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Summer Outing – Tie Flume
August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Meeting in person in the great out of doors. Sign-up required. Steve–hydro geologist, avid hiker, talented banjo & guitarist, and longtime Hub volunteer–will continue to lead us this spring and summer on six fun outings throughout our beautiful Bighorn Mtns and surrounding area. Meet in the Hub Lobby at 9:00 am and we will be back by 4:00 pm Bring a lunch and water. No charge to attend. Donations welcome.
Take a stroll back into the late 19th and early 20th centuries along the South fork of Tongue River in the Bighorn Mountains. As the railroads progressed across the United States, the need for railroad ties was great. The tie business flourished in the Bighorn Mountains. Following a trail alongside Tongue River we will find remnants of a sawmill and the tie flume. Also, along the trail we will see some fascinating rock formations for geologist, Steve Stresky, to explain to the hikers. Rated moderate due to mileage & some off trail exploration.