On January 1st, 2015 we participated in the First Day Hike at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. We did not realize how popular this hike was going to be! We waited in a long line of cars just to get into the parking lot!
Finally we got to the shelter where the hike was to begin and met up with the other Around Town Hounds greyhounds. There were so many people there--they had to split the hike into two groups. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported there were 350 people (and kids and dogs!)
I think we were on the Forest Exploration trail--but we just followed the people in front of us.
The trails were great. Wide enough to fit several across and very clean. There was one point where we had to cross a little stream--but we all made it.
At the end of the hike--the rangers served hot cider to everyone. What a great way to bring in the new year.