Monday, December 3, 2018

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report
TRIP DATE:      November 24, 2018                            
TRIP LOCATION:          North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary   
MEETING TIME:          8:30 am           
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):7          
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       2:38 hours
LENGTH IN MILES:       4.8 miles
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    247
DIFFICULTY:          C3C                        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Claire MacDonald
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Pam Johnson
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     North Hill Marsh parking lot, Mayflower Street, Duxbury
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:           No              TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?  No       
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
Hiked around the marsh on the yellow, red and blue blazed trails connecting to the white/yellow blazed trail around kettle ponds. Good trail conditions.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Sunny, no wind. Starting temperature was 35, ending was 44 degrees., 
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) 
AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report
TRIP DATE: 11-29-2018
TRIP LOCATION:          Burrage wildlife mgmt area, Hanson  
MEETING TIME:          10:00 am         
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):19
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       3:15 hrs 
LENGTH IN MILES:       6.8 miles
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    0 feet
DIFFICULTY:           D                      (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Sue Svelnis, Rob MacDonald
CO-LEADER NAME(S):N/A
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     Off Hawks Ave. Hanson, MA
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:        No                 TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: N/A
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?              No
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
Hiked through old bogs, between upper and lower reservoir, on an old Indian trail, then reversed over a slightly larger loop
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Sunny, mid 40’s, slight wind
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Mostly solid terrain with a few large puddles
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report
TRIP DATE: 12-1-2018
TRIP LOCATION:          Blue Hills         
MEETING TIME:          10:00 am         
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       2 hrs 
LENGTH IN MILES:       1.5 miles
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    0 feet
DIFFICULTY:           D                      (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Paul Brookes, Cathy MacCurtain, Pam Johnson, Claire MacDonald
CO-LEADER NAME(S):N/A
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     Houghtons Pond
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:        No                 TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: N/A
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?              No
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
An enjoyable time singing holiday and Christmas carols as we walked around Houghton’s pond.  Thanks to Pam Johnson who brought festive garlands, kazoos and jingle bells for our feet and especial thanks to her for putting together the song-sheets in a reusable binder.  She also added a couple of her own fun and very creative verses interspersed among the songs honoring the Blue Hills and AMC.  Here’s a video link to one àhttps://1drv.ms/v/s!AiqwzZ_0nJEkj9YCWRuY77hr3TNQBg
Afterwards we gathered at the Visitors Center for food and holiday fellowship.  Thanks Claire MacDonald for holiday cookies, Cathy MacCurtain for homemade eggnog desert-bread and Paul for hot spiced cider.  
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Sunny, mid 30’s
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.
AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report

TRIP DATE:      November 15, 2018                            
TRIP LOCATION:          Walpole conservation land     
MEETING TIME:          10:00 am         
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):21        
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       3 hours
LENGTH IN MILES:       4.7 miles
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    
DIFFICULTY:          C                         (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Hans Luwald
CO-LEADER NAME(S):NA
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     VFW post on Robbins Road, Walpole
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:           No              TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?  No       
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Cloudy, 32 degrees
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) 

IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

AMC SEM Hike Reports 11/11/18 Michael Swartz, Paul Brooks


AMC SEM Hike Reports

TRIP DATE:                  November 11, 2018                
TRIP LOCATION:                      Blue Hills, MA
MEETING TIME:          9:30 AM          
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):            20
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       6 hours
LENGTH IN MILES:       9 miles
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    estimated 1500
DIFFICULTY:               B                    (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Michael Swartz, Paul Brookes
CO-LEADER NAME(S):none
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     Shea Rink, Quincy, MA
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:       yes                  TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: 30 minutes
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?              no
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:  this was an end-to-end hike on the Skyline Trail.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE:  clear day, no precipitation, temps in the high 30’s and low 40’s
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) several muddy and wet spots on the trail due to recent rainfall

IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.   NONE

AMC SEM Hike Reports 11/8/18 Ken Cohen

AMC SEM Hike Reports


TRIP DATE:      November 8, 2018                              
TRIP LOCATION:          Ponkapog Pond, Canton, MA              
MEETING TIME:          10:00 AM        
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):20        
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):       2.5 hours
LENGTH IN MILES:       Approximately 4.5
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):    ??
DIFFICULTY:          D                         (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S):       Ken Cohen
CO-LEADER NAME(S):NA
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:     Ponkapog golf course
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:        No              TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:NA
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?              No
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
Green dot trail and Maple Ave circumnavigating Ponkapog Pond
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: 
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

RLBH, August 23, 2018, Tucker Hill

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         August 23, 2018
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5:45 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):24
LENGTH IN MILES: 3.2
3.6TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 398   
DIFFICULTY:        C        (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S ) Joe Keogh, Sue Svelnis
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Michael Swartz
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: Starting to get cool and Moon came up at the end
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)   IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.