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78375

Baxter State Park in October (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 3, 2014 - Sun October 5, 2014

Join us to explore Baxter State Park the first weekend in October. The plan is to summit Katahdin on Saturday and possibly South Brother and/or North Brother on Sunday. Exact routes and peaks are to be determined and will depend greatly on weather. We will stay at 3 tent sites at the Roaring Brook campground (bathroom and water but no showers) on Friday and Saturday night. Participants are responsible for all meals. Leaders will provide firewood and s'mores and perhaps a few other treats. Group limited to 10 participants. If you wish to stay over at Roaring Brook on Friday evening you must arrive at the park before 8:30 pm. Baxter Park is approximately 5 hours from Boston and carpooling is highly recommended.
Please register online: https://regi.amcboston.org/762

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/762
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury (E-mail Sarah Waterbury)
Registrar: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
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)
77706

Columbus Day Backpack - AT in Maine (AA3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu October 9, 2014 - Mon October 13, 2014

Join Judy and Julie for a section-hiker's delight, 4 days backpacking along the AT of northwest Maine in peak fall foliage. We'll stay in lean-tos and shelters on the Appalachian Trail, hiking from Flagstaff Lake to Blanchard, ME. Highlights include lakes, streams, Moxie Bald peak and a ride on the infamous Caratunk Ferry (canoe) across Kennebec River. Mileage ranges from 10-16 mi per day with varying elevation from a mostly flat day to 2,700ft gain day. Two river fords also expected at end of hike. Experienced backpackers welcome.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/747

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/747
Leader: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage), Judy Dillman (E-mail Judy Dillman)
Registrar: Julie LePage julielepage88@gmail.com
78480

Take the Long Trail home: A YM and HB Vermont Hiking Weekend (A2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 10, 2014 - Sun October 12, 2014

Join AMC YM (Young Members) and HB (hiking backpacking) committees for this Vermont Fall hiking weekend along the Long Trail in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Hikes will include three of Vermont's five 4000-foot peaks.

Saturday, we will do a one way hike of the Monroe Skyline, one of the most scenic ridge walks in Vermont. This section of the Long Trail is between Lincoln Gap and Appalachian Gap in the Mad River area of the Green Mountains. From Lincoln Gap, this 12.2 mile, 2535 foot elevation gain hike will cross Mt Abraham (4006'), Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Mt Ellen (4083'), and General Stark Mt, before concluding at Appalachian Gap.

Sunday, heading south, the weekend concludes with an ascent of the second highest peak in Vermont. This 7.2 mile, 2480' elevation gain hike approaches Killington Peak (4241') from the west via the Bucklin Trail.

Registration fee of $100 (members)/$110 (non-members) includes two nights lodging in shared bunk rooms at nearby hostel. Hostel amenities include onsite restaurant and bar. Meals are extra and not included in trip price. The group will enjoy meals and socializing together at the hostel restaurant or one of the many great restaurants in the area.

Registration: http://regi.amcboston.org/756

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/756
Leader: Brian Spencer bhspencer1@gmail.com
Co-Leader: John Schmidt (E-mail John Schmidt)
Registrar: John Schmidt jtschmid@sbcglobal.net
77626

Hike Lafayette and Lincoln the long way in the fall (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014

Take in spectacular views of the fall foliage as we traverse the northern portion of the Franconia Ridge from north to south via the Skookumchuck and Garfield Ridge Trails to the summit of Mt. Lafayette (5,260'). We will then follow the Franconia Ridge Trail over Mt. Lincoln (5,089') to Little Haystack Mtn. (4,750') before taking the Falling Waters Trail down to Lafayette Place. This hike is suitable for fit and experienced hikers. We will be hiking at a moderate-pace covering 10 miles with 4,000' elevation. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/745

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/745
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243, Carl Gustenhoven (E-mail Carl Gustenhoven)
Co-Leader: Anne White (E-mail Anne White)
Registrar: Anne White ae_white@yahoo.com 617-784-7556
78006

Off-Trail Hike to The Captain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014

Join leaders for this rarely offered bushwhack to The Captain (3540'), a New Hampshire Hundred Highest Peak named for its resemblance to El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Located in a seldom visited ravine between Mt Carrigan and the Hancocks, the peak is also known as Carrigan Pond Peak after the remote pond near its base. 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 10 miles (including logging roads on the approach) with 2500' of elevation gain. Can be combined with L's Sunday hike to Wolf Cub Mountain. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/752

