Winter Hike

Almost balmy here today after a very cold and snowy long weekend. Also pouring down rain, so I’m glad to be inside.  Last Thursday I joined nine others from Chesterfield County for a local winter bushwhack thru the county’s newest, not yet open to the public, park next to the Mary B. Stratton playing fields.  We hiked thru what was one of the last dairy farms in the area, following Trampling Run to Falling Creek. It was very cold – below freezing all day, and sunny. One of our group found a good as new Loews bucket, so we picked up discarded beer cans and assorted trash along the way, carefully avoiding vestiges of barbed wire fencing.  We had beautiful views of winter foliage, entertained by sporadic birdsong. Fortunately, my toes only got chilly when we stopped for lunch.  Always a delight to get out in the woods, especially just down the road!!

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