This was my first hike with the Trail Snails hiking group, or TSHG as they will be known on these posts.
The group has existed for years, maybe decades. They hike twice a week: Mondays is a longer more difficult hike, and lasting much longer. One expedition recently was exploring in a part of the burned areas. They were never really lost, but fire had burned trail signs and, of course, most landmarks were entirely different. That group got back down the mountain about supper time!!
I don't hike with those folks...yet.
I might never hike with them actually. I like the hiking a lot, but I like lots of other things, too. We'll see over time.
Here are some favorite photos from my first hike up Mills Canyon:
It's an interesting group. My first strong impression is that they talk a lot. Now I know that some talk, some just walk, some want to know the name of everything, and some want to tell you.
I like the group. Even though this hike was an easy one, it was a challenge for this novice. Interestingly, my first hike with this group - this one in Mills Canyon, is one of the VERY few trails I had hiked before!