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Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Tue Aug 30 Summer Hiking in the Fells
Wed Aug 31 Game Night at Joy St
Thu Sep 1 Summer Hiking in the Fells - Thursday Edition! New
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in Vermont New
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Lake Champlain Islands - Cycle, Paddle and Hike over Labor Day weekend (Vermont) Waitlist
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend!
Tue Sep 6 Volunteer with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy New
Thu Sep 8 Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Rooftop Social
Fri–Sun Sep 9–11 Young Members (20s and 30s) Adventure Weekend New
Sat–Sun Sep 10–11 Bonds and Zealand Backpack Full
Fri–Sun Sep 16–18 Young Members (20s & 30s) Leadership Training
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) Full
Fri–Sun Sep 23–25 Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend
Sat–Mon Oct 8–10 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch
Thu–Thu Oct 13–Nov 3 AMC Boston Chapter 2016 Fall Leadership Program
Backpacking
Sat–Sun Sep 10–11 Bonds and Zealand Backpack Full
Bicycling - Road
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend!
Bicycling - Touring|Camping
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Lake Champlain Islands - Cycle, Paddle and Hike over Labor Day weekend (Vermont) Waitlist
Camping|Hiking
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in Vermont New
Hiking
Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Tue Aug 30 Summer Hiking in the Fells
Thu Sep 1 Summer Hiking in the Fells - Thursday Edition! New
Fri–Sun Sep 9–11 Young Members (20s and 30s) Adventure Weekend New
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) Full
Instruction (Skills)|Leadership Training
Fri–Sun Sep 16–18 Young Members (20s & 30s) Leadership Training
Leadership Training
Thu–Thu Oct 13–Nov 3 AMC Boston Chapter 2016 Fall Leadership Program
Paddling
Fri–Sun Sep 23–25 Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend
Photography
Sat–Mon Oct 8–10 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch
Social Events
Wed Aug 31 Game Night at Joy St
Thu Sep 8 Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Rooftop Social
Volunteering
Tue Sep 6 Volunteer with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy 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.
Tue Aug 30 Summer Hiking in the Fells
Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for an after work hike in the Middlesex Fells. We will meet every Tuesday between July 12th and August 30th to hike this beautiful reservation. We will have a 6:30 start time to allow for commuters to meet us after work and will hike for approximately one and a half hours (until dusk) at a moderate pace. Meeting spots will vary and will be emailed out to participants. Sign up for one or many Tuesday hikes here: http://goo.gl/forms/os07a8zzQNkyp4me2 L: Shannon MacKenzie CL: Caitlin Hall Questions? ceh5169@gmail.com
Reg. at Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie. CL Caitlin Hall m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:ceh5169 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Wed Aug 31 Game Night at Joy St
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 6:30 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 Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:tuscola16 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 603-219-1397.
Thu Sep 1 Summer Hiking in the Fells - Thursday Edition! New
Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for an after work hike in the Middlesex Fells. These hikes usually meet on Tuesdays, but this is the one-time Thursday edition for those who have regular Tuesday conflicts. Make it count! We will have a 6:30 start time to allow for commuters to meet us after work and will hike for approximately one and a half hours (until dusk) at a moderate pace. Meeting spots will vary and will be emailed out to participants.
Reg. at Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie.
Fri–Mon Sep 25 Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in Vermont New
Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. We will car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield (10-12 mi rdtrp.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, and picnic opportunities. Ltd. to 8 experienced hiker campers. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/1266
Reg. at Click Here to Register. L Jennifer E Newland m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:je_newland at remove6XJ29.this.textyahoo.com. CL Dilrukshi Vitharana m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:vitharanad at remove6XJ29.this.texthotmail.com.
Fri–Mon Sep 25 Lake Champlain Islands - Cycle, Paddle and Hike over Labor Day weekend (Vermont) Waitlist
Explore the majestic islands of Lake Champlain by bicycle with options for boating, swimming and hiking. Nestled between the Adirondacks in New York and the Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain is the sixth largest lake in the US and boasts 71 islands. We'll tour a few islands from our home base just outside of Burlington, Vermont, spending 3 nights camping in Grand Isle State Park in the middle of the lake. We'll experience the beauty of the islands by bike, traveling over rolling terrain as we pass farms, vineyards and mom-and-pop shops. We'll stop along the way to sample some local offerings including the famous maple creemee (ice cream with maple syrup!). Routes will consist of a mix of bicycle ferries, trails and roads with options for varied length routes. On Labor Day, we'll end the trip with an optional hike up Camel's Hump on the mainland (a Vermont 4k footer), where we should be treated to sweeping views of the lake and islands. Tent camping with full facilities including showers. 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners will be provided. Cost for the trip is $90. Please plan to bring extra funds for optional boat rentals, bike ferry, lunch and treats. Joint listed with Young Members (20s and 30s) and Bicycling committees.
Reg. at Registration Form. L Carrie Pshedesky m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:carriebryn at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com, David Loutzenheiser m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:dloutzen at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Molly Lunn, Kristiana Lachiusa.
Fri–Mon Sep 25 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend!
Join AMC Young Members for a Labor Day weekend cycling and hiking the dunes of Nantucket! Enjoy three days of moderate cycling, beachfront lodging, cultural highlights, seaside hikes and great company. We will cycle approximately 20 miles each day, depending on group interests. Registration fee of $180 (members)/$200 (non-members) includes 3 nights lodging at a beachfront hostel, 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Please plan to bring additional funds for round-trip ferry and parking, lunches, and cycling snacks. Weekend expenses should not exceed $300 including the above fees - compare to the cost of one night lodging elsewhere on the island! Plan to arrive Friday by ferry at your leisure and make your way to the hostel, with dinner on your own. Advance registration and payment due by July 25, 2016. Once payment has been received, additional details and logistics will be sent out to the group prior to the trip. See you by the sea!
