Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Hike Mount Chocorua

Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderate-slow pace mid-spring hike up Mount Chocorua (3475),. This hike will cover 7.6 miles and have over app. 2,500 feet of gradual elevation gain. This hike can be rocky and strenuous and include stream crossings , the reward is beautiful views of the Presidential Ranges. Lunch will be enjoyed on MT Chocorua s summit (3,475 ft.), which offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Sandwich and Presidential Ranges. Co-leader Zoe is leading a hike to Sandwich Dome if you want to make this a hiking weekend consider joining that hike too.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carla Palmer
Coleader: 
Zoe Rath

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.

Twins & Galehead Carspot Hike

Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with this moderate-pace car spot hike that will cover three of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. We'll pass over the densely-wooded summit of North Twin (4761) and continue on to South Twin (4902) where, if the weather is clear, we should have some great views. We'll continue on to the summit of Galehead (4024) with a stop at Galehead Hut. Expect wet trails and several stream crossings. If the weather is clear we 'll take time to stop and enjoy the view at several outlooks along the way.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Coleader: 
Rachael White

Morgan Percival Loop Hike

Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Percival/Morgan Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile popular loop trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a cave. If you are just getting back to hiking this season, and want to work the legs for an easy to moderate hike with 1555 feet of vertical gain, come join us.!

For more information:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/percival-morgan-loop-trail

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
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: 
Samir Patel

Samir Patel has been a member of the AMC since 1992. He is a co-leader with the Boston Chapter of Hiking/Backpacking Committee. He has traveled to many parts of the world with AMC's Adventure Travel trips, including New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Mexico, and many national parks in the U.S. and abroad.

Flume and Liberty out and Back

Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for out and back hike to Mounts Flume and Liberty at moderate-fast pace via the Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge and Liberty Springs Trails. Two NH 4K peaks, 13.4 miles, 3400 feet of gain. For strong, fit hikers with recent White Mountains or similar hiking experience. Optional Group dinner in Lincoln, NH following hike. Register at REGI http://regi.amcboston.org/1529.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com

Linda Haines has been an alpine skier most of her life, adding nordic skiing in 2005 to her hiking, biking, running, skiing/snowshoeing passions. She's a certified running coach, has been a full AMC hiking/backpacking leader since 2012 and is now adding AMC biking, skiing and Adventure Travel leadership. She's hiked the NH 4Ks, Banff/Jasper, Bryce/Zion/Escalante, Tetons, and the Swiss Alps and tries to do new ski/hike/bike/run adventures each year, leading groups or on her own.

Keith Watling

Hike 5 Maine 4000 footers over Memorial Day weekend

Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Hike the Crockers, Redington, Mt. Abraham and Spaulding over Memorial Day weekend

Come join us for a hike of some of the best 4000 footers in Maine! Although this hike is at the end of May, this will still be considered a winter hike due to the possibility of winter trail conditions. The goal of this trip is to do two separate, but long day hikes on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Alberta Colakovic
Leah Salloway

Mt. Moosilauke

Sunday, May 28, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a moderately paced day hike to the exposed summit of Mount Moosilauke, which offers great views of the White Mountains and the Connecticut Valley. We'll meet at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and take the Gorge Brook Trail to the summit, enjoying good views as we get above treeline along the way before we eat lunch at the top. If the group is up to it, we might take a different trail on the descent, adding to our total mileage. Mileage=7.4 miles round trip / Total Elevation Gain=2,400' / Trip rating=B3B

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
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.

Coleader: 
Rachael White
Marc Breslow

Mt. Cabot + Bulge and Horn (NH 48, NE 67, 52 WAV)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Working on the NH 48, NE 67 or 52 WAV? This hike has something for you! This is a great opportunity to take a group trip over one of the more distant peaks of the White Mountains. We'll take a steady pace over Mt. Cabot (NH 48) and make our way over to The Bulge (NE 67) and The Horn (NE 67 + 52 WAV), pausing along the way for plenty of water breaks and lunch. While this is one of the "easier" 4,000 footers for those of you just starting out, it is still a strenuous hike. While not known for its views, the trail is pleasant with gentle grades and plenty of scenery to enjoy.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Steve Donovan deskofsteve@gmail.com

Steve is an avid hiker and Co-Leader with the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He hikes regularly in New Hampshire's White Mountains and Adirondacks of New York.

