Several groups combined to host a hike in Kanawha State Forest on Saturday, September 30. The Kanawha Trail Club [celebrating 75 years], the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy [celebrating 50 years], and the Mary Ingles Trail Blazers offered a 7-mile trek from the Trace Creek trailhead down to the Dunlop Hollow parking area.
Hikers met at 9 a.m. and were driven by a shuttle bus to their starting point. A glorious mild autumn day allowed for a great outing and attendees had the bonus of an appearance by Ostenaco, a pre-colonial Indian of our area in the person of living history specialist Doug Wood. To wind up, Barb Koster supplied home-made pepperoni rolls, cookies, and more before folks exchanged good-byes and thanks for a fitting celebration event.