I am getting ready for a hike this morning at the Secor Park in Toledo. It is currently 13 degrees, but sunny. I have dressed in layers (as is appropriate for the weather) wearing thermals with a wool sweater and wool socks. I am expecting upwards of 12 people this morning to the hike (5 “yes” and 7 “maybe”). I’ll be happy with five.
We had 5 show up (with a sixth found along the trail). It was a good morning, the trail was a little worn – but not bad. The sky was perfect blue and the sun was out.
There were a few joggers/walkers along the trail and 4-5 cross country skiers.
It was a a good workout because walking in the snow proved to be similar to walking in sand, giving a more aggressive stride to the walk. We walked the brown “all purpose” trail which worked out to be about 3.5 miles. At the end of the hike, we walked the cemetery that is onsite. There are grave markers going back to the mid 1800’s.
To warm up before we left, we went inside the National Center for Nature Photography to view a new program that started today. A whole new set of photographs from around the world. A new feature “Raptors” starts on 01-16-10.
I was very sore on my way home – which is a good thing, right?
I really enjoy these walks – next week’s is a longer walk at Oak Openings Park.