At a Glance

All Events by Date
Tue–Thu Dec 6–Jan 5 AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity Updated
Thu Dec 8 Game Night Boston
Sun Dec 11 Yulefest 5K
Mon Dec 12 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Tue Dec 27 Questing at Boda Borg! New
Thu Dec 29 Winter Kinsmans Hike
Fri–Sun Dec 30–Jan 1 Zealand Hut Weekend and New Year's Eve Bash
Sat Jan 14 Windblown Nordic Skiing Trip New
Fri–Sun Jan 27–29 Craftsbury VT Cross Country Ski Weekend Full
Fri–Sun Feb 10–12 Notch Your Ordinary YM Winter Hiking Weekend New
Backpacking|Hiking|Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)|Snowshoeing|Social Events
Fri–Sun Dec 30–Jan 1 Zealand Hut Weekend and New Year's Eve Bash
Conservation
Tue–Thu Dec 6–Jan 5 AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity Updated
Hiking
Thu Dec 29 Winter Kinsmans Hike
Fri–Sun Feb 10–12 Notch Your Ordinary YM Winter Hiking Weekend New
Meetings
Mon Dec 12 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Running
Sun Dec 11 Yulefest 5K
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sat Jan 14 Windblown Nordic Skiing Trip New
Fri–Sun Jan 27–29 Craftsbury VT Cross Country Ski Weekend Full
Social Events
Thu Dec 8 Game Night Boston
Tue Dec 27 Questing at Boda Borg! New
Hiking / Backpacking Rating System
First: Mileage   Middle: Pace*   Last: Terrain
AA = 13+ miles
A = 9–13 miles
B = 5–9 miles
C = under 5 miles
  1 = very fast 2.5+ mph
2 = fast 2–2.5 mph
3 = moderate 1.5–2 mph
4 = leisurely 1.5 mph
  A = very strenuous
B = strenuous
C = average
D = easy
* Pace is the leader’s hiking pace on “average” terrain, such as the hilly trails in the Blue Hills.
Example: B2C means 5–9 miles, fast 2–2.5 mph pace, average terrain.
Tue–Thu Dec 6Jan 5 AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity Updated
The AMC Boston Young Members Committee is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have been interested in exploring opportunities to contribute, please contact the committee at amcbostonym@gmail.com Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5xOPOgqNHso3FKksWv9SbfA5SPa5FVN7HYOqri27nY/edit?usp=sharing If you wish to volunteer for a position not listed, or have your own idea for a position you would like to create and volunteer for, please feel free to suggest something. If you would just like to learn more or otherwise become more involved with Young Members in general or the Steering Committee specifically, you are welcome to attend an upcoming YM Steering Committee Meeting, normally held on the first Monday of the month. Watch the AMC Trip/Event listings for details on upcoming meetings
Reg. at YM Volunteer Position Descriptions. L John Schmidt m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:amcbostonym at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Thu Dec 8 Game Night Boston
Join us for a night of board games and card games at Joy Street! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9 pm, come for whatever time frame works for you. Food will not be served, though you are welcome to bring in food or snacks.
Reg. at Register Here. L Shannon MacKenzie m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:tuscola16 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 603-219-1397.
Sun Dec 11 Yulefest 5K
Join us on 12/11 for a 5K race that takes the holidays back to their old school roots! - Join team YM-AMC Boston! The race starts & finishes in front of Harvard Yard and is immediately followed by an epic block party that's sponsored by three local brewers. (all runners must be 21+ with valid ID to attend the party). Registration includes an epic knit hat + free food & free beer at the post-race party (featuring MC Ren Select spinning old school hip hop & holiday classics). Please use link below to register: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tlLzLBQ_UOUiZbkltNasTmZ5gXGoB1je4B6_4X3TAs4/edit#
Reg. at Register Here. L Rob Ridlon.
Mon Dec 12 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Interested in learning about the inner workings of the Young Member's Committee? Find out by attending one for our steering committee meetings! Contact Kizette for information on location and other details.
Reg. req’d. L Kizette Vanger m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:october_sky24 at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com.
Tue Dec 27 Questing at Boda Borg! New
Come out for a night of questing at Boda Borg! We'll spend two hours at Boda Borg, and then head over to a local tavern for drinks and snacks.
Reg. at Sign up here. L Rachael White. CL Katie Blair.
