Mon, Oct 14 2019 - Newly Openned Section of the Bob Callan Trail (Beginners Welcome) (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Joyce T., Trena
Participants:Trena, Joyce T., Wendy B, Rocky M, Dan R, Claudia, Linda H, Evy, Silvia B, Bill C, John B, Casey, mike hirschmann, Holt Ward, Shirley N, Pete, Bobby, Becky D, Jennifer W, Neil

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Write Up:

Today was Wendy's 100th AOC event!  It was a perfect hike to celebrate the occasion.

We sandwiched a beautiful weather day between two rainy ones to give us superb conditions for an urban hike. We went under 285 and walked along Akers Mill Road to the Bob Callan trail and then hiked on the newly opened 1 mile extension of the trail. It's a beautiful section to hike. . . and we were the first AOC group to use it!

After finishing the trail, we continued along Interstate North to the Sun Trust Stadium, where we dispersed for 15 minutes to allow folks to purchase coffee, gelato, bagels, and to use the restroom.

We got back to the parking lot a little later than planned, but that's because we hiked 7 miles! Those miles flew by, and seemed effortless . . . a tribute to the growing strength of the group. We're definitely not beginners anymore!

We were treated to eclairs that Sharon C. brought to the parking lot to celebrate Wendy's special day.  What a way to end a hike!  ~ Joyce