Monday, November 21, 2016
Wayne advertised a hike behind his house; he didn't specify 2.5 miles behind it. Not as tough as going 2 miles up Sentinel Mountain, but a good lung-cleaner anyhow. This rustic trail gave us a series of different views, from the Twin Mountains, once the name of a famous local musical group in Del Norte, to close-ups of friendship of different trees standing side by side on the mountain, but scarcely known, with little or no fame.
Ten hearty hikers made the up and back on a promise of ice cream and cupcakes. All took advantage of the refreshments, knowing full well that the next hike will help reduce any excess calories that crept onto our bones.
In fact, the "reduction of calories" hike will be on Wednesday at 9 a.m. By then, we'll have no more snow or rain, say the prognostigators who appear on the communications devices. I have three or four alternatives in my thoughts; you may add other favorites. Think it over and we'll discuss it at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday.