The newly organized Hiking Group led by Scott Hutchason had their initial outing on Oct.25 with a hike on the Mianus River Gorge Trail.

Sixteen people came for the first outing in ideal weather. The group hiked the entire trail to the final point with a view of the Mianus Reservoir. Side trips to see the old Hobby Hill quarry site, the gorge overlook, and the Havemeyer Falls (without water) amounted to a total distance traveled of about five miles. No laggards and no injuries from tripping over rocks and tree roots in the trail.

Before parting, the group went to lunch together at the Lakeside Diner.

Another hike is planned for November. Watch for time and place to be announced.