Wed Nov 7
Roy H Park Preserve to Canaan Road in Hammond Hill SF
Sat Nov 10
Connecticut Hill WMA — Carter Creek Loop — with Dave B
Official head count: 17H, three D
Sun Nov 11
Kennedy SF, Virgil
This hike is wonderfully picturesque, but there is a significant downside — the first half hour is pretty challenging — the trail surface is very uneven, covered with protruding roots and rocks, constantly going up and down and twisting and turning — it was worse than usual this time because there was a good bit of mud and a covering of fresh slippery leaves, and the roots and rocks were wet and slippery because of the snow — it was hard to take your eyes off the immediate trail and look around.
A good crowd headed over to Hopshire Brewery after the hike but we ran into a problem there too — there was an engagement party in the big room we normally have to ourselves — we had to jam into a very small room next door with almost no seats — everyone stood around basically shoulder to shoulder — we’re not used to such extreme crowding, but in fact it was fun anyway and we had a good time.