Four ADK members gathered in Grand Island at Tom Burkman’s house for a winter hike on February 9. After a breakfast of eggs, bacon, fresh fruit salad, and tasty sweet rolls, the group braved temperatures in the low teens walking through the woods around Gun Creek.
The hikers had to move cautiously over wetlands where thin ice easily broke through to the shallow puddles below. A light snow layer over ice revealed the tracks of a variety of wildlife. The morning finished up with coffee and hot chocolate before a warm fireplace.
– Submitted by Tom Burkman