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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
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)
79639

Wildcats and Views via the Polecat Trail

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 13, 2014

Join the L's for this moderate "get-ready-for winter" hike to bag two 4000 footers. We will ascend to Wildcat "D" (4070 ft) via the Polecat Ski Trail, which provides an "easier" route and gives great views of Mt. Washington and its ravines, then hike north on the Appalachian Trail to Wildcat "A" (4422 ft - the main summit), where we will get a magnificent view of Carter Notch and Carter Dome. Although the distance is not great, the AT undulates over a series of peaks and the hiking is harder than the distance implies. We will then return via the same route back to our cars. This will be a moderately paced hike with a total trip length of 9.4 miles and 3600 feet of elevation gain. Will need standard below treeline winter gear. $10/person for access to the Ski Trail. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/812

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/812
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel) 781-862-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Dan Stone (E-mail Dan Stone) 781-860-0716 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Dan Stone (E-mail Dan Stone) 781-860-0716 (before 9pm)
79488

Cannon-Kinsmans Backpack (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 13, 2014 - Sun December 14, 2014

Join us for a beautiful early winter backpack across the summits of three 4000 footers: North Kinsman, South Kinsman, and Cannon Mountain. Weather permitting, this strenuous backpack affords outstanding views across Franconia Notch to Franconia Ridge and points south. We'll begin on the Lonesome Lake trail and continue to Kinsman Pond shelter via the Fishin' Jimmy trail, where we'll drop our overnight gear. We'll continue on to Kinsman Ridge, summiting North Kinsman and then South Kinsman before returning to the shelter, where we'll spend the night (may sleep in shelter or on tent platforms). On Sunday, we'll follow the Kinsman Ridge trail north across the Cannonballs and Cannon mountain, before descending into the notch. Weather is unpredictable this time of year, so please be prepared with full winter backpacking gear. There are short stretches above treeline. Previous winter hiking experience required. Saturday: 6.7 mi, +3400', 5 h book time; Sunday: 5.5 mi, +1700', 3.5 h book time. Note that terrain is considerably rougher than map would have you believe, and hike times are likely to be affected accordingly. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/816

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/816
Leader: Brian Andresen (E-mail Brian Andresen)
Co-Leader: Eliza Grinnell (E-mail Eliza Grinnell)
Registrar: Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com
78437

Central Cascades 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 for some hiking, biking and rafting. 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.

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 Portland airport with 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
79733

Highland Center Winter Weekend (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri January 2, 2015 - Sun January 4, 2015

Fri. - Sun. January 2-4 Crawford Notch Hiking Extravaganza (B3B) (Hiking & Backpacking) Join us for a weekend of beginner/intermediate level dayhikes in scenic Crawford Notch. We will stay in a heated, comfortable bunkroom (the Shapleigh studio) of the AMC's Highland Center, and do any of a number of hikes (including some 4000 footers) that start right from the bunkroom door; the hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants. Two breakfasts and Saturday dinner are included. Cost is $125 AMC members/$130 nonmembers.

This trip is suitable for graduates of the Boston HB Winter Hiking Program (this year's program starts in November), or those with similar experience. Moderate fitness and full winter gear required; some winter gear can be borrowed from the Highland Center. Ls Reji James & Larry Takiff. If you have questions email Reji James at jreji@yahoo.com or Larry Takiff at ltakiff13@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/777
Leader: Reji James jreji@yahoo.com 617-335-7416, Larry Takiff (E-mail Larry Takiff)
Co-Leader: Elizabeth Ryan, Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com
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
79373

Mt Techumseh (B2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun January 4, 2015

Join the Ls for this easier hike to summit with good views. Winter gear required. This would be a good trip for WHP participants as well as people recovering from Saturday. May be combined with Ls Saturday hike, contact L Joe about accommodations. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/810

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/810
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: jon Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com 617-372-1350
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)
79419

Madison and Adams (A2A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 10, 2015

Enjoy the spectacle, and challenge, of winter in the northern Presidential Range. We will make a serious attempt at Mt. Madison (5367') and Mt. Adams (5774'). Trip involves about ten miles along the ground and about a mile of up.

