Hiking and Yoga Adventure! Blue Hills 2.0

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Blue Hills

345 Mountain Road

Princeton, MA 01541

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Join us for a fun day of mindful outdoor adventuring as we train for the breathtaking Franconia Ridge Loop in early October!

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This hike is one in a series of hikes I'm organizing that's designed to help people prepare for an adventure getaway I'm leading for the Franconia Ridge Loop October 4-6, whose rigorously challenging trails are rewarded with some of the most breathtakingly spectacular mountain vistas in all of New England!

Each hike leading up to our Franconia trek gets progressively more challenging, allowing new hikers to gain strength and confidence over time while making new friends and connecting with nature. Activities are free with suggested donation.

Blue Hills Reservation is a popular hiking and mountain biking destination located about 10 miles south of downtown Boston. The Massachusetts State Park offers more than 125 miles of trails and is one of the largest parcels of undeveloped conservation land within the Boston metropolitan area. The park offers spectacular views and is a great place to see fall foliage. Visitors interested in the reservation's ecology will enjoy the numerous swamps, ponds, marshes and meadows, as well as a number of endangered species.

The Blue Hills Skyline Trail features varied terrain and fantastic views of Eliot Tower and the Boston Skyline. The hiking trail summits a number of hills including Hancock Hill, Hemingway Hill, Wolcott Hill and Great Blue Hill at an altitude of 635 feet - the highest point in the reservation. The trailhead can be accessed from the Willard Street parking area.

Distance: 7.5 Miles

Rating: Hard

Elevation Gain: 1,689 feet

Route Type: Loop

Meet at 8:45am at Wildflour Vegan Bakery to carpool! 727 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Guided trek includes pre and post-hike yoga, with mindfulness activities woven throughout the day.

Trek will be guided at a moderate pace suitable for beginners. Come well-hydrated and bring a backpack with at least 16 oz of water, snacks, comfortable shoes with good treading and sturdy ankle support, and warm layers. Bring a yoga mat for pre and post-hike. Hiking poles are optional for the trail but recommended. Check Craigslist or REI's labor day sale for some good deals!

Packing list will be emailed out to registrants!

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Blue Hills

345 Mountain Road

Princeton, MA 01541

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