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88184

Imperial China - Slideshow & Potluck

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed February 10, 2016

Michele Grzenda (AMC Boston Young Members & Hiking/Backpacking Trip leader) will share her experience as a participant on a 2 week guided tour of Eastern China. Highlights include visiting 7 UNESCO sites including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Terra-cotta Warrior Museum. During a 5-day cruise down the Yangtze River, Michele's presentation will include side trips to Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydroelectricity project; Jingzhou, a city located on the banks of the Yangtze River with 6000 years history, and Shibaozhai, literally "Precious Stone Fortress" is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. Photos and stories from Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai will inspire you to plan a trip there. Michele will share travel tips on how to find bargain guided trips!

All slideshows take place at: The AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108. Potluck @ 6:30pm, slideshow @ 7:15pm

Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional, yet useful for that 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. Potlucks start at 6:30pm.

Activity Category: 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
87164

Gale to Hale

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 13, 2016

We'll hit five official four thousand footers in this one-day tour of the northern Pemi, including Galehead (4024'), the South Twin (4902'), North Twin (4761'), Zealand (4260'), and Hale (4054') -- along with spectacular Mt. Guyot (4590'), an unofficial 4000 footer. Expect an early start and a long day at a moderate but relentless pace. Please have substantial recent winter experience. Full winter gear and a spirit of good cheer and adventure are a must. 24mi/6000'. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1079.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1079
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com 617-372-1350 (before 8pm)
87386

Winter Hike to Mount Washington/Monroe

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 13, 2016

The Superbowl is over and it's President's day weekend. What better to do than to celebrate on top of a few 4000 footers. Weather permitting we'll hike up Monroe and Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine, Crawford Path and descend via Jewell. If the weather isn't appropriate we'll switch the plan with the leader's hike on the Wildcats.

10.5 miles, approx. 4435 ft elevation gain

Previous above tree-line winter hiking experience required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bryan Jones (E-mail Bryan Jones)
Co-Leader: John Etzel
88450

Liberty & Flume

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 13, 2016

Join us to a great hike at Franconia Notch. We will hike up Mt. Liberty (4459') and Mt Flume (4328'). Trip is approximately 10 miles with about 4,000 ft of elevation gain. Plan on an early start and a full day of fun on the mountain. Full winter gear required; ask a leader if you have any questions.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Signup in REGI
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Co-Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
Registrar: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
87387

Winter Hike on the Wildcats

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 14, 2016

Continue the President's day weekend celebration with a few more 4000 footers. We'll start at Nineteen Brook Trail and tag all the Wildcats on our way to Pinkham Notch.

If weather is poor on Saturday we will switch this trip with the Leaders Monroe/Washington trip.

9.3 miles, approx. 3950 ft elevation gain.

Previous winter hiking experience required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bryan Jones (E-mail Bryan Jones)
Co-Leader: John Etzel
87685

Winter Hike to the Osceolas

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon February 15, 2016

Extend the President's Day weekend with a challenging out and back to the Mt. Osceola and East Osceola over Greeley Ponds trail.

7.6 miles, approx. 3200 ft elevation gain. If weather is poor on Saturday and Sunday, we will switch this trip with the Leaders Monroe/Washington trip.

Gear List Full winter gear... http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bryan Jones (E-mail Bryan Jones)
Co-Leader: John Etzel
87299

Tripyramids from the Kanc

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 20, 2016

Join us on a mid-winter day hike to summit North and Middle Tripyramid, two 4000' peaks in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. We'll start from the north, on the Kancamagus Highway, and take an out-and-back route using the Pine Bend Brook and Mount Tripyramid trails. Total distance is 9.6 miles with 3483' elevation gain, and book time is 6 hours 30 minutes. Expect several stream crossings and some steep sections. Previous winter hiking experience is required, as are crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
Co-Leader: Elizabeth White (E-mail Elizabeth White)
88050

Middle and South Carters (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 20, 2016

We will go up the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail and down the Imp Trail. This hike is 10.8 mi with 3500 ft of elevation gain. Although both peaks are in the woods, there are some excellent outlooks of the Presidentials as well as views into Maine on a clear day. Participants should have previous winter hiking experience. We expect to move at a steady pace with limited stops. Please note your winter experience accordingly.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova (E-mail Sonya Korabelnikova)
Co-Leader: Ellen Tsai
88157

Three Bonds in a Day With Ski Option

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 20, 2016

Join us for our single-day winter visit to the three breathtaking Bonds (Bondcliff Mt., 4265'; Mt. Bond, 4698'; West Bond, 4540'), with the option to ski (your choice, depending on conditions) the first and last 5 miles (the flat portions) of this 23 mile trip. We will hike at a moderate pace, with a total elevation gain of 4700'. Full winter gear and lots of stamina required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Alex Nedzel alex@nedzel.com 781-862-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Karen Hoagland Karenjacobs1@verizon.net 781-775-5722 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
88335

Winter Hike to Mt Moosilauke via the Historic Carriage Road Trail

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 20, 2016

Hike up Mt Moosilauke (4802') on the historic Carriage Road Trail. Conditions permitting we'll also climb the South Peak which has a great view of the main summit. This is an above treeline peak so full face protection and winter gear are required. Comparable winter hiking experience is required although qualified Winter Hiking Program students are welcome. 10.2 miles RT with 3100 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner), Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
86944

Winter Weekend in Harvard Cabin

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri February 26, 2016 - Sun February 28, 2016

Join us for a winter weekend at the Harvard Cabin near Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains. Arrive Friday evening. Two hikes will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday; intermediate hike with an objective of getting above tree line and a snowshoe trek more suited for new winter hikers, and something shorter and more relaxed on Sunday. Stay at a rustic cabin and share the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour, and dinner. Fee covers Friday and Saturday night lodging, three meals and happy hour. Trail lunches and happy hour beverages not included. Winter Hiking Program graduates welcome. Please register at https://regi.amcboston.org/1059

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova s_korabel@yahoo.com, Stephen Conlin stephen.conlin@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Robert Gamble rgamble70@yahoo.com, Elisabeth Westner ewestner@gmail.com
88439

Cabin Snowshoeing Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri February 26, 2016 - Sun February 28, 2016

We'll carpool up to beautiful Ellsworth, NH (located near Plymouth) Friday evening. After starting the woodstove to heat the cabin we'll probably keep warm shoveling 2 parking spaces and carrying our gear the 400 feet to the cabin. Then we'll get organized, relax and eventually head for bed. (3 single beds, 1 futon and some floor space.)

Saturday we'll rise and cook a group breakfast on the electric stove. We'll pack lunch then we're off to snowshoe (not a 4000 footer, less elevation gain than that. Once participants are chosen we can discuss and pick a destination.) We plan to return by supper, and we'll cook a group supper. After supper, if anyone is interested we can take a short snowshoe to a nearby beaver dam, and look for animal tracks (deer, moose, bear, bobcat, etc.) along the way.

Sunday we'll cook breakfast again, then pack up and head out, with a short snowshoe trip before heading back to the highway.

Group to share cost of food*, and kitchen duties.

Group limited to ~6

*Shared food (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 supper) costs

Activity Category: Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael Swartz (E-mail Michael Swartz)
Co-Leader: Bob Vogel vogel.r@comcast.net
87216

Osceolas Out and Back

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 27, 2016

Osceolas Out and Back
B3B
Join us for a late-winter hike up to the Osceolas, from Kancamagus Highway. From Greeley Ponds trailhead, we'll hike 3.8 miles up to East Osceola and Mt. Osceola, and return the way we came, for a total of 7.6 miles of snowy scenery and 3232 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. This is a great opportunity to tag two winter 4-ks, and enjoy fantastic views from atop Mt. Osceola, with relatively little above treeline exposure. However, full winter gear, including crampons, and previous winter 4k hiking experience is required to participate. Optional group dinner on the Kanc to follow the hike. Hope to see you there!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen Jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
88232