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.

Hancock and South Hancock Loop Hike

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately-paced loop hike that will cover two of the 4,000 footers of New Hampshire: Hancock (4420) and South Hancock (4319). The ascent will be steep and rough, and participants should have recent experience hiking in the White Mountains or in comparable terrain. There will be several brook crossings along the route, and we will travel along an old logging road for part of the ascent. Total Mileage=9.8/Total Elevation Gain=2700'/Difficult Rating=A3B

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso
Phillip Baraona
Coleader: 
Rachael White

Mts. Madison and Adams

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a late spring hike up Mts. Madison and Adams. We'll ascend and descend via a moderate route though we anticipate a long hike. Rdtrp. dist. 11.2 mi. Elev. gain min. 4100 ft, max. 5000 ft. Microspikes required in case of lingering ice. Leaders may shorten hike depending on conditions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Dilrukshi Vitharana vitharanad@hotmail.com

Annual Single-Day Presidential Traverse

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will hike in two teams. A southbound team will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com (978-448-9837)

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall. Hike with Joe a few times, and you're likely also to meet Paprika, the hiking hound.

Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Pam Wilmot

I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.

Karen Hoagland

Mount Jefferson

Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Come join us to hike Mt. Jefferson, New Hampshire's third tallest mountain. If the weather cooperates we will have amazing 360 degree views including Mount Washington to the south. We will climb Mt. Jefferson via an out and back on Caps Ridge Trail. The total mileage will be 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,760 feet. Even though we will be taking the easiest route to the summit, the trail is steep, rough, and involves scrambles over ledges. This hike is not a good choice for beginners, hikers who feel uncomfortable on rock slabs, or anyone with a fear of heights.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton

Mt. Cabot loop hike

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced 11.4 mile loop hike linking Mt. Cabot (4,170'), The Horn (3,905'), The Bulge (3,950') and Unknown Pond. Enjoy the combination of a hike through a remote, pristine spruce-birch forest, with elevation gain (approx. 2,664'), and some long views. Listed as one of the Best Hikes Ever by Backpacker Magazine (Oct. 2010). We'll keep a steady pace, traveling at the speed of the slowest hiker. Due to the remoteness of the trailhead (in Berlin NH) and an early

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof

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: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com (603-848-2174; 9am-9pm)

Marcella completed the NH 4000 footers, and can't seem to get enough of them! She enjoys getting others psyched about hiking, particularly in NH. She has been skiing and hiking in the white mountains since she was about 5 years old.

Sugarloaf Mtn, 52WAV in the Nash Stream Forest, NH

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Knock off the second northernmost 52 With A View via a Friday night stay Jun 9 at a ski club in Intervale, NH. This will enable us to get to oh so far Stratford, NH to bag this 2,200' gain moderate, Sugarloaf Mountain (3710'). If you aim to finish the 52 or not, this is guaranteed to be a fun day. Only 4.2 mi RT, but with respectable gain to fantastic almost 360 degree views. You can do it! Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1550.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed w-r-freed@comcast.net (617-460-5213; Before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Rose Limanni rklimanni@gmail.com

Cannon Mountain (4k)

Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Come join us for a hike of Cannon Mountain, an exposed 4,080-foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that, If the weather cooperates, affords terrific panoramic views of the Franconia Ridge and surrounding area. As an intermediate day hike with almost 2500 feet of elevation gain and covering 6.0 miles, this hike is not a good choice for beginners. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. You should have completed at least one hike of 5+mi and 1500+ft climb this hiking season. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and ability of our group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
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: 
Robert Nortrup robertnortrup@gmail.com

Mid-Week Welch Dickey Loop

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Welch and Dickey Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that is rated as moderate. Total vertical elevation gain 1807 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bob Knudsen

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 9 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Coleader: 
Samir Patel

Samir is a 3-season co-leader who has hiked in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, participated on numerous Adventure Travel trips many international destinations including New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Mexico, and many national parks in the U.S. and abroad.

