Report to Hikers — week of Feb 3-Feb 9

Hello Hikers!

Wed Feb 5

Six Mile Creek, rim trail along the south side

I’m going to try out a different type of photo for a while and see how it goes  —  since I started posting photos here in the fall of 2013, I’ve tried to document every hike in some detail so you can get an idea of what it looked like, to see if it seems like it was fun and if you might want to join us.  But now I’m concerned that I’m starting to repeat myself with some shots.  So I’ll see if I can come up with something else.

I decided to take the day off completely from photographing for this hike.  We had to walk part of the time on the South Hill Rec Way, and this was a treacherous sheet of ice.  Many of the hikers were wearing spikes, but even they had to be careful  —  those without had to creep along the extreme edge of the rec way where the ice had not been packed down.  It wasn’t bad once we got off the Rec Way and into the woods, but a number of the hikers turned back early anyway.  Otherwise it was a very good hike, not really cold and very pretty in a bleak way.

Official head count: 18H, two D


Sat Feb 8

Snowmobile and road walk, Fisher Settlement Road, So Danby

A lot of our hikers were still snowed in by the big storm, but a small group of people managed to get to the hike. They walked on the snowmobile trail that runs through Danby SF for a while until they reached a stream they couldn’t cross. Then they walked on the road for a while. Tiger and I skipped the hike because we were concerned the walking surface might be icy.

Here are some shots from Leigh Ann

As you can see, there were six hikers


Sun Feb 9

Road walk: Hill Road, Travor Road and Curtis Road, So Danby

Official head count: 19H

More photos:

Jack V