https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=81774 Wellington Station
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
We've had a rainy summer so far and it's been tough to find hiking days. Thursday looks about as good as it gets, so I'm thinking those of us with flexible work/school can take the day off and enjoy the mountains!
Monadnock offers a stunning 360 view from its bald peak. The issue is this mountain is terribly popular, making weekends a little rough. Should be perfect for our weekday trek.
The trail is 3.6 miles out and back, for a gain of 1740 ft. It's full of open rock faces we'll need to scramble over - very fun but can be challenging. You'll definitely want grippy shoes for this one.
We'll be hiking at a moderate pace, with multiple stops along the way, and a long one (~1 hr) at the main peak to enjoy ourselves and take in the sights.
If you are looking to go fast, not take your time enjoying the scenery, or go off on your own, this is not the hike for you!
Though we won't be trail running, you should understand that this gets steep in parts, so you should be in half-decent shape overall. For reference this is only my second hike of the season, but I've done quite a few in the past. Can't wait!