Leaders: Ginny Fauci and Lalita Malik
Thursday, February 10, 2022
From our Mid-Week Hikes
It was certainly a microspike day. Eskimos, it’s said, have close to two hundred words describing ice and snow in its varying forms. On the trails today we saw much that probably fits that vocabulary. None of it was powder. There was lots of that icy stuff that started as snow and got frozen and refrozen and because it’s been pretty warm the last few days, crunched easily under our feet. There were the patches of still frozen ice, very smooth and very slippery, there was the refrozen heavy wet snow, the ice of all shapes and sizes piled against the Hudson’s shores, and the thin plates of ice floating in the river looking like the result of white paper torn helter skelter and let fly to land on the water. The trail at the edge of the Hudson afforded winter views of the river not to be missed. The trail that returned us to our cars wound up and down through the wood. In parts the slopes were bare of snow but the trail remained white with hard packed stuff. The warm temperatures (sunny high 40s) made our stop at the riverside boathouse for lunch thoroughly enjoyable.
Hikers Cathy C, Dave W, Jean M, Charlotte M, Margaret D, Sharron C, Roberta F and Sue M were lucky that Lalita Malik and Ginny Fauci planned this lovely outing.