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Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 9:35 a.m.

Walk and learn: Nisbet, Gifford lead hike on South Hill bluff Wednesday

John Schram, a volunteer with the Friends of the High Drive Bluff, helps haul a fresh-cut pine tree up the bluff on June 14. The South Hill bluff has become a popular hiking spot. (Colin Mulvany)
John Schram, a volunteer with the Friends of the High Drive Bluff, helps haul a fresh-cut pine tree up the bluff on June 14. The South Hill bluff has become a popular hiking spot. (Colin Mulvany)

TRAILS -- After a good turnout last week, author Jack Nisbet and forester Guy Gifford will be leading another walk this week on Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails to explain the value of volunteer efforts and a $50,000 grant to improve the health and fire resistance of the forest below High Drive.

More than 23 miles of trails on the bluffs are prized by local walkers and mountain bikers, but much of the beauty could be snuffed out if a fire erupts before the forest is thinned, said Diana Roberts of the Friends of the Bluffs.

Nisbet, a popular educator, naturalist and South Hill resident, will join Gifford for a two-mile educational walk on Wednesday (Aug. 29) starting at 6:30 p.m. at 57th and Hatch Street.

Bring water and a thirst to learn about urban forestry and trails.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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