‘Friends’ Resolution Walkers, weather break record

Under absolutely ideal conditions the “Friends” 2011 New Year’s Day morning “Resolution Walkers” pose for the annual group photo.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The unseasonably warm weather during the days leading up to New Year’s Day morning conspired to create unbelievable conditions for the 10th annual Friends of the White Pine Trail Resolution Walk. As a result, a record crowd of well over 300 people stepped off under a bright sun and blue […]

Resolution Walkers step optimistically into 2010

The vanguard of a throng of walkers heads south our of Rockford on the eighth annual Friends of the White Pine Trail New Year’s morning Resolution Walk.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

  Apparently Mother Nature didn’t buy into the hype and rewarded the Resolution Walkers with a bright sun and blue skies to add to the crisp air and light winds. Perhaps because of the uncommon winter sun, a common salutation by everyone present that morning was a resounding “Happy New Year.” Promptly at 10:00 a.m., […]