Join YM Leaders Phil Baraona and Michele Grzenda from Aug. 6-13 at AMC's August Camp located on the shore of Lake Leland in Quilcene, Washington. This site is located in the foothills of the Olympic Range west of Seattle, just outside Olympic National Park. The forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems of the Olympic Peninsula combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. We will explore this diverse environment with multiple hike offerings each day at varying levels of difficulty.
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Tuesday evening road ride starting at Duck Feeding Area (intersection 95/30) in Newton. 10-13mph. Meet at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 start. Helmet required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local spot may follow ride. Ride thru Wellesley and Weston.
Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for an after work hike in the Middlesex Fells. We will meet every Tuesday between July 12th and August 30th to hike this beautiful reservation. We will have a 6:30 start time to allow for commuters to meet us after work and will hike for approximately one and a half hours (until dusk) at a moderate pace. Meeting spots will vary and will be emailed out to participants. Sign up for one or many Tuesday hikes here: http://goo.gl/forms/os07a8zzQNkyp4me2 L: Shannon MacKenzie CL: Caitlin Hall Questions?
Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (10mi) 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 1-2pm. Helmet, spare tube, water, snacks required. Registration required. Rain cancels.
Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 8 - Aug 31) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).
Join us for a night of board games and card games at Joy Street! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, come for whatever time frame works for you. Food will not be served, though you are welcome to bring in food or snacks.
Come meet and learn about AMC Boston Family Outings. Get info, get inspired, get your family out! Bring the kids for slides and fun. AMC Boston Family Outings is an active group of familes, parents, and grandparents who like to get outdoors with their kids. Come learn about our activities including hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and biking in summer, and snowshoeing, skiing, skating, and sledding in colder months.
Join AMC Young Members Leader John Schmidt this Thursday evening, July 28 as we continue our sunset exploration of the Charles River while kayaking and enjoying views of the Boston Skyline and MIT.
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Please join us for a stimulating intermediate ride through the towns of Wellesley and Dover starting from Wellesley High School. Plan on arriving at 5:45PM for 6:00PM sharp start time. You will need a helmet, water, spare tube, rear blinkers and an optional front light. Here is the link for the ride http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4736140, so that you can print a cue sheet. Let's plan on having a bite to eat after the ride.
20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Schools lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads.
We'll hike up into the Great Gulf late Friday afternoon and setup base camp at one of the small campsites along the Great Gulf trail.
We'll wake early Saturday morning and hike the challenging Great Gulf trail head-wall to the summit of Mount Washington and return to base camp via Wamsutta Trail. 10 miles, 4200 ft elevation.
On Sunday we'll take the very airy Six Husbands Trail to the summit of Mount Jefferson and descend via the Sphinx Trail, break camp and head out of the Gulf. 12 miles, 3800 ft elevation.
This may be one of the highlights of your summer! Stay in the Truro Hostel on the outer Cape, nestled in the dunes and with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour on the beach and spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown and around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $150.00 includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 happy hour snacks.
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This may be one of the highlights of your summer! Stay in the Truro Hostel on the outer Cape, nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour on the beach and spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown and around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $150.00 includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 happy hour snacks.
Join us for blueberry picking at its best as we take a family friendly hike up Pitcher Mountain. This is a short hike good for all ages including babies on backs. The trail is .4 miles one way, (300' of elevation gain) but as part of the Monadnock-Sunapee Green way Trail it continues on in either direction for 50 miles total (depending on interest we may venture farther down the trail). This little mountain is a true gem and hidden treasure.
Millie finds it hard to remember life before hiking. Her passion is backpacking for weeks on end, but any day on any trail will do just fine. She has hiked Vermont's Long Trail End-to-End 9 times, completed and AT thru-hike in 2005, and hiked NH 4000's in all seasons twice. Millie has been hiking mountains with kids since her daughter was 5 weeks old. Currently she is found most often leading for AMC's family group or outdoors with her dog or friends.
Enjoy a moderate paced hike to the B-18 bomber crash site on Mt. Waternomee (3,920'), a small peak on the shoulder of Moosilauke. There is a steep climb to get to the crash site and the rest of the wreckage. We will hike approximately a total of 6 miles.
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.
Join us Join us for half-century ride starting at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, MA and riding through scenic central MA towns of Concord, Carlisle, Acton--moderate, 12-14 mph pace, 4-6 hour ride time depending on group and road conditions. Helmet, lights, spare tube, high vis clothing. Registration required. Optional group meal following ride.
Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Registration required. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person includes instruction and dinner. To register, send email with name, address, phone #, and any previous windsurfing experience to leader: Steve Sevcik.
AMC Windsurfing Committee Chair
Seize another opportunity to hike the classic Franconia loop up Mts. Lincoln and Lafayette. We will ascend the Falling Waters trail and descend on the Old Bridle Path. Enjoy majestic views. Expect a very steep climb up. The hard work will pay off. Approx. 9 mi. rdtrp, elev gain around 3800 ft. Ltd. to 8 experienced hikers.
Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/1259
Join us for the classic Franconia loop/traverse up Mts. Lincoln and Lafayette. We will ascend the Falling Waters trails and descend on the Old Bridle Path. Enjoy majestic views. Expect a very steep climb up. The hard work will pay off. Approx. 9 mi. rdtrp, elev gain around 3800 ft. Ltd. to 8 experienced hikers.
Class 2 whitewater - Paddle the Tarriffville Gorge section of the Farmington River. Boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for a moderately paced hike up to the summit of one of the shortest and most remote 4000 footers in the White Mountains, Mt. Isolation (4003 feet). The hike will be 12 miles with 5050 feet in elevation gain. We will take the Glen Boulder Trail (past the famous Glen Boulder!) to the Davis Path to get us to the summit. The Glen Boulder Trail gains elevation very quickly, so please be prepared for a steep climb (with beautiful views).
9:00am-11:00am. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (Natick on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks, including the trail along the Charles River. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Call Lisa if uncertain (617-244-5747 day of hike). Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member.
6-mile. hike, some rocky steep hills to cliff views including waterfall w/lunch at pond, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet on Washington St. side of Oak Grove T sta. From Rte. 93 exit 32 in Medford take Rte. 60 E 1.2 mi., L on Highland Ave. 0.5 mi., R on Glenwood St. 0.6 mi., L on Wash. St. 0.1 mi., Park on street. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Approx. 5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. From I-95/Rte. 128 take Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Rte. 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Join this beginner friendly day hike of two NH48 4k's: Mts. Tom and Field.
This hike will be moderate in both length and pace, designed for hikers just getting a feel for their trail legs or getting back in the game after a hiatus, along with anyone interested in an easy-paced double 4000 footer day (total is 7.35 miles and 2943 ft of elevation gain).