At a Glance

All Events by Date
Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Sat Oct 1 Mount Moosilauke Full
Sat Oct 1 Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K New
Fri–Sun Oct 7–9 Mt. Washington Fall Foliage Weekend New
Sat–Mon Oct 8–10 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch Waitlist
Sun Oct 9 Tom, Field, and Willey Full
Thu–Thu Oct 13–Nov 3 AMC Boston Chapter 2016 Fall Leadership Program
Mon Oct 17 YM Steering Committee Meeting Updated
Wed–Wed Nov 2–Dec 7 AMC BOSTON CHAPTER WINTER HIKING PROGRAM 2016-2017 New
Mon Nov 14 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Mon Dec 12 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Backpacking|Camping|Hiking|Instruction (Skills)
Wed–Wed Nov 2–Dec 7 AMC BOSTON CHAPTER WINTER HIKING PROGRAM 2016-2017 New
Camping|Hiking
Fri–Sun Oct 7–9 Mt. Washington Fall Foliage Weekend New
Hiking
Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Sat Oct 1 Mount Moosilauke Full
Sun Oct 9 Tom, Field, and Willey Full
Leadership Training
Thu–Thu Oct 13–Nov 3 AMC Boston Chapter 2016 Fall Leadership Program
Meetings
Mon Oct 17 YM Steering Committee Meeting Updated
Mon Nov 14 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Mon Dec 12 YM Steering Committee Meeting
Photography
Sat–Mon Oct 8–10 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch Waitlist
Running
Sat Oct 1 Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K 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.
Wed– Sep 23 NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration. See To join this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/amc-sos or click on the 'Register Now' button.
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda.
Sat Oct 1 Mount Moosilauke Full
Start making plans for Fall! Join us as we traverse Mount Moosilauke via a loop hike. This summit (4802ft) offers great 360 degree views and some very impressive hiking along its open summit ridge. As we hike this westernmost, NH 4000ft peak, we will cover 8 miles with 2700ft of elevation gain.
Reg. at Registration. L Brian H Spencer m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:bhspencer1 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Samantha Mandel m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:samantha.a.mandel at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Oct 1 Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K New
Join AMC Young Members for the Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K. Please see google doc link below for additional information and to register! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XYHGf0xWtOoG-k-vA6_ZCYPeA5X8gGkfHOsOjX67qUE/edit
Reg. at Registration. L Rob Ridlon m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:ridlon.robert at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com, Zoe Rath.
Fri–Sun Oct 79 Mt. Washington Fall Foliage Weekend New
Hike Mt. Washington with us via Nelson Crag Trail. Rdtrp. dist. approx. 12 mi. with +/- 4000 ft. elev. gain. We will car camp for 2 nights at private campground with hot showers. The second day we will hike a smaller peak at approx. 6 mi rdtrp. Ltd. to 8 experienced hiker-campers.
Reg. at Register Here. L Jennifer E Newland m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:je_newland at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com. CL Frank Hauschild m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:frankhauschild at remove6XJ29.this.textrocketmail.com.
Sat–Mon Oct 810 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch Waitlist
Join us this Columbus Day weekend for intermediate day hikes in and around Pinkham Notch. We will stay in the heated, comfortable, Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch, which has small bunk rooms that each accommodate 4 people. We plan to do any of a number of hikes (including 4000 footers) in the area. Daily Hikes will be from 8-12 miles round trip with elevation gains of 3000-4000 feet at a moderate pace (2 miles/hour). Participants should have recent experience hiking similar mileage and elevation. The hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants with a leaning toward scenic beauty and time to take photos and discuss photography (you don't have to be a photographer to come just willing to take longer stops during the photo breaks). Although not a workshop, one of the leaders is a 3 time AMC photo contest first prize winner and will offer Saturday and Sunday evening optional photo sharing and informal discussions if the group is interested, as well as sunrise walks to get the best light. (Cross-posted with the Hiking and Backpacking committee)
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 781-697-1410.
Sun Oct 9 Tom, Field, and Willey Full
Join your fellow hikers as we explore Crawford Notch. We will take in great views of the notch, and fall scenery, as we travel over three 4000 footer peaks via the Avalon, A-Z, and Willey Range Trails. This joint HB/YM trip will offer 10 miles of hiking, and 3700 feet of elevation gain.
Reg. at Registration. L Brian H Spencer. CL Maurice Boueri.
Thu–Thu Oct 13Nov 3 AMC Boston Chapter 2016 Fall Leadership Program
This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The two evening sessions are held Thursday, October 13th and Thursday, October 20th from 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm at the AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA. The weekend session is held October 28-30 (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all of these sessions to complete the program. The (optional, but highly encouraged) follow-on session to organize trips is Thursday, November 3rd. Program size is limited.
Reg. at Regsiter Here. L Phillip Baraona, Stephen Conlin.
Mon Oct 17 YM Steering Committee Meeting Updated
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. with Kizette Vanger. L Kizette Vanger m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:october_sky24 at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com.
Wed–Wed Nov 2Dec 7 AMC BOSTON CHAPTER WINTER HIKING PROGRAM 2016-2017 New
The 2016-2017 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 27-29th, 2017. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00pm at AMC Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy St., Boston, MA. The dates are November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th and December 7th. We are located near Park Street T Station (Red Line subway), the Massachusetts State House and the Boston Common. Note: Discount parking passes are available for the Boston Common Garage. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Anne Jarek. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron.
Reg. at Register here. L Anne Jarek, Frederick Smith, Casey Ajalat, Kjersten (KJ) Reich.
Mon Nov 14 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.
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.