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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Join AMC Boston Young Members for a Friday night camping trip to Peddock's Island! We'll arrive by ferry Friday afternoon, share a delicious potluck dinner, take an island hiking tour or swim and roast s'mores over the campfire. Saturday morning includes a group breakfast, time for more swimming, hiking or other recreation and a return to Boston at your leisure.
All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-80 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water. Advanced ride may cross into Canada-bring your passport. The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday through Sunday.
Rami has been an AMC leader since 2008. He leads annual AMC trips & day rides in New England. He has been on extended bicycle tours through the Pacific Northwest, Switzerland, France, & Germany.
Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.
If you previously taken a swift water rescue class when was the last time you practiced those skills? We will practice wading, rope tossing, swimming, and more.
A summer favorite! The Dead River is an all day paddle along 15miles of continuous whitewater in a wilderness location. Saturday 2400cfs, Sunday1800 cfs
Camp for the weekend, and take a local shuttle to the put-in. Suitable for experienced paddlers with a Class lll rating; kayakers require a combat roll for this trip.
To signup, contact leader and provide a short summary of your paddling experience, including if you have paddled on the Dead River previously, and if so, list the water level.
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for one of the most beautiful hikes in the Whites. Appearing at #6 on National Geographic's list of top hikes in the world (in the world!), the Franconia Ridge Loop Trail affords unmatchable views of the surrounding peaks and countryside.
Want to see some of the best views in the Carter Range, and bag a 4K in the process? Join us on July 23rd as we head up to Carter Dome! We will meet for an early start from the Pinkham Notch area and climb up to Zeta Pass. Once we gain the ridge, we'll head over to Mt Hight, which "commands the best views in the range" then ascend to Carter Dome. If you are working on your 4Ks, you can check this one off the list.
Seasoned hiker and backpacker with experience on 4 continents. Former Park Ranger. Wilderness First Responder.
This is a beginner/intermediate trip to the most remote hut in the White Mountains. Galehead hut offers great views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness area. We will be treated to a delicious and nutritious dinner prepared by the energized Hut Croo and then we will watch the sunset together, weather permitting. The Croo will also provide a nourishing breakfast for us before we set out on our second day of hiking. You will be responsible for your lunches and trail snacks for both Saturday and Sunday.
KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.
Open water paddle to visit Nahant, an island ~5 miles off Revere beach. We will be exposed to swells and maybe some wind on return. If conditions are not suitable for level 2, will stay within harbor.
Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trip with AMC for 15 years. Its the journey and the destination, but priority is having fun.
Please join us for a leisurely 6.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Cude, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views along the Cross-Rivendell Trail. Climb by numerous switchbacks through nice hardwoods, and beautiful open spruce forest. This hike is for new hikers and those who want to return to hiking.
We will walk five miles on a relatively flat trail except for a short climb up Punkatasset Hill, where Colonial soldiers gathered to see what the British were doing in 1775. These woods were enjoyed by Thoreau, whose father operated a saw mill here to cut cedars for the family pencil business. We will walk along beautiful Hutchins Pond as we hike on to see an old limestone quarry and the cellar hole of the Estabrook home where many generations of that family lived. Depending on our pace, as we take in the scenery and explore a bit, the hike will take about 3 hours, from 9:30 to 12:30.
Come bike and swim on the south shore. Register at http://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/232667718/
Please join us for a relaxed 45 mile scenic ride through the country side of Charlestown and along the Rhode Island coast in South County. The ride will start begin at 10:30 at the Charlestown Elementary School, 363 Carolina Back Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813. We will visit historic Watch Hill and drive along the coast before heading back. Ya'll are going to need the usual gear. A helmet, spare tube, and such. Bring a lunch (or buy something in Watch Hill), plenty of water and a change of clothes for dinner later at the Breachway Grill in Charlestown, breachwaygrill.com.
A ramble with expert forager Russ Cohen around the edges of Blue Heron Organic farm in Lincoln and into the adjacent woodlands to learn about the comestible virtues of at least eighteen species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Co-Sponsored with the AMC Local Walks Committee.
6:00-8:00pm. A ramble with expert forager Russ Cohen around the edges of Blue Heron Organic farm in Lincoln and into the adjacent woodlands to learn about the comestible virtues of at least eighteen species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.