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Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Fri Jun 24 Young Members: Sunset Hike and Potluck Picnic - Waltham New
Sat Jun 25 Come sail on the Charles Full
Sat Jun 25 Moriah - Shelburne Moriah dayhike Updated
Sat Jun 25 SHP Garfield Hike with Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jun 25 Young members - Piglets & Potluck Sunset Picnic New
Sat Jun 25 Young Members: Walden Pond Hike and Swim New
Sun Jun 26 Mt Moriah
Wed Jun 29 Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Game Night Updated
Sat Jul 2 Mt. Waumbeck Hike with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jul 9 Summer Kinsmans - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jul 9 Kilkenny Ridge Traverse New
Sat–Sat Jul 16–Aug 13 August Camp 2016 Full
Sat Jul 16 Mt. Washington via Huntington and Tuckerman Ravines
Sat Jul 30 Mt. Isolation - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Fri–Sun Aug 5–7 Cardigan Weekend with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sun Aug 7 North and Middle Tripyramids Waitlist
Fri–Sun Aug 12–14 Rural Vermont Cycling, Camping, and Water Sports Weekend New
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend! New
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) New
Bicycling - Road
Fri–Mon Sep 2–5 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend! New
Bicycling - Touring
Fri–Sun Aug 12–14 Rural Vermont Cycling, Camping, and Water Sports Weekend New
Camping
Sat–Sat Jul 16–Aug 13 August Camp 2016 Full
Hiking
Wed– Sep 23– NaN Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group
Fri Jun 24 Young Members: Sunset Hike and Potluck Picnic - Waltham New
Sat Jun 25 Moriah - Shelburne Moriah dayhike Updated
Sat Jun 25 SHP Garfield Hike with Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jun 25 Young members - Piglets & Potluck Sunset Picnic New
Sat Jun 25 Young Members: Walden Pond Hike and Swim New
Sun Jun 26 Mt Moriah
Sat Jul 2 Mt. Waumbeck Hike with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jul 9 Summer Kinsmans - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sat Jul 9 Kilkenny Ridge Traverse New
Sat Jul 16 Mt. Washington via Huntington and Tuckerman Ravines
Sat Jul 30 Mt. Isolation - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Fri–Sun Aug 5–7 Cardigan Weekend with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Sun Aug 7 North and Middle Tripyramids Waitlist
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) New
Sailing
Sat Jun 25 Come sail on the Charles Full
Social Events
Wed Jun 29 Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Game Night Updated
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.
Fri Jun 24 Young Members: Sunset Hike and Potluck Picnic - Waltham New
Prospect Hill Park has a wonderful spot on a cliff-top ridge that looks back across Waltham and Watertown over the whole Boston basin. A great place to get the heart pumping and watch the sunset light shining off the downtown skyscrapers in the distance. After about a 45 minute hike with hills, we will find a place to sit down, relax, share some food, and enjoy views of Boston at dusk. Afterwards, we'll head back on the paved road back to our car at dusk, possibly catching a glimpse of a firefly! For more information and to register: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qi1xbZz5XVXByA8kcvEGKiQz0NbGdBdLfM3PH9I_DyA/edit
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Jun 25 Come sail on the Charles Full
Join Morgane for some sailing on the Charles River followed by a snack potluck. Come see Boston and Cambridge from a different perspective with good company! You do not need any sailing experience for this trip. We will attempt to sail in a Sonar (a 23-foot boat).
Reg. at Registration. L Morgane Treanton m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:morgane.treanton at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Jun 25 Moriah - Shelburne Moriah dayhike Updated
Join AMC Young Members (20s & 30s) and Hiking-Backpacking groups for a one-day Moriah-Shelburne Moriah traverse on Saturday, June 25th. We'll be hiking 12+ miles over 8+ hours with 4300 feet of elevation gain for a classic summer hike. The fun includes an early-morning car spot, rocky scrambles, narrow ledges and a few small brook crossings. Mount Moriah is the northernmost NH 4000-footer on the Appalachian Trail and rewards hikers with exceptional views of the Presidential, Baldface and Carter ranges; rumor has it you can see the Atlantic if the weather agrees! Carpooling is strongly encouraged. This trip is cross-posted with the AMC Boston Hiking-Backpacking and Young Members committees.
