Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Mt Lincoln to Mt Lafayette to Mt Garfield Traverse

Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on a late March traverse from Mt. Lincoln to Mt. Garfield. We will ascend the Falling Waters trail, hike the scenic Franconia Ridge and then the lesser used Garfield Ridge Trail to Mt. Garfield. We will exit on the Garfield Trail and hike to the Gale River road to our pre-positioned cars.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
John Lee
Jeff Isen

AMC Boston 2017 Spring Hiking and Backpacking Program

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cabot Hall at 4 Joy Street, Boston MA

Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the Hiking/Backpacking Committee's Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is for you!

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Casey Ajalat

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.

Charlie Linville: A Hero's Ascent of Mt. Everest

Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Join the AMC's Boston Chapter as they present a unique slideshow & video hosted by Charlie Linville - the 32-year-old US Marine who, having lost part of his leg in Afghanistan, became the first combat amputee to reach the 29,029' summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. While conducting an IED sweep in Afghanistan in 2011 that Charlie was blasted into the air and brought directly down into the blast crater. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to severe spinal trauma and two amputated fingers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Hiking
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Keith Watling

Potluck & Slideshow: Lessons Learned from Climbing the 7 Highest Summits & More

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what's it like to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, and what's on the climber's mind? Or what it's like to tread through the blinding whiteness in minus 50 degrees in Antarctica day after day? This person, Lei Wang, grew up as an un-athletic book-nerd who considered walking a few blocks in the city during her first winter in Boston a daunting adventure. Lei is also the first Asian-American to climb the highest peak on all seven continents, including Mount Everest, and to ski to the North and South poles.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Photography
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at AMC's Joy St Auditorium each month.

Potluck & Slideshow - Lessons Learned from Climbing the 7 Highest Summits & More

Monday, April 17, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

NOTE - DATE CHANGED TO: Monday, April 17th
ALSO - This is OUR FINAL SLIDESHOW/POTLUCK at the AMC Boston Joy Street location...ever! The AMC is moving next fall to Charlestown... so please join us for a final farewell to this historic location!!

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at AMC's Joy St Auditorium each month.

Welch Dickey Early Season Hike

Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for one of the best known, most scenic hikes in the White Mountains. We will take the 4.5 mile Welch-Dickey Loop which includes a modest 1800 feet of elevation gain, featuring panoramic views, and open ledges. We plan a moderate paced, half day hike and is appropriate for beginners, those who want a good warm up, anyone who is working on the 52 WAV list, or anyone who just wants a good half day on the trail. Dogs welcome.

MicroSpikes and appropriate footwear will be required for this hike in addition to layers, 2 liters of water, and the normal 3 season gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze (617-483-0334; Before 8:00 p.m.)

After leaving the Corporate world about 3 years ago, I have focused my time on helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing, and my work in the outdoor retail industry.

Coleader: 
Jeff Isen isen3624@gmail.com (508-846-5993; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Newly minted co-lead, retired surgeon who enjoys 4 season hiking, cooking, traveling, yoga, and conversation.

Nicsa Dagger-Cain

Backcountry Navigation Workshop with Map, Compass, and GPS (mobile)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

This two-day intensive workshop will teach you how to confidently navigate on and off trail using a map, compass, and GPS / mobile device. The first day of classroom instruction covers how to read topographic maps, how to use a compass with a map, triangulation, and magnetic declination, and how to plan and follow bearings and hand-rails, including outdoor field exercises on how to apply these skills in practical situations. Classroom instruction will also include how to leverage both available online computer resources and apps for your mobile devices.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Philip Werner philip@sectionhiker.com

Philip Werner is a four season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC Boston Chapter and has taught many hiking, backpacking, and navigation courses. A full time author and hiker, he's also the founder and editor of the popular hiking and backpacking website, SectionHiker.com.

Coleader: 
Beth Zimmer (603-707-9498)

Beth Zimmer is the Co-Chair for the AMC NH Chapter's Excursion (Hiking) Committee. She is a four-season hiker and bushwhacker, a volunteer trip leader and a volunteer instructor.

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.