Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Destruction Brook Family Hike 10-8-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report


TRIP DATE:  10-8-17
                                      
TRIP LOCATION:     Destruction Brook Woods, Dartmouth, MA   
           
MEETING TIME:  9:45 am for 10:00 am start
                  
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):     16
               
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS): 1.75 hrs.
  
LENGTH IN MILES:   2.5 - 3 mi.  

TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): minimal

DIFFICULTY:     D                              (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)

LEADER NAME(S):  Jeannine Audet
   
CO-LEADER NAME(S):     Maureen Kelly
      
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Parking lot on Slade's Corner Rd. 

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:
Red trail to Yellow and Blue trails back to red trail, including Ella's Bridge and Alice's Spillway.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: cloudy, warm, temps in high 60's - low 70's

OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
Nicely maintained wide trails. The children enjoyed exploring, following the map and the bridges and views of the ducks.


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

Blue Hills Skyline Hike 10-12-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report

TRIP DATE:     October 12, 2017
                                   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills, Milton, MA    
           
MEETING TIME:    10:00 am
                
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):      13 
             
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):   3 hrs

LENGTH IN MILES:  4.25 mi.
  
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): ?

DIFFICULTY:    B                               (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)

LEADER NAME(S):   Ken Cohen
  
CO-LEADER NAME(S):   Walt Granda
        
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Across from Park Headquarters

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: Skyline Loop - North Skyline from Headquarters to Eliot Tower. Return via South Skyline.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: Perfect!

OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Visited weather observatory under blue skies and cool temps.

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

Monk's Bay and Little Bay Hike 10-8-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report

TRIP DATE: October 8, 2017  
                                  
TRIP LOCATION: Monk's Park and Little Bay, Bourne   
              
MEETING TIME: 12:45     
                 
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):         3       
  
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS): 1 hour 10 minutes     
 
LENGTH IN MILES: 2.8    
      
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):

DIFFICULTY: C                                  (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)

LEADER NAME(S): Robin McIntyre 

CO-LEADER NAME(S):            NA

TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Valley Bars Road at Monk's Park 

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: Hikers were on Bourne Conservation Trust wooded trails in Monk's Park and Little Bay, beach areas along Little Bay, and an old fire road in the Town of Bourne land trust.  The terrain was frequent rolling hills on conservation trails with level beach and fire road areas.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: cloudy with intermittent showers, high 60s, light winds off the water

OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) none, hike cut short at the request of participants due to rain


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

Introduction to Hiking Series - Braintree Pass 10-7-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report

TRIP DATE:     10/7/2017      
                        
TRIP LOCATION:         Blue Hills (Braintree Pass Path)  

MEETING TIME:         8:15am   
       
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):         14     
  
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 3/4

LENGTH IN MILES:     5.9 miles

TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): insignificant

DIFFICULTY:      C/D                             (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)

LEADER NAME(S): Pat Achorn, Wendy Fox and Cathy MacCurtain     
   
CO-LEADER NAME(S):   
        
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:

CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:        No                 TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:

WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?    
    
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
Dry, leaf litter, blow down trees over the trail in 4-5 places, branch debris

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: warm, overcast, humid, intermittent sun

OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)


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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

RLBH, September 28, 2017, Hike & Dinner

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         September 28, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  3:30 PM FOR A3:45 PM Start
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 8
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  1 HR, 30 MIN
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     1200
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S)Michael Swartz, Cathy Garry
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Bill Canon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:RT 28 side of road
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 evening hike up and down the hills
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) This was the last hike of the season followed up with a dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s, in Randolph attended by 23 people. Anne Rapp was awarded a new Blue Hills map for the most hikes- 22.
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.