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76147

Sandwich Dome (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014

Join us for an end-of-summer trip up Sandwich Dome, a classic on the New England Hundred Highest list. We'll ascend the Algonquin Trail, which will provide some moderate scrambles as well as several great views (if the weather cooperates) and maybe the beginnings of fall color. After tagging the peak, we'll make the gentle descent via Smarts Brook. About 10.3mi/2800', moderate but steady pace. Car-free participants welcome. No dogs, please.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/687
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Registrar: Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com 617-372-1350 (before 8pm)
76516

Owl's Head (AA2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014

Join the Ls and Paprika the hiking hound for this classic peak bagger's hike. We'll do Owl's Head via the Black Pond bushwhack and the slide. Can be combined with Ls Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night LOF)

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/706

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/706
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Bill Donovan (E-mail Bill Donovan)
Registrar: Bill Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (before 9:00 PM)
77908

Wildcat and Carter Dome traverse (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014

Join us for a Wildcats and Carter Dome traverse. We will ascend the the Wildcat Ridge trail and descend to Carter Notch Hut where we will have our lunch before continuing on to Carter Dome. We will then cross the summit of Carter Dome to Zeta Pass and descend the Carter Dome trail to Nineteen Mile Brook Trail Total distance is 11.3 miles with 4,800 feet of elevation. This is a strenuous hike with steep rocky sections.

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/751

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/751
Leader: Anne Jarek anne.jarek@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Anne Miner
Registrar: Anne Miner anne.jarek@gmail.com
78358

End of the Season at Lakes of the Clouds Hut (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014 - Sun September 21, 2014

We'll hike the presidentials and help the crew close the hut.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/529
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven (E-mail Carl Gustenhoven), Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com
Registrar: Carl Gustenhoven cgustenhoven@gmail.com
76517

The Osceolas (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun September 21, 2014

Join the Ls and Paprika the hiking hound on a trip to two 4k summits, one has great views! Can be combined with L's Sat trip, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night LOF)

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/708

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/708
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Bill Donovan (E-mail Bill Donovan)
Registrar: Bill Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (before 9:00 PM)
71493

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 26, 2014 - Sun September 28, 2014

Weekend Map and Compass course held at Harvard Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to learn truly how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation, and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. The fee, covering two nights lodging and three meals (breakfast, dinner breakfast) and course materials is $70.00 for AMC members, $75.00 for non-members. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/554.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/554
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Registrar: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
77372

Mt. Washington and Fall Foliage (B2A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 26, 2014 - Sun September 28, 2014

After arriving in Jackson at own pace on Friday evening, we'll summit Mt. Washington Saturday via Tuckerman Ravine trail (8.6mi, 4250 ft elevation gain), weather permitting. Chalet has wonderfully equipped kitchen and gas grill on wrap-around deck for Friday night cooking on your own. HH Sat night with lots of appetizers (BYOB) and hearty group dinner provided at chalet. Healthy Sunday brunch and leader"s choice hike Sunday. Final registration and trip approval with receipt of $120 lodging/food fee. Limited to 8 participants. Register and more information: http://regi.amcboston.org/737.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/737
Leader: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com, Barbara Amoroso (E-mail Barbara Amoroso)
Registrar: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com
77736

A "Shaken not Stirred" Fall Foliage weekend - A YM and HB Hut-to-Hut hike through the Bonds! (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 26, 2014 - Sun September 28, 2014

The YM (Young Members) and HB (hiking backpacking) committees present a "Shaken not Stirred" Fall Foliage weekend in the Whites as we visit Bond. Mt Bond. As well as the rest of the Bonds along the way in this spectacular Hut-to-Hut hike, between Zealand and Galehead huts, with the opportunity to summit up to 7 of the New Hampshire 4000+ foot peaks. Friday afternoon we will hike the short 2.5 mile trail, (500' elevation gain), to Zealand Hut in time to enjoy our scheduled 6pm dinner, as we socialize and rest up for our big hiking day ahead. Saturday, we start early with a full breakfast at 7am. Our hike will be about 13 miles and 4550' cumulative elevation gain between Zealand and Galehead huts, including a detour to the Bonds. Along the way we will summit Zealand, West Bond, Mt Bond, Bondcliff, and South Twin before descending towards Galehead Hut for the evening to celebrate with a well deserved multi-course dinner. Sunday, after one last hearty hut breakfast, we will embark on an 8 mile hike with a warm-up summit of Galehead Mountain (250' gain) before tackling the 1100' ascent of South Twin Mountain. We then continue on over North Twin as we descend 3000 ft to the trailhead, concluding a weekend adventure fit for a double naught spy! Carpool to Zealand trailhead Friday afternoon, spotting cars at North Twin trail head. Plan to arrive by 3:30pm to be on trail no later than 4 pm. Must be in good physical condition, able to hike up to 13+ miles with 4550 feet elevation gain in a day at a 2 to 2+ mph pace. Registration fee of $260 (members)/$280 (non-members) covers 2 nights lodging at White Mountain Huts, 2 breakfasts, and 2 dinners. Space is limited. Registration and Advanced Payment must be received by September 5, 2014. Registration: http://regi.amcboston.org/741

