From left: Katherine (Jeanne) M., Karen L., Joan A., David R., Dori C., Betsy B., Kathy W., Meredith P., Mary McG., Nancy M. and Robert R.. (Jane took the photo.)
Twelve TOHG members hiked on Friday, April 23rd at the Smith Conservation Land, a property owned by the Sudbury Valley Trustees, on a sunny, windy day. Fortunately, the woods provided protection from the wind gusts and we were all very comfortable for the 3.6 mile walk. We started out on a ridge, high above beautiful Black Pond, ending up in the Harvard Conservation Land adjacent to Littleton Common Road. Along the way there were a lot of small ups and downs, with roots and rocks. On the return trip, we headed down to Black Pond, crossing a small stream and then back over it again to the main trail. The final portion of the hike took us along an old carriage path that was once used by a farmstead, with rock walls along both sides.
Afterwards, some of us went to Kimball’s in Westford for ice cream or lunch and another group went to IL FORNO’S restaurant in Littleton for an Italian luncheon.