A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. That will save me a lot of writing. You can tell by those smiling faces that we all were delighted with the fine hiking weather as well as the beautiful sections of the Crescent Trail. We had fifteen hikers in all, including a couple of latecomers who did not make the photo opp. Nanette made a surprise appearance, having been on the absent list for some time due to knee surgery. It was so nice to have her back on the trail.
One group tackled the heights of Indian and Thayer Hills with Mark in the lead. They covered quite a lot of territory and had some fine views from the hilltops.
The Tourists and Naturalists combined forces to explore a lovely wooded section across from the White Brook area. Gene and Georgia gave us a catalogue of the flora and fauna we encountered along the route. They are amazing! Many wildflowers and songbirds distracted us from the abundant poison ivy. Subsequently, the group traversed a portion of the wetlands where we met up with Rick and John, our late arrivals. Time did not permit us to experience the entire preserve. It might be worth a return trip to hike the whole area.
Happy Birthday to Mark and Gene.