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HTAA 2015 Fall Hike Invitation

Monday October 12, 2015

DeSoto Falls & Little River Falls, Saturday, 10/17/15

We (Huntsville ??????will gather at the Office Depot Store (near the intersection of South Memorial Parkway and Governors Drive) in Huntsville, Alabama at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 10/17/15 to start our hike. We will drive in caravan to the DeSoto Falls (see attached map) and have your own-prepared lunch there.

After lunch, we will start sightseeing the DeSoto Falls area and then drive to the DeSoto State Park Country Store & Nature Center to have a short stop to buy souvenirs. We will then hike the loop Lost Falls Trail (3.2 miles) to see the Needle-Eye Rock, Laurel Falls, Lost Falls, CR Caves, Azalea Cascade and Indian Falls.

We will then drive to the Little River Falls area to sightsee and then leave for the Triple R BBQ in Scottsboro, Alabama to have an optional dinner. They also have ribs and catfish in addition to BBQ in their menu.

To register, or for more information, please call or email Charles Chen at 256-350-1906 (home) or 256-227-2723 (cell), or ccchen123@charter.net. Registration is easy. Just provide: (a) your name, (b) the number of people in your party, and © a phone number (preferably a cell) where you can be reached in case of a change/emergency.

As always, each hiker is responsible for his/her own safety. Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 8 and over able to hike are welcome, but parents are responsible for all risks to their children. Note there are restrooms at the DeSoto Falls area and at the DeSoto State Park Country Store & Nature Science area.

Please backpack your own lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water (HTAA will provide two bottles of drink water to each hiker). Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes with good tread for slippery, wet rocks and mud, and layered clothes for warmth. Other things you may want: walking stick, camera, hat, gloves, toilet paper, rain gear if rain is in the forecast, and an extra pair of dry socks in case your feet get wet.

The Overall Schedule of the Hike on Saturday, 10/17/15, is as below:

9:00 AM —— Gather at the Office Depot Store in Huntsville, Alabama (near the intersection of South Memorial Parkway and Governors Drive)

9:15 AM —— Leave for DeSoto Falls in caravan.

11:00 AM —— Arrive at DeSoto Falls parking area and have own-prepared lunch in the picnic area.

12:00 PM —- Start sightseeing DeSoto Falls area and take a group picture.

1:00 PM —— Arrive at DeSoto State Park Country Store & Nature Center to have a short stop to buy souvenirs.

1:30 PM —— Start hiking the loop Lost Falls Trail (3.2 Miles).

3:30 PM —— Return to DeSoto State Park Country Store & Nature Center; Wash up

4:00 PM —— Arrive at Little River Falls parking area and start sightseeing and take another group picture.

5:00 PM —— Leave for Triple R BBQ for optional dinner (BBQ, ribs, catfish, etc.)

7:00 Pm —- End of hike; Return home safely.

P.S.

The date of this hike, 10/17/15, is intentionally chosen to be close to 10/21/15, which corresponds to 09/09/15 in Lunar Calendar. This is the traditional date in Taiwan and China for mountain hiking to show respect to ancestors and to avoid evils.

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