Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sweeping Views from Buck Hill in the Blue Hills Revervation
Awhile back, I had posted some information on one of the most popular spots in the Blue Hills Reservation south of Boston, namely Buck Hill. The summit of the hill has a nearly 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside, and on clear days, there is no telling how far in the distance you can see. On a recent hike up Buck Hill, several of us on the hike were surprised to see such a clear view of Wachusett Mountain, a 2,000-foot peak out in Central Massachusetts that is more than 50 miles from the Blue Hills. The photo here shows Wachusett in the background, taken using a powerful telephoto lens. It is not a rare occurence to see Wachusett from Buck Hill, but this was about the clearest view of it I have seen from the summit.