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80409

AMC Boston 2015 Spring Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue April 14, 2015 - Tue May 12, 2015

This is a five-night series of different lectures and workshops at AMC, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA. The evenings start at 6:30pm ending at 8:30pm on Tuesdays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th and 12th.
This program is designed to introduce beginners to safe enjoyment of hiking & backpacking in New England. Equipment, clothing, safety & many other topics are covered during the lecture series.
Throughout the spring and summer, mostly at no charge, a series of instructional hikes, lodge/hut trips, and weekend backpacks will take place, with priority given to program participants (exact trips and dates TBD in March 2014).
Registration is required. Please see the link below.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/840
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com
Registrar: Chris McCarron chrishbamc@gmail.com
81107

Canceled: Mt. Carrigain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 2, 2015

On this Saturday hike we will mount a valiant assault on the beautiful Mt. Carrigain. Come prepared for whatever the elements may through at us (we are above treeline for a while), or it may be mild. On a clear day, the views from the summit tower are simply stunning!

The Sawyer River road is closed for the winter months. It might be open, or we might have to park on Rte. 302 and walk up it. If it's open, the trip is about 10 miles roundtrip, the road walk adds two miles in each direction. Either way, there will be about 3,250 feet of elevation gain. Participants should have prior hiking experience, and please detail it in the your registration profile. You have the option of staying at a nice outing club on Rte 302 the night before, just 1.7 miles from the trailhead ($14 plus breakfast expenses). Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/854

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/854
Leader: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
Co-Leader: Melissa Chen
Registrar: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
82297

Mount Tecumseh Day Hike (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 2, 2015

Looking for a short, accessible, but somewhat challenging hike to kick off the Spring Hiking season? Mount Tecumseh is the hike for you. At 4003 feet, Mount Tecumseh is the shortest mountain on the AMC's official 4,000 footers list. This moderately paced hike of approximately 6 miles, 2200' elevation gain is also only about a 2 hour drive from Boston.

While the mountain itself is named after the Native American Tribe Shawnee leader, it is better known to area skiers as Waterville Valley Ski Resort, one of the largest ski areas in New Hampshire.

Participants should be prepared to hike approximately 6 miles and bring sturdy boots, rain gear tops and bottoms, lunch, snacks, and 2 liters of water. Possible traction devices(micro-spikes)depending on trail conditions.

Here is the official gear list http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf Register here: http://regi.amcboston.org/896

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/896
Leader: Carla Palmer cjpalmer@juno.com
Co-Leader: John Schmidt jtschmid@sbcglobal.net
Registrar: John Schmidt jtschmid@sbcglobal.net
82023

May hike to Jefferson (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 9, 2015

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to summit Jefferson, the third highest peak in the Whites. The route will be strenuous, 11 miles round trip with 4,500 ft of elevation gain.

Although we will be more than six weeks into the official spring season, there's good intelligence that we will see snow and ice on the trail, as well as experience low temperatures and high winds. For this reason, winter hiking experience is recommended for this trip. Additionally, snowshoes, microspikes, and winter clothing will be required for clearance on this trip. As the date of the trip approaches, we anticipate getting better intelligence on trail conditions. We may make a call to not bring traction based on those reports.

If weather conditions won't permit us to complete our mission, the leaders will choose a less ambitious hike in the area. Register here: http://regi.amcboston.org/892

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/892
Leader: Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Kjersten (KJ) Reich (E-mail Kjersten (KJ) Reich)
Registrar: Kjersten (KJ) Reich kjerstenreich@gmail.com
80871

AMC's Cold River Camp - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed May 13, 2015

Imagine a camp in the White Mountains that has been providing guests a wonderful outdoor adventure experience as part of the AMC for nearly 100 years, with a lodge, comfortable rustic cabins, and delicious food, and that is only a 3-4 hour drive from the Boston area. A camp with a hiking emphasis, but from whence you can also swim, paddle, bike or just relax in the beautiful surroundings. A camp that is community oriented and family friendly. That's Cold River Camp.

This picture presentation will tell the story of AMC's Cold River Camp in NH - the Camp facilities, program, hiking opportunities, interesting traditions, location, lovely surroundings, and along the way address the question of "Is Cold River Camp a great place for me, family and friends?" We invite you to learn about this charming camp that is in Boston's extended backyard.

Potluck Info: Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional, yet useful for that post-office work hunger. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Activity Category: Family, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RSVP here:
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
80809

Day hike to Mount Carrigain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun May 17, 2015

Located at the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Mount Carrigain (4,700 feet) affords stunning panoramic views of numerous peaks and other 4,000-footers, both near and far, in the region. On this spring hike, we will ascend the summit via Signal Ridge Trail, which also offers beautiful vistas as it approaches the ridge leading towards an observation platform atop the mountain.

