I went hiking at the Blue Hills Reservation for the first time this past Sunday (11/11). For the most part I thought it was pretty decent, a good warm-up for the Whites is basically how I looked at it.
Now granted, I went on a holiday (Veterans Day) so I expected to see a good amount of people, but what a herd going up and down the Red Trail! I've never seen so many people on a hiking trail in my life; that includes any and all trails in the Whites and the Daks. Don't get me wrong I'm glad to see people supporting hiking and getting out on the trails but I felt like I was at the Mall going up and down the escalator while Christmas shopping.
Here again, I enjoyed the hiking itself and would like to go back and try some of the other trails. Here are my questions, has anybody ever done these trails during the week or even on a non-holiday weekend? Are the crowds usually a little bit thinner? Are the other trails a little less crowded than the Red Trail?
Thanks in advance for any info or advice.