Thu Dec 29 Winter Kinsmans Hike
Join us for a moderately paced winter hike up the Kinsmans via the Mt. Kinsman trail. This hike will offer a sheltered hike up to North Kinsman (4,293') before continuing on to South Kinsman (4,358'). We will hopefully enjoy some views of Franconia Ridge (if the weather cooperates), as well as some vistas along the way. This hike will be approximately 10 miles round trip with 3,900 ft of elevation gain. This hike will pass some historical features including an old sugar house and an area where the Kinsman Cabin once stood. Please be an experienced winter hiker who has gotten out on some recent trips and is prepared with full winter gear including microspikes, crampons, snow shoes, and additional layers.
Reg. at Register here. L Leah Salloway, Elizabeth White. CL Leah Salloway, Rachael White.
Fri–Sun Dec 30Jan 1 Zealand Hut Weekend and New Year's Eve Bash
Join us for a chance to stay at Zealand Hut and celebrate the New Year! We'll also have a pasta potluck dinner one night (all other meals/snack are on your own). This hut offers access to nearby mountains such as Zealand, Hale and The Bonds among other great hikes. Zealand Road is closed to cars in the winter and is 3.2 miles with an additional 2.8 miles on Zealand Trail to get to the hut. It can be a great ski up the road for beginner or intermediate skiers. You can also snowshoe up the trail, but use care not to disrupt the ski track. There may be leaders available to accompany skiers and hikers up to the hut, but this is not guaranteed depending on the time that you arrive. Winter hiking experience and gear is required. Rates: Friday: $27/ Saturday: $44 (taxes not included). **Call AMC Reservations by NOVEMBER 30, 2016. After this date, these spots open back up to everyone. Space is very limited so reserve early! Send Denise an email once you reserve your spot. She will send out more details to those she knows have reserved, closer to the event. TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: *Call the AMC Reservations Line at 603-466-2727 Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm. *Tell the Customer Service Representative you want to reserve into the: AMC Maine Chapter YM, Group Number 336515. Note: Huts are not heated and you will need to bring your own pillow case, sleep sack, sleeping bag, or linen for bunk beds. Bathrooms have no running water in the winter. No showers. Full kitchen use is available, carry in and out your own food and trash.
Reg. with AMC Reservations - GROUP #336515 603-466-2727 Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm. L Sean Deshaies m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:thatbostonamcguy at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Denise Fredette m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:deniserae77 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 207-939-3670 After 5pm.
Sat Jan 14 Windblown Nordic Skiing Trip New
We will travel to Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing to ski for around 5-6 hours at a moderate pace. Novice to advanced skiers welcome. We will ski for a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip and have some comfort going up and down hills. If conditions at Windblown are poor we will instead go to Waterville Valley Resort. Consult leader with any questions.
Reg. at Register here. L Shannon MacKenzie. CL Paul Elliott.
Fri–Sun Jan 2729 Craftsbury VT Cross Country Ski Weekend Full
Come join us in rural Craftsbury VT at one of the largest and most scenic cross country ski networks in New England! The registration fee of $230 includes two nights lodging in double occupany rooms, three meals a day (Fri dinner to Sun lunch), and access to the ski trail system for 3 days. There is also ice skating on the lakes, yoga classes, and an indoor gym, and sauna, all included in the price
Reg. with Randi Mail m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:rcmail34 at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com. L David Loutzenheiser, Randi Mail m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:rcmail34 at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com. CL Shannon MacKenzie.
Fri–Sun Feb 1012 Notch Your Ordinary YM Winter Hiking Weekend New
Location: We will stay at the Notch Hostel and offer three hikes each day that provide a variety of hiking challenges (from C4D-AA2B). Who: Participants must have some winter hiking experience. Participants that are currently enrolled in the AMC's Winter hiking program or that have taken the Winter hiking program previously are welcome on this trip. Participants that are excited to spend a weekend in the White Mountains and that want to meet other like minded hikers and share in the winter hiking experience. This trip is organized by the Young Members Committee but all are welcome. Weekend Schedule: The weekend begins Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon. The hostel will open by 4 P.M., Friday. Participants should check in by 8 P.M. on Friday so that they can sign up for their Saturday hike that evening. Around 8:30 P.M., Friday evening, there will be a brief orientation meeting. We will also announce breakfast time (likely around 6:30 A.M.) and what time each hike is departing from the hostel the following morning. The Sunday schedule will be similar but hikes will be of a shorter duration, since we plan to leave the lodge by 4 P.M. $110 member / $120 non-member. Other Leaders/Co-leaders on this trip: John Sanford/Jon Niehof
Reg. at Register Here. L Stephen Conlin, Julie LePage, Morgane Treanton, Shannon MacKenzie. CL Leah Salloway, Zoe Rath.