On Oct 9th, the group had a beautiful day hiking Valentine Flats and Point Peter in Zoar Valley, After a quick trip to Point Peter to see the sweeping vista, we proceeded down the Valentine Flats trail. The trail had been improved and it took only 30 minutes to reach the creekbed at the confluence. We meandered through changing ecosystems, enjoying the many colored leaves until we were on the beach. No one wanted to leave as the bright blue sky, the sound of the rushing creek and the spectacular gorge walls seemed to mesmerize everyone. Many said it was their first time hiking there and that they would return, especially during spring to see the ephemeral spring flowers.
– Mary Schraven