Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Trip dates: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list:


By Public Transit: MBTA Orange Line to Oak Grove Station, exit on the Washington Street side and head north on Washington Street (away from Boston). Washington Street bears left at intersection with Pleasant Street. Go one more block up Washington Street

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
Christine Malinowski
Paul Terenzi
Trip location: 
Goodyear Avenue, Melrose
hiking, conditioning, training, Middlesex Fells, Boston
AMC Destination: 
AMC Boston Office
Trip country: 
Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Creation date: 
2018-06-26 13:50:16.0
Last updated: 
2018-07-26 16:16:56.027