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80913

Mt. Passaconaway

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 28, 2015

Join the leaders for a post winter hike to Mt Passaconaway just after the end of winter. We will take the Dicey's Mill trail up and back. Dicey's Mill is a particularly pretty trail, with relatively open woods and easy grades. This moderately paced hike is 9.2 miles with roughly 3000 feet of elevation gain. Although the calendar will disagree, winter will still be alive and well in the mountains, so previous winter experience and full winter gear is required. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/850.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/850
Leader: Erik Abel (E-mail Erik Abel)
Co-Leader: Dan Stone (E-mail Dan Stone)
Registrar: Dan Stone (E-mail Dan Stone)
81611

Garfield/Galehead/Twin Mountain day hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat April 11, 2015

Join us for a spectacular day hike to the summits of Garfield, Galehead, South and North Twin mountains. We will cover 17 miles and gain 6,000' of elevation. We will start up the Mt Garfield trail onto the Garfield ridge trail to the summit, then east on that trail to Galehead Hut to Galehead summit via the Frost trail, up the Twinway to South Twin, onto the N. Twin Spur to North Twin, down the North Twin Trail onto the herd path along the Little River. Please be an experienced winter hiker and expect and be prepared for winter conditions. Car spotting will be necessary for this hike. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/864

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/864
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel) 781-862-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland) 781-775-5722 (Before 9 PM)
Registrar: Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland) 781-775-5722 (Before 9 PM)
81712

Appalachian Trail Day Hike in the Berkshires (A3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat April 11, 2015

Join us for an early spring section hike of the Appalachian Trail in Western Mass. Our route is the section from Jug End Road, Egremont MA to Rt 23, Great Barrington MA. We'll hike approx 12.9 miles at a moderate pace, south to north, with around 1100 ft elevation gain. Winter conditions are still likely, so traction will be required. This is a great opportunity to start getting in shape for 3-season hiking, or just explore the picturesque, often overlooked natural (and cultural) terrain of the Berkshires. We'll encounter fields, bogs, mature woods, ridgelines and exposed ledges, as well as pass through where the last battle of Shays' Rebellion occurred in 1787, and an area hit by a tornado in 1995. If the weather cooperates, we'll have great views south and west to the Taconics and Catskills from the top of East Mountain (1800'). Leaders are going to drive out Friday and camp at nearby Beartown State Forest. Joint YM/HB trip. Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/873

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/873
Leader: Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Co-Leader: Stephanie Contino sscontino@gmail.com
Registrar: Stephanie Contino sscontino@gmail.com
80409

AMC Boston 2015 Spring Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue April 14, 2015 - Tue May 12, 2015

This is a five-night series of different lectures and workshops at AMC, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA. The evenings start at 6:30pm ending at 8:30pm on Tuesdays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th and 12th.
This program is designed to introduce beginners to safe enjoyment of hiking & backpacking in New England. Equipment, clothing, safety & many other topics are covered during the lecture series.
Throughout the spring and summer, mostly at no charge, a series of instructional hikes, lodge/hut trips, and weekend backpacks will take place, with priority given to program participants (exact trips and dates TBD in March 2014).
Registration is required. Please see the link below.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/840
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com
Registrar: Chris McCarron chrishbamc@gmail.com
79737

Volunteering for the NPS: Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed April 15, 2015

Please join us for a fascinating evening as AMC member and National Park Service volunteer, Ron Janowitz, discusses his experience volunteering for the Natural Bridges National Monument in Southern Utah.

Ron spent last fall working at this spectacular park for three months, and will share breathtaking photography and fascinating stories from his experience behind the scenes. Topics include how to get "hired" as a volunteer, as well as the duties and living arrangements of volunteers, the history, geology and archeology of this remote and unique area.

Natural Bridges is remote and famous for its three massive bridges at the bottoms of steep canyons and remote Ancestral Puebloan ruins, occupied between 2000 and 750 years ago. The park is off the grid, and relies on solar panels for electricity. There are more mule deer and jackrabbits than people in San Juan County.

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.

All slideshows take place at: The AMC Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108.
Doors open @ 6:15pm, potluck @ 6:30pm, slideshow @ 7:15pm, doors close @ 9pm.

Activity Category: Photography, Social Events, Volunteering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RSVP for the show here >
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
79901

Bondcliff, Bond and West Bond (AAA2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat April 18, 2015

Expect a very early start and a long day for this classic hike. It will probably require full winter gear. Can be combined with L's Sun hike, contact L Joe about accommodations (LOF $9/person/night). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/824

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/824
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland)
Registrar: Karen Hoagland Karenjacobs1@verizon.net 781-775-5722
79902

Mt Tom (B2B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun April 19, 2015

Join the Ls on this easier wind down hike after the Bonds the day before. Will likely require winter gear. Can be combined with L's Sat hike to the Bonds. Contact L Joe about accommodations (LOF $9/person/night). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/825

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/825
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland)
Registrar: Karen Hoagland Karenjacobs1@verizon.net 781-775-5722
81107

Mt. Carrigain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 2, 2015

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

The Sawyer River road is closed for the winter months. It might be open, or we might have to park on Rte. 302 and walk up it. If it's open, the trip is about 10 miles roundtrip, the road walk adds two miles in each direction. Either way, there will be about 3,250 feet of elevation gain. Participants should have prior hiking experience, and please detail it in the your registration profile. You have the option of staying at a nice outing club on Rte 302 the night before, just 1.7 miles from the trailhead ($14 plus breakfast expenses). Register at: http://regi.amcboston.org/854

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/854
Leader: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
Co-Leader: Melissa Chen
Registrar: Brian Glenn (E-mail Brian Glenn)
80871

AMC's Cold River Camp - Potluck & Slideshow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed May 13, 2015

Imagine a camp in the White Mountains that has been providing guests a wonderful outdoor adventure experience as part of the AMC for nearly 100 years, with a lodge, comfortable rustic cabins, and delicious food, and that is only a 3-4 hour drive from the Boston area. A camp with a hiking emphasis, but from whence you can also swim, paddle, bike or just relax in the beautiful surroundings. A camp that is community oriented and family friendly. That's Cold River Camp.

This picture presentation will tell the story of AMC's Cold River Camp in NH - the Camp facilities, program, hiking opportunities, interesting traditions, location, lovely surroundings, and along the way address the question of "Is Cold River Camp a great place for me, family and friends?" We invite you to learn about this charming camp that is in Boston's extended backyard.

Potluck Info: 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.

Activity Category: Family, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RSVP here:
Leader: Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com
80809

Day hike to Mount Carrigain (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun May 17, 2015

Located at the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Mount Carrigain (4,700 feet) affords stunning panoramic views of numerous peaks and other 4,000-footers, both near and far, in the region. On this spring hike, we will ascend the summit via Signal Ridge Trail, which also offers beautiful vistas as it approaches the ridge leading towards an observation platform atop the mountain.

This is a moderately strenuous hike covering 10.0 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 3,400 feet. Book time is about seven hours at a moderate pace. Join us on this excursion for good company and wonderful views!

Register: http://regi.amcboston.org/847

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/847
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel) 781-862-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
Registrar: Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com
81260

August Camp 2015

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 18, 2015 - Sat August 15, 2015

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 samjamke@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Camping
Region: Other U.S.
State: OR
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.augustcamp.org/
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com 781-697-1410
80510

Hut to Hut Traverse, Pemigewasset Wilderness (4 Days), NH (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 12, 2015 - Tue September 15, 2015

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.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking, Photography
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
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 wsp1123@gmail.com