Friday October 19 – Church Mountain Hike. Meet at Regal Movie Theatre parking lot, side closest to Woburn at 8:20 to form carpools for departure at 8:30 am. Diana Meek
Unfortunately, Diana was unable to lead the hike up Church Mt today, so we stepped in as substitutes. The weather was great as the six of us slogged up the trail but it got hotter and hotter. The blueberries succumbed to the heat as they were all shriveled, but still tasted good. The blueberry bushes were in their red color. Fritz pointed out one patch that was impossibly vivid.
The heat really sapped our strength as only four of the six “summited”. We only saw a few other hikers (and two hunters – be safe out there) the entire day. Gorgeous day and great company. The hike was 9.4 miles with an elevation gain of about 3600 feet (2600 feet to the meadow) and topped out at about 6000 feet at the summit. Photos can be seen on the MBC Flickr album page.