First Day Hikers
Over 120 hikers took part in the First Day Hike at Glen Elder State Park to bring in the New Year on Jan. 1 throughout the “Take care of yourself, Enjoy the great outdoors” themed event. The park and Waconda Cultural Association co-sponsored the event that offered an opportunity to overcome the Covid-19 challenges through exercise and taking in the fresh air, while social distancing. The event was made possible through the “Kansas Beats the Virus Program”.
The First Day Hike is a national event hosted by state parks, and this year drawings for prizes were offered for those who registered for the event.
Manager Tyler Bletscher extended his thoughts about the walk as a great opportunity for people to enjoy the state park and what it has to offer.