Our Monday adventure was a return to Rosy Mound Nature Area. PP, UH, NCW, TJ, Nikki and OSLO met at the parking lot of the area. It's an up and down trail over a big, wooded dune to the beach in a pretty and natural setting. It was a couple of hours of walking and climbing up and down steps, but well worth the trip.
In the lowlands near the beach there is a grove of white pines. The wind in the pines makes a lovely sound and NCW stopped to listen and appreciate the place.
We stopped near the beach for a group photo after covering about half of the total of 411 steps in the journey to the beach from the trail head.
The group took a side trip to visit the beach while NCW and I had a little sit down. I caught them lined up coming back to join us.