March 31, 2009
We hiked the 6.2 mile Ridgeline Trail from Blanton Heights to Spring
Blvd. in 2 hours and 45 minutes. It was a cool day with some wind that
kept us moving. Yes, we did have time to notice the emerging trillium
display, one blooming fawn lily and one blooming hounds tongue. Dan
Christensen, Janet Jacobsen, Joanne Ledet, and Jim Pierce pointed out
trail sections that the Obsidians have built through the years. That
included a new (four days) 250 ft. section of the trail on Mt. Baldy.
Many remarked that the Ridgeline trail is in much better shape than
previous years. No, we did not have lunch at the new bench on Baldy.
Instead we snacked on raspberry chocolate almond M&Ms. We thank the
various groups who have spread gravel on the trail. This is a great
trip to lead, especially for those that have not hiked the entire
trail. Could this be called a thru-hike? Others on the hike: Pat
Hutchins, Barb Revere, Ruth Romoser, Susan Sanazaro, Martha Welches,
and non-member, Maggie Steel.