|Marie, Thalia, and Miriam crawling under a downed tree.|
We met at the parking lot for the Reigelsville Municipal Office and carpooled up to Ringing Rocks, where the hike began. After everyone was layered up for the cool and foggy weather, we formed a circle and John told us a little more about the plans to connect Ringing Rocks to the canal path. From Ringing Rocks, John led us down the rocky hills along the proposed trail route. The dozens of large trees toppled by Hurricane Sandy created some challenges, but all twelve of us scrambled over or around them and made it out to the canal path for the second part of our hike, which was about six miles.
|Karen, Chris, Pam, Marie and me near a Mid-Atlantic Highlands interpretive Kiosk|
Afterwards, a handful of us warmed up with excellent food, drinks, and conversation at the Indian Rock Inn, one of many wonderful local businesses partners that support the mission of the trail network.