Report to Hikers: week of Sept 23-Sept 29

Hello Hikers!

Wed Sept 25

Woods road walk — Bald Hill Road, Danby SF

This walk was a special request and a special occasion — regular hiker Tom was making his first return to the hiking trail since getting a knee replacement two months ago.
He was in good spirits. This was actually his second new knee — he had the other one replaced a few years ago
In fact everyone was in good spirits — it was a gorgeous morning, with a wonderful feeling of fall in the air
Tom requested a walk where the trail surface would make for easy walking, and he could turn back early and be sure of finding his way back to the cars
As you can see from the close-up here, the trail surface is excellent, especially compared to our typical trail, which is a lot rougher
This is an excellent walk, realy pretty the whole way

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Jack V


Sat Sept 28

Treman SP on the FLT from Route 13

Second hike in a row where a hiker rejoined us after an extended medical layoff — this time it was Casey, back after three months’ recuperation from major abdominal surgery — amazingly, he was able to do the complete hike at normal speed
This trail is always extremely dark, but there is one open spot where we can count on getting a photo
I can’t say the hikers always love the experience of undergoing a group photo
Not everyone made it into the portrait shot

Official head count: 21H, five D

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Jack V


Sun Sept 29

Kennedy SF, Virgil

Our snowbirds are starting to leave town. Mak and Tamara are planning to leave this week for their winter home in Florida. They’ll be gone until May. We’ll lose more hikers as winter gets closer.

Official head count: 21H, eight D

Ekhart’s 88th birthday get-together at Hopshire

A number of people who missed the hike turned out. We sat in the brewing room, which was open to the outdoors, and we had a number of yellowjackets buzzing peacefully around. The setting was oddly festive, and the get-together had a very lively vibe.
It would be really fun if this photo was depicting a special envoy from the county sheriff’s office officially sent out to congratulate Eckhart for continuing to hike at such an advanced age — actually it’s just our regular hiker Jim, who was on duty and who swung by for a quick handshake. In fact, Jim was celebrating a milestone of his own — last day on the job after 32 years.
This is the open doorway where the bees can come and go.
There was lots of delicious food. Hand-made chocolate heart and photo of Eckhart by PJ

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Jack V