This is a moderately strenuous hike covering 10.0 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 3,400 feet. Book time is about seven hours at a moderate pace. Join us on this excursion for good company and wonderful views!

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/847

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/847
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel) 781-862-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
Registrar: Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
81913

Washington and Monroe (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 23, 2015

Join the Ls and the hiking hound Paprika for this classic above treeline trip. We'll do Monroe and Washington from the west. Can be combined with Ls Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at LOF Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/875

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/875
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Tony Ng (E-mail Tony Ng)
Registrar: Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
81914

Whiteface and Passaconaway (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun May 24, 2015

Join the Ls and the hiking hound Paprika for this great hike to two 4000 footer summits. Can be combined with Ls Sat hike, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) LOF. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/878

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/878
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Ton Ng (E-mail Ton Ng)
Registrar: Ton Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
81912

Kinsmans Beginner Backpack (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 30, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015

Kinsmans Beginner Backpack (A3B). Join us for this moderately-paced, 1-night backpack to the Kinsmans (two NH4Ks).

On Saturday, we will hike (4.0 miles) to Kinsman Pond Campsite by the Basin Cascades Trail (passing Rocky Glen Falls), Cascade Brook Trail, and Kinsman Pond Trail. We will set up camp and then day hike (1.7 miles) to summit North and South Kinsman Mtns.

On Sunday, we will hike (2.0 miles) down Fishin' Jimmy Trail to Lonesome Lake Hut, and then hike (2.3 miles) back to our vehicles at the The Basin parking lot.

This 1-night backpack is geared towards those who want to practice or hone their backpacking and camping skills. Campsite fees are $8. Round-trip hike is ~10 miles, elevation gain: 3,450. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/886.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/886
Leader: William Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (Before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Nancy Barlow nb_backpacker@hotmail.com 401-330-0007 (Before 8:00pm)
81957

Franconia Ridge in the Spring (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 30, 2015

Enjoy this classic hike across one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains, and look and listen for signs of spring in the mountains: trillium, lady slippers, and clintonia in the woods, diapensia on the ridges, and the songs of white-throated sparrow and hermit thrush. Ascend the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, traverse the Franconia Ridge going over Mt.Lincoln to Mt.Lafayette, then down via The Old Bridle Path. 8.9 miles, and over 4,000 feet of total elevation gain. To register, go to http://regi.amcboston.org/888

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Franconia Ridge in the Spring
Leader: Fred Smith (E-mail Fred Smith)
Registrar: Fred Smith fredsmithhikes@gmail.com
81875

Crawford Notch Cliffs: Mts. Webster & Willard

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 6, 2015

We'll take in mighty views on this 52 With A View double hitter. In the morning, we'll head up the rocky Webster Cliff Trail (AT) to Mt. Webster's open summit high above Crawford Notch. After lunch, we'll descend past Elephant's Head and Bugle Cliff, cross the road, and make our way up the notch's west side to Mt. Willard, for more fantastic views in the late-afternoon light. 9 miles; 4,300' elevation gain. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/884

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/884
Leader: Lisa Robbins (E-mail Lisa Robbins), David Vogel (E-mail David Vogel)
Registrar: Lisa Robbins lisa_robbins@comcast.net
81935

Single-Day Presidential Range Traverse (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 20, 2015

On this classic mega-hike, visit 10-12 peaks in the Presidential Range, 7-8 of which are on the 4,000 footer list, all in a single (admittedly quite long) day! We will hike in two sub-teams: a moderately paced, 10-peak southbound group (the traditional direction of travel), and a faster-paced, 12-peak northbound (more arduous) group. Depending on weather conditions, group stamina, and the route option you choose, we will hike 20-24 miles, with 8600'-9300' of elevation gain. Very early start time means that you will want to be relatively nearby the night before. We will offer group lodging options. Bad weather date: Sunday, June 21. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/889. Registration for this hike closes on Sunday June 14.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at regi.amcboston.org/889
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel) 781-862-7823 (before 9pm), Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi), Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com, Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
81926

Adams and Madison via King Ravine (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 20, 2015

Join us for a hike up through spectacular King Ravine, with a brief diversion to scramble through the boulders of The Subway,then over Mts. Adams and Madison by way of paths less traveled by - the Great Gully Trail out of King Ravine, Star Lake trail off Adams, and Watson Path off Madison. At 10 miles and around 5,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, this is a strenuous hike combining the steep scrambling of a ravine hike, exposed ledges, and steep descents on heavily-bouldered trails. It should be a spectacular day, but participants must be ready for the distance, elevation, and rough terrain. REGISTER AT http://regi.amcboston.org/880

