Activities for the Forty Plus Committee

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Scenic Block Island Biking/Hiking Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Come with us to beautiful Block Island. Stay at an island inn/cottage with views of the old harbor and the ocean. Guided, combined biking/hiking daily tours on the island. $350 includes shared rooms plus 3 breakfasts. Dinners maybe prepared in available kitchen. There are a variety of restaurants on the island. Bikes in good order with fully inflated tires and tool kit recommended. Helmets required. Full payment required at time of registration. For further info contact.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ken Samoylenko
Karen Deady karen.deady@alumni.tufts.edu (978-369-3409; Before 9 PM)
Coleader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Registrar: 
Karen Deady karen.deady@alumni.tufts.edu (978-369-3409; Before 9PM)

Middlesex Fells Hike/Walk

Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Sheepfold Pkg. lot. Mod to stren. 7 mi. Hike over many hills & rough terrain. 9am-2pm. Bring lunch, H2O, snacks. Rte. 93 S to exit 35. At stop sign, go L under highway. At next stop sign go R. At first set of lights turn R onto Rte. 28. Turn R into Sheepfold entrance. Rte. 93 N to exit 33 (Route 28). Sheepfold entrance is 2 miles up on the L. Cancel if rain. No dogs; L Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; Nelsonnec1@aol.com).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo Nelsonnec1@aol.com (617-548-8579)

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton (Blue Hills)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 AM

4.6 easy miles loop around the pond passing AMC camp, white cedar swamp and June flora (lady slippers?). Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course on Rt.138 in Canton (exit 2 west 128/93) for carpooling to trail head. Registration not needed: contact leader with questions: Barbara Fay, bfamc@verizon.net. Meeting time is 9:00 sharp. Bring snacks, lunch and water. Sorry, no dogs please.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

Celebrate National Trails Day With a Hike in Georgetown-Rowley State Forest

Saturday, June 3, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let's Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike in GEORGETOWN-ROWLEY STATE FOREST locate in Georgetown/Rowley MA. Meet at 1:00PM. We'll explore this state forest that's over 1,100 acres. There will be great views from the new bridge that spans a beaver dam and the Mill River. We'll hike along woodland forest trails exploring signs of spring. From I-95 take exit 53A (Rte. 97 east) towards Topsfield, after exiting ramp take immediate left onto Rowley Road, follow ~1.1 miles to pkg. area on left-side of road.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)

Mount Moosilauke Spring Hike

Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Come join us for a spring hike to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. .

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

Lakes of Clouds Hut

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy expansive views on the shoulder of Mt Washington staying at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut. We will hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail passing waterfalls fueled by the spring melt along the way. We hope to summit Mt Washington; Mt Monroe perhaps after dinner; and the next day Mt Eisenhower on our way out via the Edmands Path. Ours will be an above tree line experience and hopefully we'll witness an unforgettable sunset from Lakes of the Clouds. Total mileage 13 miles. Cost: $142.83 includes one night hut stay, dinner, and breakfast. Register with L.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net

Ravenswood Park Gloucester

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA. 5 mile moderate hike thru a hilly, rocky, heavily wooded 500 acre preserve with lots of history and wild magnolia swamps. Register with L: Barbara Fay, bfamc@verizon.net.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net

Mashnee Island, Eel Pond, Cape Cod Canal Bike Ride

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a leisurely scenic midweek ride exploring Mashnee island and surrounds. The ride is flat, 23 miles-10miles on public roads, 13miles along the south side os the canal. Arrive by 9:15 AM for a 9:30 start. Bring a bike in good condition. Helmet, Spare tube, Snack, water, wind breaker, sunblock. We will start at the canal in Bourne riding around Mashnee Island, then on to Eel pond and then ride the canal and lunch at the pavilion in Sandwich. Limited to 12. Register with Leader.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Coleader: 
Angie Evans

Presidential Traverse Without the Peaks

Friday, June 16, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

This is the classic Presidential Traverse (without the peaks, we will walk around the mountains) on the ridge line to Mt Madison Hut overnight for the first day. Then to Mt Adams to Mt Jefferson to Mt. Clay and Lake of the Clouds Hut (overnight), then to Mt Monroe, Mt Eisenhower , and finally to Mt Pierce. If you always wanted to walk the ridgeline, without the peaks, this is the trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Teresa Pagliuca pagiluca.t@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

Hedghog Mountain Hike

Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Moderate hike in the White Mountains. Nice views. Can be combined with Leaders' 6/18 Sunday hike. Leslie Greer and Don Provencher Co-Leaders.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leslie Greer (617-233-6423)
Registrar: 
Leslie Greer (617-233-6423; 6-9 PM)

