It was a grey and cold day with temperature in the 20s. Fortunately there was very little wind. Hiking distance was approximately 5 miles. An enthusiastic group of 38 post New Years holiday hikers enjoyed getting out and enjoying the winter scenery. There was much discussion of the historic nature of the site, with the Wright Brothers having tested their early aircraft on Huffman Prairie. There was good comradery and good physical exercise along the trails.
0 · January 8
Yesterday I did the hike at Sycamore State Park.......without the boot traction devices. It was my first hike. I fell behind at times, with a fellow noobie, but we had a great time and worked up a good sweat! Will the conditions at Huffman be similar? I need to decide if I should get to a sporting goods shop before the hike, or just scrap it and go see the Hobbit!
0 · January 6
Just a friendly reminder that these every-other Sunday hikes at 1:30pm are *BRISK* pace hikes. The pace might be faster than you expect based on the hike description. Hikers can and do get left behind if they are unable to keep up. The trails are extremely icy and slippery due to recent weather conditions. Trekking poles and boot traction devices (Yaktrax) are most highly recommended. These every-other Sunday hikes at 1:30pm are unique as their primary focus is to provide a vigorous workout for the hiker. If you are new to hiking and/or have never hiked in icy/slippery conditions then this hike is probably not for you.
0 · January 6