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85403

Crawford Notch NH Car Camping Weekend (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 4, 2015 - Mon September 7, 2015

Join us for a Labor Day car camping weekend in the heart of NH's scenic Crawford Notch. We will stay in a modern private riverside campground with showers. We'll likely hike Jefferson via the Jewell Trail the first day. Expect 12 mi. rdtrp and approx. 4000 ft. elev. gain. The second day, depending on group interest, we might hike Baldface via the less steep Slippery Brook Trail, approx. 10 mi. rdtrp. with 3000 ft. elev. gain.
On Monday we'll complete a short hike, possibly 5 mi. rdtrp, followed by a swim in Echo Lake. Trip cost of $70 includes 3 nights in woodsy secluded campground, 1 BBQ campsite dinner, and 1 group breakfast.

Please register at:

https://regi.amcboston.org/985

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Russ Naven
85092

3 Days Backpack around Cranberry Lake (AA3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 5, 2015 - Mon September 7, 2015

3-day 50 mile backpacking trip around Cranberry Lake, one of the three largest lakes in the Adirondacks. The lake is located in the remote northwestern region away from the madding crowds of the high peaks region. It is famous for its wildlife and pristine views from all around the trail loop. The terrain is relatively flat with only ~1000 feet of elevation gain for the entire 50 miles! The only obstacles we are likely to encounter are flooded footpaths from beaver dams.
Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/976

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New York, Adirondacks
State: NY
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova (E-mail Sonya Korabelnikova)
Co-Leader: Alberta Colakovic (E-mail Alberta Colakovic)
84932

End of Summer at Harvard Cabin, Flags on the 48 weekend! (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 11, 2015 - Sun September 13, 2015

Join Gordon and Claudine for beginner+ and intermediate day hikes in the White Mountains during the final weeks of summer. Enjoy scenic hikes and fabulous feasts on this fun-filled weekend. Stay in a rustic cabin and share in cooking of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour, and Saturday dinner. Choose from two hikes on Saturday (one a 4,000 footer) and at least one hike on Sunday.

Note: Saturday, September 12th is "Flags on the 48" - The American flag flies atop all 48 four-thousand foot and higher mountains in New Hampshire in remembrance of those who perished during the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.

Please register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/965

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Claudine Kos claudine.kos@gmail.com, Gordon Haff (E-mail Gordon Haff)
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
85114

Moosilauke Loop from Glencliff (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 12, 2015

Join us on a long and scenic trip to climb Mt. Moosiluke from the western side. We'll start early in order to ascend the Glencliff Trail and reach the summit in time to see the 9/11 remembrance flag flying today. From there, we'll complete our loop via the Benton Trail and the Tunnel Brook Trail. At 13 miles and 4000' elevation gain, this is a challenging route to the summit of Moosilauke. This trip is suitable for fit and experienced hikers who have completed other hikes of 10+ miles this summer. Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/978

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Elizabeth White (E-mail Elizabeth White), Joseph Ciarcia (E-mail Joseph Ciarcia)
85179

Kilkenny Ridge Backpack (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 12, 2015 - Sun September 13, 2015

Registration URL: http://regi.amcboston.org/980

Hike Rating: AA3B

Enjoy early fall with two days in the remote northern end of the Whites along parts of the Kilkenny Ridge trail, approaching via the York Pond and Bunnell Notch trails and exiting via the Mill Brook Trail, including a night of camping at Unknown Pond. Peak baggers will be able to add Mount Cabot to their lists, and can also get the Bulge and the Horn, where with good weather we should be able to enjoy beautiful views. We'll cover 14.7 miles and 4543 feet of elevation gain over two days. Depending on team mood on Sunday, we may take a brief detour to Rogers Ledge for more great views, before returning to our cars. Recent hiking experience with 4,000-footers required, previous backpacking experience preferred. Participants should be fit for two days of backpacking, and are responsible to bring their own food, shelter (which may be shared), and water treatment, to be enjoyed in good company!

Gear List Gear: Refer to 3-season backpacking gear list; be ready for cooler fall temperatures. http://www.hbbostonamc.org/index.php/Table/Gear-Lists

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
85749

Flags on the 48: Hike Middle Carter and raise a Flag (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 12, 2015

We will hike Middle Carter Up the IMP trail and raise a flag in remerance of those killed on 9/11 . All 48 peaks will have a flag raised from 12 till 2 on this day . I have also secured a flag that flew at ground zero that had all the victims names on it that we will also raise . We will stay at the top for an extended time of two hours . We will also tag north Carter . This will be a 10 and 1/2 Mile day . And we will be starting early to be sure we reach the top by noon all participants will help in carrying the pole and the flags to and from the top

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
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
84789

Mt. Isolation (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 19, 2015

We will take the Rocky Branch Trail to the Isolation Trail, turning onto the Davis Path for just under a mile; at that point, a short spur path leads to Isolation's summit. Then after some fun and frolic at the summit, we will retrace our steps back to the cars.

