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Sunset Series Hike to the Summit of Great Blue Hill

Come join L.L. Bean Mansfield on Friday May 17th for our sunset hike up Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA. We’ll plan on meeting in the large public parking lot located at 1904 Canton Ave (RT 138), Milton, MA just past the Blue Hills Ski Area and adjacent to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. On this evening outing we’ll be hiking the red dot trail to the summit of Great Blue Hill. We’ll want to be on the summit just before the sun sets at 8:00PM so please arrive before 7:15PM so we can get started on time. Once on the summit we’ll rest at a wonderful overlook that faces west and enjoy the spectacular sunset. Please consider bringing snacks and your favorite non-alcohol beverage to enjoy. After the sun slips below the horizon we’ll head over to Eliot Tower to view the Boston skyline as it comes alive with the lights of the city at night. A waxing gibbous half moon will be high in the sky this evening while we’re on the summit. Please bring binoculars if you have them to expand your viewing possibilities and a flashlight or headlamp for use after the sun sets. After completing the Eliot Circle we’ll descend back to our vehicles. This hike should run the full 2 hours or more depending how long we linger on the summit and cover about between 2 and 3 miles in distance.
The minimum age for attending is 8 (Children 8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend).
Please dress appropriately for weather conditions.
Dressing in layers works best.
Wear appropriate footwear for hiking.
Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines and gear you may need as well. These outings are free but you are responsible to have everything you need.
A camera and/or binoculars are always a welcome addition.
Previous outings have indicated that insect repellent is a must.
Leashed, people friendly, well socialized outdoor dogs are welcome at this venue.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before hand because we want to get started on time.
If you have any trouble finding our meetup location please feel free to call before the event kicks off. Andy’s cell phone is[masked]-4503.
Look for Andy’s Green Honda Pilot with the “L.L. Bean Mansfield Outing Program” banner hanging on the side!

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  • Andy G.

    Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the beatiful sunset from the summit of Great Blue Hill. You can view the GPS track of our outing at this link: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2139832
    Hope to see you all on future outings with L.L. Bean Mansfield. --Andy

    May 19, 2013

  • Sonja B.

    Awesome as usual

    May 17, 2013

  • Tina R.

    Tractor trailer jack knived. Diverted 95 south at 109 I hear.

    May 17, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Same as Bara :(

    May 17, 2013

  • Bara

    With the accident on 128 south I don't think I'm going to make it. Sorry to miss this one!

    May 17, 2013

  • Andy G.

    There are still 25 spots available so if you're on the waiting list please plan on joining us on this outing.

    May 16, 2013

  • Andy G.

    I'll be leading this outing. Looks like it's going to be a nice evening. See you all on Friday.

    May 16, 2013

  • Phyllis

    I forgot this is the night my nephew receives an award. I will catch you next time.

    May 14, 2013

  • Andy G.

    It's between 2-3 miles in length. Yes, please bring a headlamp for use after dark.

    April 16, 2013

  • Louie C.

    I am looking forward to this venue...

    April 15, 2013

  • Louie C.

    Now your talking Michael.

    April 15, 2013

  • Nancy

    look forward to meeting people from this group.

    April 15, 2013

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