Thu, May 31 2018 - Four Years of our Thursday Morning Hikes at Island Ford!! (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Carol, Joyce T.
Participants:Joyce T., Carol, Jeff, Lisa, Dan Space R, Linda H, Dave S, Doug, Lyn S, Suzanne, Rozanne, Lisa, Steve F, Sharon C., Casey, Shirley N, Bill Lohmeyer, Gerrilyn, Tracy, Bunnie, Allen D, reid h, Larry S

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Write Up:

Congrats to Joyce, Suzanne, Doug, Jeff W. for four years of our Thursday Morning Hike at Island Ford followed by lunch at North River Tavern.  Joyce made a beautiful 4 year commemorative rock and placed it in an area that she hopes no one finds!  This one is meant to stay:). We had a strong group of 23 hikers (pre- approved) who all managed to maintain a nice steady pace even with the hot and humid conditions.  We managed 5.5 miles today - not bad considering the weather.  A second group of hikers  hiked independently (started 15 minutes later and did not follow us) for the occasion.  This made for a great celebration at North River Tavern where we were treated by Chris, the manager, with complimentary chips and salsa, fried pickles and fried mushrooms! We had a great lunch and Joyce followed up with a delicious Four Year Anniversary cake as 25 to 26 of us met for the celebration.  Next week Lisa S. will be leading the hike - please welcome her as we start our 5th year of Island Ford Hiking.  Can't believe it's been that long - time has sure passed by quickly!!  See you all soon. ~ Carol