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78477

Post-Halloween hike to Cabot (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun November 2, 2014

Work off some Halloween candy by joining us on a fun fall hike to Mt. Cabot (4170') in Northern NH. We will hike along the Bunnell Notch and Kilkenny Ridge trails passing by two great viewpoints and the Cabot Cabin along the way to Mt. Cabot. If weather and group conditions permit we may continue along the Kilkenny Ridge over The Bulge (3950') and the Horn (3905') to the beautiful Unknown Pond, before returning to our cars via the Unknown Pond Trail. This will be a moderately-paced hike covering 11.6 miles and 3,300' elevation for the full loop. We expect to be hiking for 8-9 hours, so please be prepared to hike out in the dark with headlamps. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/771

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/771
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
78428

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2014-15

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed November 5, 2014 - Wed December 10, 2014

The Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. WHP students will have the opportunity to attend five nights of lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear, taught by Boston Chapter AMC leaders, during November and December (from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Nov 5, 12 & 19, Dec 3 & 10 at AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA).

Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning in practice. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoying the outdoors!

If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Fred Smith, at fredsmithhikes@gmail.com. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron, at ChrisHBAMC@gmail.com

Or, you can register at http://regi.amcboston.org/764

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/764
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven (E-mail Carl Gustenhoven), Fred Smith fredsmithhikes@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)
Registrar: Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com
78987

Carter-Moriah Ridge Backpack in Late Fall (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 8, 2014 - Sun November 9, 2014

Join us for a late fall backpack along the Carter-Moriah Ridge. We will take Nineteen Mile Brook Trail into Carter Notch where we will begin our traverse of the Carter-Moriah Trail over Carter Dome, Mount Hight, South, Middle, and North Carter Mtns. We will set up camp at the Imp campsite, where we can enjoy sunset views from the ridge above. On the next day we will resume our northbound traverse passing over Mt. Moriah and continuing on the Kenduskeag Trail over Shelburne-Moriah Mtn before making our descent via the Shelburne Trail. We will be hiking at a moderate-pace covering 20.8 miles with 7,100' elevation. Prior backpacking experience is required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/794

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/794
Leader: Brian Andresen (E-mail Brian Andresen)
Co-Leader: Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
77678

Late fall weekend at Harvard Cabin in NH (A3B to B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri November 14, 2014 - Sun November 16, 2014

Late fall weekend at Harvard Cabin (A3B to B3B). Join us for intermediate day hikes in the White Mountains while staying at rustic cabin just south of Pinkham Notch. Come prepared with your "shoulder" season hiking gear and we will determine as a group potential hikes for Saturday and Sunday depending on weather, group interest, and energy level. Enjoy cooler temperatures, no bugs, and fabulous feasts on this fun-filled weekend. 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/748

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/748
Leader: Judy Dillman (E-mail Judy Dillman), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243, Kellie Anne Connelly (E-mail Kellie Anne Connelly)
Co-Leader: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
78756

Washington and Monroe (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 15, 2014

Join the Ls (and possibly the hiking hound Paprika if conditions permit) for this early winter above treeline hike. Will likely need microspikes and winter clothing, possibly crampons (Ls will decide before the hike based on conditions/reports). Can be combined with Ls Sun hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($9/person/night)
Register https://regi.amcboston.org/792

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/792
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Elizabeth White (E-mail Elizabeth White)
Registrar: Elizabeth White elizabeth_white@hms.harvard.edu 617-796-1674
78757

Mt Field, Willey and Tom (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun November 16, 2014

Join the Ls (and possibly Paprika the hiking hound if conditions permit) for this late fall hike. Will need some winter gear and possibly microspikes. Can be combined with L's Sat trip, contact L Joe accommodations ($9/person/night)
Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/793

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/793
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Anne Drolet (E-mail Anne Drolet)
Registrar: Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com 617-522-0874
78436

Best Practices for Long Distance Hikes - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu November 20, 2014

Have you always had the dream of taking off into the woods for a thru-hike or other long- distance trek, but just weren't quite sure where to start? Be it the Appalachian Trail, The Colorado Trail, The Long Trail, or any of the many long-distance trails around the world, there's a method to the madness of thru or section hiking. Join multi-trail thru-hiker and AMC Hut Croo Jeremy "Beowulf" Day for a lecture on the principles of planning and executing an extended (10+ days) backpacking trip. The following subjects include:

Keeping your pack light (and why it's so important)
Resupplying: mail-drops, buying in town, and hybrid strategies
Food Choices/Nutrition/Trail Hygiene
Training/Avoiding Repetitive Injuries
Thru-hiking Trail Culture
Hitchhiking (yes, this is actually important!)
On-trail safety
How to keep trip costs low
Miscellaneous gear, tips and tricks that will make your hike easier and more fun

All slideshows take place at: The AMC Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108
Potlucks start at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm, doors close at 9pm.

Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional. 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 (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RSVP for the show >
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
78388

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 6, 2014 - Sun December 7, 2014

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. The AWFA Part II curriculum consists of the last two days of an AWFA and certifies 'current' WFA's to the AWFA level. The prerequisite for taking an AWFA Part II is current SOLO WFA certification that has not expired beyond the first year of the 2 year period.This class will be held in Waltham, MA at the Girl Scouts Camp Cedar Hill, which is a great place for day campers. This 75-acre site includes numerous trails. Directions will be provided when approved.

Activity Category: First Aid
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/768
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Registrar: paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10)
78437

Central Cascases with AMC August Camp - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu December 18, 2014

In 2015, August Camp will return to the Sisters area of the Central Cascades of Oregon. What can you expect from Oregon? 10,000 ft snow-capped mountain volcanoes, finding obsidian glass in the surrounding Wilderness Areas, visiting the majestic Crater Lake National Park & Smith Rock State Park, excellent Oregon craft beer.... and don't forget luxuriating in nearby hot spring resorts! Join AMC August Camp hike Leader Julie LePage as she presents photos from August Camp's 2009 stay in Sisters, where she first fell in love with Oregon!

About AMC's August Camp:
Since the late 1800's, August Camp is an AMC tradition! A month-long, nomadic overnight camp that moves to a new location out West each year, your meals, tent setup, transportation to and from camp, and friendly hike leaders are included with your stay. All you need to do is get yourself to the airport, pack your backpack, and enjoy! Join us at the slideshow to learn more about signing up for August Camp 2015 in Oregon.

All slideshows take place at: The AMC Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108.
Potlucks start at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm, doors close at 9pm.

Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional. 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 (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: See our full schedule of slideshows >
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
78957

Mt Washington and Monroe (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 27, 2014

Join the leaders for this full winter above treeline trip. We'll do both peaks if time/conditions permit. If its not an above treeline day, we'll do the Carters instead. Full winter above treeline gear required. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/796

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/796
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Barbra Amoroso (E-mail Barbra Amoroso)
Registrar: Barbra Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
79068

North and Middle Tripyramids (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 3, 2015

Join the Ls for these two winter summits. Route will depend on conditions. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/800.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/800
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: June Makenzie junebug147@gmail.com 781-475-7491 (before 9:00 PM)
Registrar: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
78974

North and South Twin (AA2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 10, 2015

Join the Ls for this long day to two 4000 footers with great views. Full winter gear required. Can be combined with L's Sun trip. Contact L Joe about accommodations LOF ($9/person/night). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/797

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/797
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Anne Jerek (E-mail Anne Jerek)
Registrar: Anne Jerek anne.jarek@gmail.com 617-686-5155
79187

Wilderness First Aid WFA

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 10, 2015 - Sun January 11, 2015

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, which 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/799

Activity Category: First Aid
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/799
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.ne 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
78975

Liberty and Flume (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun January 11, 2015

Join the Ls for this classic hike to two 4000 foot summits. Full winter gear required. Can be combined with L's Sat hike, contact L Joe about accommodations LOF $9/person/night. Register https://regi.amcboston.org/798

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/798
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: June Makenzie (E-mail June Makenzie)
Registrar: June Makenzie junebug147@gmail.com 781-475-7491 (before 9:00 PM)
78717

Winter weekend in Harvard Cabin (B3B)

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

Join us for a winter weekend at the Harvard Cabin near Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains. Arrive Friday evening. Two hikes will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday; something strenuous with an objective of getting above tree line, Carter or Boote Spur weather permitting(B3B), and a snowshoe trek more suited for new winter hikers or those who want a more relaxed day in the snow on Saturday, and something shorter and more relaxed on Sunday. Stay at a rustic cabin and share the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour, and dinner. Fee covers Friday and Saturday night lodging, three meals and happy hour food. Trail lunches and happy hour beverages not included. Winter Hiking Program graduates welcome. Register here: https://regi.amcboston.org/791

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/791
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova s_korabel@yahoo.com 434-806-9967
Co-Leader: John Etzel (E-mail John Etzel)
Registrar: John Etzel john.etzel@gmail.com
79072

Lafayette and Lincoln (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 14, 2015

Join the Ls for this classic above treeline winter hike. If bad weather, we'll try again on Mon 2/16. Can be combined with L's Sun hike, Contact L Joe about accommodations ($9/person/night) LOF. Register https://regi.amcboston.org/801

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/801
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Elisabeth Westener ewestner@gmail.com 617-548-7136 (9:00 AM to 10 PM), Barbra Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
79073

Eisenhower (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 15, 2015

Join the Ls for this classic above treeline winter trip. If bad weather, we'll try again on Mon (2/16). Can be combined with L's Sat trip. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($9/person/night) LOF. Register https://regi.amcboston.org/802

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/802
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Elisabeth Westener (E-mail Elisabeth Westener), Barbra Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Registrar: Elisabeth Westener ewestner@gmail.com 617-548-7136 (9:00 AM to 10 PM)