As planned for the four day Very Green Birthday Palooza, I crashed an off trail hike with Ranger Rebecca Jones and a group of other hikers on Sunday. It was all good though, I met some new hiking friends and plan to go back as I had a blast. This national park was part of the Underground Railroad. Though their experience was much different than mine. We passed prehistoric fern filled areas, waterfalls, ravines, traces of 19th century industry tucked between trees, meadows, fields of tall weeds, muddy hills and rare plants. I was sweaty and sore when we finished, but was still about to make home in time to shower, throw on a dress and head to church! God is good!