Stats: This route is about 14.6 miles total, elevation gain of 3400, and a book time of 9 hours (though I don t get much excited about book time).

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/954

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Co-Leader: Valero, Steve (E-mail Valero, Steve)
85078

Wildcats, Carter Dome, and Mt. Hight Traverse (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 19, 2015

Join us for a challenging traverse that will take us across 7 peaks in one day, 3 of which are on the 48 4,000+ footers list. We will begin at Pinkham Notch and ascend the steep and rough Wildcat E peak, stopping for stunning views (weather permitting) of Mt. Washington and the great ravines behind us. We will cover all the Wildcats, skirt the beautiful Carter Lake, refresh ourselves at Carter Notch Hut and proceed on a steep climb to Carter Dome then Mt. Hight where the bare summit allows some of the best views in the Eastern Whites. While our pace will be moderate, this a strenuous 12.3 mile hike with 4,850 feet total elevation gain and book time of almost 9 hours; hikers must be very comfortable with rocky, rough trail. The Co-leaders will be staying at Joe Dodge Lodge the evening before and welcome any fellow participants to join us. (Note: Participants will make their own arrangements for a stay over at the Lodge).
Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/973

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Link to Gear List
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Linda Giesecke lmgiesecke@gmail.com 781-720-9772, Alice Howard howard.a@comcast.net 617-868-9890 (9 am to 9 pm)
84911

Early Fall Sandwich Range Backpack (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 25, 2015 - Sun September 27, 2015

Join the leaders for a three-day backpack through the Sandwich Range in early Fall. Our route will take us across the Tripyramids, the Sleepers, Whiteface and Pasaconaway. Conditions permitting, we will see four 4000 footers. We will be camping off the beaten path and solid Leave No Trace skills are imperative. The group will share in the preparation of tasty back-county meals.

We will start mid-day Friday with a five mile hike into our first campsite along the Livermore Trail from the Kancamagus Highway. Saturday will be a long ten mile day during which we will follow the ridge-line across the Tripryamids and the Sleepers to Whiteface and Pasaconaway to our second campsite. On Sunday we will hike five miles off the ridge to our car spot on the Kanc. Total distance of 19 miles and 5660 ft of elevation gain. Conditions may require that we alter this plan.

Trip cost includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner as well as Sunday breakfast. Lunches and snacks are the responsibility of the individual.

The group is limited to eight participants. You should have previous backpacking experience and a good understanding of Leave No Trace principles.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/964

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Online
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
83035

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 25, 2015 - Sun September 27, 2015

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn 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.
Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/887

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
85101

Baldface Circle in Foliage Season (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 3, 2015

Hike the Baldface Circle Trail during the height of fall foliage season. This is a strenuous hike of about 10 miles with 3600' elevation gain and significant rock scrambles. Participants should be fit and experienced hikers who are comfortable with ledges and scrambling and should describe this experience when registering.
Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/975

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Elizabeth White (E-mail Elizabeth White)
85071

Madison-Adams-Jefferson Fall Foliage Hike (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 3, 2015

Join us for a one-day traverse of Mts. Madison, Adams and Jefferson - some of the highest and spectacular peaks in the White Mountains with amazing 360 views - during typically peak foliage season. We will hike Valley Way Trail from Appalachia to Mt. Madison and then hike to Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson. We will descend Mt. Jefferson via Caps Ridge Trail. Total distance is 9.9 miles with 5814' elevation gain (and ~8 hours). Participants must be prepared for the distance, elevation gain, and above-treeline hiking.
Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/972.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: William Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (Beforen 9:00pm.), Rogger Puma rmpuma04@yahoo.com 617-417-9273 (Before 8:00pm.)
85164

Blueberry, Hogsback & Sugarloaf Bushwhack (52WAV) (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 3, 2015

Immerse yourself in fall foliage. This view-centric bushwhack will take us from Blueberry Mtn. (52 With A View), across Jeffers (NH200) and the rocky outlooks of The Hogsback ridgeline, to Sugarloaf Mtn.'s open ledges. If time and moods permit, we'll drop by Long Pond, too.

