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Sunset Series Hike to the Summit of Great Blue Hill!

Sunset Series Hike to the Summit of Great Blue Hill!

Come join L.L. Bean Mansfield on Friday September 13th 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 6:59PM so please arrive just before 6:00PM 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.

    Thank you to everyone who joined L.L. Bean Mansfield for the sunset hike to the summit of Great Blue Hill on Friday evening. The rain moved away just in time revealing a beautiful sunset for all to experience. Enjoy the photos and if anyone else took additional photos please upload them too. You can view the GPS track of our outing at this link: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2317626
    Hope to see you all on future outings with L.L. Bean Mansfield. --Andy

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Stephanie

    It was a great night for a hike! The clouds cleared just in time for us to see the sun set. Thanks To Andy & the group for a good outing :)

    September 14, 2013

  • Bara

    It's pouring in Cambridge. Didn't want to risk sitting in traffic not knowing if it will be clear at 6. Can you offer this again on a weekend so traffic isn't an issue?

    September 13, 2013

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