This year was Skyline’s FOURTH annual New Years Day Hike and man! It was awesome. Twenty-two ambitious hikers of all abilities met at 11am at the Tavern, then shuttled to the Thurman Street trailhead and collectively began an epic forest march into 2019. There was a dense layer of fog over the city which dispersed a little with each foot gained in elevation, giving the park a mystical vibe and providing a kick-ass metaphor for the start of a new year. The sun was shining on the tavern when we returned, and each hiker was rewarded with a cold beer and warm fire (on us.) Outlook on 2019 is good, real good.
Our motivation behind providing these types of events at Skyline is to encourage more people to explore Forest Park, meet new friends and discover our Tavern, goals which we really felt like we accomplished on this day. What gives us real satisfaction is not just pouring your beers, it is nurturing the wonderful community we have here and making a positive impression on the future. For more of this, check out our weekly “Trail Run Tuesdays” and Hiking Club, which will return in the spring. Thanks so much to everyone that participated, we will see you in 2020!
And as a special added bonus, here’s Jerry preparing the fire for our return! Thanks Jerry! It was cozy <3