Friday, July 27, 2018

RLBH, July 26, 2018, Hancock Hill

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 26, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 20
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 hr 10 min
LENGTH IN MILES: 5.00
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 800   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S ) Natalie Halloran, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Clair MacDonald
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION State Police  parking lot, Hillside St.
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Hot, muggy evening hike with a light breeze. The rain stopped just before the hike started
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) The heavy rain that preceded the hike made the ledges slippery.
 IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Monday, July 23, 2018

RLBH, July 19, 2018, Great Blue

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 19, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 18
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 hr 30 min
LENGTH IN MILES: 5.03
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 800   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S ) Sue Svelnis, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Natalie Halloran
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION Ski Area parking lot, Rt 138
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Nice hot evening hike with a light breeze. Temps in the low 70’s
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)We saw a young deer in the field by Carberry Path and some of the group witnessed an Owl take flight.
 IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH, July 12, 2018, Hike and Picnic

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 12, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  3:45 PM for hike, 6 pm for picnic
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 15 hikers + 8 Picnicers
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 hr
LENGTH IN MILES: 4.9
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 200   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S )Michael Swartz, Richie Monarch
CO-LEADER NAME(S):
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION Houghton’s Pond Main Lot
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Nice hot evening hike with a light breeze.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)This was the annual Picnic with a hike starting earlier.
 IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH, July 5, 2018, Fowl Meadow

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 5, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 23
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  3hr
LENGTH IN MILES: 5.9
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 200   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S )Michael Swartz, Sue Svelnis
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Natalie Halloran
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Royal Street Cul-de-sac
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Nice hot evening hike with a light breeze.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)The Swamp Trail and the Neponset river trail and Burma Road were completely overgrown and it was basically a bushwack most of the time.
 IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Friday, June 29, 2018

RLBH, June 28, 2018, Bouncing Brook Path

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         June 28, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 14
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  3hr 6 m
LENGTH IN MILES: 6.8
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 734   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S )Sue Svelnis, Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Natalie Halloran
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Bernie & Phylls overflow parking Wood Rd.
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Drizzle at times, lots of high wet grass, muggy and foggy towards the end. Predicted rain kept some hiker away.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)  IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH, June 21, 2018, Great Dome

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         June 21, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 26
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2hr 45 m
LENGTH IN MILES: 6
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 234   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S )Sue Svelnis, Bill Cannon
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Bob Vogel
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Shea Ice Skating Rink
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Nice hike, Sue pushed right along and all trails completed.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)  IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH, June 14, 2018, Hawk Hill

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         June 14, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 22
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2hr 35 m
LENGTH IN MILES: 4.75
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 539   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S )Richie Monarch, Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Bill Cannon, Sue Svelnis
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Rt 28 pull off at skyline crossing
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Nice hike, trails clear and we explored the Cave.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)  IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.