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Hikers excursion set for Sunday

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – Friends of the Canal will have its monthly Hike the Canal outing Sunday.

This month’s hike will be from Bridge 47 to Lock 33 (Guard Lock) on the Feeder Canal. This portion of the 4.9-mile Hike the Hennepin walk and has been named the “Indigo Bunting.” 

The group will meet at the Bridge 45 access at 1:30 p.m., where the hikers will follow the leader to Lock 33; from there they will be shuttled to Bridge 47 to begin the hike. Bridge 45 is on state Route 40 across from the Days inn, 2501 First Ave.

The free hike is open to the public. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann by email to or call 815-664-2403. Visit for the group’s website.

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