Backpacking

Family Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia, NH

Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, July 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun overnight at family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut. We will hike 1.6 miles to the hut (and gain 1000' vertical feet) at a kid friendly pace (~1-1.5 miles/hr); the route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the moderate incline is moderated by switchbacks. We will stop along the way for snacks, a look at nature and possibly for lunch by the lake. Once at the hut, you will have free time to enjoy a swim or continue on to the summit of N.Kinsman (4293"). Monday, we will hike around the lake and back to our cars. Best for ages 5-12.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Melissa Schuft
Registrar: 
Millie Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726; before 9)

Vermont 4,000 footers weekend!

Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Working on the NE 67? Join us for a three-day peak bagging weekend as we hike all five 4,000 footers of Vermont.

Day 1: We'll meet on the way to consolidate cars and plan to hit the trail at a civilized hour, allowing for drive time. The day's goal is Mt. Killington (9.6mi/2650'), with a possible side trip to Pico.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

Greenleaf Hut and Lafayette via Skookumchuck Trail

Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Try a different route up Lafayette and stay overnight at Greenleaf Hut. The Skoocumchuck trail is a pleasant and less steep way up to Garfield Ridge and Lafayette starting on Rt. 3 at the northern end of the notch. . After summiting, we will descend to the hut and stay overnight (full service). The next morning we'll descend via Greenleaf Trail to spotted cars. Limited to 10 people. Contact registrar for information on booking the hut from our group reservation - you are not on the trip until you have booked and paid through AMC reservations.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com
Ellen Stanley
Registrar: 
Bill Swanton bill.swanton@gartner.com

AMC Boston Chapter 2017 Spring Leadership Program

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 AM to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Phillip Baraona

Franconia Ridge with a stay at Greenleaf Hut

Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 9, 2017 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the 2017 Spring Hiking Program, and is open to program participants only. Registration for this trip will be open after the first day of class in April.

Join the leaders on an intermediate trip to Greenleaf hut, and from there to hike one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains!

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Maurice Boueri
Coleader: 
Rachael White

PEMI LOOP (extended) WEEKEND BACKPACK

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a challenging yet rewarding extended loop around the pemigewasset wilderness; approximately 36 miles, hopefully hitting the summits of 11 magnificent 4000'ers for a total elevation gain of +/- 10,000 ft. We will plan to camp at established sites along the trail and will also be attempting at least one sunrise summit. At the sites a caretaker will collect a fee of $10 / person. Total cost will be $20 for both campsites. We will collect this in advance.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Coleader: 
max heller

Hiking Extravaganza @ AMC Lonesome Lake Hut

Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for three days and two nights to explore the southernmost high hut of the White Mountains at Lonesome Lake Hut (2760') in its beautiful winter setting! Enjoy a snowy weekend of hiking, focusing on scenery, good company and great food. With spectacular views of the Franconia Ridge across a pristine glacial lake, Lonesome Lake Hut offers big mountain scenery without the big mountain effort and is just 1.6 miles from the trailhead, making it an ideal first-time winter high hut overnight experience. We will hike from Lafayette Campground parking lot for 1.6 miles (950' elev.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Photography
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Joan W Chambers

Greetings: After becoming a 4-season leader and voted Winter Hiking Leader of the Year in 2009 by the Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Committee, my husband (also an AMC leader) and I have continued to lead trips for AMC Boston Chapter throughout New England area and also for AMC Adventure Travel to domestic National Parks, Switzerland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Coleader: 
Cliff Chambers

Cliff leads three season hikes for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. Cliff has co-led multiple winter trips to each of the self-service huts for the HB Committee as well. Cliff has also extended his experience to hiking/trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations as the Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, New Zealand, and Patagonia and has traveled to Norway, Poland, and Tasmania in Australia. Cliff has Advanced WFA and CPR certification.

Marianne Bonnard

Family/HB Overnight Beginner Backpack To Ethan Pond

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we hike three miles roundtrip without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls before hiking out. Registrar Jeanne, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Nadiya Teplyuk nadiya.teplyuk@gmail.com (508-615-1423)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726)
Mark Warren
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family/HB Weekend Backpack to Ethan Pond

Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we make a three mile detour, roundtrip and without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls. Registration URL:  http://regi.amcboston.org/1476

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren markwarren@mmwarren.com (617-233-1520; Before 8:00 pm)

For all of this decade, I have led the annual Beginner Backpacking trip for Hiking/Backpacking's Spring Hiking Program, so I used to interacting with newcomers.

President's Weekend Winter 3 Day Pemi Loop Backpack

Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, February 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Three day backpack on the Pemi loop. If the weather cooperates, we'll camp Saturday night so we can reach the Franconia Ridge to view the sunrise and/or sunset. Sunday night will be at Guyot campsite with an optional visit to West Bond for sunset. As with any winter trip, the weather forecast and conditions could cause this trip to be modified or even cancelled.

Recent winter above treeline hiking and winter backpacking experience is required. Also need to be fit to handle 10+ mile winter days.

3 days, 2 nights, 32.5 miles, 10,487 feet elevation gain

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
John Pike

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