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Fall McKittrick Canyon Day Hike

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Join Kelly Holladay and John Baldwin on a beautiful one day hike to see the sensational fall colors of the Guadalupe Mountains Park -McKittrick Canyon. The foliage of brilliant reds, subtle yellows, and deep browns is breath taking. Pack a sack lunch and bring plenty of water. The group will hike to the Pratt Cabin for lunch (roundtrip distance of 4.8 miles). Along this walk you will cross the stream twice before arriving at the historic structure. For those interested in proceeding to the Grotto, you will continue your hike. The forest becomes denser as the trail runs parallel to the stream. Rainbow trout are visible in the clear water.  At the junction ahead (approximately 1 mile), take the left fork to go to the Grotto. There, the dripping water percolates through the limestone, methodically redistributing calcium carbonate into stalagmites and stalagmites in the tiny "cave".  Visit https://www.nps.gov/gumo/planyourvisit/mckittrick.htm
The group will end its adventous day at a Selenite Quarry. Selenite is a beautiful mineral that you can see being mined and can collect samples.

Participants need to be capable of physical activity and must wear closed toed shoes appropriate for walking on unlevel ground.
 


 

 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Location
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Texas

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Kelly Holladay2.John Baldwin 

 

Notice

Please read:  Meet instructors at the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center parking lot (located directly across from the running track field) to depart at 7 a.m.. If you have questions please contact Kelly Holladay at 492-2610 or John Baldwin at 492-2742. Bring a sack lunch and water. Bring money for dinner stop in Carlsbad on the way back.

Tuition: 

$59.00


Registration Closes On
Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018 Weekly - Sat 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Salt Flat, Guadalupe Mountains National Park Texas  Map John Baldwin  ; Kelly Holladay 

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