Tyke Hike ventured out of Waukesha County. . .sort of. Unfortunately, the first attempt was rained out. Today's rescheduled event was muggy and buggy. These less than desirable conditions and the fact that this was a rescheduled event may have factored into there being only five hikers tonight.
Either way, the show must go on and all 5 happy hikers ventured out on hike in beautiful Pike Lake. Prior to the hike, we met up with a volunteer from the Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter who described how the last workday only brought in 2 people, so it was somewhat comforting to know that this happens. :) He also mentioned how he has worked tirelessly to remove wild parsnip from the area we trekked.
Taking turns as hike leaders, the two toddlers in the group had a great time bopping the blazes, playing hide and seek in the trees, and being carried by their parents. The bugs and heat couldn't stop the girls from entertaining us with their quips and quirkiness.
Only a few more weeks until the next Tyke Hike, embarking form Centennial park in Hartland on Thursday, August 6th. I really hope the turnout is great as a representative form Milwaukee Public Radio will be there to learn about and get information for a special feature on the Tyke Hike program. Please come out and join us!