Valentine’s Day Nature Lover’s Winter Hike – February 14, 2016 (corrected)
Last year we still had a respectable turnout for our first Nature Lover’s Hike on Valentine’s Day, even though it was one of the coldest days of the winter. We have decided to make this an annual tradition as it sure beats out a polar plunge into one of our lakes, which was another suggestion! Please join us on Sunday, February 14, at 1 pm for a 1-2 hour hike around the Lake Konstanz Trail. We like this trail in the winter as it is largely protected from the wind and travels through several diverse micro-ecosystems that attract wildlife, including red foxes, hawks and even bald eagles all which we often observe. We will meet at the trailhead just inside the gates near the Stracks Church Road entrance. Dress appropriately for the weather and a hiking pole is recommended, especially with snow or ice on the trail. We will host hot refreshments and a fire bowl at the halfway point on our property at 2210. The hike will be cancelled in case of severe winter weather so be sure to check our nature blog for the latest news. As this outing is not an Innsbrook sponsored event, the decision to hike or not is at your own discretion and risk. Hope to see you then!