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      Hiking - Palisades Kepler State Park in Iowa City

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      April 11, 2010

      Sunday   2:00 PM

      Iowa City, Iowa 52246

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      Hiking - Palisades Kepler State Park

      Palisades-Kepler State Park lies along the beautiful Cedar River in Linn County. The 840-acre park has dramatic river bluffs, deep ravines, majestic hardwood trees, a large variety of wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife. Palisades-Kepler State Park is also important for its prehistoric past. A molar tooth of a mammoth was once found here and the exposed rocks along the Cedar River are laden with fossils of millions of years of history. The presence of Indian mounds reminds us that this was a favorite haunt of Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Trails Palisades-Kepler is a wonderful place to hike. On the six miles of trails, walkers can often see a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. Many species of trees, shrubs and flowers are also present along with innumerable species of songbirds. Here is the park map: Car Pooling If anyone from the Iowa City area is interested in car pooling or following us up, then let's meet at 1:10 pm in the gravel parking lot beside the IHOP, 2435 James St. Coralville. The drive is about an 40 minutes from here.

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