Weekend #1: March 22-24
TRIP ONE: Backpacking trip to Four Notch Loop -- This 10-mile hike is a side loop of the Lone Star Trail just south of Huntsville, TX. We will camp on Friday night at Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area, transport to the trail Saturday morning, and finish the hike around noon on Sunday. This will be a great opportunity to learn a little bit about backpacking and what a great experience it can be on the summer trip as well!
TRIP TWO: Camping and Service Project - Katy Prairie Conservancy - The Katy Prairie lies in the Texas Coastal Plain, and encompasses over a thousand square miles. The prairie is surrounded by the Brazos River on the southwest, pine-hardwood forest on the north, and the city of Houston on the east. We will meet Friday night at Indiangrass Preserve, then Saturday morning head out to different locations on the Katy Prairie for our service projects which will include invasive species removal and control and planting native plants. After a full day of hard work on Saturday, we'll return to Indiangrass Preserve evening for campfire activities. Sunday morning we will be treated with a sunrise birdwatching experience before heading back to Houston.
Weekend #2: April 12-14
TRIP ONE: Camping and Service Project - Bayou Land Conservancy- We will be working with Bayou Land Conservancy in order to build and maintain trails on their land preserve in Conroe. Although it will be hard work, you will have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the landscape for future visitors to enjoy! On Friday night, we will meet at Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area, which is where we will camp both Friday and Saturday nights. After some campfire activities on Saturday night, we will head back to Houston early on Sunday morning.
TRIP TWO: Canoe and kayak trip - Camping at the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation; Saturday – you will spend half the day learning how to canoe, and the other half of the day learning how to kayak. We have certified water instructors leading the programming. Come spend an awesome spring weekend out on the water with us... you will not be disappointed with what you learn and the experience you have!
Weekend # 3: April 19-21
TRIP ONE: Backpacking trip to Four Notch Loop -- This 10-mile hike is a side loop of the Lone Star Trail just south of Huntsville, TX. We will camp on Friday night at Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area, transport to the trail Saturday morning, and finish the hike around noon on Sunday. Again, another great opportunity to get out of the city and into the woods to learn the basics of backpacking! This trip is a great way to prepare for the summer trips!
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the Woods before sunrise." - George Washington Carver, African-American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor (1864-1943)