Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Walcott

Name:  Robert C Walcott

Town: Easton (45 years)

Volunteer activities: After 20 years of hiking and enjoying the Blue Hills, I finally became a member of the Friends of Blue Hills 4 years ago.   In 2008, when the Friends of the Blue Hills launched the Adopt-A-Trail Program I decided that since my last name is Walcott, I should help maintain one of the major trails in the reservation – Wolcott Path.  I have since adopted other trails, helping to maintain them throughout the year.

FBH member since: 2007

Favorite Hike: All 121 miles of trails. But if I had to choose one or two, it would be Hemlock Bound Trail and the Great Dome Foot Path.

Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Hike all year long in the Blue Hills. The joy of meeting young families with children out for the first time in the Blue Hills Reservation. Almost every time out, I meet a new hiker or walker. Trail work is another one of my favorite things to do in the Blue Hills.

Funniest thing that happened at the Blue Hills:  For years I hiked the Sky Line Trail from Shea Rink to the Trailside Museum on one of the hikes led by DCR Ranger John Jacoppo.   One time, after stopping for lunch on Buck Hill, we picked up our packs and started hiking again. After 5 minutes one of the hikers in the group realized that his pack was getting a little heavy.  It turned out someone had put a 5 pound rock in his pack.  Wonder who it was ….John.

Favorite activities with Friends of the Blue Hills: Hiking the entire Blue Hills Reservation with friends. After doing hours of intensive trail work I love going back weeks, months later and seeing the improvements we made to the trails.

 

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