Plan on an early start and a full day of fun on the mountain. Route depends on weather and condition of the group; if the weather is not suitable going above treeline, leader will select an appropriate alternative hike in the area. Full winter above-treeline gear required; ask a leader if you have any questions. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/811

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/811
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven cgustenhoven@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof), Liz Westner ewestner@gmail.com
Registrar: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof) 617-372-1350 (before 8pm)
79446

Mt Kearsarge North Backpack (B3B)

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

This will be approximately a 6 mile round trip hike and is an easy intermediate backpack. We will hike in @ 1 mile and set up camp. We will then hike to the summit though stands of hemlock, red pine, and spruce trees and have lunch at the historic Fire tower. This summit has some of the best views in the WMNF. On Sunday we will have a leisurely breakfast and then break camp and return to the trailhead. The maximum elevation gain will be approximately 2600 ft. We will meet in the parking lot at the trailhead. Participants will be given a trip information sheet with directions after registering for the trip. We will meet at 8:30 A.M. and start hiking as soon as practical after that. Full winter gear is required. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/809

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/809
Leader: Peter C Logan mtnman@rcn.com, Ernie Bruneau erniebruneau@yahoo.com
Registrar: Peter Logan mtnman@rcn.com
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
79484

Mt. Liberty (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 17, 2015

Experience the summit of Mt. Liberty (4459') in wonderful winter! Steady climb up to the ridge, culminating with a short peek above treeline and stunning panorama of Franconia Notch (if the weather cooperates). Full winter gear, incl. snowshoes/crampons. Strong WHP graduates welcome; '12-'14 grads given priority. 8.0mi/3250'. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/815

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/815
Leader: Erik Abel (E-mail Erik Abel)
Co-Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Registrar: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof) 617-372-1350 (before 8pm)
79748

Kinsmans & Winter Car Camping Weekend (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 17, 2015 - Sun January 18, 2015

Looking to spend your MLK holiday weekend with awesome people in the mountains? Never been winter tent camping but want to give it a try in a low-key way? This is your chance. We'll meet at Lafayette Campground in Franconia Notch State Park on Saturday to set up camp and enjoy a Dutch oven campfire dinner, then get up very early Sunday morning to break camp and day hike up to the North and South Kinsmans: approx. 10 mi r/t, 2900 ft elevation gain, at typical winter pace 1-1.5 mph. You don't need prior winter camping experience, but must have winter day hiking experience. Full winter above treeline gear required. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/820

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/820
Leader: Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Co-Leader: Stephanie Contino (E-mail Stephanie Contino), Philip Weiser pweiser@gmail.com
Registrar: Stephanie Contino sscontino@gmail.com
79697

The Hancocks (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun January 18, 2015

Sun., Jan. 18. Stretch your legs and join us for a Winter hike to the peaks of North and South Hancock. (A3B) In the Pemi region off the Kancamagus highway, the round- trip hike is 9.8 miles with roughly 2900' of elevation gain. The two
4k's are reached by the Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook, Hancock Loop trails. There are several stream crossings and a 0.5 mile steep section just prior to summiting. Weather permitting, views of Mt Garfield, the Osceolas, and the Sandwich Range with opportunities for more views at outlooks along the trails. Full Winter gear required. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/819

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/819
Leader: Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland), Christopher Gambino (E-mail Christopher Gambino)
79226

Canoeing 180 miles for Salmon, and The Penobscot River Restoration Trust! - Slideshow & Potluck

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu January 22, 2015

The Problem: The Penobscot River Restoration Trust needed $60 million to buy and remove some dams, improve some fish passages and basically restore about 1,000 river miles of endangered Atlantic Salmon breeding habitat.

A Solution: Join our speaker, Matt Hopkinson, to learn more about how he started his own fundraiser with the goal of raising $5,000 for the trust. Starting the Veazie Dam location, which was recently removed, he headed upstream in his canoe as far north as a fish could do once the project is complete. That put Matt 180 miles up the Penobscot and Mattwamkeag Rivers to a dam on Rockabema Lake. Join us for the slideshow to hear more about Matt adventure and the goals for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

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.

All shows take place at the AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St, Boston, MA. Doors open @ 6:15pm, potluck @ 6:30pm, slideshow @ 7:15pm.

Activity Category: Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RSVP for the show here >
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
Registrar: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
79442

NH4K - Mt. Hale (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 7, 2015

We will climb Mount Hale (4055'), considered one of the shorter NH 4000 footers. However, we will walk 2.5 miles on Zealand Road (closed in winter) to the trailhead. From there, it's 2.2 miles (elevation gain 2340') to the summit. Round-trip hike is 9.4 miles, 7 hours. Full winter gear including face coverage required. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/805.

The summit is basically an open circle field with a big cairn (rock pile, usually a summit indicator) in the center, surrounded by trees. There is evidence of a fire tower that used to be there. Limited summit views.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/805
Leader: Kevin Fredette kevintfredette@gmail.com
Co-Leader: William Donovan (E-mail William Donovan)
Registrar: William Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (Before 9:00pm.)