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Endangered Forests Hiking Series: Pine Creek Project

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Kentucky Heartwood and The Explore Kentucky Initiative are teaming up to host a series of hikes exploring some of our more beautiful, endangered forests.

The first one will consist of an off-trail hike through some lovely forestland in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Laurel County that’s been proposed for logging as part of the Pine Creek project. We’ll visit some very large and old-growth trees, take a detour to see a unique and stunning waterfall, imagine the abundant mountain camellia in bloom, and maybe get a view of the Rockcastle River from high above the river. We’ll be talking about ecology and natural history, the trade-offs inherent in management, and what you can do to help. This trip will consist of several miles of off-trail hiking, and participants must be comfortable with bushwhacking and a few small scrambles. This trip is limited to only 8 participants, and a donation of $20 ($15 for Kentucky Heartwood members) is requested. If you'd like to become a member, you can join for as low as $5 and get the member rate for the hike (so you're still paying just $20 AND joining Kentucky Heartwood!). Just make a note when you pay via PayPal. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. 
December 15th will be a backup day in case of severe weather.