Date: 18 February 2012
Who Hiked: Me, Hubby, Thing 2, and two other Cub Scouts
Route: Hermit Gulch Trail (out and back)
Time: afternoon -- didn't much keep track of time
Weather: sunny, clear, warm (70s)
Distance: probably a bit less than 2 miles roundtrip
Did you know that California public schools celebrate both Lincoln's birthday and President's Day? Isn't the point of President's Day to roll the whole Lincoln/Washington thing into having one holiday rather than stealing two days from the shortest month of the year?
I vote that we convert Lincoln's birthday to "Darwin Day" -- they were born on the same date after all (yes -- day, month, and year) and then I won't be so annoyed by the whole thing and the kids will still be happy with their two days off during February.
What does this have to do with hiking? Yeah, I'm getting to that...