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White Line the Blue Hills hikes

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Location

Blue Hills,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.



Overview

For the fifth year, this popular series will run from the Winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 am and hike trails in the Blue Hills Reservation for 3 to 4 hours. We hike at a moderate pace, perfect for hiking and chatting at the same time. We stop for lunch on the trail when the weather is not too cold or eat as we walk during cold weather. This is a social group but also serious about winter hiking safety: we hike together, wait at intersections and watch out for one another. The first hike is on Jan 1 and the last hike is March 19. Since the first hike is on New Year's Day, for this hike only, we will be meeting earlier (9 am) and hiking for only 2 hours. Register once and then come when you can. We hike different trails each week and start from different locations. Registered participants will be emailed the location of the next hike during the prior week. Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, and stabilizers such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snow-shoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers are expected to bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a first aid kit. A complete clothing and equipment list will be given to you during registration. For the safety of those driving, hikes will be canceled during active snow-storms. In addition, hikes may be canceled during heavy rain, excessive cold or simply unpleasant weather. People new to winter hiking are welcome and encouraged to register; you will also be asked to attend the excellent SEM winter hiking workshop on November 3. If you have a scheduling conflict you can attend any winter hiking workshop with any AMC chapter. One of the hike leaders will have a Yellow Lab with him, no other dogs are allowed. We hope you consider this winter series; it's pleasant hiking without bugs, social and an effective way to keep fit during the long winter.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free


Boardwalk

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate pace, 3-4 hours, can be hilly

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Living in Boston I enjoy hiking around Greater Boston and beyond. You may often find me in the Blue Hills with my dog Sunny.

Leader


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Leader