We really didn't think many people would join us on our usual Tuesday morning walk in the Town Forest on Independence Day, but we had ten plus a very nice dog, Max. The weather was wonderful - sunny, low humidity, clear, breezy. Because the trails are still a bit wet, I chose the Mainline because it has some gravel and usually doesn't get as muddy. There were some wet spots, and we took a turn onto the Boulder Dash trail to get to Little John Road more quickly. From there we walked over to the Empire Lookout where Lois can see her old house. We took the Upper Mainline trail back, and then I suggested taking a short cut through disc golf tee #4 to get to the VAST trail down to the parking lot. It's almost all rock, so dry. Even though I was toward the end of the line, I beat everyone to the VAST trail because they took a different route and were beset by a few dogs along the way. It was about a 3 mile walk and felt really good to be outdoors.