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Founders Day Hike

By Nathan Elliott

SIXTY-FIVE TO seventy people turned out for the SLV Outdoor Adventure Club’s hike on Saturday, October 13 to celebrate the Savannah Valley Railroad Trails (SVRT) Founders Day. We hiked from Huguenot Parkway to the trestle and back.
It was a beautiful day for a hike. Barry Russell, an SVRT volunteer, was at the trail head to provide a brief history of the building of the railroad through our area. He accompanied the hikers on the first part of the trail, making a few stops along the way to explain various aspects of building the railroad.
Hikers walked at their own pace so we were spread out along the trail. This worked out well for the SVRT volunteers who were located at Kibby Wofford’s cottage on Rt. 7. The hikers walked up Rt. 7 to the cottage where the SVRT provided hot dogs, homemade ice cream, chips and water. Everyone enjoyed the food and socializing with the volunteers and other hikers. After this very nice break in the walk, the hikers meandered back to their cars on Huguenot.
We appreciate the hard work of the SVRT Founders in getting these trails started and the continued efforts of the current volunteers who maintain them. Remember to drop a few dollars in one of the donation boxes at the trail head when you walk these trails. Our continued support will keep the trails nice for all to enjoy for a long time to come!

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