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Beginners Hike: Preserving the Franklin Mountains

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What a great way to start-off Labor Day! Join renowned environmental activist, Judy Ackerman, on a 2.5-miles, very easy hike with just a 250-ft. elevation gain through Knapp Canyon. Hike in arroyos and on ridges near the Franklin Mountains State Park and learn more about basic hiking, landscapes and geology. See what has now been preserved and what still needs to be preserved. Learn about the importance of land preservation. Some walking will be off trail with very uneven footing. Meet at the corner of Mountain View and Zircon. Bring 2 quarts of water, wear sturdy footgear, long pants, long sleeve shirt and a hat. Snacks and a camera are also recommended. For more information, contact Judy Ackerman at 703-622-0661 or

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