Get to Know Turkey Mountain Hike Saturday, Feb 28th and March 28th

Not familiar with Turkey Mountain but still want to hit the trails?

This Saturday, February 28th and Saturday March 28th, the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition is hosting “Get to Know Turkey Mountain” FREE guided walks designed to familiarize new trail users with the urban wilderness in the heart of Tulsa! This group will help you to know your way around, discuss safety, and how to best share the trails with other trail users! Space is limited and some have already SOLD OUT for each hike so you will want to sign up in advance to secure your spot.  Sign up online! http://bit.ly/tuwcgt2knw

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If you love Turkey Mountain, Please VOTE!

Here’s your chance to tell Tulsa how you feel about Turkey Mountain and River Parks!

Vote Turkey Mountain for: Best Cheap Thrill, Best Landmark, Best Place for a Stroll, Best Place for Cycling, Best Place to Feel Like You’re Not In Tulsa, Best Place to Hike, and Best Suburban Oasis.

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Click on Image or HERE to vote: Every Time you see Turkey Mountain or River Parks, Vote!

 

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Turkey Mountain Bloggers

Several have asked about people in and around Tulsa who blog about the variety of happenings at Turkey Mountain. Here’s a list of some of the ones we know of for you to check out! (Please note we are providing these links for you information only and do not necessarily support or endorse the opinions of the authors).

Chasing the Vitruvian Man: Learning to Live a Better Life in the Digital Age

YogisDen -  Alan Bates of Tulsa, Oklahoma spends a lot of time hiking and volunteering at Turkey Mountain.

Proactiveoutside - Professional writer Bob Doucette shares his passion for the outdoors, fitness and outdoor culture

Miles to go Before I Sleep…. – Ken TZ Childress’ (AKA Trail Zombie) blog about trail running at Turkey Mountain and all over the world!

Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition – The coalition’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the responsible use and enjoyment of Green Country’s urban wilderness areas for current and future generations.

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Do you have a blog about Turkey? Post in comments to share!

 

 

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TATUR Racing’s Snake Run is Coming to Turkey Mtn!

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This unique race will be a six hour or three hour timed run taking place on mostly flat, nearly rock and root free, single track trails on the western side of Turkey mountain. The run will start on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 am, and finish at either noon for the three hour or 3:00 pm for the six hour. The course will head northwest from the old upper parking lot following some of the trails used in the Turkey and Taturs race including of course the Snake Trail. These are some of the smoothest and easiest trails on the “mountain”. We also have taken great pains to remove all of the larger snakes from the course. Just kidding. Actually, the snake trail gets its name because it winds around like a snake, not because of an infestation of slithery reptiles!

The course is actually an out-and-back, but for simplicity we’ll call it a loop. You will run 3.75 mile loops, hitting the turnaround in 2.1 miles, then you’ll run then route in reverse. One section is bypassed on your return trip, and you/ll hit the start/finish after 3.75 miles. Then you do it all again. How many laps can you run in three or six hours? It’s up to you.

There will be 2 aid stations, one at the start/finish area near the old upper parking lot, and one at the turnaround. You do not have to run for the entire six or three hours. You can run one out and back, run until you complete a 3.75 miles, atop at a half marathon, a full marathon or a 50K if you’re real fast.

First 250 entrants will receive a technical fabric T-shirt . You also will receive a medal that will have a front row row spot in your trophy case. There are also terrifying trophies for the top three male and female in both events.

Click Here to Register for this Awesome Event!

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Great Plains 10K Announces Proceeds Will Benefit Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Coalition

 

 

Get ready to run in the Great Plains 10k on Saturday March 21st, 2015!  The race will start and finish in Downtown Tulsa.  This flat and fast course will run along Riverside Drive and will be a great course for you a get a PR!

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The Great Plains 10k will host four 10k events located within the Great Plains of America.  The events will take place between March and August leading up to the Great Plains 10k Championship which will be held at the 2015 Plaza 10k in Kansas City, MO.  Proceeds of the Tulsa race will benefit Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Coalition which has the mission is to preserve, protect and promote the responsible use and enjoyment of Green Country’s urban wilderness areas for current and future generations.

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NOTE: This race will not be held at Turkey Mountain but will benefit the preservation of urban wilderness.

 

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US Fish and Wildlife Service visits Turkey Mountain

 

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Staff members from Northeastern Oklahoma US Fish and Wildlife Service facilities visited Turkey Mountain and Mooser Creek today. The federal agency is interested in exploring partnerships for environmental and conservation education.

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Biggest clean up day ever at Turkey with 140+ volunteers!!!! Thank you! Thank you!

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Read the Tulsa World article about the clean up.

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Turkey Mountain Clean Up Saturday January 17th, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Please Join Us! We would love your help with some fun and easy winter cleanup, all you need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a little energy to give back to Turkey Mountain. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Please bring work gloves and pruners / loppers (clearly identifiable as your own) if you have them!

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Click the link to facebook and tell your friends you join you!

https://www.facebook.com/Tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition

Special group assignment opportunities also available, to learn more you can reach us at byway of the group email webmaster@tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition.org

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Bands Booked, Weather Perfect, Glowhike Ready…This Saturday is BASECAMP!

Get your BASECAMP Passes Here!Music, games, camping, fire, glowhiking, and more will be at the main parking area at Turkey MTN this Saturday! The main thing we’re excited about? Weather forecasts are showing perfect camping weather in store! Get your camping passes here, or read on for more BASECAMP details:

Time/Place: BASECAMP begins at the main Turkey MTN parking lot on Saturday, October 4th, at 2pm for early arrivers. Play games, hike, and set up your tent before music starts at 5:45pm with Green Corn Rebellion. Next up is Ali Harter at 7:30pm, and Grazzhopper at 9:30pm.

Glow HikeGlowhike: One of the most anticipated events at BASECAMP is the Glowhike, featuring over 1,200 glowsticks on a 1 mile course. This event starts at 8:45pm, and is free of charge.

Food: Louie’s DawgHouse is our preferred food vendor at BASECAMP, offering delicious picnic fare and more. We’ll also have water and pop for sale. Want beer or other food? Bring your own…alcohol is allowed, but not sold. In the morning, we’ll have coffee and some breakfast items available.

Cost: If you would like to camp at BASECAMP, you’ll want a permit. One permit is good for one tent and occupants (up to 4 people). We highly encourage everyone to camp out…it’s a once-per-year experience at Turkey MTN! If you would like to simply enjoy the music and glowhike, come on in…it’s free of charge!

Sponsors: We are extremely grateful to our BASECAMP sponsors: Bicycles of Tulsa, TATUR Racing, and RunnersWorld Tulsa. Please support these three local companies the next time you’re in the market for a bicycle, shoes, or 5k race.

We look forward to seeing you at BASECAMP!

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BASECAMP – Turkey MTN’s Only Camping/Music Event is October 4&5, 2014!

Make the short trek to BASECAMP at Turkey Mountain! Set up camp and enjoy food, friends, family, fire, and fantastic music starting on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Get there early for the fun and games, then stake out your spot at the BASECAMP amphitheater to enjoy some chill live music from 7-11pm. Camp Setup begins at 2pm for Early Arrival permitholders and 4pm for all others.

Get more information and buy tent permits here!

BaseCamp, presented by Bicycles of Tulsa, TATUR Racing, and RunnersWorld Tulsa

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