Sun Jan 4
Beautiful warm, dark and wet morning along Lick Brook — supposed to rain but it didn’t — some hikers wore their YakTrax for fear of left-over ice from last week, but there was almost none — the big problem was mud, it was super-slick in spots and a number of people fell down
Lick Brook was too full of water for us to cross for the first time that we’ve been here in a few years — luckily there’s a work-around by using the railroad tracks — I grew up along a train track as a kid and I love walking on ties, but it makes a lot of people nervous
It was fantastic to be out on such a warm day in January — even more fun knowing a cold wave was bearing down on us and the spring-like mood was going to be snatched away.
Official head count: 24 hikers, five dogs
I find I never get tired of this hike, it’s just so varied and beautiful.
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We’ll have a social get-together at Iris’s house in Fall Creek after next Sunday’s hike. Iris likes to make soup and she’ll have two kinds, both vegan, a lentil soup and a vegetable soup. Details in Thursday’s weekemd hike announcement.
I urge you to consider joining the Cayuga Trails Club. They do a great job of maintaining and improving the trails we use, and of promoting hiking to the public.