Sub Sig Cabin weekend; hikes to Willey, Field, Tom

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

This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 10 AMC participants. This trip is open to Sub Sig members in addition to the 10 slots for AMC participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kjersten (KJ) Reich kjerstenreich@gmail.com (617-680-3527; before 9:30 pm)

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

Keith Watling

Mt. Washington via Great Gulf and Wamsutta

Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Redliners rejoice! Join us for a challenging but unique trip to Mt. Washington. We'll start the day bright and early as we head up the Great Gulf Trail, known for its steep valley, remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and attractive cascades.

We'll reach Spaulding Lake just in time for lunch before continuing to the summit (weather pending). After spending some time enjoying the summit views, we'll take an unusual descent down the Wamsutta trail before rejoining the Great Gulf. Total distance + elevation: 15.7mi/5,395'

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Fred Smith fredsmithhikes@gmail.com
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

Mount Moosilauke

Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join us for a there and back hike to the summit of Mt Moosilauke (4,800 ft) via the Beaver Brook trail. Mt Moosilauke is listed as the 10th highest on NH 48 four thousand footers. Beaver Brook trail is listed as an optional trail to complete the NH Terrifying 25. This is an intermediate to advanced hike. Participants should be comfortable with heights, scrambles and some very careful footing.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway Gronkleah@hotmail.com (603-828-9069; Anytime)
Coleader: 
Scott Rasmus

Mt. Eisenhower in the southern presidentials

Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Day hike in the Southern Presidential"s of the White Mountains in NH. We will ascend via the Edmands Path and possibly return via Mt. Pierce and the Mizpah hut. Great views on a clear day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Lisker (617-244-1636; beforej 9pm)
Coleader: 
Anne M Drolet droletam@yahoo.com

Mount Jefferson via Castle Trails

Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Mount Jefferson loop hike by way of Castle and Castle Ravine trails. This is a challenging and rewarding path up the north face to one of the highest peaks in the White Mountains at 10.2 miles, 4260' elevation gain, with an expectation to complete in 8 hours. The summit is second only to the journey there. Rugged and rocky, this is a trail in a very natural state where hands and legs are needed for summiting. Good fitness and recent (within the past 1-2 years) experience hiking in the Presidentials is required. In case of inclement weather, alternate hikes will be decided upon.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof

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: 
Nelson Chiu

The Osceolas

Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a good company and a moderately paced hike to two New Hampshire 4000 footers in Waterville Valley, Osceola (4340 ft) and East Osceola (4156 ft). The main peak is an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day, you can see 41 of the other 47 New Hampshire 4000 footers. Total distance 8.4 miles, out and back with 2050 feet of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso
Coleader: 
Zeynep Ozyuksel
Michael Oliverio

10-Mile Day Hike to Mounts Tom, Field, and Willey

Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike of 3 NH 4000 footers: Mount Tom (4051'), Mount Field (4340'), and Mount Willey (4285'). This is a great option for hikers who would like to complete 3 peaks of the NH 48s in one day. It is a strenuous day hike with approximately 3700 feet of cumulative elevation gain and a distance of 10 miles. The hiking duration is 5-7 hours.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway Gronkleah@hotmail.com (603-828-9069)
Coleader: 
Katie Passino

Mt. Cabot (NH 4k) with possible Bulge & Horn extention

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

Distance: 9 miles
Elevation change: 2700 feet

Come join us and Carl's dog "Dutch" for a hike up Mount Cabot, New Hampshire's northern most 4000 footer. While not as rugged as some 4000 footers, this is still long hike with a lot of elevation change. Please be in good condition as we will be hiking at a moderate pace. The intent is to enjoy a pleasant day in the woods. Pace will be at that of the slowest hiker. Participants are expected to stay together, and work with each other if a need arises.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carl Gustenhoven

Carl is an avid hiker who enjoys, mostly, day hikes in the Whites. He has completed the New England 100 Highest Peaks, two circuits of the New Hampshire 4,000 Footers and over 40 of the New Hampshire 4,000 Footers in Winter. Please read the trip description carefully, if it says 'Peak Bagger' or 'experienced hiker', the trip is goal oriented and will not be suitable for beginners. Otherwise, we'll be out for enjoyment and the chance to take in whatever life on the trail has to offer.

Coleader: 
Kevin Hegarty

Experienced 4 season 4k hiker who loves a day in the woods.

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