Hiking Extravaganza @ AMC Zealand Falls Hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 27, 2016 - Sun February 28, 2016

Explore the eastern Pemigewasset high hut of the White Mountains at Zealand Falls Hut (2640') in its beautiful winter setting! Enjoy a snowy weekend of hiking, focusing on scenery, good company and great food. Hike just over a mile to the Zeacliff lookout and take in views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness to the south and Willey Range to the east. Or simply kick back on the Zealand porch and gaze down the valley to peaks beyond and admire the power of water at the base of the falls. We will hike from parking lot on Rt. 302 for 6.6 miles (1,100' elev. gain) to the unheated rustic hut. Zealand Falls Hut is one of the three AMC high huts open in winter on a "self service" basis where guests provide their own food and have full use of the hut's stove, oven, and cookware to prepare their own meals. Bunks, mattresses, and pillows are provided, but blankets are not. The cooking and dining areas are heated after 4 pm in winter, but the bunkrooms are not. A winter sleeping bag, 0°F to -20°F, is recommended. Because the bunkrooms are adjacent to the dining area, a sleeping bag, rated to 15°F to 0°F, may be adequate but not advisable when temperatures are forecast to drop into the single digits. The hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants. Possible hikes from the Zealand Falls Hut are: Zeacliff (rt: 2.3 miles, 1,133', 1:43) Zeacliff Pond (rt: 3.36 miles, 1,345', 2:21) Thoreau Falls (rt: 4.8 miles, 843', 2:50) Hiking out options on Sunday are: From Hut by Zealand Trail in winter (ow: 6.6 miles, 0', 3:20) From Hut Over Mt. Hale in winter (ow: 7.8 miles, 1,300', 4:05) From hut by A-Z and Avalon trails (ow: 5.5 miles, 1,200', 3:20) From hut by Ethan Pond trail (ow: 7.4 miles, 821', 4:07)

Payment is due upon application along with a signed copy of the Trip Waiver Form.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Trip Waiver Form can be found here:
Leader: Joan W Chambers wu.chambers@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Kjersten (KJ) Reich kjerstenreich@gmail.com 617-680-3527
88517

Mount Tecumseh Day Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 27, 2016

Join us for a moderate-paced winter day hike to the summit of Mt. Tecumseh (4,003') located in Grafton County, NH. We will hike 5 miles round trip with 2,250 feet of elevation gain/loss. This is a great trip to build or maintain your winter hiking skills and is suitable for recent Winter Hiking Program participants. Although most of the hike is below treeline, full winter gear and previous winter hiking experience is required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Reccommended Gear List
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven cgustenhoven@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com
87065

Winter Backpack to Madison and Adams

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 5, 2016 - Sun March 6, 2016

Join us for a winter backpack to Mt. Madison and Mt. Adams. We will take Valley Way up and weather permitting, we will camp above treeline in the col between Madison and Adam. With good luck we will enjoy sunset and sunrise from the top of the Madison. On Sunday we will leave camp early, summit Adams and descend via Lowe's Path to a shuttle car. In case of bad weather above tree line, we will camp at the Valley Way tent site and attempt both Madison and Adams the next day. Previous winter backpacking experience is required.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Sonya Korabelnikova s_korabel@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: John Etzel john.etzel@gmail.com
88231

Hiking Extravaganza @ AMC Carter Notch Hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 5, 2016 - Sun March 6, 2016

Explore the Easternmost high hut of the White Mountains and the AMC's best kept secret - Carter Notch Hut (3288') in its unimaginably beautiful winter setting! Enjoy a snowy weekend of hiking, focusing on scenery, good company and great food. We will hike from 19-Mile Brook TH (1487') for 3.8 miles (1991' elev. gain) to the unheated rustic Carter Hut. Weather permitting, we will summit Carter Dome (4832') on Saturday (RT 2.5 miles, 1564' elev. gain) from the hut. Sunday we will hike about 3.0 miles from the hut (3288') up and over the hogbacks from Wildcats A (4422'), B (4305'), C (4285'), D (4062') and then hike down about 2.7 miles on Wildcat Polecat ski trail to Wildcat Ski Parking Lot C (2112'). The Hut sleeps 40 in 2 unheated bunkhouses. The cooking and dining areas are heated after 4 pm in winter, but the remote bunkhouses are not. A winter sleeping bag, 0°F to -20°F, is required. Participants will have the option of providing their own meals or participating in group meals. Cost is $55 for the lodging only option (you will need to provide your own meals and purchase your Polecat hiking permit). All participants will be responsible for providing their own lunches (Sat & Sun) and snacks (Sat & Sun).

