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    Default A Day of Hiking, Learning, Friends and Fun at Blue Hill Observatory - 6/5/11

    Today was the latest in our series of get-togethers with MWOBS forum members and it was the best so far. The Blue Hill Observatory - our "sister New England weather observatory" in Milton, MA - was kind enough to host us today. Don McCasland organized the day for us and provided a fascinating tour of the oldest weather observatory in the US. Add a bit of hiking, great food and great friends and you have the recipe for a perfect day! Thanks to Don for being such a great host.

    Here's the blog post and pictures to recap the day: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com...gether-at.html

    See you all at Seek the Peak!!
    Mark

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    Thank you Mark, what a good read and pictures. What a great bunch of people, it looks like everyone had a great time.

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    Great report and pictures. It definitely was a great fun filled day.

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    Fantastic blog report Mark! We certainly had a great time, and it is reflected in your writing. Thanks for putting it together and posting.
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    Thanks guys - it really was a great day. Sorry you couldn't be there Kathy, we missed you.

    Anyone that would like to add their pictures from yesterday here please feel free. I figured it would be good to start a new post-event thread since the original planning one was getting so long.
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    Below are a few photos that I took throughout the day.




    A quick stop along the Skyline Trail makes for a good photo opportunity.




    Don explains some of the many instruments atop the observatory.




    Don's beautiful, and huge kite soaring high atop the observatory.




    John and Mark checking out the Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder.
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    It was a great day. Most of the folks went off hiking after we got to the summit. But, a few went up the observation tower. The Boston skyline from there was nice. But, I want to go back on a crisp clear day.



    This was the "Mark - Mark" photo.



    The sunshine recorder was something new for me. And it made a nice photo with the reflections.



    It was a bright. sunny, hot, wonderful day.



    Thanks to Don for hosting us and giving us a great tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    It was a great day. Most of the folks went off hiking after we got to the summit. But, a few went up the observation tower. The Boston skyline from there was nice. But, I want to go back on a crisp clear day.
    Great pictures Brad. Always good having the official group photographer along. As for the Boston view, if you can find a clearer day we'd like to be there too. We've been at Blue Hills more than a half dozen times in the last couple of years including in winter on days that looked crystal clear and this weekend was the clearest view of Boston yet. Perhaps just the natural city smog/haze.
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


    Hiking photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman42
    Hiking Blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com/
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