The first hike of the spring BWSTL Hiking Club was at the Lewis and Clark trail in St.Charles County. The temperature was 70 degrees for a February weekend. Vicky and I have hiked this 5.3 mile trail dozens of times and the turn out for the BWSTL walk was again fantastic. 30 people came out for the walk.
The whole group started at once
Looking up at the first big uphill climb
Rob ( Backwoods sales person) and his friends move along the trail
Turkey tail fungus
A: It is an Oriole feather ( I can't say I have ever seen an Oriole before)
Rick and Janine. Thanks so much for organizing these great days out in the woods
humans, humans and more humans
The temperature soared to 50 degrees and finally both Vicky and I were over our flu season and could go for a walk. We went over to Broemmelsiek Park, which we know well, but decided to walk it in opposite direction.
The snow was still deep in some spots all through the woods
The creek water was running well under the ice
Animal Tracks in the snow:
Deer, Racoon, Opposum, Coyote, ( Bear or Bobcat?)
4 miles in 1 hr 45 minutes
Vicky braking trail and crossing a creek at Broemmelsiek Park
Official confirmation that I have hiked 250 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
I didn't think that it would be that big a deal to actually have a momento of the event, after all I have the memories of all those hikes, but I may not get back to that park for some time, given the other hikes I want to do, so it does represent a very good feeling of accomplishment and lots of fond memories.
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