Thu, Nov 19 2020 - Thursday Morning Semi-Fitness Hike at Island Ford (View Original Event Details)|
We almost skipped the introductions this morning, because we're all good friends, but we decided to stick to the protocol and quickly said our names before heading to the trail around the pond. Then, we headed up the road toward the Visitor Center and went DOWN the warm-up hill. I put on some down-hill speed and was the first one to the gate! Yay, me!
We came across Marianna and Jan T. hiking together and later crossed paths with Regina and Tracy. It's always nice to see friends on the trails.
We spotted a few deer in the woods and an abundance of geese on the river. We marveled at how far we can see into the woods now that most of the leaves have fallen. And we did the entire lollipop trail without encountering any mud or tree obstacles.
Jean's distance app showed 5.9 miles as we returned to the parking lot. It was a great morning for hiking! ~ Joyce