Reg. at Registration. L Zoe Rath. CL Rachael White, Kizette V..
Tue Sep 6 Volunteer with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy New
Join a group of Appalachian Mountain Club members and Boston-Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers as we help maintain an urban garden! Optional dinner afterward @ Thaitation
Reg. at Sign-up. L Rachael White.
Thu Sep 8 Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Rooftop Social
Come celebrate summer with our second summer party on rooftop deck at Joy St Thursday Sept 8th from 6:30 to 9 PM. Meet new and old friends, learn about some great Young Members events & trips being offered this summer, and enjoy food cooked on the grill. In case of rain, the party will move into the auditorium. YM will provide burgers, hot dogs and other items for the grill, and sides as well as both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. You are invited to bring a side-dish or dessert to share. Vegetarian options will be provided, but please contact Carla with any other food restrictions or allergies. Questions should be directed to Carla Palmer cjpalmer@juno.com Looking forward to seeing you there!
Reg. at Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:tuscola16 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 603-219-1397.
Fri–Sun Sep 911 Young Members (20s and 30s) Adventure Weekend New
Come join Young Members on an adventure weekend! On Saturday we'll head to Gunstock for the Aerial Treetop Adventure Course, then go for a short hike up Gunstock to see some views of Winnipesaukee. Sunday we'll relax on the lake, go for canoe and kayak rides, use the rope swing, or hike one of the local islands. Included in the price is Friday and Saturday night Lodging, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, and Gunstock Aerial Treetop Adventure Course tickets. $80 for Members, $90 non-members
Reg. at Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:tuscola16 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 603-219-1397.
Sat–Sun Sep 1011 Bonds and Zealand Backpack Full
Join the leaders for a spectacular early fall Bonds traverse. Leaving from Lincoln Woods, we will traverse the three summits (Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond) counted by many as their very favorite peaks in the White Mountains. If conditions and timing allows, we may take in a spectacular sunset from the summit of West Bond. Our overnight stop will be at the Guyot tentsite, before continuing our hike across Mt. Guyot and Zealand Mtn, returning to Lincoln Woods via car spot. Day 1: 12.2 miles, 3030 ft elevation gain Day 2: 7.9 miles, 420 ft elevation gain
Reg. at Registration. L Ian Jessen. CL Samantha Mandel.
Fri–Sun Sep 1618 Young Members (20s & 30s) Leadership Training
For Boston Chapter Young Members interested in Leadership training, but unable to attend the Boston Chapter Fall Leadership Training (scheduled for: Oct 13, 20 nights at Joy Street and Oct 28-30 Weekend on Cape Cod), there is now a another option. An equivalent Leadership Training class exclusively for AMC Young Members (20s &30s) is now being offered Sep 16-18 at AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, New York, Highlands Region, NY At this Leadership Training designed specifically for 20s & 30s, participants will have a chance to network with other AMC Young Members (YM) from across the region and learn important leadership skills that will set them on the path to leadership in their local AMC Chapters and YM Committees. Topics include: optional Map & Compass, group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, and decision-making. Call AMC Reservations to register. Registration open August 31 or until filled. AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (best time to call: 9a-5p, Mon-Sat) amclodging@outdoors.org For more info, contact Susannah Hatch, Volunteer Relations Coordinator. Susannah Hatch 617-391-6603 (best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday) shatch@outdoors.org
Reg. with AMC Reservations m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:amclodging at remove6XJ29.this.textoutdoors.org 603-466-2727 9a-5p, Mon-Sat. L John Schmidt. CL Susannah Hatch m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:shatch at remove6XJ29.this.textoutdoors.org 617-391-6603 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) Full
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for the OTHER Tripyramids trip. Grab 2 iconic 4000 footers on this 10 mile, 3200 ft. elevation gain hike going up the north side of Middle Tripyramid, over to North Tripyramid, and back down. Be prepared for interesting stream crossings, and watch out for steep rock slabs as we climb up the last half mile (and 1500 feet) of Middle Tripyramid. The views of the southern presidentials will be lovely, and the summits will be rewarding. Finish the summer hiking season off strong with this under-traveled trail. Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/FuoYLQfO98KNLlKr1
Reg. at Register Here. L Shannon MacKenzie. CL Aaron Ladd.
Fri–Sun Sep 2325 Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend
Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend Three Mile Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH September 23-25 Cost: Members: $168; Non-members: $188 To Register: www.tinyurl.com/YMFallWeekend2016 Join 50 AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by their cabin or camp fire, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Trip requires participants to arrive at loading dock on Friday for either the 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. (or Sat. @9am) for a short boat trip to the island. No exceptions! ** Cost includes: Boat ride to and from the island, 2 nights lodging in 2-person cabins, all meals Saturday, breakfast & lunch on Sunday; unlimited use of canoes, kayaks, and lots of games. Registration questions can be directed to the trip Registrar: Samantha Mandel: samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com. General questions about the trip can be directed to Michele Grzenda: Michelehikes@gmail.com.
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Samantha Mandel m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:samantha.a.mandel at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat–Mon Oct 810 Fall Hiking and Photography Weekend at Pinkham Notch
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.
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.