Green Hills Hike

Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Moderate Hike overlooking North Conway, NH. Nice views. Can be combined with Leaders' 6/17 Saturday hike. Leslie Greer and Don Provencher Co-Leaders.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leslie Greer (617-233-6423; 6-9PM)
Registrar: 
Leslie Greer (617-233-6423; 6-9 PM)

Blue Hills Hike

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Celebrate the first official day of summer with a 4 mile invigorating hike to Buck Hill and enjoy stellar 360 degree views. Optional short hike around Houghtons Pond. Heavy rain cancels. Level is Advanced Beginner. Leader: Angie Evans, Co-leader: Joan Blaustein.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Angelika Evans evans.afz@gmail.com (781-326-3892; before 9pm)
Coleader: 
Joan Blaustein

Mount Eisenhower via Edmand's Path

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This is one of the less difficult approaches to the alpine zone on the Presidential ridge, and an open summit of a 4000-footer, with spectacular views of the Presidentials. The hike is 3.3 miles each way (6.6 miles total) at a moderate pace, with possible short stops for interesting birds. Elevation gain 2670 feet. Hike starts at the Edmand's Path trailhead parking area, 2.3 miles along the Mount Clinton Road off Route 302 near the AMC Highland Center. We will dwell a while at the summit to soak up the scenery.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Bruce Bolnick bbolnick@gmail.com (571-340-1629)

Hiking in Whites since 1969. AMC member since early 1970s (with a few gap years) Completed 4000'ers in 1986, including most in winter as well. Active as AMC Volunteer Naturalist, especially on birds, trees, and local history. Author of Waterfalls of the White Mountains (Backcountry Publications, 1989 and 1999). Lived and hiked in Africa for 10+ years in five countries. Profession: International development economist, now semi-retired.

Shining Sea Bike Way

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a leisurely scenic ride along the Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (20 miles round trip) with option for Salt Pond Sanctuary and swimming. Lunch option at Wood's Hole. Leisurely pace. Meet at 9:45am for a 10:00 am start, finish by 2pm. Helmet, bicycle in good repair, spare tube, water, snacks, windbreaker, sunscreen required. Registration required. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com (339-223-9675; 6-9pm)
Coleader: 
Joan Blaustein joanblaustein@comcast.net (617-669-3528)
Registrar: 
Joan Blaustein joanblaustein@comcast.net (617-699-3528)

Cape Cod Multi-sport Weekend

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on this multi-sport weekend of surf and sand on lovely Cape Cod. Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail , Ocean kayak in Orleans, and visit Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Join us for one or both days.

Saturday: Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike ride 44 miles round trip. Bike Helmets required. Bike rentals available at the start of the trail or bring your own. We will lunch on a beach and stop at clam shacks along the way to buy lunch. After the ride join the leaders for activities and dinner-Leader's choice.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Paddling
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Teresa Pagliuca

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS

Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join us for a leisurely hike to the summits of Welch and Dickey Mountains, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views from the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (White Mountain National Forest). This loop hike in the southwest corner of the White Mountain National Forest is as close to the perfect moderate hike that you can get. It takes an average of 4 hours to casually hike this 4.4 mile loop. There are almost constant views in all directions for over half the hike

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Coleader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Steven Dennen (781-799-9623; Anytime)

Mt. Jefferson via the Caps Ridge Trail

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM

The perfect hike for those trying to cross of all of the 4000 footers, and those who are looking for a fairly short but challenging hike with scenic vistas. We'll be hiking up and back along the Caps Ridge Trail from Jefferson Notch - the "easiest" route up Mt. Jefferson. This trail starts at an elevation of 3,008', and entails an elevation gain of 2,700', along a 2.5 mile route to the summit (at 5,712').

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Benham john.benham@ieee.org

AMC 2012 MLS alumnus, AWFA, AMC 4000 Footer Club member.

Coleader: 
M. MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
Registrar: 
M. MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

Bay Circuit Trail - North /South from Bedford to Concord

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:00 AM

4.3 miles.via Narrow Gauge Rail Trail into Great Meadows NWR. Car spotting. Register w/ L, Barbara Fay, bfamc@verizon.net. 617-694-5612. Limited to 12.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net
Coleader: 
Elaine Kerrigan
Registrar: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net (617-694-5612)

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

FORTY PLUS SCENIC FALL WEEKEND IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS SEPTEMBER 15-17

Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00 PM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Fun-filled and friendly fall weekend in Bartlett NH with choices of hiking, biking, and kayaking. Moderate pace to enjoy the scenery. Stay at a comfy lodge close to the picturesque Saco River and spectacular White Mountains National Forest roads and trails. $140 members and $150 non-members. Cost includes two nights lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a memorable Saturday happy hour and dinner.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)