.

Reservations are required. Call 573-449-7400.  Free but space is limited.  Age requirement of at least 11 years old.  No dogs please.  Driving and parking directions will be provided.

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