We anticipated mud up to our ankles at the start of the trail and icy rocks and boulders at the summit, in this record-breaking warm season…and we were wrong! Conditions were book-perfect, with a dry trail (aided by puncheons at the start) all the way to the summit which provided a great lunch look out with 360 degree views.

We all enjoyed the leisurely hike and camaraderie.

Participants were Margaret Benn, Tonya Howard, Mary Keenan, Joanne Mellin and leader Suzanne Daningburg, who brought along enthusiastic four-legged mascot Fanny.