Spring Guided Hike Series
*Sunday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm Find the Caches on Rainbow Mountain (2 hours / Moderate – Difficult)
Rick Greene will introduce you to the geocaches on Madisons own Rainbow Mountain. Bring your camera and GPS! Please wear long pants and put on poison ivy block.
Directions: West on Hwy. 72 (University Drive); turn left onto Hughes Road (in Madison) then left onto Thomas Drive. Left onto Concord and then right onto Stoneway Trail. At T-intersection at top of mountain, turn right and follow Stoneway Trail to the water tower (app. .6 miles). The Land Trust graveled parking area is at the base of the water tower.
*Saturday, May 10 @ 10 am MEMBERS ONLY HIKE: Piney Loop Trail on Wade Mountain
Join Land Trust staff on this easy hike at the foot of Wade Mountain. Want to hike some more? A second hike will go to Devil’s Racetrack. Refreshments following the hikes.
Directions: Drive North on Memorial Parkway past Alabama A&M University. Turn left onto Hollow Road which is the first road north of Winchester Highway. Turn right on Spraggins Hollow Road. The Land Trust parking lot is on the right, just past the third 90 degree turn in the road.
*Sunday, May 11 – Mother’s Day – 2:00 pm
Trough Springs: 143rd Anniversary of Johnstons Surrender (Moderate; app. 3 miles round trip)
History at its best! Hike Leader David Young will discuss the historical significance of Trough Springs and, in particular, stories about the Civil War exploits of Lt. Col. Milus E. “Bushwhacker” Johnston and his surrender to Union Forces on May 11, 1865.
dDirections: Meet at the Trough Springs Trailhead on Monte Sano Blvd, across the street from the entrance to Burritt Museum.
Join us for a beautiful evening of music under the stars: Robinella in Concert at Three Caves – Friday, May 16
Trail Care Calendar – Save the Dates Give some time to help keep our trails beautiful! Great for youth groups and volunteer hours. For details call Andy Prewett at 534-5263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
5/10 and 5/31 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
6/14 and 6/28 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
7/12 and 7/26 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
8/09 and 8/23 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
9/13 Trail Care, Three Caves – Moon Dance Prep, 9am Noon
9/21 Three Caves, Moon Dance Cleanup, 10 am 1 pm
10/04 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
10/24 – 25 Tennessee Valley Invasive Plant Symposium
11/08 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am Noon
11/22 Trail Care, National Family Volunteer Day, Location TBD, 9am Noon
12/06 Trail Care, Location TBD, 9am – Noon