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/741
Leader: Michele Grzenda (E-mail Michele Grzenda)
Co-Leader: John Schmidt (E-mail John Schmidt)
Registrar: John Schmidt jtschmid@sbcglobal.net
78375

Baxter State Park in October (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 3, 2014 - Sun October 5, 2014

Join us to explore Baxter State Park the first weekend in October. The plan is to summit Katahdin on Saturday and possibly South Brother and/or North Brother on Sunday. Exact routes and peaks are to be determined and will depend greatly on weather. We will stay at 3 tent sites at the Roaring Brook campground (bathroom and water but no showers) on Friday and Saturday night. Participants are responsible for all meals. Leaders will provide firewood and s'mores and perhaps a few other treats. Group limited to 10 participants. If you wish to stay over at Roaring Brook on Friday evening you must arrive at the park before 8:30 pm. Baxter Park is approximately 5 hours from Boston and carpooling is highly recommended.
Please register online: https://regi.amcboston.org/762

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/762
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury (E-mail Sarah Waterbury)
Registrar: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
77707

AMC Boston Chapter 2014 Fall Leadership Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue October 7, 2014 - Sun October 26, 2014

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays spread over two evening sessions and one weekend session. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants.

The two evening sessions are held Tuesday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 14th from 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm, and take place at the AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA, and the weekend session is held October 24-26 (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all sessions of the program. Program size is limited.

There are two kinds of people in this world: Leaders and followers. This is your opportunity to become a Leader.

Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/749 After submitting your registration, you will be taken to a web page with a link to an online application form. Your registration will not be processed until we receive your completed application form, so please follow the instructions on that web page. Once you are accepted for the program, we will send you separate instructions for making payment (and your registration will not be complete until we receive payment)

Activity Category: Leadership Training
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/749
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
Registrar: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
77706

Columbus Day Backpack - AT in Maine (AA3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu October 9, 2014 - Mon October 13, 2014

Join Judy and Julie for a section-hiker's delight, 4 days backpacking along the AT of northwest Maine in peak fall foliage. We'll stay in lean-tos and shelters on the Appalachian Trail, hiking from Flagstaff Lake to Blanchard, ME. Highlights include lakes, streams, Moxie Bald peak and a ride on the infamous Caratunk Ferry (canoe) across Kennebec River. Mileage ranges from 10-16 mi per day with varying elevation from a mostly flat day to 2,700ft gain day. Two river fords also expected at end of hike. Experienced backpackers welcome.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/747

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/747
Leader: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage), Judy Dillman (E-mail Judy Dillman)
Registrar: Julie LePage julielepage88@gmail.com
77626

Hike Lafayette and Lincoln the long way in the fall (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014

Take in spectacular views of the fall foliage as we traverse the northern portion of the Franconia Ridge from north to south via the Skookumchuck and Garfield Ridge Trails to the summit of Mt. Lafayette (5,260'). We will then follow the Franconia Ridge Trail over Mt. Lincoln (5,089') to Little Haystack Mtn. (4,750') before taking the Falling Waters Trail down to Lafayette Place. This hike is suitable for fit and experienced hikers. We will be hiking at a moderate-pace covering 10 miles with 4,000' elevation. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/745

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/745
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243, Carl Gustenhoven (E-mail Carl Gustenhoven)
Co-Leader: Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
78006

Off-Trail Hike to The Captain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014

Join leaders for this rarely offered bushwhack to The Captain (3540'), a New Hampshire Hundred Highest Peak named for its resemblance to El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Located in a seldom visited ravine between Mt Carrigan and the Hancocks, the peak is also known as Carrigan Pond Peak after the remote pond near its base. Previous off-trail hiking and compass experience is preferred, but not required. All participants should bring a compass (preferably with adjustable declination), but please leave your GPS at home. Limited to 8 participants. Total Distance 10 miles (including logging roads on the approach) with 2500' of elevation gain. Can be combined with L's Sunday hike to Wolf Cub Mountain. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/752

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/752
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins Lisa_robbins@comcast.net
Registrar: Phil Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
78283

Wild River Wilderness Backpack (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014 - Sun October 12, 2014

This will be a 2-day, 1-night trip for experienced backpackers into the heart of the Wild River Wilderness. Day 1 we will hike 9 miles from the Wild River Campground to the Perkins Notch tent site via Basin Trail, Black Angel Trail and Wild River Trail. On Day 2 we will take the Rainbow Trail over Carter Dome and return via the Black Angel trail and Wild River Trail (11 miles). Group limited to 8 (including the leaders). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/763

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/763
Leader: Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Co-Leader: Debra Hodgkins (E-mail Debra Hodgkins)
Registrar: Debra Hodgkins dlh161@gmail.com
78005

Mt Isolation via Glen Boulder and Rocky Branch Trails (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 12, 2014

Visit Mt. Isolation in good company during Columbus Day weekend! Although the fall colors may be starting to fade, we'll have the potential for spectacular views of Mt. Washington and beyond as we hike a classic traverse route. We'll begin with a car spot so that we can ascend via Glen Boulder Trail and return by Rocky Branch Trail, for a total distance of 13.3 miles with 3800' elevation gain. We'll also have the option to use the Engine Hill bushwhack on our return.

