Dayhike along the Locust Fork River from Swann Covered Bridge to Powell Falls and back
A moderate 3-mile dayhike and picnic along the lovely Locust Fork River in Blount County near Cleveland, Alabama. We’ll view and drive through the genuine and newly-restored wooden covered bridge. Then we’ll hike along the river from the bridge and have lunch right beside Powell Falls. This waterfall drops about eight feet and carries a substantial amount of water. We’ll also view sheer cliffs rising over 60 feet right above the water. See a rushing river, covered bridge, high rock bluffs and a large waterfall—all along a one and a half mile stretch of river.
Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 7 and older welcome. Bring a friend or several if you wish.
Depart 9:00 a.m. from the KMart Green Springs or 10:00 a.m. from the Cleveland Chevron.
Info: Francis Rushton, 205/290-5557
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACES
KMart Green Springs-230 Green Springs Highway, Homewood, AL 35209. In front of the Garden Shop in the Kmart between I-65 and Green Springs Highway just off Oxmoor Road in Homewood. Next to the Burger King on Oxmoor Road. Cleveland Chevron-36320 AL Highway 79, Cleveland, AL 35049. Take I-59/I-20 to exit #128, Tallapoosa Street Exit which is one exit west of the Birmingham Airport Exit. Tallapoosa Street is also Alabama Route 79. Turn right at end of the ramp. Take this road about 34 miles to the traffic light in Cleveland, Alabama at intersection with AL 160. Chevron service station is at far right of intersection.
DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS
Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities? Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors. The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment. From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials. All events and activities of the group are open to the public. Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.
NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.
The organization currently has about 300 members. We scheduled ninety-one events during calendar year 2015 for an average of 8 fun events per month. We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year. Seventeen people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2016.
SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings. You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities. Dues are only $10. Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.
Southeastern Outings now has a website. Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.