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: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Melissa Schuft
Registrar: 
Millie Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726; before 9)

Mt Seymour and the Sewards Range, Adirondack State Park

Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Looking for a weekend outside of the Whites? Come join us on an adventure to Upstate NY, where we'll explore a small piece of the 6 million square mile Adirondack Park while bagging four 46ers - Mount Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour. The plan will be to drive up Friday, park our cars, and backpack in via the Blueberry and Ward Brook trails to Camp 4 lean tos, where we'll set up and enjoy a campfire nestled in the valley between the Sawtooth and Seward Ranges (~6 miles). Saturday will take us out and back on the herd path to tag the Sewards (~10 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kellie A Connelly amckellie@gmail.com

Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and is picking away at her 48's and 46'r lists, but seems to spend too much time repeating the "fun" ones! She also participates in H/B Leadership Training and enjoys teaching others about the joys of hiking and sleeping outside, especially in the snow! Her 2017-18 adventures include finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head, Ice Climbing in Ourary, CO, and Mount Rainier in August

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl joesahl@gmail.com

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: 
Full
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.

AT Section Hike: Hanover, NH to Lyme, NH

Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on an overnight AT section hike. This backpacking trip begins in the town of Hanover, home of Dartmouth College. The trail passes ponds, streams and requires the use of a number of boardwalks and footbridges. Our first day begins with heavily wooded trail which turns into meadows and woods then climbs up the southern peak of Moose Mountain. Here we get some incredible views and reach Moose Mountain Shelter, our overnight destination. Days hike: 10.2 miles The following day's hike is 6.6 miles and takes us into the town of Lyme, NH.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Coleader: 
Celeste Cabot celesteana93@gmail.com

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

The Bonds and Owl Head Backpack 5/20-5/21

Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for an overnight backpacking trip to the Bonds with a return through the heart of the Pemigewassett to tag Owl Head (you know you need it). We'll take the Lincoln Woods trail to Bondcliff trail, traverse Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond, hopefully taking in some of the best views in the Whites. We'll then continue over Guyot and South Twin on to 13 Falls for a well earned (17miles) overnight stay. Early rise to head deeper into the Pemi, joining Lincoln brook trail to drop our packs and tag Owls Head, then head back out to civilization.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Osler

I do challenging day hikes

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl

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

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

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