On July 10, 2013 these first five James River Hikers were Knighted into the:
"I hiked with Dennis and the James River Hikers - Hiking With History on the trails by the James River so early it was dark" Order.
Or as is more formally presented:
The Most Noble Order of the IHWDATJRH-HWHOTTBTJRSEIWD.
Then on August 15, during journey #2, these additional James River Hikers were Knighted.
Journey #3 is your opportunity to become part of this elite group and have your picture memorialized in this Hall of Glory.
We will hike east from Riverview Cemetery to Belle Island, cross to the James River's south side, head west on the Buttermilk Trail (or the river side trail if the group prefers) , cross the river again at the Boulevard (Nickel) Bridge, make a loop by the water plant and return east to Riverview Cemetery along a riverside path I promise you will find stunningly beautiful.
Don't make the mistake of entering Mt. Calvary Cemetery on your right as you enter the cemeteries or the mistake of parking at the Riverview Cemetery entrance.
Take the first road after the flag pole on your right after entering the cemetery. Then drive all the way on the winding roads to the south eastern most corner of cemetery where you will find ample parking on the grass.
You will literally be able to see the river from where your car is parked.
The July 10 hike of 8.3 miles was completed in 3 hrs. 30 min.
Arrive early as we plan to begin promptly at 5:45 am.
Wear long pants as foliage and poison ivy have encroached across some parts of the trail.