Friday, December 16, 2011
A Special Invitation: Hike and Mountain Bike the Johnson Basin
Johnson Basin as seen from William Beaumont. Click to enlarge.
Hard Core Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Outdoor Enthusiasts,
Come help make a video for You Tube of the gorgeous Johnson Basin leading into the Schoephoerster Trash Preserve. PSB Board Member, Richard (“Dick” to those who know him best) Schoephoerster, called this land “a perfect example of natural open space” during a public meeting of the PSB on Wednesday. Nestled between the Cemex Quarry, the concrete and asphalt of the Alabama corridor, commercial buildings, residences, the William Beaumont complex and a Lower Dyer neighborhood near Assumption Church and Travis Elementary, this lovely 4 acres of open space was purchased with $400,000 of your Open Space money (without having to trouble anyone by going through the Open Space Advisory Board – or even, as it now seems, the PSB itself). You can see some pictures of this “perfect example of natural open space” here.
Help us make a video that will showcase what will surely become the premier new natural, recreational open space (referred to as the Johnson Basin).
Please do join us this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Meet at Truman and Copia. Please do bring your back pack. Bring solid, ankle high or higher boots. I’ve heard something is really piled high here. Do bring very high-powered binoculars so you can spot the wildlife. Maps, gps, and compass are optional in case you might want to try orienteering.
Publisher of the elpasonaturally blog
P.S. Seriously. Please do come and be part of this video! Pass the word to others.