Please note that is not an easy hike! It is quite physically demanding, with a great deal of elevation gain right up front on a steep and somewhat challenging trail. You want to be in good shape for this one, with strong protective footwear.

Also be prepared for the potential of a hike out in the dark, and weather conditions could range from pretty warm to below freezing at this time of year. We'll need to be prepared for a gorgeous but exposed section above treeline on Glen Boulder. We will have a relatively early start so people can be home at a decent time. L: Brian J. Glenn CLs: Jean Curley, Jim Dubinsky, Michael Henry, Jim Niehof, and Elizabeth White. Come join us!

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/750

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/750
Leader: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
Co-Leader: Elizabeth White, Michael Henry
78007

Off-Trail Hike to Wolf Cub Mountain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 12, 2014

Join leaders for this bushwhack to Wolf Cub Mountain (3063'), a New Hampshire 3000 footer located near Kinsman Notch and Mt Wolf. We'll start this hike by following the Kinsman Ridge Trail (AT) tagging Blue Ridge Mountain, North Peak (just off trail) on the way to Gordon Pond, before heading off-trail to Wolf Cub. Previous off-trail hiking and compass experience is preferred, but not required. All participants should bring a compass (preferably with adjustable declination), but please leave your GPS at home. Limited to 8 participants. Total distance 9 miles w/ 2500 feet of elevation gain. Can be combined with L's Saturday hie to The Captain. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/753

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/753
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins philip@sectionhiker.com
Registrar: Philip Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
77233

High Season at Harvard Cabin in NH (A3B to B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 17, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

High Season at Harvard Cabin (A3B to B3B). Join us for intermediate day hikes in the White Mountains. Peak foliage, perfect temperatures and fabulous fall feasts on this fun-filled weekend. Stay at a rustic cabin and share the cooking of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour, and Saturday dinner. Cost is $60/members, $65/non-members.
Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/731

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/731
Leader: Judy Dillman dillhikes@gmail.com 617-522-7896, Debbie Ireland debvermont@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Peter MacPherson (E-mail Peter MacPherson)
Registrar: Peter MacPherson flying6@verizon.net 781-718-2029
78114

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 18, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.This class will be held in Waltham Ma at the Girl Scouts Camp Cedar Hill is a great place for day campers. This 75-acre site includes numerous trails. directions will be provided when approved. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/758.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/758
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (Before 10)
78228

Off-Trail Backpack to Mt Lowell and Mt Anderson (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 18, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

Climb Mt Anderson (3740') and Mt Lowell (3740'), two New Hampshire Hundred Highest Peaks that form the eastern face of Carrigan Notch and provide the best views of Mt Carrigan in its autumn splendor. We'll hike from Crawford Notch to Nancy Pond before heading off trail to climb Duck Pond Mountain (3340', NH3K) on the way to an off-trail campsite near Duck Pond near the Lowell-Anderson col. Time permitting we'll bag Mt Nancy (3926', NEHH) on the hike out. Previous backpacking experience is required and compass experience would be useful but is not required. Limited to 8 participants. Please leave your GPS at home. The leaders are old-school and navigate with maps, compass, and altimeter. Total Distance appox. 10 miles (with 3 miles off-trail) and 4500' of elevation gain. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/761

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Mike Henrick (E-mail Mike Henrick)
Registrar: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
77576

Boot Spur and Mt. Monroe Weekend in Foliage (B2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 24, 2014 - Sun October 26, 2014

Join us for fabulous hike to Mt. Washington's Boot Spur and Mt. Monroe with fabulous views into Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines and late fall foliage. After arriving in Jackson at own pace on Friday evening, we'll hike to Mt. Washington's Boot Spur and on to Mt. Monroe over Boot spur, Davis and Crawford Paths (9.6mi, 3750 ft elevation gain), weather permitting. Chalet has wonderfully equipped kitchen and gas grill on wrap-around deck for Friday night cooking on your own. HH Sat night with lots of appetizers (BYOB) and hearty group dinner provided at chalet. Healthy Sunday brunch and leader"s choice hike Sunday. Final registration and trip approval with receipt of $120 lodging/food fee. Registration: http://regi.amcboston.org/743

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/743
Leader: Linda Haines (E-mail Linda Haines), Keith Watling kwatling@verizon.net
Registrar: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com