A group of eight hikers hit the trail bright and early on January 1st in celebration of the New Year's Day sunshine (forecast to last the morning). Conditions were just right for a walk - crisp but pretty with the mists rising up and glowing in the sunshine. Lovely! The day's route took us through Raven Forest (off Veterans Memorial Parkway) and through rural subdivisions connected by various wooded areas before returning via basically the same trail system. We returned to our vehicles after over three hours of exercise and adjourned to the nearby McDonalds for our 'debrief'. All in all, a great way to greet the new year.