Join the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) for a First Saturday Outing on December 3rd. This outing will be a two mile hike beginning at the Richard Gravely Nature Preserve.
Participants in the hike are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot of the Gravely Nature Preserve, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway, Virginia (GPS 36.6106, -79.8178). Dress in layers, wear hiking shoes or boots, and bring hiking stick(s), lunch, and water. All are invited to picnic in the Outdoor Classroom near the parking lot at the end of the hike.
Wayne Kirkpatrick will coordinate the event. Kirkpatrick comments, "Every time I hike the Gravely Nature Preserve it seems that I am experiencing the trail for the very first time. There is always a different scene to catch my eye, an animal, a tree, a view of the river. Hiking late in the year when the leaves are off the trees lets me enjoy the woods with a longer view. There is often a deer moving quietly along or a Pileated woodpecker hammering merrily. Join DRBA for a late fall outing and see what you can discover!"
Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are free and open to the public.