CANCELED: Bluffland Hike for Earth Week
HIKE IS CANCELED SINCE TRAILS ARE CLOSED
As a kick-off to Earth Week, we invite you to a guided hike of the Beck Tract of the La Crosse Blufflands on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The hike is part of the Conservancy’s “Linked to the Land” series of outdoor activities sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
The hike will begin at the bottom of Miller Bluff and follow an old logging road to the top – a rocky and uphill climb. Once at the top, hikers will have the opportunity to explore the prairie and enjoy the breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. For those who have never hiked up to this bluff from the bottom, this is a great opportunity to explore the trail and learn the way to the top. Hike leaders will speak about the geological history of the Wisconsin’s Driftless Area and how it has changed over the years.
With its large sheer rock face, Miller Bluff is one of the most beautiful and scenic lands that’s permanently protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy, and owned and maintained by the City of La Crosse, as part of the La Crosse Blufflands Program. The program provides scenic preservation to ensure that the beauty of the landscape is not destroyed by poorly-planned development, as well as protecting rare natural communities such as bluff prairies and providing a marvelous outdoor recreational resource. In addition to leading many guided hikes through the blufflands, the Conservancy frequently leads school and college groups onto the bluffs for hands-on environmental learning and ecological restoration work.
What to bring:
Hikers are advised to wear good hiking shoes, dress according to the weather, and bring a full water bottle.
RSVP’s are appreciated for this free event. RSVP by email to [email protected] or call 608-784-3606 ext. 6
From La Crosse – take Losey Blvd north to Bluff Pass road and turn right on Bluff Pass and park straight ahead or on Milson Court.
From the north, take Hwy. 16 south to Bluff Pass. Turn left on Bluff Pass and park straight ahead or on Milson Court.