Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ricketts Glen Hike POSTPONED - Now at Lehigh Gap Wildllife Refuge

Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge hike with AMC's Young Members

NET members join the Appalachian Mountain Club's Young Members (self describe as 21-39ish) for a hike at the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge. The LNE Trail provides beautiful views of the Lehigh River below, along with the vistas to the east and north across the river. It also provides wonderful views of the warm season grass re-vegetation test plots all along the mountainside. As you progress on the trail towards the western end of the refuge you move into the hardwood forest area that was undisturbed by the zinc smelting pollution that degraded the area of the test plots. The steepness of the mountainside in this area affords tree top observation on the river side of the trail, a real plus during the spring and fall bird migration.

For further information and copy of trail map visit:

When: Saturday, April 7th, 10 a.m.

Where: Lehigh Gap Nature Center HQ (Osprey House) at Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge

Cost: FREE

Contact: Jay Min at

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