The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers is a hiking group that rambles away from their home base at the Woodland Presbyterian Church in Woodland, California, and pokes around on trails as far away as Weimar Institute up in my neck of the woods here in the Sierra Foothills.
One of the trip leaders, Judy, emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I would introduce the Wanderers to Weimar. These Institute trails are very special to me, and I don’t show them to just anybody, but Judy seemed awfully nice, so I agreed to meet her and her comrades up there this morning.
I’ve written several blogs about the Institute trails, so I won’t take up a lot of space with a deluge of photographs . . . or words.
Here are a couple of links:
The group arrived right on time at the designated spot. I gave them a brief introduction, went over the map with the trip leaders, and took off. Took off? No, I did not hike with them. You know me. If I can’t run, I go a bit crazy.
Today I was wearing my new running shirt, a gift from my son, Luke, who is attending Oregon State University. I knew the shirt would make me run fast, like a gazelle, like a cheetah.
I told you there would be no more Weimar photos, but I couldn’t resist this wild iris.
And this pretty manzanita also caught my eye.
About half way through the run, I looped back around to check on the group. They were still on the right path, still walking the straight and narrow. Can somebody give me an “Amen?” AMEN! Dr. Bob, spiritual guide to the Weimar Institute trails. AMEN!
(Did I mention the Wanderers were a church group?)
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