Monday, November 23, 2015

Great Blue Hill....again

I keep thinking I should try a different route, a different side, a different place but really I like this one. It is a good circle, involves a decent amount of work and it isn't that far a drive. The view doesn't suck either. Funny thing about this section of the Skyline is that you start off by hiking away from the Great Blue Hill to start. The picture below is me looking back over my shoulder to where I am heading.
The circle ended up being about 2.8 miles and was wet and muddy in maybe 25% of my travels. Not too bad but I took it slow where it was wet and heavy with leaves. Don't really want to break my ass and be alone. Also I would say because it was a weekday I only saw about 4 people and 2 horses in the total time I was on the trails. No complaints from me. 
The day was beautiful. Cool but bright sun which felt great. 
I finally walked over to the weather station while I was there. I have done this route maybe 3 times and never checked that out. I walked all the way around it and saw a mountain in the distance. I need to investigate what I was looking at. It is tough to see in this picture but it is there. 

 There was also a field trip of friendly kids who wished me well when I headed back down the trail. 
Another fav place where we poke through these large rocks. 
The Appalachian Mountain Club has this game called Red Lining the Blue Hills. I am considering it. The point is to get a map and trace every trail with a red marker as you complete it. I think the goal is to do this in a year but not required. They also meet every Thursday and do a section but obviously that isn't an option for me so I'd be tackling it myself. 
I am grateful for days like today and will be out as much as possible.
Next step-Snowshoes!!! 


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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40