For over 20 years, Penny Proteau (holding box) and Linda McClimans (fourth from right) have led hikes and work parties together for the Land Trust with big smiles and inspiring dedication.

On February 26, the duo celebrated their final outing together as hike leaders during a trek along Hoffnagle Loop on our Dunn-Wildlake Preserve.

To celebrate, well-wishers came to the morning meeting spot with the ultimate caloric kick-starter: doughnuts. Along with many hugs and thank-yous.

Though we will likely see the both of them actively lending a hand or even participating in future events, we want to extend our gratitude for all of their many efforts as hike leaders over the years.