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On Saturday, Becky had an outing with her friends [Jill](http://www.theholtsite.com/) and Kendra. We planned our day so that the outing could occur on our way up to Townsend for the weekend, so we drove from Beverly to Woburn, where the ladies met up at the [Crate and Barrel](http://www.crateandbarrel.com/) factory outlet. While they shopped and had lunch, I did a bit of adventuring.
I hiked around the Eastern Fells, part of the [Middlesex Fells Reservation](http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/fells.htm). The Fells is one of my favorite parks in the metro Boston area. I hiked down the blue blaze trail to the yellow blaze trail. It was probably a 15-20 minute hike each way, with a couple of somewhat steep spots, and lots of rocks. I hiked down the yellow trail to the edge of Spot Pond. If you’ve ever driven the section of I-93 in between Boston and Route 128, you have probably seen Spot Pond. It’s an enormous body of water to the east of the highway, with a large island in the middle, and some large buildings visible above its eastern shore. Anyway, it’s a very nice area to hike around in, and very close to Boston. I’d definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in the Boston area.
Becky and I have previously hiked around in the [Western Fells](http://gallery.prwdot.org/middlesex_fells), which is home to three reservoirs and two climbably towers. The Western Fells are on the opposite side of I-93, and the trail systems are mostly separate, save for the Cross-Fells trail.
You can view all of my [Eastern Fells](http://gallery.prwdot.org/eastern_fells) photos.