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For many years the Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee Rock Program has been a very popular introduction to outdoor climbing. The Program is also a great way to meet other climbers and get introduced to the Boston climbing community. The program will teach you a broad set of skills for safe outdoor climbing starting with fundamental climbing knots and moving on to a range of techniques for common rock climbing skills including anchor building, rope management, belaying, rappelling, and ascending. Graduates are usually invited to the "New Seconds Weekend" at the Shawangunks, one of the best cliffs in the East. There they are matched with experienced climbers for multi-pitch rock climbs. The program consists of one evening session and four required outdoor hands-on weekends (generally only one day each weekend is required). If you are interested, please join us for an informal information session on March 7, 2012, 7:00pm, at Cabot Hall, at 4 Joy Street, Boston. The cost of the program is $160 for AMC members and $200 for non-members. For more information and registration (required) please visit our website at http://amcbostonclimbers.org/rock or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who wants to take their hiking to the next level, the Mountaineering Committee's annual Rock Program starts in March and runs through May of 2012 and is geared for those with little or no outdoors climbing experience and will prepare you for the big mountains. This program includes one lecture and five field sessions. The ultimate goal of the course is to have successful graduates safely second an experienced leader on a traditional-style multi-pitch climb. Participants will learn many technical rock climbing skills with an emphasis on safety. If you are interested in taking the Rock Climbing Program, please use this link to sign up: http://amcbostonclimbers.org/instruction_rock_register.shtml. The first lecture will be held on Wednesday, Mar 21, 7-9 PM in the Cabot Auditorium at 4 Joy Street, Boston, MA. The field sessions of the Rock Program will be held on the last weekend of March and will run through April at the Blue Hills Reservation just south of Boston. Instruction will include learning how to tie and use various climbing knots, belaying, rappelling, ascending, seconding and building anchors for top rope climbing. The Mountaineering Committee will also host two optional weekends of climbing in May. These weekends are only open for those who complete the program, giving participants an opportunity to climb as seconds on multi-pitch climbs. The cost of the program is $160 for AMC members and $200 for non-members. For additional information please go to the schedule link above.
Inactive and active young member leaders and co-leaders, those who have completed leadership training through AMC or its equivalent, for example, NOLS, are encouraged to sign up to help lead trips, socials, events and meetings for the Boston Chapter. To join, go to email@example.com. Great way to meet people, meet hiking/camping/backpacking/biking/rock-climbing partners and to get out and help fulfill AMC mission of preserving the Northeast outdoors.
Series of five different lectures on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm on 4/17 and 4/24, and 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15 at Cabot Auditorium, AMC, 4 Joy Street, Boston, MA. The program of Lectures, Demos and Guided Hikes are designed to introduce beginners to safe enjoyment of the outdoors. Lectures cover equipment, clothing, safety, weather, nutrition, above-treeline hiking, backpacking, and other topics. Lectures demonstrate equipment, and participants may interact with experienced hike leaders. First four nights cover general and day hiking topics; 5/8 and 5/15 lectures complete general and day hiking topics, then focus on backpacking. Program includes a number of weekend day hikes (some free, some cost extra) reserved for participants to practice skills and gain experience. Intensive weekend of day hiking at Cardigan Lodge and a backpack weekend both reserved for program participants are available at additional cost. More info at link http://www.hbbostonamc.org/index.php/Table/Spring/. $45/members, $50/non-members in advance; $50/$55 after April 1 or at the door. Info & reg. at website. Program can fill - Register early. Register at REGI link http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/192
Series of five different lectures on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm on 4/17 and 4/24, and 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15 at Cabot Auditorium, AMC, 4 Joy Street, Boston, MA. The program of Lectures, Demos and Guided Hikes are designed to introduce beginners to safe enjoyment of the outdoors. Lectures cover equipment, clothing, safety, weather, nutrition, above-treeline hiking, backpacking, and other topics. Lectures demonstrate equipment, and participants may interact with experienced hike leaders. First four nights cover general and day hiking topics; 5/8 and 5/15 lectures complete general and day hiking topics, then focus on backpacking. Program includes a number of weekend day hikes (some free, some cost extra) reserved for participants to practice skills and gain experience. Intensive weekend of day hiking at Cardigan Lodge and a backpack weekend both reserved for program participants are available at additional cost. More info at link http://www.hbbostonamc.org/index.php/Table/Spring/. $45/members, $50/non-members in advance; $50/$55 after April 1 or at the door. Info & reg. at website. Program can fill - Register early. Register at REGI link http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/192. (Hosted by the Hiking and Backpacking Committee)
For those who have previously taken a SOLO Wilderness First Aid course. Certification for these courses is good for two years. This is an ideal course for AMC Leaders who require re-certification or others that would like to go beyond the basic Wilderness First Aid. We will also offer a CPR Course on Friday afternoon. Pembrook Lodge, Woodstock, NH (LOF) $230 covers SOLO Course fee, AMC fee, two nights lodging, two breakfasts, Saturday dinner and happy hour.
The perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups, resulting in certification that is good for two years. This course will be given at the Mass. Audubon Boston Nature Center with easy parking. Limited to 20. $130 course and facility fee.
Bird walk to look for migrating woodland and water birds, 8-10am. Bring binocs & bird book. From Rte. 2 in Acton take Rte. 27 North about 1 mile. After monument in Acton Center, turn left on Nagog Hill Road. Grassy Pond parking lot is 1.2 miles on the left. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Beginner's bird walk 3 miles through Fowl Meadow, 7-10:30 am. Learn to bird. See both common and rare bird species at the height of spring migration in the best birding area in the Blue Hills Reservation. Bring your binoculars and a bird book if you have one. From Route 93/128 Exit 2B, take Route 138 north 1.7 miles, turn left on Neponset Valley Parkway and go 0.5 miles to the small lot at Brush Hill Road. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
(Easy/Intermediate). Join us for a fun and beautiful approximately 25-mile ride through Concord, Carlisle, and Acton. Rolling terrain, no big climbs. Ride will be split into two groups: intermediate (13-16mph) and easy (10-13mph). Meet at 10:00am, Keyes Road municipal lot by Visitors' Center in Concord Center (off Main Street). No advance sign-up necessary. Helmet, water, spare tube, and bike in good working order required. Rain cancels.
May 5-6 Galehead Hut Trip Join us for a preseason trip to the most remote of AMC's High Huts with spectacular views of the Pemigawasset Wilderness Area. We will hike in to the hut on The Gale River Tr. (4.6 mi. 2200 ft, elevation gain 3 hrs 25 min.)After arriving at the hut we can hike up to the summit of South Twin Mtn. elev. 4,902 ft.(0.8 mi., 1,150ft.,1 hr.) &/or To Galehead Mtn summit elev. 4,024 ft.(0.5 mi., 250 ft., 25 min.)We will do a group supper & breakfast carrying,preparing & cooking our own food. This is not for beginners as the trails are moderate to strenuous! Costs Adults $60 Kids $50 Reg. with L George Tibbo (781-933-8775) firstname.lastname@example.org CL TBA
Join the Ls and the hiking hound Paprika for this early spring hike to some interesting summits. We'll only go up the slide if conditions permit. Standard spring hiking gear otherwise may need some winter gear (Snowshoes and/or Microspikes) for this. Can be combined with L's Sun hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) (LOF). Register at REGI link https://www.hbbostonamc.org/registrationSystem/212
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joe Comuzzi email@example.com (978) 448-9837
Co-Leader: Elisabeth Westner (E-mail Elisabeth Westner)
Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (617) 548-7136 (9:00am to 10:00pm)
Warm-up hike for the coming warm weather season. A moderate hike with sweeping views near the summit. One of the "NH 52 With a View" summits. 6 miles round-trip.
The Osprey are nesting, the Great Blue are feeding. Meet at Capt. Scott's afterwards. Lunch/snack, water, sunscreen, PFD.
Join us for a day hike up one of New England's most sought-after and picturesque peaks, Mt. Chocorua! We will follow the Piper Trail from the Rt. 16 trail head up to Chocorua's exposed, rocky ridge for an exciting scramble to the summit. A well-deserved lunch will be enjoyed on Mt. Chocorua's summit (3,475 ft.), which offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Sandwich and Presidential Ranges. An optional happy hour is available after the hike to quench our thirst and replenish lost carbs! The hike is approximately 9 miles RT w/ 2,700 ft. of elevation gain. Good physical conditioning required. Register with CL Randi Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. L Brian Lawrence: email@example.com.