|Climbing to the top of The Peak, a local topographic high point|
Washington's exploit was fabricated by an itinerant preacher and Washington groupie named Mason Locke Weems who
Though the day was cold, the sky was bright blue and sunny. The three hikers and I were accompanied on our walk by a forestry consultant named Joe who has been clearing invasive vegetation from The Peak Woods in preparation for restocking the forest with new native trees this spring. It was a convivial group, and the small size allowed us to interact frequently.
|Hiker Judy examining the bark of a native black cherry|
|Forestry consultant Joe and hiker Karen atop The Peak with a bird cherry|
|Consulting forest restoration expert Joe and the hikers looking at invasive vines in the forest canopy|