Thursday, June 1, 2017

RLBH, June 1, 2017, Hancock North

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         June 1, 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):  19
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 hour, 28 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     4.63
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     613
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S): Skip Mayslies, Bill Cannon
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:    Unquity 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: 71 to start, clear skies.
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Nice evening hike
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH, May 25, 2017, Wolcott path

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         May 25, 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):  10
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 hour, 28 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     4.21
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     700
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S): Ellen Thompson
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:    RT 138 parking area north of museum
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: Overcast with light rain
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Rocks were slippery, skipped hiking the skyline to the top of Great Blue
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wilson Mountain Hike 5-21-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report

TRIP DATE:     5-21-17  
                                
TRIP LOCATION:         Wilson Mountain, Dedham/Needham Line, MA        
  
MEETING TIME:         10:00 am
       
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):         8         

TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    2 hrs.

LENGTH IN MILES: approx. 4 miles    
       
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):

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

LEADER NAME(S):      Walt Granda

CO-LEADER NAME(S):            Ken Cohen

TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Wilson Mtn. parking lot – Route 135

CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:       N                  TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:

WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?  N   

BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED:
Red and blue blazed trails, excellent trail conditions

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE:  sunny, 60’s

OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.)
View of Boston skyline at summit


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

Mt. Garfield 5-20-17

AMC SEM Post-Hike Trip Report
TRIP DATE:5/20/17​​
TRIP LOCATION: Mount Garfield​​, WMNF, NH
MEETING TIME: 7:30a​​m
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADERS):15​​
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):total time was 8 with lots of breaks and probably an hour at summit 
LENGTH IN MILES: 10
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET): 4500​ ft.
DIFFICULTY:       B/C                            (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Barry Young/Christine​ Racine
CO-LEADER NAME(S): Leszek ​Lechowicz
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Garfield Trail on Gale Rd
CAR SPOTTING REQUIRED?:    No                     TIME REQUIRED TO SPOT CARS:n/a
WAS TRIP WITHIN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST?  Yes
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SPECIFIC TRAILS HIKED AND TRAIL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED: Garfield Trail and Garfield Ridge Trail, 10 miles, Spring conditions, mud/black flies w/ summit (<.5m) snowy/icy monorail 

WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKE: bluebird day! Start 40s w/ high 60s light wind at 5-10 MPH and sunny 
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) see write up for Breeze below 


Friday, May 5, 2017

RLBH May 4, 2017, Half Way Path

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         May 4, 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):  29
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    1 hour, 57 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     3.95
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     600
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S): Maureen Kelly, Nancy Coote
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:    Houghton’s Pond
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: 60’s with a light breeze
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Nice evening hike
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.

RLBH April 27, 2017 Breeze Hill

AMC SEM POST-HIKE TRIP REPORT
TRIP DATE:         April 27, 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):  30
TOTAL HIKING TIME (IN HOURS):    1 hour, 58 minutes
LENGTH IN MILES:     4.35
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN (IN FEET):     300
DIFFICULTY:        C                          (A=very strenuous; B=strenuous; C=average; D=easy)
LEADER NAME(S): Joe Keogh
CO-LEADER NAME(S): Walt Granda, Ritchie Monarch
TRAILHEAD PARKING LOCATION & DESCRIPTION:    Houghton’s Pond
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: 50’s with a light breeze
OTHER COMMENTS (problems, views, terrain, etc.) Nice evening hike, everyone moved along at a good pace. Fog came in late and some trails were not done
IMPORTANT: Contact Hike Committee Chair ASAP with any medical emergencies or other serious incidents.