Our 30th Annual National Gathering now lives on in our memories. We enjoyed beautiful weather all weekend with just a little rain one night and afternoon. Highlights of the weekend included hikes to the heron rookery (and a moose sighting very early one morning!), wildflowers galore, a bald eagle in her nest, kayaking on Half Moon Pond, Erica Wheeler's wonderful concert, bike rides long and short, and many cherished memories. The Sargent Center staff treated us to a special slide show on the nearly 100 year history of Sargent Camp and its founder, Dr. Dudley Sargent. The "then and now" photos were especially moving.
While we had to say good bye to the Sargent Center, the Gathering's home for the past 20 years, we see this as an opportunity to say hello to a new venue for our 31st Gathering. A group of Women Outdoors members are already working on finding a place for next year's Gathering. Stay tuned.