After much anticipation and planning, there has been physical progress on the trail connecting the elementary and high school campuses. Check out the photos and let us know what you think.
Just a reminder!
Weigh-in for the Better Body Challenge is tomorrow, February 7th. Please stop by the De Soto Community Center between 5:30 and 7 pm to weigh-in. The YMCA will hold a fitness class during the weigh-in.
If you haven’t registered for the Winter Flakes Run/Walk, there’s still time. You can download the registration form here.
The response has been really positive, and there are 143 participants so far!
In case you’re wondering about the route, check this out:
A Workshop will be held on Pest Management, Saturday, February 16th from 9am to 2:30pm.
Location: 1004 Rock Road, De Soto-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.
Speaker-Dr. Jaime Pinero.
The workshop is FREE and a buffet style lunch is included but space is limited and registration is required.
The Men’s Group from St. Andrew’s will also have breakfast available so feel free to come early.
Contact Joyce Rainwater for registration or questions at 314-800-4076 or [email protected]
The GHD Hiking Club has had so much fun this year. We have had more smiles per mile than you could shake a hiking stick at! We have seen so many magnificent sights! The picture (left) was taken at Hahn State Park on the White Oak trail. We were stopping for our snack break. We always have to have at least one snack break.
We hike every other Saturday in the fall and winter and different people show up each time. One thing we have learned is that it is a small, small world. It seems no matter who is there on a given week, we all have friends, places, and stories in common. We truly enjoy each other’s company.
We always make it a fairly leisurely hike, taking in all the sights along the way. We have seen creeks, waterfalls, glades, wildflowers, boulders and many other natural beauties, as well as a few manmade ones, such as charming little bridges. We always joke and laugh along the way, and sometimes even sing. It doesn’t seem to matter if we’re in tune.
Missouri has some of the best hiking trails in the country and we have enjoyed many of them this year. We have been to Valley View Glades, Mooner’s Hollow trail, Hickory Ridge trail, White Oak trail, Opossum trail and Victoria Glades. Tomorrow we are heading to the Pine Ridge Loop Trail at St. Joe State Park. It is approximately 6.5 miles. That is the exception for us. Our hikes are usually two to three miles long.
Whatever the length, they are all a pleasure to travel. After tomorrow, we still have four on our schedule for this year. One is Pickle Springs trail, which has been said to have, “more smiles per mile than any trail in Missouri.” Come out and join us someday for plenty-oh-smiles per mile :-)).