2019 is here and gone! A wonderful year: our hiking group has grown to over 12,000 members! Our group went on 100 hikes in 2019 for a total of 455 miles; averaging 4.55 miles per hike.
During the first quarter we checked out the Little Falls of the Potomac, hiked from Ethan Allen Park in Virginia, saw Bald Eagles at Jones Point, and visited the National Mall many times to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival.
During the second quarter we hunted for bluebells, crossed streams at Lake Frank, and hiked along the cliff edges of the Potomac at Great Falls!
In Fall we saw a positive bloom of butterflies at Brookfield Gardens, saw a hungry green heron at Carderock, and visited the ships at anchor in Old Town Alexandria.
As the year drew to a close, we went on a mountain hike at Stony Man, had a hawk pose for our photos along the C&O Canal, and saw a flock of turkeys at Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge!
2019 was a wonderful year — I hope 2020 brings us as many joys!