Backpacking

Family Thanksgiving Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia, NH

Saturday, November 25, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Hale and Zealand with Winter Overnight at Zealand Hut

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us to celebrate the end of 2017 with an overnight stay in Zealand Hut and the goal of summiting two 4000'ers: Mts. Zealand and Hale. We'll hike in via the Zealand Road (closed in winter) and drop our sleeping gear at Zealand Hut before continuing on to the wooded summit of Zealand Mountain (4260'). We'll return to the hut for a cozy evening and dinner. The next morning, we'll carry all our gear and exit over Mt. Hale to return to our cars. Day 1 is approximately 11 miles and 3000' elevation gain, while day 2 is 7.5 miles, 1600'.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Elizabeth White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov.
1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 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

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Kjersten (KJ) Reich

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com

Trekking on the Taconics

Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Join Michele and Laura on this two day, 17 mile backpack in the beautiful Taconic region straddling CT and MA. A diversity of ravines, views, and good fall foliage. The trail has several viewpoints and interesting geology and plants (including old growth hemlock). We will be enjoying nature along the way with two naturalist/leaders. Approx. 3.5 hour drive from Boston (starting location is near Mt. Riga State Park in CT). Backpack requires a quick car-spot as this is a thru-hike. Cross-posted with HB

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Coleader: 
Laura Mattei naturalauram@gmail.com

Trekking the Taconics

Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 AM

17 Mile one-way backpack in the beautiful Taconic region straddling CT and MA. A diversity of ravines, views, and good fall foliage. The trail has several viewpoints and interesting geology and plants (including old growth hemlock). We will be enjoying nature along the way with two naturalist/leaders. Approx. 3.5 hour drive from Boston (starting location is near Mt. Riga State Park in CT).

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Coleader: 
Laura Mattei naturalauram@gmail.com

Fall Hike to the Bonds with an Overnight at Guyot.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Kick off your autumn hiking season with this overnight traverse of the spectacular Bonds (Bondcliff, Bond and West Bond) in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. By the last day of September the fall leaves should be getting bright in the White Mountains. This hike is considered strenuous as it is 21 miles with elevation gain of approximately 4700 ft. The plan is to spend the night at Camp Guyot near the halfway point. The route is comprised of 11 miles between Lincoln Woods and Guyot, and approx.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Fred Smith
Coleader: 
John Lee

Lye Brook Wilderness Scenic Backpack

Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the southern Green Mountains of Vermont. We will take a 14.8 mile loop through the western portion of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Although no summits are involved in this hike, it will include approximately 2500 feet of elevation gain. Our route will take us past Lye Brook Falls (Vermont's tallest waterfall) and also feature scenic views, a variety of hardwood trees, shimmering ponds, the possibility for abundant wildlife, and swimming for those who wish.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze kavietze@aol.com (617-483-0334; Before 8:00 p.m.)

After leaving the Corporate world about 3 years ago, I have focused my time on helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing, and my work in the outdoor retail industry.

Coleader: 
Laura Mattei naturalauram@gmail.com (339-222-2503; Before 8:00 p.m.)

Naturalist

Backpacking Grafton Loop Trail - Labour Day long weekend

Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, September 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Its a three day long weekend and we are going to take advantage of it and go backpacking!

Crossing nine peaks, this route links a rocky section of the AT. We will summit 1 4k footer (Old Speck) and 1 NE 100 highest (BALDPATE MOUNTAIN) and a bunch of other smaller but scenic summit. This is quite a remote hike and unlike the whites there will be fewer people venturing our this far. So if you like nature and hiking this is for you.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Harry Hayashi hhayashi@gmail.com

Northern Vermont backpacking: Long Trail + Jay and Big Jay.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Backpack the northern end of Vermont's Long Trail and visit the summits of Jay and Big Jay, two of New England's 100 highest. Mileage is roughly 10 miles each day with 1500 - 2000 feet of elevation gain. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1626.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Vogel pedxingat-memb@yahoo.com

L is a Long Trail devotee, having backpacked the trail end-to-end 4 times, and covered multiple sections. He also serves as a volunteer Long Trail Mentor with the GMC, providing guidance and advice to those backpacking the Long Trail. He is a 4 season hiker who often hikes with his two dogs, one of whom has completed the NH 48.

Coleader: 
Harry Hayashi hhayashi@gmail.com

Love to explore the outdoors! Hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, skiing, swimming whatever it may be to get me out there.

Greenleaf Hut and Lafayette via Skookumchuck Trail

Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Try a different route up Lafayette and stay overnight at Greenleaf Hut. The Skoocumchuck trail is a pleasant and less steep way up to Garfield Ridge and Lafayette starting on Rt. 3 at the northern end of the notch. . After summiting, we will descend to the hut and stay overnight (full service). The next morning we'll descend via Greenleaf Trail to spotted cars. Limited to 10 people. Contact registrar for information on booking the hut from our group reservation - you are not on the trip until you have booked and paid through AMC reservations.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com
Ellen Stanley
Registrar: 
Bill Swanton bill.swanton@gartner.com

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