Nine masked, stalwart members of the walking/hiking group gathered at the Bedford trailhead for the Reformatory Trail, also part of the Bay Circuit Trail, on a very hot (90º) August morning. The trail led us through the wooded area to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge where we turned onto the Dike Trail. Although very invasive, the lotus blossoms were spectacular as well as the cardinal flowers and hibiscus blossoms. We continued on past the Concord River with stops to rest in the shade and finished through the trees again at the Bedford parking area for a total of 2.5 miles. Some members chose to head home at that point but four of us had a nice lunch under the canopy at Papa Razzis in Concord.
Left to right standing: Steve P., Chris B., Jane Ph., Pat K., Dennis U., Carol B.
Kneeling: Charlotte D., Maryann D.