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/752
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins Lisa_robbins@comcast.net
Registrar: Phil Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
78283

Wild River Wilderness Backpack (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 11, 2014 - Sun October 12, 2014

This will be a 2-day, 1-night trip for experienced backpackers into the heart of the Wild River Wilderness. Day 1 we will hike 9 miles from the Wild River Campground to the Perkins Notch tent site via Basin Trail, Black Angel Trail and Wild River Trail. On Day 2 we will take the Rainbow Trail over Carter Dome and return via the Black Angel trail and Wild River Trail (11 miles). Group limited to 8 (including the leaders). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/763

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/763
Leader: Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Co-Leader: Debra Hodgkins (E-mail Debra Hodgkins)
Registrar: Debra Hodgkins dlh161@gmail.com
78005

Mt Isolation via Glen Boulder and Rocky Branch Trails (A3A)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 12, 2014

Visit Mt. Isolation in good company during Columbus Day weekend! Although the fall colors may be starting to fade, we'll have the potential for spectacular views of Mt. Washington and beyond as we hike a classic traverse route. We'll begin with a car spot so that we can ascend via Glen Boulder Trail and return by Rocky Branch Trail, for a total distance of 13.3 miles with 3800' elevation gain. We'll also have the option to use the Engine Hill bushwhack on our return.

Please note that is not an easy hike! It is quite physically demanding, with a great deal of elevation gain right up front on a steep and somewhat challenging trail. You want to be in good shape for this one, with strong protective footwear.

Also be prepared for the potential of a hike out in the dark, and weather conditions could range from pretty warm to below freezing at this time of year. We'll need to be prepared for a gorgeous but exposed section above treeline on Glen Boulder. We will have a relatively early start so people can be home at a decent time. L: Brian J. Glenn CLs: Jean Curley, Jim Dubinsky, Michael Henry, Jim Niehof, and Elizabeth White. Come join us!

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/750

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/750
Leader: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
Co-Leader: Elizabeth White, Michael Henry
78007

Off-Trail Hike to Wolf Cub Mountain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun October 12, 2014

Join leaders for this bushwhack to Wolf Cub Mountain (3063'), a New Hampshire 3000 footer located near Kinsman Notch and Mt Wolf. We'll start this hike by following the Kinsman Ridge Trail (AT) tagging Blue Ridge Mountain, North Peak (just off trail) on the way to Gordon Pond, before heading off-trail to Wolf Cub. 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 9 miles w/ 2500 feet of elevation gain. Can be combined with L's Saturday hie to The Captain. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/753

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/753
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins philip@sectionhiker.com
Registrar: Philip Werner philip@sectionhiker.com
77233

High Season at Harvard Cabin in NH (A3B to B3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri October 17, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

High Season at Harvard Cabin (A3B to B3B). Join us for intermediate day hikes in the White Mountains. Peak foliage, perfect temperatures and fabulous fall feasts on this fun-filled weekend. Stay at a rustic cabin and 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/731

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/731
Leader: Judy Dillman dillhikes@gmail.com 617-522-7896, Debbie Ireland debvermont@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Peter MacPherson (E-mail Peter MacPherson)
Registrar: Peter MacPherson flying6@verizon.net 781-718-2029
78114

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 18, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.This class will be held in Waltham Ma at the Girl Scouts Camp Cedar Hill is a great place for day campers. This 75-acre site includes numerous trails. directions will be provided when approved. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/758.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/758
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (Before 10)
78228

Off-Trail Backpack to Mt Lowell and Mt Anderson (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 18, 2014 - Sun October 19, 2014

Climb Mt Anderson (3740') and Mt Lowell (3740'), two New Hampshire Hundred Highest Peaks that form the eastern face of Carrigan Notch and provide the best views of Mt Carrigan in its autumn splendor. We'll hike from Crawford Notch to Nancy Pond before heading off trail to climb Duck Pond Mountain (3340', NH3K) on the way to an off-trail campsite near Duck Pond near the Lowell-Anderson col. Time permitting we'll bag Mt Nancy (3926', NEHH) on the hike out. Previous backpacking experience is required and compass experience would be useful but is not required. Limited to 8 participants. Please leave your GPS at home. The leaders are old-school and navigate with maps, compass, and altimeter. Total Distance appox. 10 miles (with 3 miles off-trail) and 4500' of elevation gain. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/761

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Mike Henrick (E-mail Mike Henrick)
Registrar: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
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