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Getting city kids into the woods

Woods Project participants at Cyclone LO, July 23, 2017 - by W. K. Walker
Woods Project participants at Cyclone LO, July 23, 2017 – by W. K. Walker

From NFPA President Debo Powers: The Woods Project gets inner-city high school students into the woods. Two groups of these students visited Cyclone Lookout this past week . . .

It’s hard to find nature when you’re surrounded by concrete and steel.

The 16 teenagers from Houston gathered in the shade of the Cyclone Lookout on the Flathead National Forest last week would tell you that’s a fact. For many of them, the concrete, steel and busy bustle of Houston’s city life has been the only thing they’d ever known until good fortune shined on them when their paths crossed with The Woods Project.

Started in 2006, the program has offered an opportunity for hundreds of teenagers from low-income families a chance to broaden their horizons through year-round outdoor programming that includes a 14-day adventures into the wilds.

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Annual solstice hike on Wednesday, June 21

Cyclone Lookout
Cyclone Lookout

From Debo Powers . . .

The annual hike to Cyclone Lookout on the evening of the longest day has become a North Fork tradition. Hikers will meet at the junction of North Fork Road and Hay Creek Road at 7:30pm and carpool to the trailhead. This is a fun evening watching the sun set and returning to vehicles before dark.

Participants are asked to bring snacks, insect repellent, bear spray, and headlamps. The hike will be led by Janet and Dick Leigh.