Geneva Lake Shore Path Circle Hike October 12, 2002
Leaders: Lois & Dave Lovejoy
Some fog, some sun, some rain, some wind, some mist, some clouds, some blue sky. Some blisters, some sore knees, some foot soreness, some just plain tired---But....
WE DID IT! TWENTY TWO DID TWENTY TWO AND ONE 15 MILER
These eleven first timers earned their right to wear the Wisconsin Go Hiking Club Shore Path Patch:
Tina Chappen Ann McMahon
Judy Elmergreen Karen Perlewitz
John Elmergreen Gary Sediacek
Dick Hesse Dianne Wennigek
Scott Kemper Nancy Bucuk (guest)
Applause! Applause! Applause!
These eleven members were delighted to be among those who were experiencing this special event for the first time and have learned over the years to take the bad weather with the good:
Lynn Harvancik Barb Pritzl
Debbie Kotlarek Jon Russell
Dave Lovejoy Marge Schell
Lois Lovejoy Ed Segrin
Ron Nacker Ines Smrz
Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!
Keeping us company for 15 miles and an old time veteran to the shore path--Peter Slaby.
If numbers means success then this special event was a huge success. Some FORTY NINE members and guests participated in one or another of the miles offered on this day.
Trip report submitted by Lois Lovejoy
7:55 am Mile 0 Good luck!
9:42 am Mile 5 Fontana park.
Chief Big Foot's last glance before removal.
10:42 am Mile 8 Beary easy hike
10:59 am Mile 9 Hysterical Marker - Big Nose Note: Rubbing nose removes frowns from your face. (Member seen rubbing nose lustily)
11:30 am Proper stretching technique
11:13 am Mile 10 Lunch
1:30 pm Mile 15 Dry spot at Lake Geneva
12:43 pm Mile 12 Rounding east end of
lake at Big Beach State Park
1:08 pm Mile 13 Rain starts
4:20 pm Lois awards patches to rookies
4:15 pm Mile 23.64 (According to my pedometer) FINISHED
"Short" hike report by leader Bob Scheidt
Eighteen members and 7 guests 'circled up' about a block south of McDonalds to hike a short and shorter segment of the Geneva Lake shore line path. Our son, Jim was among the guests. I was pleased at the turnout, especially pleased there was adequate curbside parking and the beginning and ending weather was great. Lake Geneva's annual Columbus Day week end October fest was right for those who finished early.
At the property with the steep hairpin turn drive/walkway Marie and about half the group reversed course to return to L G while the rest of us continued to Williams Bay to refresh and have lunch. We were motivated to keep it brief by dark clouds to the west. Sometime within the next hour we got rained on. Rain gear went on quickly and half of the group moved out quickly, while the rest walked a more moderate pace.
The high point of the return hike was meeting those hiking the full circle.
We got back to McDonalds about 3:30. Total miles...fourteen and a half mile in 6 hours. Not bad. It went so well, I'm considering a repeat next year. Anybody else?