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77447

Long Trail Backpack over Mt. Mansfield & Beaver Pond Exploration (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri August 1, 2014 - Sun August 3, 2014

Join us on a Long Trail backpack from Smugglers Notch Rd to Duxbury Rd with an overnight stay at Taylor Lodge Shelter. This 25.9 mile stretch of the trail will include Mt Mansfield and Bolton Mountain. We will hike at a moderate pace and there will be a fair amount of elevation change. You should be an experienced and strong hiker to participate in this trip. It is one night in the woods and we will do a group dinner so this can be a good introduction to backpacking.

We will also explore a large area that has been modified by beavers on the second day of the trip. Before setting off, everyone should read Tom Wessell, Reading the Forested Landscape, pp.99-111 on beavers and their impact on forests. We will spend a half hour or so looking at the impact the beavers have had on the forest.

As we need an early start on Saturday morning, the group will stay at a very nice Vermont state park Friday night, and split the modest costs evenly.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/738

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/738
Leader: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
Co-Leader: Bill Donovan wnd19@comcast.net, Jim Dubrnsky jim@dubinsky.net
Registrar: Brian Glenn brianjglenn@gmail.com
76439

Zealand & the Bonds with an Overnight at Guyot Campsite (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 2, 2014 - Sun August 3, 2014

Enjoy a mid-summer backpack to one of the most beautiful areas in the White Mountains! The plan is to hike to Mt. Zealand and the Bonds from the Zealand Road. We will take the Zealand Trail to the hut, and then continue to Guyot campsite and make camp. From there, time permitting, we can continue to Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, and West Bond to enjoy the views and maybe even the sunset. The following morning, we will return and to the cars, via Zealand or possibly the twins (car spotting needed).
Participants are responsible for their camping gear and food. Approximate mileage of 19 miles and 3600ft of elevation gain. The plan may be modified based on the weather and the group's condition.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/699

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: United States
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/699
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan), Reji James jreji@yahoo.com
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com 978-502-5944
74852

Unique Opportunity to Stay at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 9, 2014 - Sun August 10, 2014

Come join the leaders on this fun hike on the Presidential Range. We will start early on the Crawford Path,, which is the oldest maintained footpath in the United States. We'll 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 Lakes of the Clouds for dinner at sunset. On Day 2 after our hut breakfast we'll head to Mt. Washington. Total elevation gain of 4750', 13.7 total miles over two days. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/670.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/670
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (Before 10 pm)
76663

Hardest Mile, Fourth-Highest Peak (Mahoosuc Notch, AT) (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 9, 2014 - Sun August 10, 2014

Mahoosuc Notch is considered by a vast number of thru-hikers to be the most difficult mile on the Appalachian Trail. Old Speck Mountain, at 4,170 feet, is the fourth-highest peak in Maine. We will keep mileage low for both days of this trip in order to be able to take our time and not feel rushed as we traverse the difficult Notch and to enjoy some views along the way, weather permitting. The Notch itself, one mile long, takes at least two hours to get through and is followed by a difficult ascent to Mahoosuc Arm. This hike is not recommended for beginners. Rock climbing experience is helpful but not required. It is also helpful if you have completed at least one of the trails on the Terrifying Twenty-Five prior to this hike (http://www.trishalexsage.com/p/the-terrifying-twenty-five.html) or other similar trails. We will stay at an established tent site along the Appalachian Trail but the shelter will likely be full of thru-hikers so a backpacking tent is required. About 5-6 difficult miles of hiking each day. Car spot required. Co-Listed with YM. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/713.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/713
Leader: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com 617-548-7136 (9am-10pm)
Co-Leader: Carla Palmer (E-mail Carla Palmer)
Registrar: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com 617-548-7136 (9am-10pm)
77131

Blue Hills Double Cross (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 9, 2014

So where else can you sleep in your own bed, hike 13 miles through beautiful woods trails with views, gain 3000' of elevation and be home late afternoon? Join me as cross the Blue Hills reservation TWICE using the Skyline trails. We'll start early at a central location, the Reservation HQ, first go west to Route 138, then east for lunch at the St. Moritz Ponds, and finally return to our cars mid-afternoon. Register at REGI link: http://regi.amcboston.org/730.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/730
Leader: Stephen (Steve) Cohen (E-mail Stephen (Steve) Cohen)
Registrar: Steve Cohen scohen1234@gmail.com 617-997-6861 (Before 9PM)
77156

Mt Carrigain Day Hike (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun August 10, 2014

Join us for a strenuous 10 mile round trip hike w/ 3700 ft elevation gain to the summit via the Signal Ridge Trail. Enjoy spectacular views from the open crest of Signal Ridge and summit fire tower. Open to strong fit hikers with recent White mts. or equivalent experience. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/718

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/718
Leader: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Anne Drolet (E-mail Anne Drolet)
Registrar: Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com 617-522-0874 (Before 9pm)
76518

Huntington Ravine Weekend (A2A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri August 15, 2014 - Sun August 17, 2014

The Huntington Ravine Trail "is the most difficult regular hiking trail in the White Mountains. Many of the ledges demand proper use of handholds for safe passage, and extreme caution must be exercised at all times."

