Osage Hills Hiking Club announces Autumn Hikes

Press Release by Joel Rabin, Osage Hills Hiking Club Coordinator

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The Second Annual “End of October” Hike will be held Sunday, October 18 at the Girl Scouts’ Camp Wah-Shah-She (next to Woolaroc).

Time and Place to Start:

Registration starts at 1:30pm in the afternoon at the Girl Scouts’ Camp Wah-Shah-She (which is adjacent to Woolaroc) . . . by special permission of the Girl Scouts. Our hikes start at 2pm and will likely finish by about 4pm. Camp Wah-Shah-She is set on 400 acres of woods & fields. And a big “Thank You” to the Girl Scouts.

Directions to Camp Wah-Shah-She:

Start at the intersection of Highways 123 & 60 near the Phillips Research Center outside Bartlesville. Go 9 mi. south on Highway 123 to the Camp sign at the turnoff on the right to County Road (CR) 2145. Continue on CR 2145 for about 2 mi. Turn left on CR 2600 at the sign to the Camp. Go about ½-mile (past the yellow storage shed on the left and house on the right) and meet in the parking lot on the left. Whew! It’s only about 20 minutes to the Camp from the Hwy. 123/60 intersection.

Who are these hikes for?

Pretty much everyone. But, small children will find it difficult. Hikers will also have to sign a “liability release/waiver” since we’ll be on Girl Scouts’ private land.

Take your choice of two relatively easy, back-to-back hikes.

Hike #1:

We’ll start on the South Wind Trail and go about 2 miles on a relatively flat, mowed grass trail through the woods. About 1-1½ hours (with rest & drink stops).

Hike #2:

For those who wish to continue, we’ll go on the similar Sanctuary Trail for another 1½ miles through the woods for another 1 hour or so.

What to bring:

Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots. Hat. Sunscreen. Bug repellent. Lots of drinks. Snacks. Rain gear (just in case).

Who is the Osage Hills Hiking Club?

We’re a group of people who want to spend time exploring the outdoors with others who enjoy it. We also volunteer and work directly with our partner, Osage Hills State Park.

Contact us at OsageHillsHiking@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming November Hikes

Our next hiking event is planned for Sunday, November 15th to celebrate an “Early Thanksgiving” at a local site yet to be selected.

Put it on your calendar!

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About Roseanne McKee

Journalist who enjoys reporting the community events/news of Pawhuska, Okla. Pawhuska has a rich culture as the home of the Osage Nation. Cattle ranching, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and the oil industry are all located near Pawhuska. The people are warm, generous and unpretentious. I love Pawhuska!
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