Well we've done it again - scheduled an outdoor event in Winter without getting permission from Mother Nature. Our Feb. hike is scheduled for this Saturday at 1:00 on the Shelton Land Trust's Nicholdale property on Rt. 110. We may, or may not, have a Nor'easter dump anywhere from 1 inch to 1 foot of snow for this event.
Here's a cozy picture by a Mr. Art Parnell of what our hikers should look like Saturday. The Land Trust sponsors a scout camp on the property with a fire ring, and Rich Skudlarek has kindly volunteered to have a nice roaring fire going with marshmallows for guests when they come tramping through. We may even have hot cocoa, but we're still working on that so you may want to bring your own; along with chocolate bars, graham crackers, and whatever else you like (offer the guides brandy & they'll lead you around the property twice).
This should be a fun 1 1/2 -2 mile loop hike that's great for families and kids. The Nicholdale Farm Property is one of the prettiest parcels in the White Hills, with a nice mix of fields, streams, and woodlands. The volunteers from the Shelton Land Trust & various scout troops have done a lot of work over the last few years to improve wildlife habitat on the property. Bring your binoculars, nature guides, warm waterproof boots, and enjoy winter with us.
If the weather turns bad then the storm date is Sunday at 1:00. Lets hope the storm stays stays in Delaware.