All Things Red, White, and Blue

Guided hike celebrating Independence Day

When Jul 04, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Mother Neff State Park
Contact Name Leah Huth
Contact Email
Contact Phone (254) 853-2389

Leap year is officially any year that has a Feb. 29 in it. Hundreds of years ago in England, the British government didn't officially recognize leap year or Feb. 29. That particular day had no legal status in British law, so things such as court, contracts, etc, were not legally recognized as binding on that day. In other words, the British "lept over" that day as though it didn't officially exist, and thus the name: Leap Year.  The Greeks think it is bad luck to get married in a leap year. 1776 was a leap year and was bad luck for the British.

Have you ever wondered what kind of food they ate in 1776, or what clothes they wore? Do you know which state was the first to renounce the King but the last to ratify the constitution? And how many verses are there to “Yankee Doodle Dandy”? The answers to these questions and many more can be found during the RWB Hike on Friday, July 4.  Meet at the prairie trailhead at 2:00 pm for a guided hike through the cool, shaded canyon to the cave.  From the cave, the hike continues to the wash pond and back to the prairie trailhead.


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