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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)
78435

Thru-Hiking the Lebanon Trail - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed October 22, 2014

Lebanon, the tiny Middle Eastern country bordered by Israel and Syria, is named for the rugged Mt. Lebanon range that dominates its geography, rising steeply from the Mediterranean coast to reach altitudes up to 10,000 feet. Snow-capped and in places impassable in winter; rocky, steep and thorn-covered year round, its mountains for centuries provided refuge to regional minorities, who built villages, monasteries and convents into its slopes and deep valleys.

Now, thanks to the determination of an intrepid group of Lebanese environmentalists, inspired by long-distance trails like the AT, you can hike this range along the 293-mile Lebanon Mountain Trail completed in 2008. In April, AMC member Lisa Robbins did just that, joining a predominantly Lebanese group that included 7 other thru-hikers and a rotating cast of enthusiasts who jumped on and off the trail over the course of a month. Her presentation will share what she encountered on the way: verdant mountainsides, the famous Cedars of Lebanon, precipitous valleys edged in limestone cliffs, struggling villages, Roman ruins, and fragile environments threatened by roads, quarries and unregulated development.

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, yet useful for staving 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: Backpacking, 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
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
76748

Fal Hike to Mount Moosilauke (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 25, 2014

Sat., Oct. 25. Fall Hike to Mount Moosilauke (B3B). Mt. Moosilauke is the most westerly of the NH4ks. In good weather, you get great views to the west into Vermont and New York from its bare summit. We will do an interesting loop from the east side, including a short (1/10th of a mile) side trip via a spur path to South Peak and its unusual views out over the Connecticut River Valley. Our route is Gorge Brook TR, Carriage Road, and Snapper TR. The round-trip hike is 7.9 miles and 2600' of elevation gain. Register at REGI link https:regi.amcboston.org/716. L Barbara Amoroso (781-321-1620, barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com, CL William Donovan (857-998-9200, wnd19@comcast.net).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https:regi.amcboston.org/716
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Bill Donovan (E-mail Bill Donovan)
Registrar: Bill Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (Before 9:00pm)
78124

Off Trail Hike to Mt Deception (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 25, 2014

Join Leaders for this bushwhack to Mt Deception's East Peak (3671') a New Hampshire Hundred Highest peak, just north of Bretton Woods, with unique views of the Presidential Range and Crawford Notch. 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 7 miles with approximately 2500' of elevation gain. Can be combined with L's Sunday hike to Mt Dartmouth and Millen Hill. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/759

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/759
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins lisa_robbins@comcast.net
Registrar: Philip Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
78430

Mt Adams (A2A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 25, 2014

Join the Ls and the hiking hound Paprika for this fall above tree line climbto a summit with 360 degree views. We'll ascend via Valley Way and Star Lake. Can be combined with L Joe's Sunday hike, contact him about accommodations ($5/person/night). Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/766.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/766
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi) 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Peter Osler (E-mail Peter Osler)
Registrar: Peter Osler osler@alum.mit.edu 802-324-4199
78464

Mt. Isolation, Crawford, and Stairs backpack (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 25, 2014 - Sun October 26, 2014

Explore the Montalban Ridge along one of the longest and most remote sections of trails in the Whites. We will take the Glen Boulder trail to Davis Path and follow it over Mt. Isolation (4003') as well as the summits of Mt. Davis, Stairs Mtn., Mt. Resolution, and Mt. Crawford, each with incredible 360-degree views. We plan to camp in the woods along the way. We will be hiking at a moderate-pace covering 17.7 miles with 7,100' elevation and this hike is suitable for fit and experienced backpackers. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/770

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/770
Leader: Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
78125

Off Trail Hike to Mt Darmouth and Millen Hill (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 26, 2014

Join Leaders for this bushwhack to Mt Dartmouth (3727') a New Hampshire Hundred Highest Peak and adjacent Millen Hill (3376') on the New Hampshire 3000 footer list. Located near the Caps Ridge Trail and Mt Jefferson, these peaks form the east end of the Dartmouth Range north of Bretton Woods. 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 5 miles with approximately 1500' of elevation gain. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/760

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/760
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins lisa_robbins@comcast.net
Registrar: Philip Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
78431

Hancock Loop (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 26, 2014

Join the Ls and the hiking hound Paprika for this fall hike to two 4000' summits. Can be combined with L Joe's Saturday hike. Contact him about Accommodations ($5/person/night) LOF. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/767.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/767
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com
Co-Leader: Janet Penn janet.penn@comcast.net
Registrar: Joseph Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com
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
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