This trip, in the Benton Range west of Moosilauke, may be combined with Sunday's bushwhack to Mt. Kineo and East Kineo to the south. Lodging optional with leader(s) at the Notch Hostel in N. Woodstock, equidistant from the two hikes.

Leaders will distribute planning questions in advance so you can practice preparing for an off-trail hike and be ready to discuss alternative routes when we meet at the trailhead. This hike is offered as a practice trip for graduates of the Boston Chapter Map and Compass Course, but is open to anyone with compass experience. Distance 8-10 miles, elev. gain 2300'-2600', depending on bushwhack route.
Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/979

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/979
Leader: Lisa Robbins (E-mail Lisa Robbins) 617-309-6963, Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
85735

Tully Trail Foliage Backpack in Royalston MA (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 3, 2015 - Sun October 4, 2015

The Tully Trail is an approximately 21 mile loop trail running through the beautiful North Quabbin region of Massachusetts, home to 94,000 acres of protected parkland in northern central Mass. Encompassing Tully Lake, Tully Mountain (1,163'), and Royalston Falls (and two other waterfalls), the hike is particularly good for fall foliage. We'll make sure to admire the scenery!

Due to Tully Mountain and the undulating terrain, we'll experience 3300' in elevation gain, most of that in the first day. We'll hike at a moderate to slow pace and divide the distance into two mostly equivalent segments, and camp overnight at Royalston Falls. First time backpackers welcome. You must be an experienced 3-season hiker, though, and have done a hike of at least 10 miles since this spring (or backpacked). Best part? Only a 1.5 hour drive from Boston. Cross-posted with the Young Members (YM) committee.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Stephanie Contino sscontino@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Adriane Otopalik adriane.g.otopalik@gmail.com
85766

Section Hike the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 3, 2015

Join Michele & Lauren as we section hike the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway. The Greenway Trail System circles the Lake Sunapee area and connects Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains. On Saturday, we'll traverse Section 1 from Newbury Harbor at the southern end of Lake Sunapee to the summit of Mount Sunapee via the Newbury and Solitude trails and farther westward to Goshen via the Summit and Province trails. Total distance is 6 miles with 1750 ft. elevation climb. Optional camping in a nearby state park for those who wish to join us on hiking Section 2 the following day. Cross posted with YM. Will include a car spot. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/989.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/989
Leader: Lauren Miller lauren.gudonis@gmail.com, Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com, haze pochenko (E-mail haze pochenko)
85064

Off Trail Hike to Mt Kineo and East Kineo (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 4, 2015

Join leaders on a bushwhack of Mt Kineo (3313') and East Kineo (2981'), two NH200 highest mountains located near Mount Moosilauke. Both peaks are located on opposite ends of the same ridge in the Three Ponds Area of the White Mountain National Forest. Previous experience using a compass is preferred, but not required. Please bring a compass (preferably with adjustable declination) but leave your GPS at home. Leaders will distribute planning questions in advance so you can practice planning an off trail hike and be ready to discuss alternative routes when we meet at the trail head. This trip is offered as a practice trip for graduates of the Boston Chapter Map and Compass Course, but is open to anyone.Total distance of 7 miles with 2300' of elevation gain. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/971

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
85767

Section Hike the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway - Trail 2

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 4, 2015

Join Michele & Lauren as we section hike the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway. This section of the SRKG descends the western flank of Mount Sunapee from the boundary of the Mount Sunapee State Park in the Town of Goshen with stunning views west to Mt. Ascutney across the Connecticut River Valley and into east central Vermont. Total distance is 7.3 miles with 600 ft. elevation climb. Optional camping in a nearby state park for those who wish to section hike Saturday & Sunday. Cross posted with YM. Will include a car spot. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/990.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/990
Leader: Lauren Miller lauren.gudonis@gmail.com 847-372-1387, Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com, hazel pochenko (E-mail hazel pochenko)
85083

Great Range Traverse (Adirondacks) (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 10, 2015 - Mon October 12, 2015

Join us on the Great Range Traverse - 3 day backpack in Adirondacks. 26 miles, more than 10,000' elevation gain. We will summit Lower Wolfjaw, Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Pyramid, Saddleback, Basin, Little Haystack, Haystack, Iroquois and Algonquin , with possibilities of side trips to Marcy, Skylight and Wright. Very strenuous trip with unbeatable fall views. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/974

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New York, Adirondacks
State: NY
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova (E-mail Sonya Korabelnikova), Elisabeth (Liz) Westner (E-mail Elisabeth (Liz) Westner)
Co-Leader: Mitko Botev (E-mail Mitko Botev)