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Thu, Sep 12 2019 - Thursday Morning Semi-Fitness Hike at Island Ford (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Carol, Joyce T.
Participants:Joyce T., Memphis Russ, SusanF, Dan Space R, Suzanne, Larry S, Casey, mike hirschmann, Shirley N, regina k, Tracy, Pete, Dan C, Linda H, Bunnie, Bob R, Jeff Gimpel, Val, Michael S, DavidV


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Write Up:

We had record heat for this day - - temperatures eventually reaching 94 or so, and though we didn't get that high during out hike, it was definitely hot and oppresively humid. We certainly know what sweat is all about!

Susan looked like she had the warm-up hill all to herself, but two takers began a run that didn't stop, taking them first to the top! Congratulations on an amazing ascent, Dan C. and Russ. Needless to say, they were well warmed up by the time they got to the top.

In order to complete the entire lollipop trail, we stopped only twice for water. (Many of our participants use water bladders so drinking while hiking is easy.) But the report by some was that we really needed more breaks on such a hot day. I'll do better next week. (Carol wasn't with us today, so I didn't get any shouts from the back to hold up.)

We'll all be so grateful for a bit of fall weather! ~ Joyce