Daily dose of Lucas County: Just off the Derby Road near the entrance to the 8-mile leg of the Cinder Path at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Another spectacular Iowa day --- cool temperatures, sunny skies and (best of all) we dodged the overnight frost.
I crashed the eighth annual Martha Skillman Birthday Hike and Pie Tasting (a Region Six event of the Iowa Prairie Network; that's Martha second from right in the front row) this afternoon (crew above) at Pin Oak Lodge and along the Cinder Path. Great pie, great company, great hike. More about stalking the prairie gentian another day.