Blue Hills Skyline Conditioning Hike

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize the risks to the most vulnerable among us, AMC will immediately begin the process of temporarily closing all lodging and foodservice facilities and suspending all in-person staff and volunteer led programming through June 3.

Trip dates: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Join us for a moderately -paced conditioning hike in the Blue Hills. We will be hiking on the Skyline Trail, known to be rugged, strenuous and great training/conditioning for some of the bigger mountains up north. The plan is to attempt to "summit" Buck Hill. If we're lucky, we may hit a vantage point to catch a glimpse of our very own Boston skyline. We will be hiking at an average pace of 1.5-2 mph on rocky terrain, up and down the hills, with an elevation gain up to 1,000 feet. Plan to hike 8 miles. Come and enjoy a breath or two of midweek fresh air with us.

We will meet at Shea Memorial Rink at 651 Willard Street, Quincy. We will meet at 8:45 AM with boots on and be ready to hit the trail at 9:00 AM. Please be prepared for a full day out on the trail with at least 1.5 liters of water, lunch, snacks and layers appropriate for the weather as well as sunscreen. Hiking poles are a big help.

Registration is required.

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
Joan Blaustein (617-669-3528; Before 9:00 PM)

I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.

Mary Anargirou (617-756-4117; Before 9:00 PM)
Trip country: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Creation date: 
2019-06-03 17:54:00.0
Last updated: 
2019-06-10 16:06:51.493