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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
82580

Awesome Mt Moriah Day Hike (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 23, 2015

Located in the Northeast portion of the White Mountain National Forest (Carter-Moriah Range), Mount Moriah (4,049 feet) affords stunning panoramic views, from its ledgy summit, of numerous peaks and other 4,000-footers, both near and far, in the region. On this hike, we will ascend and return from the summit via the Carter-Moriah Trail.
Register at: regi.amcboston.org/901

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: regi.amcboston.org/901
Leader: Christopher Gambino (E-mail Christopher Gambino)
Co-Leader: John Pike
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
82581

Western Greenway Exploration (B4C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon May 25, 2015

The Western Greenway (http://walthamlandtrust.org/open-space/the-western-greenway) is a little known stretch of green space connecting Belmont, Waltham, and Lexington. The Greenway offers about 6 miles of easy wooded walking, all within minutes of Boston and its even accessible by T (Belmont Center). Lets explore this area together, and see what it has to offer!

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/903

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Christopher Gambino (E-mail Christopher Gambino) 631-617-1998
Co-Leader: David Phillips
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: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
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
82712

Full Franconia Ridge Traverse!

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 30, 2015

Join us for a full traverse of the magnificent Franconia Ridge as we enjoy spring in the Whites. If conditions are dry, we will scramble up Flume Slide and cross the ridge to summit Mts. Flume, Liberty, Lincoln and Lafayette. We will then descend Greenleaf Trail to the hut and on to the car spot. If wet, we will summit Mt. Flume as a spur. Expect to start early to spot cars and to cover approximately 14 miles and gain 5,700 feet, hiking at a moderately fast pace. This is a strenuous trip, suited for hikers who are in good shape and motivated to tackle a lot of mileage and elevation gain. If the weather is clear, expect to be rewarded with panoramic views. Please be prepared for potentially strong winds with gear appropriate for above-treeline spring hiking.

Gear List:
-Standard clothing and hiking gear for early spring above-treeline summits (http://www.outdoors.org/recreation/hiking/hiking-gear.cfm)
-3 quarts of water
-Wind and rain gear
-Warm layers (and extra warm layers)
-Good Hiking footwear
-Headlamp with fresh batteries
-Bug repellent
-Plenty of delicious food
-Electrolytes for use with your water and/or in the form of energy food/munchies.
-Microspikes may be required (unlikely).

Register at regi.amcboston.org/902

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: regi.amcboston.org/902
Leader: Christopher Gambino averon2@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Amy Perlack amyperlack@gmail.com, Charlie Jaeger cvjaeger@gmail.com
82658

October Mountain Backpack

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

Come along on this beginner backpack to explore October Mountain State Forest in the Berkshire Highlands. This will be a two-day, one-night trip on the Appalachian Trail from the Mass. Turnpike to Blotz Road (13 miles). We'll plan to spend the night at the October Mountain Shelter just off the AT. This section of the trail has varied terrain, but little change in elevation (< 1,000ft). This trip will be at a moderate pace and will be suitable for first-time backpackers.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bryan Jones bjones1017@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Jess Halvorsen (E-mail Jess Halvorsen)
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
82576

Mt Carrigain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 6, 2015

On this Saturday hike we will mount a valiant assault on the beautiful Mt. Carrigain. Come prepared for whatever the elements may throw at us (we are above treeline for a while), or it may be mild. On a clear day, the 360 degree views from the summit tower are simply stunning!

The route is 10 miles roundtrip, with 3,250 feet of elevation gain, and we will hike at a moderate (1.5-2 mph) pace. Participants should have prior hiking experience and be in good aerobic shape.

Register at: regi.amcboston.org/900

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: regi.amcboston.org/900
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Melissa Chen (E-mail Melissa Chen)
82715

Mt. Osceola in Waterville Valley (B3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 6, 2015

Up and back hike (6 1/2 mikes RT, and 2000 vertical feet) to an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day you can see 41 of the other 47 NH 4000-footers. Possible optional side trip to East Osceola. With driving, will take all day. Carpooling encouraged. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/906

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: regi.amcboston.org/906
Leader: John Lisker john.lisker@juno.com 617-244-1636 (before 9:30pm)
Co-Leader: Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com 603-848-2174 (Weekdays 5:30-9:30pm, and on weekends 9am-9:30pm)
82903

Day Hike to Mt Garfield (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 6, 2015

