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August Camp 2015 - Choice of 4 separate weeks in Oregon's beautiful Central Cascade Mountains (July 18 to August 15)! Studded with volcanic peaks, mountain lakes, wildflower meadows, old lava flows and miles of hiking trails, Oregon's Central Cascades is the place to be! Base camp is near Santiam Pass (elevation 4,800') where the Pacific Crest Trail traverses Route 20. Major hiking destinations are in the Deschutes & Willamette National Forests & the Three Sisters, Mount Washington & Mount Jefferson Wilderness Areas. This full service tent village accommodates 64 campers each week and offers multiple hikes each day for all levels of ability. Delicious meals and trail lunches are provided; great camaraderie and nightly campfires make for a memorable experience. Round trip transportation between Camp and the Portland International Airport (PDX) and to and from daily activities is provided. Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions. Questions about August Camp? Contact Sam Jamke at email@example.com.
Kickoff August with HB and YM as we hike at least 3 NH 4000 foot peaks while enjoying the comforts of AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch.
Planned hikes include:
1) Middle Carter (4610') and South Carter (4430') - 11 miles, with 3500 ft elevation gain (option to include Carter Dome(4832') - additional 2.6 miles 800' gain - depending on time, conditions, group ability/preference)
2) Mt Isolation (4003') - 13+ Miles, 3500 ft elevation gain
Must be in good physical condition, able to hike up to 13+ miles with 3500+ feet elevation gain in a day at a 2 to 2+ mph pace.
Space is limited to 8 participants. Registration and Advanced Payment must be received by July 15, 2015 to confirm. After July 15, check for space.
Included: Two nights lodging in shared bunk rooms in AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. Central bath and shower facilities. Includes Saturday dinner, and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts. Friday dinner and Trail lunches/snacks NOT included.
Cost $165 AMC Member/$180 Non-members
Register Here: http://regi.amcboston.org/961
This is the second part of the three part Great-Gulf-A-Pa-Looza: The highlight of the day is the long abandoned Adams Slide Trail which was last included in the '67 White Mountain Guide. It was called the "Beast of the East" and said to be the "steepest path of its length in the White Mountains" as it ascends 2300 feet in 1-1/4 miles. One section is reported to gain a 1000' of elevation in 0.3 miles. We'll start the day on the Great Gulf trail and take Adams Slide to the summit of Adams. Once we reach the summit, we'll descend via Star Lake Trail to make a resupply stop at the Madison Hut. We'll continue to descend via the also infrequently used Buttress trail and back to the cars via the Great Gulf Trail. You need to be in great shape for this and up for a little adventure. 4800 ft base to summit, 14 miles, rough terrain with a mile plus of rediscovering history (a.k.a. bushwacking). See https://regi.amcboston.org/941 for part one of the Great-Gulf-A-Pa-Looza and look for part 3 to take on Six Husbands to Washington in September.
Join us for a day hike to Mt Flume, 11.2 miles with 3150 feet of elevation gain. Great views of the White Mts from Franconia Ridge. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/952
This will be a fun and exciting hike with an overnight stay at Mizpah Spring Hut. We will hike on the Appalachian Trail from Rte. 302 to the hut and go over Mount Webster (52 with a view) and Mount Jackson. On day 2 we will continue over Mount Pierce with an option to also summit Mount Eisenhower. On day one we will travel approximately 6 Miles and gain over 3,000 feet of elevation. On day two we will travel 6 miles and gain over 1,000 feet if we elect to go over Mt Eisenhower. This hike is cross listed with Young Members and Family Outings and is open to young people above age 14 who are accompanied by a known adult.
Join us for a strenuous overnight hike of the most remote and breathtaking of the White Mountains - the Bonds. On Saturday we will hike 11.3 miles over the scenic Bonds ridge line - pausing for that iconic White Mountain Guide photo we all want on Bondcliff, of course. After 11.3 miles and 4,248 feet in elevation gain over rugged terrain, we'll stay overnight at Guyot Campsite, the highest of the White Mountain campsites. We'll then hike out on Sunday towards the Twins for a total of ~20 miles.
