Posted on May 13th, 2013
This past weekend our Central Virginia Trailblazers group went to False Cape State Park on the coast of Virginia to explore one of the very few nature refuges on the east coast. There were about 25 of us and I would say, just looking around, that everyone had a fun time. One of the things I appreciate about this group is that it is friendly but not clique-ish. I don’t feel comfortable hiking alone but it’s fun having a certain amount of solitude while you are exploring nature. If you have a question or need help there are folks around but you don’t have to worry about the mind games.
So I appreciate this group and am actually learning a few things about the natural world and my place in it. The rangers in this park were very nice, as well, and we learned some survival techniques during a Sunday morning class from one of them. Nettles are one of my new, favorite plants!
The weather held up pretty well and we had some good meals in the lodge thanks to some of our talented trailblazer cooks. Here are some photos. I am also learning to appreciate Flickr as they do a much better job displaying photos than FB or some of the others. All in all, it was one of my favorite camping adventures to date.