Reg. at Registration. L Kjersten (KJ) Reich. CL Molly Lunn m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:splashme79 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Jun 25 SHP Garfield Hike with Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
The summit of Mount Garfield, at 4,500 ft, affords a magnificent panoramic vantage point overlooking the valleys of Franconia Brook and Lincoln Brook to its south and the high peaks of Franconia Ridge to its southwest. We will tackle this spectacular peak as part of a car-spotting one-way traverse of 12 miles and 4,000 ft of elevation gain - ascending via Garfield Trail and descending via Skookumchuck Trail. Along the way, we will pass by Garfield Pond, located west of the summit. If weather conditions and time allow and we are collectively able, we will extend our hike by 1.6 miles and 500 ft of elevation gain to reach Mt. Lafayette (5,260 ft), the tallest of four peaks dotting the Franconia Ridge. As this trip is part of an instructional program, expect the group to move at a moderate pace. Including a lunch break along Garfield Ridge, the trip will take approximately nine to ten hours. The trip leaders will gladly answer any questions you might have on and off the trails. You will certainly receive ample opportunity to practice the skills you learn in the Spring Hiking Program (SHP). This SHP-affiliated hike is offered in conjunction with the Young Members (YM) Committee. The AMC Boston YM Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20's and 30's to enjoy the outdoors and get involved in the AMC. However, as long as you are young at heart, you are more than welcome to join us on this terrific program hike!
Reg. at Regi Link. L Leah Salloway, Tony Ng. CL Linda Giesecke.
Sat Jun 25 Young members - Piglets & Potluck Sunset Picnic New
Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer on this 3-4 mile leisurely walk/hike on Lincoln Conservation Land. Michele will introduce you to some of her favorite places: venture into a red maple swamp along a 700 foot boardwalk, admire 20 young pigs root around and frolic in a nearby field, visit the rocking horse cemetery, and watch the setting sun over Mt. Wachusett in the distance while enjoying a potluck picnic on the drumlin at Drumlin Farm (Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary). for more information and to register: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lSH4htPq0ADjBAPNlPhVMx3eVbK0xbuHiLc6k5RgT7Q/edit
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Jun 25 Young Members: Walden Pond Hike and Swim New
Walden Pond hike-swim-hike from train station! Join us for a summer loop walk accessible by public transportation from the Lincoln Commuter Rail MBTA station. We will walk about 3 miles in each direction, all on conservation land trails from the T station to Walden Pond. We will have a 1.5 hour lunch break at the pond to go for a swim, have a snack, or hike around the pond. For More Information and to register: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVpeIe5NtQ1CKiysS7sTqZZ_wJj_XTtdhCWhb31RmvQ/edit
Reg. at Registration. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sun Jun 26 Mt Moriah
Join us for a day hike up Mount Moriah in the beautiful Northern White Mountains of New Hampshire. Moriah is a 4,000 footer with incredible views on top of the Presidentials and Carter-Moriah Range. The top is very rocky. Rainy weather may alter our plans since a big portion of the Carter-Moriah trail is solid rock and would be slippery when wet. We will be going at a moderate pace. We will take the Carter-Moriah trail which goes over Mt. Surprise (2,194 ft) before reaching Mt. Moriah. It's a 9 mile round trip with 3,600 feet of elevation gain. This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members.
Reg. at Register Here. L Morgane Treanton. CL Chadd Mars.
Wed Jun 29 Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Game Night Updated
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.
