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Night Hike at Indian Mounds Saturday

DAYTON — The Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards will be sponsoring a Night Hike at the Skillet Creek Indian Mounds at 7 p.m. Saturday. The public will have an opportunity to listen to sounds of the night and look for tracks of nocturnal animals. Using fluorescent tracking powder and black lights, participants will search for evidence of these animals that come out after dark. Enjoy the mysteries of the night while walking the moderately difficult hiking path through an old mining town and prehistoric past.

Meet at the Skillet Creek Indian Mounds parking area by 7 p.m.

To reach the area, follow Highway 175 south of Dayton for approximately 4.5 miles. Turn north onto River Road just before the bridge crossing the Des Moines River. Turn onto Skillet Creek Road (left at the Y intersection). Just beyond the first curve will be the parking area.

Bring a flashlight and dress warmly for a more enjoyable excursion. This program is free and open to the public, so bring children and friends and join in the fun. For more information, call Karen at 576-4258.