Hike Leader: Jack Mroczkowski
~4 miles, 10:00 am start from "588" Sudbury Road, Concord, MA
Hikers: Jack, Barry Kaditz, Brett Serkez, Don Mannes, Greg Stathis, Ilkka Suvanto, Joan Laxson, Janet Miller, Margie Lee, Marie Keutmann, Patrick Ward, Richard Fortier, Rick Carlson, Robyn Maislin, Rochelle Holman, Roy Westerberg, Susan Sabin, Tony Lee, and William Feiring.
In spite of the early morning drizzle, by the time the group started trekking the rain had ceased. Our meanderings through an eclectic variety of scenery were punctuated by several lecture stops. At one point, Joan jumped up on a bench overlooking the Sudbury River to give an interesting perspective on Thoreau - apparently, he did not endear himself to everyone. Later, at a picturesque overlook onto Fairhaven Bay, Marie provided another bit of more recent history on Nat Marden who lived in a mansion (now torn down) above the boat house.
Almost everyone climbed Fairhaven Hill and peeked at part of the splendid modern mansion that sits on top. Amongst the amenities is a private ice skating rink equipped with collision barriers, and sound and light systems.
Most of the group went to Verrill Farm afterwards to enjoy lunch. Thanks to Janet for sweeping.
Report by Jack Mroczkowski.