The Saturday Walking Group’s 20th Birthday

From Janie Sheppard
Mendocino County

The Saturday Walking Group is almost 20 years old. This enthusiastic group meets every single Saturday morning at the Redwood Health Club (membership NOT required) to carpool to the intersection of Boonville and Robinson Creek roads. From there the group walks, rain (well, mostly) or shine, about 3 miles up Robinson Creek Road and turns around.

It’s not boring: every week is different. Maybe there are wildflowers, a Pileated woodpecker, a screaming hawk, deer, snow, a gushing creek, a dry streambed, tiny fish, or a turtle. This is a social group as well: talk turns to grandchildren, children, politics, books, movies and food. Almost always, there is an appetite-stimulating discussion of food.

The pictures tell the story…

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