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North Pack Monadnock - Hiking

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North Pack Monadnock summit Summit Shaka! North Pack Monadnock (2,276ft) Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Trails: Ted's, Cliff and Carolyn's Distance: 5.6 miles roundrtrip So much fun rock scrambling in the rain! Gray skies couldn't keep us away from hiking. Got together with 4 others of the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready For Adventure meetup group for a rainy day hike to the summit of North Pack Monadnock.  Great hiking company, peaceful woods, wildlife surprises and fantastic lookout views near the top more than made up for the challenge of the brutal mosquitoes. We hiked in the clockwise direction taking Ted's trail to the Cliff trail to the summit, then descended via Carolyn's trail. Enjoy some photos of our fun, rainy day hike! This is my favorite photo of our group as we ascended. Although foggy, I really love the background. A marvelous hike!  Fun rock scrambling in the rain Waterfall at mile 1

Quabbin Reservoir - Hiking

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A mellow 5.5 mile hike through peaceful, beautiful woods and sights! Joined the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready for Adventure meetup group for a hike in the Ware, MA area. The Quabbin Reservoir , Ware River, Wachusetts Reservoir and their contributing watersheds supply drinking water to many communities in the metro Boston area as well as the Chicopee Valley area. The reservation is accessible to the public via more than 50 marked gates from around the perimeter of the reservoir. Our hike took us from the Observation Tower, to the Enfield Lookout, and finally to Hank's Meadow. Enjoy some photos taken of our hike. Quabbin Observation Tower Views from the Tower Along the trail A fine specimen with hair and bones! (Coyote scat) Fiddleheads Many water crossings The view from Enfield Look Out Read here about the underwater ghost town Pano of Quabbin Reservoir Reflections Along the trail

Central Rock Gym - Climbing

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Got to introduce several folks of the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready For Adventure meetup group to some indoor climbing. I organized a meetup at Central Rock Gym in Worcester, MA. and we had a good group to climb. The staff at CRG was fantastic with rental gear and overall gym orientation. It was evident that everyone had a great time. Not only did they learn to climb, but they also improved with every climb - they catch on fast! #borntoclimb #thestokeishigh

Estabrooks Woods - Hiking

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Estabrook Woods Trails: Esker, Estabrook, Estabrook Rd, Bellows Hill Access, Poole Sachs Loop, Carlisle, East & West Hubbard. Distance: 6 miles roundtrip Elevation: 260 feet Joined the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready for Adventure meetup group for a fun hike through the Estabrook Woods in Concord/Carlisle, MA. We entered the woods through a path on private property. Estabrook Woods consists of 1700 acres of mainly private property that is maintained as a wildlife sanctuary and research. Enjoy some photos I took of our hike . 

Rock House Reservation - Hiking

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Rock scrambling on the boulder at the Red & Yellow intersection Rock House Reservation Trail(s): Red, Yellow, Blue, Green Distance: 3 miles roundtrip Joined the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready for Adventure meetup group for a fun hike through the Rock House Reservation in West Brookfield, MA. We started at the trailhead off of Route 9 and hiked all the trails, making a lot of stops along the way and taking many photos.  The trails we took:  Counter-clockwise direction starting on the Red (Inner Loop) trail - the Yellow (Outer Loop) trail - the Blue (Fullman Loop) trail - the Pierce Road trailhead parking lot - continue along the Blue trail to the Green (Summit Loop) trail - back down the Yellow trail to the Red trail - Balance Rock and Trailside Museum - The Rock House and Boulders and Ledges - back onto the Red (Inner Loop) trail passing the Balance Rock and the Trailside Museum again to finish off on the Yellow (Outer Loop) trail.  Enjoy a few photos I