Backpacking

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

#BeOnlineWithAMC - Ty Gagne and The Last Traverse

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for a presentation from Ty Gagne on his latest book 'The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites' - an epic account of two hikers who get caught in a winter storm atop New Hampshire's Franconia Ridge and the bravery and selflessness of the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm's way to try and save them. This is a cautionary tale for anyone who hikes the White Mountains in winter.
The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM and will last approximately 1 hour.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Climbing/Mountaineering
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Keith J Watling

Keith is an experienced 4-season leader with the Hiking/Backpacking section of the AMC's Boston Chapter. He has completed over 500 summits of the 48 New Hampshire Four Thousand Footers, including over 100 in winter.

Trekking Italy's Alta Via 1 - #BeOnlinewithAMC

Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Spend a virtual evening with AMC local leader Jesse Waites on Thursday August 27th at 7:30pm as he takes you through his trek of Italy's Alta Via 1, a 75 mile long walking trail through the Italian Dolomites. You will see photos of the trailside wildlife, "refugios" deep within the mountains World War 1 battlefields, and along the way will learn to book your own Alta Via 1 excursion. Sign up by adding your name and email to the Google Doc below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Climbing/Mountaineering
Hiking
Photography
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Jesse Waites

Exploring Nepal and Trekking to Everest Base Camp - #BeOnlineWithAMC

Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Come spend a virtual evening with the AMC on Thursday August 13th at 7pm for a talk on hiking, exploring, and traveling throughout Nepal! Our speakers Jeff Noonan and Alanna Smith will be talking about their experiences climbing to Everest Base Camp along with what you need to do to prepare. Alanna Smith lived and taught English in Nepal and has great advice on what to do, see, and eat while you're there! Sign up by adding your name to the Google Doc and the Zoom link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Climbing/Mountaineering
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jesse Waites

Expedition North - A Presentation on Skiing Canada's Northwest Passage - #BeOnlineWithAMC

Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Join Benno Rawlinson as he tells us about Expedition North, which was an attempt to ski the North West passage, a 4 month ski trek 1200km up the coast of Baffin Island through the depths of winter. Benno, Jamie and their 2 dogs Talar & Colin skied along the coastline on the sea ice starting in the remote town of Qikiqtarjuaq in Nunavut, Canada as they man hauled their way up the coast to Pond Inlet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Climbing/Mountaineering
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jesse Waites

NH Presidential Range Hike

Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 AM

*** CANCELLED due to Covid-related hut closures ***

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Jonathan Niehof

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Overnight family hike to Carter Notch Hut (Cancelled)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:00 AM to Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:00 PM

Join us for a family friendly trip to Cater Notch Hut. We will hike the 19 Mile Brook Trail to the hut and stay one night in rustic unheated bunk rooms. Nineteen Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch is 3.8 miles (one-way) with 1938 feet elevation gain including some minor stream crossings and steep sections. Experienced young hikers welcome with a recommended minimum age of 6 years old. Cabin is self-service and leaders will plan a dinner and breakfast that will be communally prepared in the provided kitchen.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com

Liz Little has been a leader with AMC Boston Chapter family outings for 4 years. She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family hiking and downhill skiing.

Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

Carrie has been an AMC leader since 2008 and has been leading family trips for over 7 years. She enjoys camping, rock-climbing, sketching, chocolate trail snacks and hiking in new places.

Family Outings Bag Some 4,000 Footers with Stay at Galehead Hut

Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Come join us on a 2 day family hike with a stay at Galehead Hut in Franconia, NH. We will stay at this lovely hut during its self-service season and bag some 4,000 footers in the White Mountains.

We will hike up to the hut that sits at the base of Galehead Mtn., where we will already have some views across the Pemigewasset Wilderness. From the hut, we will try to hike up to as many 4,000 footers as we can and want to on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning before we head down, based on time, weather, trail conditions, and group ability.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher
Rick Gershberg
Coleader: 
Jake Gershberg

Winter Backpack to Passaconaway, Whiteface, and Tripyramids

Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us in a challenging overnight backpack adventure in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. We'll stealth camp on the Kate Sleeper trail Saturday night. With good weather and a motivated group we will summit the Tripyramids, Passaconoway and Whiteface.. Previous winter hiking and/or backpacking experience is required and participants should be in shape for a long challenging hikes with winter loads. Day 1: 10 miles, approx. 4730 ft elevation gain; Day 2: 7.2 miles, approx. 1390 ft elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Eric DuPont

Last-Minute Leader/ Co-Leader Overnight Cardigan High Cabin

Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 PM to Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 PM

Here is your chance to leave work early and sneak out of all of those pesky Valentine's Day expectations. You have an important training to go to at Cardigan High Cabin https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/high. There is sure to be some learning how to run a trip to the cabin and a lot of good food and fun. Oh yes, and you can bring a guest! Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under half a mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243)
Jeanne Blauner

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel and has led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), Morocco, New Zealand, and Fiji/Tonga

Coleader: 
Girish Rao

Family Winter AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00 AM

Enjoy an invigorating winter hike with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Winter Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 10 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243)
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel and has led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), Morocco, New Zealand, and Fiji/Tonga

Deborah Garlick
Coleader: 
Girish Rao

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