Sat Jul 2 Mt. Waumbeck Hike with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for a summer hike up Mt. Waumbeck! Enjoy some (hopefully) good weather in the woods on your July 4th weekend! Mount Waumbek is a 4,006 foot mountain in the Pliny Range in Lancaster and Jefferson, New Hampshire, Coös County in the White Mountains. It is the 3rd shortest of the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 footers (46th tallest). It is the 2nd Northern-most 4,000 footer mountain in NH after Mount Cabot. We will travel the Starr King Trail. We will cross over Mount Starr King 2.6 miles from the road before reaching Mount Waumbek (1 mile after). The trail starts on Starr King Road, right off of Route 2 in Jefferson, NH. We anticipate a moderately paced hike.
Reg. at Registration. L Leah Salloway, Zoe Rath.
Sat Jul 9 Summer Kinsmans - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) on a summer hike to North and South Kinsman. This 10 mile hike will cover two of the 4,000+ ft. peaks. Done at a moderate pace, this hike will bring us up some steep trails. Be sure to have hiking experience and plenty of water. We will stop on each summit for snacks and a short break. We will hike along the Lonesome Lake Trail to the Cascade Brook Trail and the Fishin' Jimmy Trail. This will eventually bring us all the way up to North Kinsman. After enjoying the views on North Kinsman, we will continue hiking over the summit along the Kinsman Ridge Trail until we reach the summit of South Kinsman Mountain.
Reg. at REGI Link. L Leah Salloway, Phillip Baraona.
Sat Jul 9 Kilkenny Ridge Traverse New
Take advantage of the long summer daylight by joining us on this traverse of the Kilkenny Ridge in the Pliny and Pilot mountain ranges, in the remote, northernmost region of NH's White Mountains. This mega-hike is just over 20 mi long, with 6900ft of elevation gain. It is not without reward, as the route passes through many beautiful areas and tags two NH48 4000 footers, Mts Waumbek (4006ft) and Cabot (4170ft), along with seven other major peaks: Mt Starr King, the 3 peaks of Weeks Mtn, Terrace Mt, the Bulge, and the Horn. Participants should be capable of maintaining a moderate pace: 2.5mph over mild terrain and 1.5mph on challenging terrain. Expect a long day and a early start. Because of the need to get an early start due to the size of this hike, as well as the need to spot cars ahead of time, we will head to the area on Friday evening.
Reg. at registration. L Ellen Tsai m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:n39262432 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Alex Nedzel, Aaron Ladd.
Sat–Sat Jul 16Aug 13 August Camp 2016 Full
Join YM Leaders Phil Baraona and Michele Grzenda from Aug. 6-13 at AMC's August Camp located on the shore of Lake Leland in Quilcene, Washington. This site is located in the foothills of the Olympic Range west of Seattle, just outside Olympic National Park. The forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems of the Olympic Peninsula combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. We will explore this diverse environment with multiple hike offerings each day at varying levels of difficulty. We will also feature special activities such as sea kayaking, biking, swimming, and various tours to unique destinations in the area. The Application and Camper information form, as well as detailed Camp information are available at http://www.augustcamp.org. Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions. Weeks 2 and 3 are already filled! sign up quickly to reserve your spot!! Week 1: July 16 - July 23 Week 2: July 23 - July 30 Week 3: July 30 - Aug. 6 Week 4: Aug. 6 - Aug. 13
Reg. req’d. L Michele Grzenda m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:michelehikes at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Sat Jul 16 Mt. Washington via Huntington and Tuckerman Ravines
"This is the most difficult regular hiking trail in the White Mountains." - AMC White Mountain guide. If you're of the opinion that this induces enticement rather than dread, then read on! Huntington and Tuckerman Ravines are two of Mt. Washington's most scenic and spectacular aspects. This aim of this trip, sponsored jointly by Boston's Hiking/Backpacking and Young Members committees, is to get up close and personal with both, in addition to experiencing Mt. Washington's exposed alpine summit area. We will ascend Mt. Washington via Huntington Ravine, and descend via Tuckerman Ravine. At a moderate pace, we will hike 8.5 miles and gain 4300' of elevation, including a mile's worth of very strenuous terrain.
Reg. at registration. L John Schmidt, Carrie Pshedesky, Ellen Tsai. CL Alex Nedzel, Robert Zoletti.
