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Shirley Lusk Memorial Day 2019 – AT

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Trinity Forks Chapter NPSOT honors our beloved friend and mentor after losing her in 2017. Join us for the 3rd annual Shirley Lusk Memorial Day to celebrate her legacy and wildflowers she loved on May 16th, Thursday.  If you did not know Shirley, read about our friend in the TF NPSOT May 2017 newsletter https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/newsletters/

We will begin our tour at the Thomsen Foundation in Montague County at 10:00 am and hike around the property for about 2 hours. Bring your lunch along and we will picnic after the hike. From this point we will consolidate into fewer vehicles and drive to some of the areas that Shirley enjoyed. After visiting other special places in this area, we will make the traditional Shirley stop for ice cream in Forestburg before returning to Thomsen for vehicles. It is advised to wear long pants and hiking shoes/boots and bring bug spray. Also bring plenty of water along with your lunch.

To find Thomsen Foundation, put 1859 Parker Dairy Road, Forestburg, TX into your GPS. Or take FM 455 west of Sanger, past Slidell and 51. Shortly after 730 is Valentine Bluff Rd. Go left on Valentine Bluff to the T. Take a left; it becomes Merritt Rd. Continue to the next T at Parker Dairy Rd and go left. Proceed round the bend past the rock entrance to a gate on the left. Enter and drive left to building. If coming from the US 380 direction, on the east side of Decatur take FM 730 north.( Beware there is highway/bridge construction in this area) Take a left onto FS 2650 (about 11-13 miles up). At the T take a left continuing on 2650 around 2 sharp bends. Take a left on Wise Road. At Parker Dairy Road take a right. Thomsen is about half a mile on your right. If you get lost the day of, (and cell coverage is spotty) call Mary Curry at 940-395-1396.

Any other questions before May 16th, contact Mary at  mac@lookingout.net

Allow an hour from I-35 & 380 in Denton to Thomsen Foundation.


May 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm