What to do on a cold, windy winter Saturday to arouse the primitive soul festering inside your spoiled, calorie-abused body? Why, join the Shelton Trails Committee on a stirring hike through the Shelton Land Trust property at the Nicholdale Farm, of course! In spite of the raw, 20 degree breezy weather, and the forgotten threat of a major snowstorm, a larger than anticipated group turned out to enjoy a hearty 1-1/2 mile walk across farm fields, alongside a babbling brook, and through mixed forest to a Scout camp, where a roaring fire, hot chocolate, and marshmallows for roasting awaited them.
Jim Taradine, Keeper of the Flame, awaits the arrival of the hikers with Polly Dyer. Jim and Rich Skudlarek arrived early to start the blaze, hopefully keeping eyebrows intact in the process.
There's nothing like good company, a warm fire and a cup of hot chocolate to make the effort worthwhile!