If you are up to the challenge, join us for this slabby, steep scramble up the highest mountain in the northeast. 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) before going on this trip. Rock climbing experience is a plus. Total mileage for this hike is 8.6 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 http://regi.amcboston.org/709.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/709
Leader: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner (E-mail Elisabeth (Liz) Westner), Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan)
Co-Leader: Katie Gordon (E-mail Katie Gordon)
Registrar: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com 617-548-7136 (10am-9pm)
76498

Kinnsmans via Reel Brook trail(A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 16, 2014

Join the Ls and the hiking hound (Paprika) for this unusual route to two nice summits. We'll do South and North Kinsmans by going up Reel Brook and down the Mt. Kinsman trail. Can be combined with Ls Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night LOF)

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/700

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/700
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com
Co-Leader: Nate Smith (E-mail Nate Smith)
Registrar: Nate Smith smithnj@yahoo.com
76732

Mt. Crawford and Giant Stairs (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 16, 2014

We'll take the Davis Path along the Montalban Ridge to Mt. Crawford and the Giant Stairs. Enjoy great 360 degree views from the bare summit of Mt. Crawford. We will cover 9 miles, with 2900 ft. elev. Please register at http://regi.amcboston.org/715

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/715
Leader: Erik Abel ejabel@gmail.com, Brian Spencer (E-mail Brian Spencer)
Registrar: Brian Spencer bhspencer1@gmail.com
77130

Grand Tour of the Moriahs (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 16, 2014

Join us for spectacular 16.2 mile, 3650-ft elevation loop tour of the Moriah summits from the end of the wild River Road via Wild River, Moriah Brook,Carter-Moriah, Kenduskeag and Shelburne trails. Very long, scenic and rewarding hike through Wild River Wilderness, beautiful Moriah Brook valley, rich with hardwood and birch forest and great views from ledges and cliffs. Open to very strong day hikers with recent White Mountain or equivalent hiking of similar length and difficulty. Day hike only but camping and/or showers may be available at Wild River Campground near start of hike. Optional group dinner in Gorham, NH following hike. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/729

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/729
Leader: Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com, Keith Watling kwatling@verizon.net
Registrar: Keith Watling kwatling@verizon.net
76499

Mt Garfield (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun August 17, 2014

Join the Ls and the hiking hound, Paprika, for this classic hike to a summit with 360 views. We'll do Garfield via the Garfield trail. Can be combined with L's Sat trip. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night LOF)

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/701

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/701
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 (before 9:00 PM)
76615

Chocorua/Moats Car Camp Weekend (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri August 22, 2014 - Sun August 24, 2014

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 to a pancake breakfast and carpool down the Kancamagus Highway to the Champney Falls Trail. Here, we will start our hike to the open peak of Mt. Chocorua, the most frequently photographed mountain in the world (3,500 ft.) We will hike past Champney Falls a beautiful waterfall aside the trail. From the Champney Falls Trail we'll continue on the Piper Trail to the peak of the bald summit with a panoramic view of the Sandwich Range. The round trip will be 7.6 miles. We'll return 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. There will be a possibility to continue to North Moat Mountain.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/712

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/712
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi), Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan) 978-502-5944, Michael Swartz (E-mail Michael Swartz)
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
75817

Day Hike to Mt Passaconaway (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 23, 2014

Join us for a day hike to Mt Passaconaway. The hike will be a loop over 10 miles long with 3000 feet of elevation change. We will ascend the Dicey Mills trail to the summit and descend over Square Ledge.
Registration URL: http://regi.amcboston.org/683

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: US
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/683
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com, Brian Spencer (E-mail Brian Spencer)
77091

Potluck lunch at Galehead Hut (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 23, 2014

Let's face it, as far as four thousand footers in the White Mountains go, Galehead is possibly the least inspiring summits out there. But, if you're working on a list, you gotta do what you gotta do. Therefore, to make this hike more interesting we'll be having a potluck lunch at the Galehead hut. Participants will be asked to bring a "dish" to share with the group. After lunch we'll summit Galehead and descend the same way in which we arrived. Round trip is 10.2 miles with 2,450 feet of elevation gain.
Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/723

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Potluck Lunch at Galehead Hut
Leader: Anne Jarek (E-mail Anne Jarek)
Registrar: Anne Jarek anne.jarek@gmail.com 617-686-5155 (Before 10 pm)
77126

Long Trail Section Hike, Mts. Abraham and Ellen (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 23, 2014 - Sun August 24, 2014

Working on your New England 4,000-footers? Then join us for an out-and-back hike on one of the most beautiful sections of the Long Trail in Vermont from Lincoln Gap to Mt. Ellen (4,083 ft.) via Mt. Abraham (4,008 ft.). In addition to these two Vermont 4,000-footers, the hike will include over six miles of the Long Trail and several spots along the way with terrific views. Total mileage will be 12.6 miles with an elevation gain of 1,600 feet. We will also have a Sunday hike that will be leaders' choice depending on group interest and energy level after Saturday's outing. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/728.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/728
Leader: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner (E-mail Elisabeth (Liz) Westner) 617-548-7136 (10am-9pm), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
Co-Leader: Peter Monnes pjmpjm22@yahoo.com
Registrar: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com
73593

