Unfavorable weather caused the cancelation of a few recent hikes. However a quick decision yesterday to plan a local hike for today proved to be a great idea. Word spread quickly through this site, texts, and emails. Seventeen enthusiasts met at the McClure Amphitheater eager to take advantage of another opportunity to get outdoors, visit, and, of course, hike.
 
The Chaffee Crossing area offers many miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that wind throughout the area, making it an excellent place for an adventure here in the River Valley. Starting at the amphitheater, we took the all purpose trail to Lake Torraine, where we stopped for a short break, before looping back for a total distance 4.2 miles  Everyone seemed to enjoy the time.