Join us for a day hike to Mt Garfield which is on Franconia Ridge, with excellent views. We will be hiking the Garfield Trail in and out, this is 10 miles roundtrip. Previous 4000 footer experience required. Register @ http://regi.amcboston.org/914

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Steve Dennen stevedennen@verizon.net 781-799-9623, Teresa Paglicua pagliuca.t@gmail.com 508-654-9031
82481

Canceled: Highland Center Weekend (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri June 12, 2015 - Sun June 14, 2015

Join us for a weekend of beginner/intermediate level day hikes in scenic Crawford Notch. We will stay in the 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 Center door.
An optional hike will be offered Friday afternoon for those who can arrive early. Multiple longer hikes will be offered on Saturday, with a final shorter hike on Sunday morning. The hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants.
This trip is suitable for graduates of the Boston HB Spring Hiking Program (this year's program starts in April), or those with similar experience. Moderate fitness and full 3-season gear is required.
Online registration is required. For detailed information, please see https://regi.amcboston.org/890

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com, Reji James (E-mail Reji James)
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury (E-mail Sarah Waterbury), Adriane Otopalik adriane.g.otopalik@gmail.com
82981

Day Hike to Mt Monroe (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 13, 2015

Join the leaders for a day hike to Mt. Monroe. We will follow the Ammounoosuc Ravine trail from the west side of Mt. Washington, past Lakes of the Clouds hut, to Monroe. Round trip is 7 miles with 2900ft of elevation gain. The Ammounoosuc trail is steep in many places, with wet ledges near the treeline. The summit of Mt. Monroe is well above treeline, and appropriate shell gear is required.

Gear List:
Standard three season gear is required including, but not limited to, non-cotton clothing, insulation layers, rain/wind gear, sun protection, food and water, headlamp and the rest of the 10 essentials.

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/920

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Please register online
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com, Reji James (E-mail Reji James)
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury (E-mail Sarah Waterbury), Adriane Otopalik adriane.g.otopalik@gmail.com
82729

The Osceolas (B3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun June 14, 2015

We will summit via Mt. Osceola Trail. The route will be 8.4 miles roundtrip with 2,950 feet of elevation gain. Join us on this excursion for good company and a great view at the summit. Participants should be prepared to bring sturdy boots, rain gear tops and bottoms, lunch, snacks, and 2 liters of water. This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/910
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
Co-Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton)
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. Registration for this hike closes on Sunday June 14. Register at: regi.amcboston.org/889

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: 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
82529

Mt. Carrigain Day Hike (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 20, 2015

We will hike Mt. Carrigain (4,700') via the Signal Ridge trail. This out-and-back hike offers fantastic views both from Signal Ridge and from the mountaintop fire tower. The first few miles will be relatively easy and the last three miles will be steep and arduous. Be prepared for 10 miles with 3250' of elevation gain. You can expect summit treats, laughs, and quite possibly some singing! Group size is limited to 10.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/894

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/894
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
82527

A unique opportunity to stay at the Lake of the Clouds hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 27, 2015 - Sun June 28, 2015

A unique opportunity to stay at the Lake of the Clouds hut, near Mt. Washington.
Come join the leaders on this fun hike on the presidential ridge. We will start early AM on the Crawford path trail, which is the oldest maintained footpath in the United States.
We will hike up to Mt Pierce then across open ledges with magnificent views in all directions to Mt.Eisenhower,which again has excellent views, then on to Mt. Monroe, passing over Mt. Franklin on the way and ending at Lake of the clouds for dinner at sunset.

On Day 2 we will have breakfast and head to Mt. Washington. Total elevation gain of 4,750 13.3/4 total miles over 2 days

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/904
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
82984

Day Hike to the Osceolas (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 27, 2015

Come bag two peaks of the 4,000-footers just north of Waterville Valley a 2.5 hour drive from Boston, Mt. Osceola and East Osceola. We'll take the Mount Osceola Trail out-and-back from Waterville Valley, cover 8.4 miles and enjoy a 2,950 foot total elevation gain. This will be a moderately paced hike and there will be a bit of rock scrambling between the two peaks. If it's a clear, good weather day we'll have a great view of the Valley and nearby peaks. Register at: regi.amcboston.org/913

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register: regi.amcboston.org/913
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Alice Howard howard.a@comcast.net 617-868-9890 (Between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm)