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67398

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Paddling Date: Tue June 25, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 25, 27, 29-30 Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$60 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Dan Bennis, 300 main st. Spencer ma 01562. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. For questions about the class, please e-mailAMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis) 207-653-1043
Registrar: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis)
67481

Bike Camping on Nantucket

Bicycling Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Join us on Nantucket before the July crowds. Est $90 for camp fees and meals. Your own tent and camping gear required. Lovely rustic campground on bike path in center island. Bathhouse with inside and outside hot showers, sinks and toilets. Meals, cooking and hanging out under a pavillion shelter. Shared food shopping and meal prep. Easy riding around island on bike paths. Nearest beach only 3ish miles; furthest about 12 miles. Tour with a leader or on you own Sat and Sun. Call for more info.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeri Schefts schefts@bc.edu, Deb Duncombe ddunc@rcn.com
68579

3 Days on the Long Trail (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

The days are long and hopefully all the black flies and mud will be gone! Time for a weekend in Vermont. We will be hiking a 3 day section of the Long Trail in the Green Mountains. Day 1: Appalachian Gap to Battelle Shelter: 10.5 miles Day 2: Battelle Shelter to Emily Proctor Shelter: 12.1 miles Day 3: Emily Proctor Shelter to Middlebury Gap: 6.7 miles We summit a 1/2 dozen peaks, 4000 footers are Mt Abraham, Cutts Peak, Mt Ellen. As we are a large group we will use shelters only if nobody else is there so we will be prepared to camp both nights. We recommend strongly driving up on Thursday night and we will organize a group camp site, possibly Camel's Hump State Forest. We can spot cars Thursday night time permitting, but more likely Friday morning. $25 includes 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts & Thursday night camping. Register at REGI link http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/464.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/464
Leader: Mark Chiurri (E-mail Mark Chiurri)
Co-Leader: Chuck Monjak chuckmonjak@yahoo.com
Registrar: Mark Chiurri mchiurri@yahoo.com
68844

Kilkenny Range Traverse Backpack (AA3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Kilkenny Ridge Backpack - 2.5 days/2 nights. Join leaders for a 24 mile hike of the Kilkenny Ridge. "The Kilkenny" is a wild and isolated part of the White Mountains, full of mystery and diverse wildlife and vegetation. Our route includes ascents of the two northernmost 4,000 footers, Mt Waumbek (4006') and Mt Cabot (4170'), in addition to The Bulge (3950'), The Horn (3905'), Mt Weeks (3901) and South Weeks (3885), all four on the NE 100 Highest list. Two night's backcountry camping starts at Rodgers Ledge (accessed from York Pond) with amazing views of the surrounding Kilkenny and Pilot ranges. Approximately 10 miles and 3200 ft for two days with a 4 mile, 1200 ft walk-in on Friday afternoon. Register at REGI link https://hbbostonamc.org/regi/480.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://hbbostonamc.org/regi/480
Leader: Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Carrie Pshedesky (E-mail Carrie Pshedesky)
Registrar: Carrie Pshedesky carriebryn@gmail.com
69220

Grape Island Family Camping

Family Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Grape is a wonderful small island. Kids love it. It's remote and primitive, yet so close! Ferry over to the island on Friday June 28th for 2 nights. We can spend the next days island hopping or exploring Grape itself. Cost is $32/pp, plus ferry tickets. Includes campsite, three dinners, three breakfasts, three lunches.

Activity Category: Family
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Kenneth Anderson (E-mail Kenneth Anderson), Paul Pichetti (E-mail Paul Pichetti)
Registrar: David Powell davidfreds@beld.net
69726

Unknown Pond BP (A3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Please join us for a mindfulness backpack to the Kilkenny Ridge and Unknown Pond Area from June 28 to 30. Hiking experience is required. We expect to hike 3-4 miles to the tent site, and another 4 plus miles to reach the views for, approximately, 10.6 miles, 2350 ft. elevation gain in total. We'll car camp Friday night and backpack on Saturday.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/518
Leader: Tracy Sweeney (E-mail Tracy Sweeney)
Co-Leader: Tom Grasso thomas.grasso@pw.utc.com
Registrar: tracy sweeney opensky2700@gmail.com
69828

Car Camp Osceola's Weekend with Steak Tip Dinner

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri June 28, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Car camp weekend at a private campground to include camp site for 2 nights, 2 amazing breakfasts and one gourmet steak or veggie dinner. The campground has free hot showers. We will meet Friday night and camp out. Awake to a pancake breakfast Sat morning, and after breakfast we will hike North and South Osceola. Two NH 4000 footers. Sat night we will have a BBQ steak tip dinner or veggie chili over baked potato, along with a salad. We will also have a happy hour BYOB (absolutely no alcohol on the trail), and a camp fire. Sunday morning: French toast! After breakfast we will hike a 2-1/2 miles to a waterfall were you could carefully climb under the falls. We'll swim at the falls, and after lunch we'll return to the campground and break down camp. There will be beginner hikers on this hike from the Spring Hiking Program: we will split into two groups, as we plan to take a total of 20 participants at least 4-5 leaders. The cost of the trip is $38.00 payable to us at the campground when you sign the waiver. Hope you join us. Questions: email Paul Terenzi at Firemanpaul@comcast.net. Register at REGI link http:hbbostonamc.org/regi/418

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http:hbbostonamc.org/regi/418
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi), Kevin McAllister (E-mail Kevin McAllister)
Co-Leader: Sarah Waterbury supersarah67@hotmail.com, Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej@comcast.net
Registrar: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-391-4205 (before 10 pm)
67200

Sea Kayak Stroke and Rescue Clinic

Paddling Date: Sat June 29, 2013

This Stroke and Rescue Clinic is designed for everyone from the casual paddlers who wish to enjoy our many inland lakes and rivers to those looking for the necessary skills that will lead to more advanced kayak tourings.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Thomas Galvagni tgalvagni@gmail.com 413-447-7698, Marjorie Bannish marjoriebannish@gmail.com 413-442-0001
Registrar: Tom Galvagni tgalvagni@gmail.com 413-447-7698
67720

Parks & Greenways, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat June 29, 2013

7-mile. walk w/beach, woods, salt marshes, historic sites, 10AM - 2:30PM. Bring lunch & water. Take Quincy Shore Drive to Wollaston Yacht Club pier at Beach St. Or T to Wollaston, walk 1 mile. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
68443

Zealand Falls by Night (B4C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 29, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

This night hike, starting in the late afternoon, will take us through the meadows and bogs of beautiful and rugged Zealand Valley with an AMC naturalist. We will stop along the way at important areas to learn about local history of the logging and railroads. We will learn about the beaver activity and their impact on the local area. Later, we will tour the Zealand Falls and Zealand Pond area before settling in to a DIY dinner in the vicinity of the AMC Zealand Falls Hut (2630'), to enjoy the end of the day by watching the setting sun. Once daylight is far behind us, we will descend the trail in darkness, absent of even the moon, to expand our skills by experiencing travelling in the forest at night. 5.8 mi RT and about 700' gain. We are strongly encouraging a comfortable ski lodge stay that evening, as we will not finish until around 11 pm. The cabin cost is $20 and is located about 45 mins from our trailhead. Headlamps are required! Register at REGI link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/461.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/461
Leader: Robert Freed (E-mail Robert Freed)
Co-Leader: Bill Moss (E-mail Bill Moss)
Registrar: Robert Freed w-r-freed@comcast.net 617-460-5213 (Before 10 pm)
68996

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Intro Date: Sat June 29, 2013

Essex County Spring ride around coastal salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. Views from Great Neck and Little Neck. Stops at Crane Estate and Crane Beach, with refreshments at a local orchard for hot cider and snacks. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.northshoreymca.org/pages/17501_facility_information.cfm
Leader: Edward McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt danpratt41@comcast.net
Registrar: Ed McManmon (E-mail Ed McManmon)
69204

Galehead Hut Beginner/Intermediate Hut Trip (C3C)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 29, 2013 - Sun June 30, 2013

Join the leaders on an beginner/intermediate level trip to the most remote hut in the White Mountains. Galehead Hut offers great views of the Pemigawasset Wilderness area. We will hike just over 4 miles to the hut and check in. If participants are interested, we can tag Galehead and South Twin. Both of these summits are NH 4000 footers. South Twin has 360 degree views. The stay at the hut includes dinner and breakfast. Register at REGI link https://hbbostonamc.org/regi/417

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://hbbostonamc.org/regi/417
Leader: Reji James jreji@yahoo.com 617-335-7416
Co-Leader: Joe Danaher jdanaher235@yahoo.com
Registrar: Reji James jreji@yahoo.com 617-335-7416
69326

Canceled: Views from Mt Moriah (and hot tub after) A3B

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 29, 2013

Enjoy great views from the summit of Moriah, a 4000 footer at the northern end of the Carter Range. Full day of hiking to be followed with optional relaxing evening in hot tub & group dinner.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/507
Leader: Gail Ferreira (E-mail Gail Ferreira)
Co-Leader: michael mcilrath (E-mail michael mcilrath)
Registrar: Mike McIlrath mbm@alum.mit.edu
69626

Beginner Instruction

Windsurfing Date: Sat June 29, 2013

Beginner's Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person includes instruction and dinner. Reg. w/L. Steve Sevcik, 343 Place Lane, Woburn, MA 01801 (sesevcik@gmail.com). See description at http://www.amcboston.org/windsurf/upcomingtrips.html.

Activity Category: Windsurfing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Beginner Windsurfing Instruction
Leader: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
Registrar: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
69648

Photography Crash Course - Hike the Moats (A3B)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 29, 2013

Ever wonder why some photos turn out great and others are just "meh"? On this hike co-leader and photographer Joe Ciarcia will be running a hands on workshop which covers some of the basics of photography.

The Hike:
We'll hike over South, Middle and North Moat (2,770', 2,800', and 3,196' respectively) via the Moat Mountain trail covering 9.5 miles and gaining 3,362 ft of elevation. Both North and South Moat are on the 52 With A View list and as such (weather permitting) we'll be provided with wonderful 360º views of the White Mountains, including Washington.

The Swim:
Be prepared to go swimming as this hike will finish near Diana's Bath.

The PHP (Post Hike Pigout):
The PHP will be at Flatbread Pizza Co. Flatbread Pizza Co. uses locally sourced and organic ingredients. Yup, they even have a vegan pizza so there's something for everyone.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://hbbostonamc.org/regi/516
Leader: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner ewestner@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Joe Ciarcia (E-mail Joe Ciarcia) 415-480-4335 (5 PM - 9 PM)
Registrar: Joe Ciarcia jazzkayak@gmail.com 415-480-4335 (5 PM - 9 PM)
69661

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Bicycling Date: Sat June 29, 2013

Essex County early summer ride around coastal salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. Views from Great Neck and Little Neck. Stops at Crane Estate and Crane Beach, with refreshments at a local orchard for hot cider and snacks. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels. See link below.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Facility information
Leader: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt danpratt41@comcast.net
Registrar: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)