Red (or Blue) Lining --------- the Blue Hills
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Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm (Please be there earlier to sign in)
Trailhead: Parking Lot North of Trailside Museum, Rt 138
Tonight's Leaders: Joe Keogh, Michael Swartz
Tonight's Hike: Border path We will be hiking trails North of Great Blue.
Directions to Trailhead: EXIT 2 off RT 128, Rt 138 N . We will meet in the parking lot north of, (above) the Trailside Museum. It is the second parking lot on the right as shown on the Blue Hills Map.Be careful the entrance is just past the Museum.
In the Blue Hills, it's not mandatory to have 'official' hiking clothing and equipment. However, headlamps/flashlights are mandatory, as we frequently complete hikes in the dark. Water and raincoats are mandatory as well. Please pay attention to the "one (1) Quart Minimum " of water.
NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a leader, please let us know and we will train you as a co-leader!
What to Bring:
- Hiking Boots or sturdy tie shoes
- Rain Coat Required: Please bring it every week, if only to appease the sun gods
- Water Required: At least one Quart. Hiking works up a thirst, and dehydration is a major source of hiking problems. Staying hydrated during hikes helps you feel better the next day.
- Headlamp or Flashlight: Required: The end of the hikes are frequently in the dark.
- First Aid Kit: Leaders carry a group first aid kit in case of injury, however all hikers should always bring Band-Aids, moleskin, personal medication that may be needed during a hike.
- Toilet paper: There are no rest areas in the woods.
- Cancellation Policy: We hike every Thursday, rain or shine. Fun is where and when you make it! However, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning will cancel or shorten the hikes!
- Risks: Rattlesnakes, ticks, EEE, West Nile, breaking your ankle, poking a stick in your eye, heart attacks, etc. There are also balancing benefits, like exercise and the fellowship of other hikers. That's not to mention the simple pleasure of walking in the woods! The balance point varies for each person. It is your choice.
- General Notes:
- No dogs are permitted on these trips.
- Cell phones: May be brought but must be turned off during the hikes
- We will hike 'together'. Please plan to complete the hike with us. Light rain will not cancel the hikes. Under severe weather conditions ( if it starts pouring) we, as a group, will decide to continue or head back.
- Thunderstorms/ Lightning will cancel or shorten the trips! As will Tornadoes!!
- Anyone with a medical condition (asthma inhaler, epipen, etc.) please inform the leader.
- Non-AMC members are permitted and encouraged to attend our hikes. ( hopefully having fun with us will encourage them/you to join.
- If you would like to bring a friend, whom you know to have experience, the proper equipment, etc., just let us know a few days before the hike.
- There are rattlesnakes and copperheads within the Blue Hills. Rare but they do exist. If you are concerned about this, please ask now, not when we meet one on the trail!
Any questions, please call or email:
Leader: Cheryl Lathrop: 508-254-0709 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Joe Keogh : 508-542-0665 (cell), email@example.com
Registrar: Linda Glynn; 508-496-4009, firstname.lastname@example.org