Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Association Hosts Aug. 4 Discover Rattlesnake Falls Hike In Monroe County

Brodhead Watershed Association's Get Outdoors Poconos will host a Discover Rattlesnake Falls Hike on August 4 starting at Noon in Barrett Township, Monroe County.
The hike precedes the Association's annual River Ramble Celebration.
Carol Hillestad will lead a 2.5-mile out-and-back hike to Rattlesnake Falls which requires a creek crossing, a steep ascent, and then a slippery descent along rock walls.
A hiking pole helps participants slide down to the first landing place. From there, narrow switchbacks make the descent a little easier. Two ropes are anchored to the rock walls, dripping with water and thickly carpeted in moss.
At last, hikers reach the flat rocks at the foot of the falls. Here, the air is cool and misty, full of the sound of rushing water cascading down rock steps to a wide pool.
Pure and clean, from here the water curves away downhill. The open forest closes in around the creek, and it flows onward beneath dense arching stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel.
The hike is free, but registration is required. Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to: info@brodheadwatershed.org
The Get Outdoors Poconos hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Association.  Click Here to become a member.
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