Gals Check out New Trail in Helena; Weather Holds Off
The forecast was threatening with a 70% chance of wet weather but armed with our rain gear, we headed out to Helena. We had a slight problem in finding the Rodney Ridge Trail Head but Sue H. helped guide us as some of the streets were hard to find. Yes, we were using GPS but it was not too helpful.
This was a new hike for most of us and everyone enjoyed the diversity. We started out and found the trails to be very pleasant with many great paths that connected so our maps of the area were put to good use. There were social trails not listed on our maps so sometimes we were not sure if we were on the right trail but we able to make the six mile loop. There were some flowers like Arrow-leaved Balsam Root, Phlox, Shooting Stars with more plants emerging.
We encountered mountain bikers that had full face helmets and safety gear which was good to see because they were riding quite fast. There were a few hikers and some trail runners also. Our group was amazed at how polite everyone was on the trail which made us feel welcome and we appreciated the large area of trails that were well maintained. We hiked to The Top Of The World and were rewarded with a spectacular view of Helena and the surrounding area. As we were ending our hike it looked like rain in the distant and by the time we stopped for lunch at the Brewhouse it was raining. We met Cathy;s daughter for an enjoyable lunch and then we made a quick stop to shop and then proceeded home.
Ladies who went: Cathy, Susan, Karen, Gail, Susan C. and Sue H.