as we spend a few hours exploring Boston's Blue Hills Reservation.
We’ll be meeting at the Shea Rink area* (accessible via the #238 outbound from the Quincy Center Red Line MBTA stop) around 9:30am and hiking approximately five miles, beginning on the Skyline trail (.pdf trail map
). The terrain is moderately rugged and hilly, so please think of this as a hike rather than a walk in the woods. We will stop for lunch along the trail and visit a local establishment (TBD) for drinks and/or a snack following the hike.
Participants should bring a lunch, adequate water, and sunblock. We recommend comfortable shoes (preferably hiking boots) and breathable clothing. Optional: Please bring a snack to share with your fellow hikers.
(A more adventurous hike in New Hampshire is planned for mid-August, so stay tuned.)
Carpooling can be arranged in the thread, and questions about fitness levels, gear, terrain or anything else will be happily answered.
*Please note this is not
the main Blue Hills ski area / trailside museum lot, but is located at the eastern end of the reservation.