Thu, Feb 23 2023 - Thursday Morning Semi-Fitness Hike at Island Ford (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Joyce T.
Participants:Joyce T., Memphis Russ, Lee W, Belinda, David W., Karen, Suzanne, Lynda R., ZZ, Donna P, Neil, Marina, George B, Mildred, Pam

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Write Up:

The website went down this morning, but fortunately, I was able to get out an early email to the group to let them know we weren't cancelling the hike. (It looked like a good chance of rain in last night's forecast, but conditions improved by this morning.) We made introductions, took a picture, and started for the warm-up hill on time.

David W. was with us today, and he's a very competitive hill climber. Lynda started out with a sizable lead, but David just eased up behind her, gave all of us behind a knowing smile, and put on his sprint. Russ moved up and tried to challenge him, but David was too much for him. David got the golf ball award!

It really felt summery this morning, and most of us worked up a good sweat during the hike. Humidity was high.

It was Donna P.'s first hike with us at Island Ford. She's a strong hiker, so hopefully we'll see more of her in the coming weeks.

Dolores has reported in following her knee-replacement surgery yesterday afternoon. She's walked a bit and will be home later today. Recover begins!

Thanks to Lee for his pictures which I've added to the album. And thanks to David for taking a picture of me with the little ring-neck snake. ~ Joyce