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Late August  2018  KSNH News and Events

Just a reminder that we have suspended our Thursday night meetings but we still are in the planning stage for our Pennyrile Fall Reunion.  We have 10 rooms and a couple of cabins set aside for October 19 and 20 leaving on the 21st. You may call now to make reservations: 270-797-3421 and the reservation code is 1391.   A registration form will not be needed to attend.
Rooms will be held for KSNH members until Sept 1.

Naturalist Haley Joseph will lead a hike on Friday, Oct 19, from 3-5. She will also lead a hike on Saturday, Oct 20, from 9:30-12:30.

Friday’s hike is on Clifty Creek and the Indian Bluff trails. Great for wildflowers.
Saturday hike will be on the Lake Trail. Saturday afternoon will be open for personal time.
All of us who expressed an interest in attend Pennyrile SRP please make your reservations ASAP!
Any questions call Chris Bidwell at 502-551-8670. Please make every effort to come and keep the KSNH group alive!!!

Room Rates:
Double Bed Lodge Rm  $89.95 
1 room cabin $129.95
2 room cabin $149.95
Queen handicap room $89.95

Short Individual Daytrip

This was suggested by our longtime member Dorthey Danak 

Jug Rock is a natural geological formation located outside of Shoals, Indiana, in the valley of the East Fork of the White River. It is composed of sandstone, and is the largest free-standing table rock formation (also called a "tea table") in the United States east of the Mississippi River. It is part of the Mansfield formation, laid down in the Pennsylvanian geological epoch, roughly 325 to 286 million years ago. Erosion along fracture lines separated it from a nearby cliff. A companion feature, House Rock, stands opposite Jug Rock.
In the Second Report of the Geological Survey of Indiana, published in 1871, State Geologist E. T. Cox wrote: One of the most interesting spots to visit, for obtaining a view of this character of scenery, is near the town of Shoals, on the road to the Indian Sulphur Springs. A high ridge of millstone grit, here, terminates within a few yards of the East Fork of White river, from the top of which, there is a projecting mass of conglomerate sandstone, called the "Pinnacle," which stands one hundred and seventy feet above the level of the stream. Cyclopean blocks, that have broken off, lie around the foot of the ridge, in every conceivable position. On the north side of this ridge, the conglomerate has been cut through by disintegrating forces, which left, at some distance from the main ledge, a tall mass of rock, which has received the name of "Jug Rock," from the fancied resemblance which it bears to a jug. It is forty-two feet high and supports, on its top, a flat projecting layer, which is called the "stopper." Just above the bulge of the jug are irregular lines of stratification, known as false bedding. The lower part is thickly set with quartz pebbles. 
Just a reminder that there will not be a general meeting at the Louisville Nature Center in September..
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
......please keep us informed about any address or email changes.

Berl Meyer

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