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Ascent of Boston Hill on 2018-12-05

Climber: Floyd Greenwood

Others in Party:Outdoor Pursuits
Winter 2018-2019
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boston Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:384 ft / 117 m

Ascent Trip Report

Entered 12/13/2018.

This was the first outing with both Outdoor Pursuits groups. We walked from the Phillips Academy campus to Holt and Boston Hill, taking the trail off Salem Street to Rt. 125 entering Ward Reservation near a long boardwalk. It was a short hike from there on the Red Trail to the road that led to the summit, offering great, clear views of Boston and the surroundings. While there we played our own version of "Museum" where one person would stand on the solstice stones and try to catch people trying to reach your position. You win of you catch everybody but that's usually not the case. Often it's the first person to reach the stones wins. We then hiked somewhat indirectly to Boston Hill and Elephant Rock, approaching the hill from the south on the Blue Trail. Took a group photo at Elephant Rock. Great views of Boston from this hill as well. We then took a direct route back to Holt Hill on the same Blue Trail (it's a loop) and took Prospect Street and Salem Street back to campus. We arrived after dark.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Blue Trail
    Trailhead:Phillips Academy  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Holt and Boston Hill Loop (Winter OP, 2018-9) (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Holt Hill2018-12-05 a 
2Boston Hill2018-12-05 b 



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