Dauset Trails Hike – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Seven hardy souls braved the chilling wind and 38° sunny weather to hike the 5 miles from the Dauset Trails mountain bike parking area to Indian Springs State Park. Once in the woods, the wind was less of a concern and we gradually warmed up as we kept a steady pace. At some point, the trip leader, Margaret, took everyone left instead of right, so a little bushwhacking was in order and soon we were back on track.
We saw very little wildlife, one deer and a squirrel or two. However, we enjoyed the changing colors in the trees. As we got close to Indian Springs, we stopped for a few minutes to sit on the benches at the “amphitheater” to eat our snacks and marvel at the various colors of the trees along McIntosh Lake. Once at the end of the 5-mile hike, where we had left a couple of cars, three hikers departed and the remaining four hiked the return trip to the Dauset Trails mountain bike parking area to make it a 10 mile hike.
Participants were Margaret Clay, Shirley Williams, Lynn Rivenbark, Bonnie Gehling, Jim Nelson, Tim Houston and guest, Kat Pfeiffer.