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/880
Leader: Fred Smith (E-mail Fred Smith), Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan) 978-502-5944
Registrar: Frederick Smith fredsmithhikes@gmail.com
81260

August Camp 2015

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 18, 2015 - Sat August 15, 2015

August Camp 2015 - Choice of 4 separate weeks in Oregon's beautiful Central Cascade Mountains (July 18 to August 15)! Studded with volcanic peaks, mountain lakes, wildflower meadows, old lava flows and miles of hiking trails, Oregon's Central Cascades is the place to be! Base camp is near Santiam Pass (elevation 4,800') where the Pacific Crest Trail traverses Route 20. Major hiking destinations are in the Deschutes & Willamette National Forests & the Three Sisters, Mount Washington & Mount Jefferson Wilderness Areas. This full service tent village accommodates 64 campers each week and offers multiple hikes each day for all levels of ability. Delicious meals and trail lunches are provided; great camaraderie and nightly campfires make for a memorable experience. Round trip transportation between Camp and the Portland International Airport (PDX) and to and from daily activities is provided. Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions. Questions about August Camp? Contact Sam Jamke at samjamke@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Camping
Region: Other U.S.
State: OR
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.augustcamp.org/
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com 781-697-1410
80510

Hut to Hut Traverse, Pemigewasset Wilderness (4 Days), NH (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 12, 2015 - Tue September 15, 2015

Join your fellow AMC hikers on a 4 day hut to hut traverse in the Pemigewasset Wilderness for some early leaf peeping! What better way to kick off the Fall season than with some great hiking in the White Mountains (and with no bugs to bother us). We will be staying 3 nights at AMC huts: Zealand, Galehead and Greenleaf. Hut accommodations are co-ed bunk rooms and include homemade hearty breakfast and dinner. Day 1 - hike to Zealand hut via the Zealand Trail (~2.7 miles, elevation gain of +680 ft.). Day 2 - hike to Galehead hut via the Twinway Trail (~7.2 miles, elevation gain of +3,100 ft.). Day 3 - hike to Greenleaf hut via the Garfield Ridge Trail (~7.8 miles, with elevation gain of +3,550 ft.). Day 4 - hike out via Old Bridle Path (~3.0 miles, with elevation loss of -2,500 ft.). Trip participants must be experienced hikers in good physical condition. Please register at https://regi.amcboston.org/838.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking, Photography
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/838
Leader: Joan Chambers Wu.Chambers@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Shu Ping Wong (E-mail Shu Ping Wong)
Registrar: Shu Ping Wong wsp1123@gmail.com
82268

Eisenhower and Pierce Hike Weekend (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 18, 2015 - Sun September 20, 2015

Arrive at our private Jackson chalet rental at your own pace on Friday evening, where you can use the kitchen or deck gas grill to prepare your own dinner or enjoy one of the many wonderful Jackson area restaurants. After simple, but filling group breakfast Saturday morning, we'll spot cars and then summit Mts. Eisenhower and Pierce via Mt. Edmands/Crawford Path trails (10.4 mi, 3050 ft elevation gain), weather permitting. Depending on Group and conditions, we may add Mt.Jackson, adding about 1000 ft elevation but not mileage with different car spots. Happy Hour Sat night with lots of appetizers (BYOB) and hearty group dinner provided at chalet. More relaxed start to Sunday following Hearty and Healthy breakfast and leader"s choice hike of 3-4 hours. Final registration and trip approval with receipt of $150 lodging/food fee. Excess fees are returned to participants. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/897

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/897
Leader: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com, Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243
Registrar: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com
82277

Carters Hike Weekend (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 16, 2015 - Sun October 18, 2015

Arrive at our private Jackson chalet rental at your own pace on Friday evening, where you can use the kitchen or deck gas grill to prepare your own dinner or enjoy one of the many wonderful Jackson area restaurants. After simple, but filling group breakfast Saturday morning, we'll spot cars at 19-Mile Brook Trail and then summit Middle and South Carter Peaks via Imp,N.Carter and Carter-Moriah Trails (10.8 mi, 3750 ft elevation gain), weather permitting. Happy Hour Sat night with lots of appetizers (BYOB) and hearty group dinner provided at chalet. More relaxed start to Sunday following Hearty and Healthy breakfast and leader"s choice hike of 3-4 hours. Final registration and trip approval with receipt of $150 lodging/food fee. Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/898

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/898
Leader: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com, Keith Watling kwatling@verizon.net
Registrar: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com