Thanks to Mary Belle Ginanni for taking over my "leading" duties and for providing the following report. And thanks to Bob Goodwin for providing the photos. He provided 41, and they were all so good I hated to just choose a few. I will try to get them all into an album soon so you can link there and see them all!
We had a good day. BJ hiked with us until we got to the stream which was running pretty heavy so she and Mary Lee and Hazel turned back to join Winston and Lindsey at the house. The rest of us soldiered on, led at various times by James, Marty and Tracey. We were all happy to get back to the house and eat. there was just enough room for all of us to sit on the back porch and enjoy the breeze. There were not many flowers, though near the end of the trail we found a lone pink lady slipper (orchid). Oh yes, when the 3 women turned back, they encountered a rattlesnake en rout.
|Winston Bowling, Billie Jo Bowling, Hazel Smith, Sandra Parker, Lindsey Smith, Bud Young, Janie Young, Marty McCullough, Radford Smith, Mary Lee Morton, Nabil Wakid, James Smith, Tracy Smith, Mary Belle Ginanni. Bob Goodwin was the picture taker.|
|Billie Jo and Winston Bowling|
|Janie & Bud Young|
|Rhododendron In Bloom|
|Bob Goodwin & Sandra Parker|
|Mary Belle Ginanni|