Mon, Apr 17 2017 - Monday Morming at Vickery Creek (Beginners Welcome) (View Original Event Details)|
This Monday morning's excursion began a little differently - - from Riverside Park off Riverside Road. This location afforded plenty of free parking, bathrooms, and water - - great amenities to both begin and end a hike!
A couple of downed trees presented minor obstacles to our usually smooth passage, but all of us made quick work of them. The group enjoyed the steady, moderate pace, views of spectacular wild flowers, and even the challenge of a few hills.
Surprisingly, the dam was flowing heavily despite the dry weather for several days. It's always such an awe inspiring sight when the waterfall is strong. Our two newcomers to AOC - - Evelyn and Teresa - - were a welcome addition to our group of regulars. Hopefully, we'll see more of them soon.
Thanks to Bill Carter for the additional pictures he contributed for the album. Since I'm usually in the back, his pictures of faces always helps to fill out the ones I take from behind. ~ Joyce