Backpacking

MIT PE Students only: Urban Backpacking

Friday, April 26, 2019 3:00 PM to Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:00 PM

Please note: this is a collaboration between Boston's Hiking & Backpacking Committee and MIT Physical Education and is open to MIT PE students ONLY. Enrollment is handled by MIT.
Two nights and three days in the Blue Hills reservation. Includes all meals. On-trail instruction in map and compass skills, LNT principles and ten essentials. In camp instruction on meal planning/prep, trip planning and risk management.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Christine Malinowski
Paul Terenzi
Claudine Kos
Mark Warren
Registrar: 
Elizabeth Ryan

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack - the Bonds

Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 AM

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This is an intermediate backpack to Guyot campsite. Length of the trip 7.5 miles one way and ~ 2500' elevation gain, with possible additional trips to West Bond, Mt. Bond and Bondcliff. You don't need to have any prior backpacking experience, but you have to be in a good shape and able to hike 7 -10 miles a day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton

Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack-Kinsmans

Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 23, 2019 12:00 AM

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. We'll meet on Saturday morning. We'll hike for 3.8 miles and 2,200 ft of elevation to the Kinsman Pond campsite. We'll then have some lunch, set up our tents for the evening and continue our hike to the summits of North and South Kinsman (2.5 round trip). We'll return to our campsite to enjoy our dinner and fantastic views of the pond and the mountains. The following morning, we will descend back to our cars. We'll choose our return route depending on how we feel after breakfast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton

Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!

Casey Ajalat

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon

Beginner Friendly Women's Backpack

Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Dust off your gear and join Boston Chapter Young Members (20s, 30s, and young at heart) for an early season backpack in north-western Connecticut! This is a beginner-friendly women's backpack. We'll hike at a pace on the slow side of moderate ~3 miles into camp, drop off some gear, then head out for an ~4.5 mile (round trip) hike to Mt. Frissell and Mt Brace. Along the way we will pass through three states, and over the Connecticut high point! On the second day, we'll take an ~4mi route over Bear Mountain back to the trailhead.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
CT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Deb Conrady
Coleader: 
Julia Ramsey

Cardigan High Cabin Family Summer Hike and overnight

Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:00 PM

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for the night. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under a half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views.
Begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1,450 elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. Drop overnight gear and continue to the summit. Return to the cabin for games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and wood stove for heat. Sunday hike back to Cardigan Lodge.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Coleader: 
Navaneeth Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com

AMC Boston HB 2019 Spring Hiking Program

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:00 AM to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com (781-333-8723)

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon

Chris McCarron

Family Outings Bag Some Presidential 4,000 Footers with Stay at Mizpah Spring Hut

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Come join us on a 2 day family hike with a stay at Mizpah Spring Hut in Crawford Notch, NH. We will stay at the lovely hut during its self-service season and bag 2 or 3 4,000 footers in the White Mountains. The main route will go over Pierce and Jackson, which are two four-thousand footers with great views, but on the easier side for four-thousand footers. There might also be a chance to go summit Eisenhower depending on the conditions and the pace of the group. All 3 of these summits have stunning views of Mt. Washington, the presidentials and far beyond on a clear day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net

Rick is an AMC Boston Family Outings leader who enjoys leading trips throughout the year. He has many years of experience dating back to the YOP Program in the 90s. He also is a colluder for the skiing committee.

Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com

Winter backpack to Jefferson and Adams

Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter backpack to Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams. Weather permitting, we will camp above treeline in a protected area between Jefferson and Adams. Weather permitting, we will enjoy sunset and/or sunrise from the top of the Adams. In case of bad weather above treeline, we will camp at the RMC's Perch tent site. Previous winter alpine hiking and camping experience is an absolute requirement for this hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Michael Dorfman

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses into the lesser-traveled corners of NH & ME. She also hosts the AMC Boston Slideshow Series and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program or leading winter hiking trips.

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 AM

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right ..it was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.

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