Outdoor calendar - October 10

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October 10, 2012
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/ $2 children/ $3 seniors/ $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is “Nature’s Natural Timekeepers.” Did you know trees are some of nature’s best timekeepers? Take a short hike with one of the Ogden Nature Center’s teacher/naturalists and practice your leaf peeping skills as you discover how and why leaves change color.

Running Wild: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday. $5 members/ $6 non-members. All ages welcome. Beginning to intermediate level. Three-mile trail run included. Explore the Ogden Nature Center in a whole new way by running the trails. Teacher/naturalist and runner Andrew Revelle will lead you around the Nature Center and provide a running clinic to improve your technique and help you explore the exciting world of running in nature. Andrew was on the University of Virginia track team and the 2012 winner of the Fly with the Flock Fun Run.


Wednesday Night Hikes: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights throughout the month. Locations vary. Please refer to www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors or email wasatchhikers@gmail.com for more info.


Indian Trail Hike: Saturday. This hike is 4.5 miles one way, approximately three hours, has 1,500 feet of elevation gain, and has a moderate to strenuous intensity. The Indian Trail goes through lush evergreen forest and past interesting geological formations. It climbs steeply to “Nevada Viewpoint” on the ridge between Warm Water Canyon and Cold Water Canyon, where there is a scenic view to the west. Call Larry at 801-690-4335 for meeting place and time.


Bird Walks: Today at Kays Creek Parkway. Meet at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison Blvd.) at 8 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Oct. 17: Riverdale Parkway. Meet at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road and 900 West) at 8 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to car pool. We’ll drive north on 700 West for two blocks, then right on 600 West to the parking lot.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St.) . Speaker Jason St. Sauver, a park ranger for Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.


Annual Gear Sale and Swap: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at WSU Waterfall Plaza (north entrance of Student Union Building). Join the Outdoor Program for incredible deals on used and new outdoor equipment. This year’s sale will include downhill skis, X-country skis, snowboards, snowshoes, tons of nearly new Rossignol ski boots, snowboard boots, kayaks, canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping bags and more. Be sure to get there early for the best selection on the best equipment. Private sellers are welcome. For more information, call 801-626-6373.

Fall Break Moab Trip: Oct. 18-21. Mandatory pre-trip meeting 5 p.m. Thursday. Students only. $85. Inflatable kayaks and climbing equipment provided. Come join the Outdoor Program as we take a much needed break. Kayaking the Colorado River, climbing on desert sandstone, and hiking some of the most beautiful landscape in the southwest. What more could you ask for? Students will learn how to enjoy and preserve what the region has to offer. Call 801-626-6373 for more information.


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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.