About H/B Committee

The Hiking/Backpacking Committee provides safe and affordable opportunities for AMC members and the general public to hike and backpack. To improve our members' appreciation of the outdoors, we offer training courses on a variety of backcountry skills.

The H/B Committee is directed by member-volunteers who give the group its direction and establish its policies. These coordinators are supported by a legion of trained volunteers: trip leaders, co-leaders (leaders-in-training), environmentalists and activists, who generously donate time and a wealth of experience to create the outings and programs our members enjoy.

H/B Committee trips & activities include day and weekend trips, instructional programs, and social events, averaging two to three outings every weekend of the year. Most of these involve hiking in the mountain ranges of New England and, as they are staffed entirely by volunteers, fit the tightest budget.

Our activities can be found [on this website] and in the Boston Chapter Activities Digest. As a member, you can create custom activity subscriptions at AMC's My Outdoors member center. You may also sign up for HB Announce, the bi-monthly email of our listed activities.

Hope you'll join us on the trail.