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DLAMN - Flowering Plant Hike at Dripping Springs
hike will take us to a beautiful valley on the outskirts of the city. We will follow an old road for approximately 1.3 miles to Lake Rix. We’ll cross one creek and several wet areas. Depending on how much rain we receive, you could end up with wet feet if you don’t wear appropriate footwear. Along the way we will see an extremely diverse plant community. Many of the species we have already seen plus we may see large cinnamon ferns, netted chain fern, horsetails, big leaf snowball, sweetspire and more. We’ll pass a beautiful rock face with dripping water that is covered with ferns and moss and highlighted with umbrella magnolia. The elevation change is only 145 feet and the old road will make for a relatively easy walk. We classify this hike as moderate and will take approximately 3.5 hours with a total distance of 2.6 miles. You will need to bring a sack lunch/snack, water, and insect repellent. We will stop at Lake Rix for a lunch and a beautiful view. PLEASE REGISTER
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: Because parking is limited and some road signs are confusing, we think it is best to meet near the jug fountain on Whittington Avenue across from Whittington Park . That will allow us to carpool and travel as a group to the parking area for the hike. Directions to the jug fountain on Whittington Avenue are as follows. Traveling north on Central Avenue, at the junction with Whittington and Park Avenues, turn left onto Whittington Avenue. Follow Whittington Avenue for approximately 1/2 mile and make a U turn to stay on Whittington Avenue. The jug fountain will be on your right. A short distance past the jug fountain the road widens to allow for parking. We will meet there and leave for Lake Rix at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Whittington Park at the jug fountain
Whittington Avenue and West Mountain Drive
Hot Springs, AR
Education - NIT Training
Registration is recommended