This trip is suitable for graduates of the Boston HB Winter Hiking Program or those with similar experience. Moderate fitness and full winter gear required. Limit to 10 people.

Payment is due upon application along with a signed copy of the Trip Waiver Form.

Please enjoy our prior years' trip photos at
https://goo.gl/photos/jKBmF3KxA8CbUgCfA

March 2015 trip photos:
https://goo.gl/photos/cswCwqthiU1S8d6o9

March 2014 trip photos:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117901289432939936003/albums/60650797...

March 2013 trip photos:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117901289432939936003/albums/58569380...

March 2012 trip photos:
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/flashShareSlideshow.jsp?sid=2AbNmzJo4ctXmQ

March 2011 trip photos:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117901289432939936003/albums/55868124...

March 2010 trip photos:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117901289432939936003/albums/55525956...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Trip Waiver Form can be found here:
Leader: Joan W Chambers wu.chambers@gmail.com, Cliff Chambers wu.chambers@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Adriane Otopalik adriane.g.otopalik@gmail.com 507-327-9062
88534

Winter Tripyramid Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 5, 2016

Join us on a beautiful winter day hike to summit North and Middle Tripyramid, two 4000' peaks in the Sandwich Range Wilderness.
We'll start from the north, on the Kancamagus Highway, and take an out-and-back route using the Pine Bend Brook and Mount Tripyramid trails. The total distance is 9.6 miles with a 3483' elevation gain, and book time is 6 hours 30 minutes. Expect several stream crossings and some steep sections. Previous winter hiking experience is required, as are crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes.
Please come prepared with suitable layers and footwear. The group will be traveling at a moderate pace to complete the trail during day-light hours.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Anne Jarek anne.jarek@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Leah Salloway gronkleah@hotmail.com
88448

Zealand Hut Sunday Night Special

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 6, 2016 - Mon March 7, 2016

Immerse yourself in a peaceful winter wonderland with a Sunday overnight trip to Zealand Falls Hut, on the edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. We'll hike in via Mt. Hale on Sunday morning, and spend the latter part of the day relaxing at the hut, taking in the beauty by the falls or atop Zeacliff, and preparing a hearty group dinner. Because it's a Sunday, there's a fine chance we'll have the place to ourselves by sundown. Monday we'll head out toward Crawford Notch, traversing the Willey Range--Mts. Tom, Field and Willey--on the way.

Zealand Falls Hut is self-service in winter. We'll have access to the kitchen for cooking. There's a wood stove in the common room, but the bunk rooms are unheated, so you'll need a winter sleeping bag (rated -20°F to 0°F). Pillows and mattresses provided. Contact Lisa with any gear questions.

The itinerary includes four 4Ks and one 52WAV.
Sunday, via Mt. Hale: 7.8 miles, 2375' elev. gain. Monday, via Field, Tom, Willey, Avalon: 11 miles, 3360' gain. Previous winter hiking experience required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Lisa Robbins northsidewalks@gmail.com
88646

Leisurely Sunday Hike to Mount Waumbek

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 6, 2016

Mt Waumbek is the 3rd shortest of the NH 4000 footers and a classic Sunday hike. The Star King trail in Jefferson reaches Mt Star King after 2.6 miles of gradual trail where we will lunch. Another mile along the ridge leads to Mt Waumbek. Total trip mileage is 7.2 miles, with 2,600 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Anne Jarek anne.jarek@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Peter Moness pjmpjm22@gmail.com