Sat Jul 30 Mt. Isolation - Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for a moderately paced hike up to the summit of one of the shortest and most remote 4000 footers in the White Mountains, Mt. Isolation (4003 feet). The hike will be 12 miles with 5050 feet in elevation gain. We will take the Glen Boulder Trail (past the famous Glen Boulder!) to the Davis Path to get us to the summit. The Glen Boulder Trail gains elevation very quickly, so please be prepared for a steep climb (with beautiful views).
Reg. at Register here. L Shannon MacKenzie m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:tuscola16 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Sabrina Larkin m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:smlarkin92 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com 845-325-0802.
Fri–Sun Aug 57 Cardigan Weekend with Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) Updated
Join Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for a summer hiking getaway, with camping nestled at the base of Mount Cardigan. Arrive at the campsite on Friday evening to enjoy two weekend day hikes. Participants will select either a moderate or fast-paced group, as two sets of leaders will be running this trip. The moderately-paced group will a hike across approximately 7 miles/1850 elevation gain on Saturday and 6 miles/1750 elevation gain on Sunday. The fast past paced group will hike approximately 15 miles/2000 on Saturday and 11 miles/2500 on Sunday. Highlights include hiking Mt. Cardigan, a New England classic, offering excellent 360-degree views from its exposed, rocky summit. The two groups of participants will camp together at the base of Mount Cardigan. Spend the afternoon swimming in a nearby pond and the evening relaxing next to the campfire. Participants will be responsible for bringing and preparing their own food (a potable water source is nearby). Gear, such as tents, will also be the responsibility of each participant, although the leaders will facilitate tent sharing prior to the trip. Campsites are within a half mile from the parking lot, which allows for easy access to the campsite. Cost: $22.00 Members/ $27 Non-Members
Reg. at Registration. L Shannon MacKenzie, Lopa Subramanian. CL Jim Hanloniv, Caitlin Hall.
Sun Aug 7 North and Middle Tripyramids Waitlist
Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summit of two of New Hampshire 4000 footers, Mt. Tripyramid (4140 feet) and Middle Tripyramid (4110 feet). The hike, best known for its exposed rock slabs and great views from the Middle Tripyramid, will be 12.1 miles with about 3300 feet of elevation gain. After a mostly flat walk from the Livermore Trail, most of the elevation comes from an ascent up the South Slide of the Mt. Tripyramid Trail. We'll bypass the North Slide via a descent down the Pine Bend and Scaur Ridge trails. Since we will be going through the Sandwich Range Wilderness, the group size will be limited to 10 people. This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members.
Reg. at Registration. L Morgane Treanton m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:morgane.treanton at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com. CL Sabrina Larkin m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:smlarkin92 at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com, Max Tirey.
Fri–Sun Aug 1214 Rural Vermont Cycling, Camping, and Water Sports Weekend New
Enjoy a weekend of biking around the rural backroads of Vermont. A full 2 days and 2 nights of adventuring with camping accommodations along the edge of lake St Catherine. Each day will be filled with approximately 6 hours of biking with some opportunities for hiking and swimming in the lake. The bike rides will include occasional stops to explore interesting spots along the way. Based on the conditions of Vermont roads be prepared to ride on dirt/gravel- so proper tires are necessary. There will be some challenging uphill's, but with rewarding scenery. Additionally, as we will be riding on roads for parts of the day, you will need to be comfortable riding with traffic. We will end each day with a swim in the lake and a delicious organic dinner bought from local farms. Register with CL Kristiana Lachiusa. Joint listed with Young Members and Bicycling committees.
Reg. with Kristiana Lachiusa. L David Loutzenheiser. CL Kristiana Lachiusa m.REMOVE.NEXT.WORD.poodleailto:klachiusa at remove6XJ29.this.textgmail.com.
Fri–Mon Sep 25 Nantucket Biking and Beaches Weekend! New
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..
Sat Sep 17 Tripyramids from the Kanc with Young Members (20s & 30s) New
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.
Reg. at Gear List. L Shannon MacKenzie. CL Aaron Ladd.