Come join us for a 0.8 mile hike and an hour-long sound bath at Mastodon State Historic Site.
What can I expect?
The goal for this event is to gather as a community and find joy in moving your body along with spending some time with others who appreciate the great outdoors.
A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself.
What do I bring?
Please bring a yoga mat (we will have a limited number available to borrow), a cushion/pillow and blanket/throw/sleeping bag. You are welcome to wear whatever you will feel most comfortable resting in.
Where do we meet?
We will gather near the visitors center (look for the Yoga Buzz Sign). Once everyone is checked in we will set out on the hike.
What should I wear?
Clothing that allows for comfortable movement to participate in hiking and layers.
What should I bring?
A yoga mat, water bottle, backpack, extra layers of clothing, blanket and anything else you deem important or beneficial for the hike and sound bath where you will be lying down.
SPRING BRANCH TRAIL
Spring Branch Trail offers a leisurely hike through a portion of the Rock Creek bottomland. The packed gravel surface is manageable for wheelchairs and strollers. The trail follows a small stream flowing from the Bollefer Spring past the remains of the Bollefer springhouse, built in 1937. The Bollefer farming family stored perishables such as milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables in the spring before refrigeration was invented. Looping through a young woodland of hackberry and box elder trees, the trail winds through sycamores and cottonwoods along Rock Creek, a popular place for wading during the summer. The creek also hosts a variety of aquatic wildlife.
Distance: 0.8 MileClass:
LoopSurface Type: Gravel
Trail Rating: Easy
Estimated Hiking Time: 23 Minutes
Trailhead & GPS Location:
You may experience:
Natural Surface-dirt/mud/gravel, shifting rock, slippery surface, etc.
Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail bridges and/or structural crossings
A Word on Accessibility
Outdoors / Concrete and grassy surfaces
Be prepared for a long walk (wear comfortable socks & shoes and wear layers)
Dress for outdoor conditions
***Class is subject to weather. Stay up-to-date with details on this series by following our Facebook event page.***
- Visitor Center parking lot