Labor Day Weekend Hut-to-Hut Presidential Traverse (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 30, 2014 - Mon September 1, 2014

Come join us for this Hut to Hut above-treeline Presidential Traverse Hike. Depending on the weather and the group's ability, we hope to summit some of the peaks (probably not all) such as Mts. Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, and Pierce along the glorious ridgeline, with views stretching from horizon to horizon. Carpool to trailhead early on Saturday morning; Madison Spring Hut on Saturday night; Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Sunday night and hike out to the Highland Center on Monday. Must be in good physical condition, able to hike up to 9 miles with 3,400 feet elevation gain in a day. Limited to 10 total (8 participants + 2 leaders). Registration and advance payment required before July 15th. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/638.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/638
Leader: Joan Chambers (E-mail Joan Chambers)
Co-Leader: Samir Patel sam5670@yahoo.com 978-270-0714 (after 6pm)
Registrar: Samir Patel sam5670@yahoo.com
76976

Fall Weekend in Harvard Cabin (B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri September 12, 2014 - Sun September 14, 2014

Join us for the Fall hikes in the White with a stay in rustic Harvard cabin near the Pinkham Notch. We will have 2 trips on Saturday - Mt. Madison thru Madison Gulf and Daniel Webster - ~ 8 miles and 4200' elevation gain and hike to Wildcats ~ 8 miles, 2500' on Saturday and much easier hikes to Chocorua and Moats with amazing fall views on Sunday.
Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/721

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/721
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova s_korabel@yahoo.com, Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Katherine Gordon (E-mail Katherine Gordon), John Etzel john.etzel@gmail.com
Registrar: Katherine Gordon katherine.b.gordon@gmail.com
75905

Fall Hike to The Hancocks, Two 4ks Near Kanc. Hwy (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 13, 2014

Sat., Sept. 13. Fall hike to The Hancocks (A3B), two 4000 footers that lie between Mt. Carrigain and the Pemigewasset Wilderness area, just off the Kancamagus Highway. The approach to the two peaks is easy with a gentle grade until we get to the junction on the Hancock Loop Trail where we will climb a steep 0.5 miles to South Hancock. We then traverse 1.4 miles over a generally broad, bumpy ridge with several minor ups and downs to North Hancock. The round-trip hike is 9.8 miles with 2700' of elevation gain.

The trail to these two mountain peaks is a loop trail known as the Hancock Loop Trail, which is reached from Cedar Brook Trail and Hancock Notch Trail, starting at the Kancamagus Highway parking area as follows:

Hancock Notch Trail: For the Hancocks, we will follow this trail from the Kancamagus Highway 1.8 miles to the Cedar Brook Trail. The trail has a gentle grade the entire length.

Cedar Brook Trail: From the Hancock Notch Trail, we will follow the Cedar Brook Trail 0.7 miles to the Hancock Loop Trail. Cedar Brook Trail also has a gentle grade, with five stream crossings.

Hancock Loop Trail: Actually this is referred to as a lollipop trail. It rises gently (600 feet) for 1.1 miles to the trail split. To South Hancock the trail rises 0.5 miles (1000') to the summit. To North Hancock, the trail runs 1.4 miles between the two peaks and rises and falls gently over three small false summits. We complete the loop by descending a steep 0.7 miles to the trail split and then the 1.1 mile gentle grade back to Cedar Brook Trail.

Neither peak affords great views from their wooded summits, but as you climb you glimpse many familiar peaks around you, and the views you get give you the challenge of trying to figure out which mountains you have in sight. There is a panoramic view towards the west and northwest from the lookout on North Peak and a side path leads left 40 yards to a fine view south to the Sandwich Range and Osceola.

Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/685.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/685
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: William Donovan (E-mail William Donovan)
Registrar: William Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200
76147

Sandwich Dome (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014

Join us for an end-of-summer trip up Sandwich Dome, a classic on the New England Hundred Highest list. We'll ascend the Algonquin Trail, which will provide some moderate scrambles as well as several great views (if the weather cooperates) and maybe the beginnings of fall color. After tagging the peak, we'll make the gentle descent via Smarts Brook. About 10.3mi/2800', moderate but steady pace. Car-free participants welcome. No dogs, please.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/687
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Registrar: Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com 617-372-1350 (before 8pm)
76516

Owl's Head (AA2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 20, 2014

Join the Ls and Paprika the hiking hound for this classic peak bagger's hike. We'll do Owl's Head via the Black Pond bushwhack and the slide. Can be combined with Ls Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night LOF)

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/706

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/706
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Bill Donovan (E-mail Bill Donovan)
Registrar: Bill Donovan wnd19@comcast.net 857-998-9200 (before 9:00 PM)