Winter Wonders Walk at Little River Canyon
Come explore the winter wonders at Little River Canyon Center on Saturday January 11, 2012, beginning at 10 AM. Park Ranger Larry Beane will lead visitors to explore nature on this easy trail for about an hour and a half. Icicles and larger waterfalls are often spectacular treats for those brave the season and get outdoors to see them. Sometimes the ground itself becomes delightful expressions of ice and soil. Winter walks exploring nature can be just as enjoyable as summer walks if you are prepared with proper clothing. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Bring a camera to record the beauty of winter and water to sip on while walking.
This is a chance to start burning off a few of the calories from the holiday feasts. The National Park Service and park partners will be offering talks, walks, hikes and paddle trips this year to get people outdoors and burning up calories in fun and educational activities. Park programs are scheduled each month on the second Saturday at 10 am.
National Park Superintendent Gail Bishop and Little River Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy invite the public to come out and enjoy the free event. Call (256) 845-9605 for more information or to register for the program. Visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/liri or follow our updates on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lirinps to find information on this and other events.
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Jessica Chastain says the negative reaction she has gotten from some gives her an idea what black people go through regularly.
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Jessica Chastain says she has gotten a taste of how racist some people can be.
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Dakota Suarez and Jennifer Lopez
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Excerpt of Dakota Suarez, performing during audition
Excerpt of Dakota Suarez performing during "American Idol" audition. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr. says Dakota Suarez isn't Idol ready, and it has nothing to do with him being a drag queen. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Excerpt of "American Idol" theme
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