Six MBC fortunate enthusiastic, vaxed & masked members joined in the hike around Whistle Lake near Anacortes. A few were new to this lovely trail. We were greeted by a bit of a marine layer which partially burned off with enjoyable sun patterns as we progressed up & down around the lake through the Family Forest trails. Though the parking lot was nearly full we met very few people aside from 1 other hiking group. We stopped for lunch in a clearing above the lake while enjoying the reflections & observing a bald eagle or 2. Two of our environmentally alert hikers noticed & picked up a couple of beer containers & other trash & transported it to a disposal bin. The group maintained humor & shared good feelings all around.I’m appreciative that on my first trip as leader that no one got lost, hurt or rebellious & smiled throughout. It was a fun day.