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Hiking and hunting; Easter style
RUMFORD- For the past seven years, Marsha McKenna has hosted the Peak-a-Week Easter Egg Hunt on her family's property on the Franklin Annex that runs through the power line. This year, she had the largest turnout of of hikers and egg hunters with 22 members of the Peak-a-Week group in attendance.
Throughout the winter months the group organizes a social calendar of weekly events ranging from dinner out at an area restaurant, wine tastings at a group members home, bowling and snowshoeing, along with a variety of other events.
McKenna stated, “It has been a great way to stay connected with new and old friends over the winter and it has forced some of us who tend to hibernate to get out and keep active.”
Since McKenna enjoys her family property on the power line so much and prefers to share the experience, she decided to host an egg hunt for the adult members of the hiking group.
“I thought, in order to bribe them to come walk with me I would treat them to an Easter egg hunt at the same time. It has been growing each year, with the largest turnout of 22 hikers/egg hunters this year. Everyone gets some goodies, it's so much fun.”
The Peak-a-Week group gathers weekly on Wednesdays to hike shorter peaks throughout the area and on certain Saturdays and Sundays to scale the longer ones. They also gather for select Monday night kayaking and canoe events.
For more information on the Peak-a-Week hiking, kayaking and event schedule, visit www.rumfordfallstimes.com and search “Peak-a-Week” or you can find information on Facebook under CC's Outdoor Journal.