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Hiking the Blue Hills

Great hike in the Blue Hills today led by Marc Hurwitz, our intrepid Appalachian Mountain Club guide. I hadn’t been there since I was a Cub Scout leader, and trust me, that was a very long time ago.

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The weather station on the summit of Great Blue Hill

The GBH transmitter on the summit of Great Blue Hill. Do you know what “GBH” stands for? Think about it for a moment.

Boston skyline from the observatory on top of the weather station

Weather gear on top of the observatory

Chia Shen, Cathie Ghorbani and me. Marc took the photo. You may know that Marc is a food journalist for NBC Boston and for his own blog, Boston Restaurant Talk. Like all good restaurant reviewers, he travels incognito.

Heading down from the summit

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  1. Sharon Hessney

    A good story is how few minorities there are that hike the Blue Hills. I have some data. It’s a public park and could be enjoyed by all.

    • dkennedy56

      Sharon, I normally hike in the Middlesex Fells and on the North Shore, and it is all white. I was struck yesterday by how many Black people I saw hiking in the Blue Hills. I thought it was great. But it’s a matter of choice, isn’t it?

  2. Teri Morrow

    Glad you enjoyed the trip. Gorgeous day for a hike.

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