Activities for the Forty Plus Committee
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This page lists trips sponsored by the Forty Plus Committee. To see all trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter, see our search page. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.
13th annual exploration of ocean, sand, forest and wildlife. 6.5 miles rt. Boots required. Apres hike lunch optional. Contact L, Barbara Fay. No dogs.
Morning hike through wetlands and woodlands at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Distance 4+ miles at moderate pace with short stops for nature chats. Negligible elevation gains. Meet at 9:20am in front of the Sanctuary office, near the parking area, for departure at 9:30. Bad weather will cancel the hike. Registration requested but not required. There is a small entry fee if you are not member of Mass Audubon. L Bruce Bolnick (c: 571-340-1629, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 12+ years in five countries. Profession: International development economist, now semi-retired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.