Friday, August 11, 2017

RLBH, August 10, 2017, Great Cedar Swamp

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         August 10, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5;45 PM FOR A 6 PM Start
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  15
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 HR, 11 MIN
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     400
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Michael Swartz. Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:parking lot Bernie & Phyl’s, Wood Rd, Braintree
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: 72 to start, and very muggy, minimal bugs
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) The Swamp part was crossable on logs alongside the fence without getting our feet wet.
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Friday, August 4, 2017

RLBH. August 3, 2017, Brookwood Farm

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         August 3, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5;45 PM FOR A 6 PM Start
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  26
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 HR, 15 MIN
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     650
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Michael Swartz. Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:parking lot Brookwood Farm
AR 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: 80 to start, and very muggy
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Friday, July 28, 2017

RLBH, July 27, 2017, Hawk Hill

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report
TRIP DATE: 07-27-2017

TRIP LOCATION: Blue Hills 

MEETING TIME: 6pm 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS): 14

TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS): 2 ½ hrs

LENGTH IN MILES: 4.1 miles

TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 200 feet

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

LEADER NAME(S): Paul Brookes, Walt Granada, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S): N/A

TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: RT28 parking pull off (where Pipeline crosses road).

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 over to view Pakomet Spring. Then hike around and over Hawk Hill (quite slippery but everyone did ok). We then crossed over to the Streamside Edge path and hiked the triangle where we saw ‘Panther Cave’ heading north on Branch Path. At 3066, for the fun of it, we bushwacked back to Hawk Hill Path and saw a doe.
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: damp and humid, 50% overcast, lower 70’s.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

RLBH, July 20, 2017, Madden Path

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 13, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED: No
MEETING TIME:  5;45 PM FOR A 6 PM Start
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  22
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS)  2 HR, 14 MIN
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     250
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Paul Brookes, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon, Joe Keogh
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:parking lot Blue Hill River Rd.
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    yes         TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: 5 minutes
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: 80 to start, and very muggy
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

RLBH, Annual Summer Picnic & Hike, July 13, 2017, Houghton's Pond, Old Rt 128

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 13, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED 3:50 PM for a 4 PM start   
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  16
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOU4.085.05
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     105
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Athletic Field parking off Blue Hill River Rd.
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no         TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: minutes
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: 57 to start, and overcast with some sprinkles
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) This was the annual RLBH picnic with a  pre hike. 16 hikers joined 11 Picnickers for a pot luck dinner in the Gazebo. The rain held off, although for a July night it was quite chilly at 54 degrees.
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Friday, July 7, 2017

RLBH, July 6, 2017, Buck Hill

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         July 6, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED? (y/n):  No
MEETING TIME:     5:45 pm for a 6PM start   
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  20
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 hour, 47 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     5.05
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     797
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:RT 28 at Skyline crossing
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no         TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: minutes
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: 71 to start, almost full moon
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Nice evening hike to the top of Buck Hill twice
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Friday, June 30, 2017

RLBH, June 29, 2017, The Boyces

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         June 29, 2017   
TRIP LOCATION:    Blue Hills Reservation   
WAS TRIP CANCELLED? (y/n):  No
MEETING TIME:     5:45 pm for a 6PM start   
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):  23
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 hour, 41 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     5.54
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     597
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh, Michael Swartz
CO-LEADER NAME(S):Cathy Garry, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:Chickatawbut Rd, Dark Hollow
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    no         TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS: minutes
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?      No
IF YES TO ABOVE, DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: 68 to start, overcast
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Nice evening hike
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.