We hiked 11 milles on Saturday, at Clearcreek Park. Good group of Steve O, Mark C and the inimitable one, Ryan R. Ryan showed up with a modification to the full beard, much thinner on one side and....nothing on the other. It looked like some kind of comb over that wrapped around his head, pulled down his right cheek and ending shortly thereafter. I regret the charge on my camera was gone so I have no photographic evidence.
Mark C kept up a brutal pace and I was never able to get away to begin running. Instead, I was entertained by Ryan's streaming thoughts and logic on everything and anything, ranging from asking why 24 hour stores have locks on their doors to debating the existance of bigfoot to whether Elvis was really dead. That Ryan is a deep thinker!
Then, I showed up for the trail building and there was a good turnout, including Matt with son. Impressive considering the temperature was around 24 degrees. Also there were John Gorrila, Kyle Wingler, Todd Mullins, Matt and son, Rick B and two others.
Once we got going, we quickly warmed up and it was not bad at all. rick led the way with the chainsaw, followed by several of us slashing through the remaining underbrush and then others following with benching. After 2 hours, I slinked away to catch the Buckeyes.