Join us for a different out and back hike to Mounts Flume and Liberty at moderate-fast pace via the Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge and Liberty Springs Trails. Two NH 4K peaks, 10.8 miles, 3150 feet of gain. For strong, fit hikers with recent White Mountains or similar hiking experience. Optional Group dinner in Lincoln, NH following hike, Register with CL/R: Zoe Rath (Zrphoto@gmail.com); http://regi.amcboston.org/948
This car camp weekend will start off Friday night at the Pine Knoll campground located on beautiful Lake Iona where we will set up tents and socialize. Saturday morning we will wake up early with a pancake breakfast and carpool down the
Kancamagus highway to the trail head of Champney Falls Trail., at the base of Mt. Chocorua. Here we will start our hike to the open peak of the most frequently photographed mountain in the world (3,500 ft). At 1.4 miles we will reach Champney Falls a beautiful waterfall aside the trail. Continue on the Piper Trail to the peak of the bald summit with a panoramic view, round trip 7.6 miles. We will then head back to Pine Knoll campground for Swimming, Steak Tip dinner, Hot Showers and S'Mores by the campfire. On day two we will wake up to a French Toast breakfast, break down tents and head to South Moat Mt. (3,196 ft). This will be a 5 mile hike up to a beautiful open summit with 360 degree views. possibility to continue to north Moat Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/891
The 10-mile Castle Trail "follows the narrow, serrated ridge that runs northwest from Mt. Jefferson, providing magnificent views in a spectacular setting." The trail is long and rough, with 4,200 feet of elevation gain. If you are up to the challenge, join us for this slabby, steep scramble up the third highest mountain in New Hampshire. This hike is not a good choice for beginners, hikers who feel uncomfortable on rock slabs, or anyone with a fear of heights. It is highly recommended that you complete at least one other trail on the Terrifying Twenty-Five list (http://www.trishalexsage.com/p/the-terrifying-twenty-five.html) or a similarly rough trail before going on this trip. Rock climbing experience is a plus. Total mileage for this hike is 10 rough miles. We'll car camp near Pinkham Notch for the weekend so we can get an early start Saturday. Sunday's hike is leaders' choice depending on group interest and energy level after Saturday's strenuous outing. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/915.
Backpack AT from Stratton to Monson, Maine. Trip limited to five. We will carpool from Massachusetts to Monson Maine AT trailhead and be shuttled to the trailhead in Stratton. First day hike is short to our first campsite. During this trip we will hike over the Avery peaks, pleasant pond mtn. Moxie Bald mtn. and ferry across the Kennebec River during our 74 mile hike. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/937.
Come join us to hike Mt. Hale and Mt. Tom, two of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. The total mileage will be 11.4 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,800 feet.
We'll take the Hale Brook Trail to the summit of Mt. Hale and descend via the Lend-A-Hand trail to Zealand Hut. From Zealand Hut, we'll quickly make our way over to the A-Z Trail. From there, we will take the A-Z Trail to a spur trail that reaches the summit of Mt. Tom. We will continue on the A-Z Trail to its junction with the Avalon Trail. Finally, we'll follow the Avalon Trail into Crawford Notch.
This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members.
Join the leaders for a weekend of backpacking on some of the newest trails in the greater White Mountains. Complete in 2007, the Grafton Loop trail climbs out of Grafton Notch along the AT and then heads south over the Baldplates. The exposed ledges of the ridge line offer fantastic views of Old Speck and the northern White Mountains.
The hike will begin Friday afternoon with a short hike to the first campsite. Saturday will be a full day traversing the Baldplates to our second site. On Sunday, we hike over Puzzle Mountain to the car spot. We will be staying at remote backcountry sites along the way.
Approximately 20 miles and 6400ft elevation gain over 2.5 days.
Participants are responsible for their own backpacking gear and food. The group will share in carrying any required emergency gear.
The plan may be modified based on the weather and the group's condition.
Previous backpacking experience required.
AMC standard summer backpacking list: http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Backpack_gear_list.pdf
Participants are responsible for trailhead parking fee and campsite fees.
Join us for a beautiful 13.2 mile hike over 2 NH 4K peaks with 3950 elevation gain. Mt Garfield has wonderful 270-degree views into the surrounding White Mts and the Pemigewasset wilderness with 30 NH 4Ks visible, making up for the non-view atop Mt. Galehead. The hike from Mt. Garfield to Galehead along the rocky, wet Garfield Ridge is surprisingly rigorous--one of the most rigorous in the Whites, so don't be surprised! We'll spot cars at Galehead Parking area to start our hike at the Garfield Trail and end at Galehead, avoiding the 1.5 mile road walk. Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/949
We'll go over the Wildcats, Carter Dome and South/Middle Carter. Long day (15 miles, 5800' elev gain), expect an early start. Can be combined with L's Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations $5/person/night. More infor and register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/950.
Sunday dayhike to great peak with great views. Can be combined with Ls Saturday hike, contact L Joe about accommodations $5/person/night. More infor and registration at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/951.
Join us for a beginner/intermediate 7.5 mile loop hike of Mount Moosilauke (4802 ft, 2500 ft elevation climb) and possibly South Peak if there is time. Imagine panoramic views of the Kinsmans and the Presidential range to the North, as well as the Green Mountains and Adirondacks to the West. Expect a moderately paced hike. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/957
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.
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
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.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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