Backpacking

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: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Eric DuPont

AMC Boston HB 2020 Spring Hiking Program

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:00 AM to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:00 AM

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: 
Open
Leader: 
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

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!

Coleader: 
Chao Xie
Sarah Frisken

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

Winter Backpack in the Carter Range

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

If you are ready for an awesome winter adventure, read on. How does a February weekend hiking three 4Ks and camping out off the Carter Moriah Trail sound? On the first day, we will hike 9 miles tagging South and Middle Carters before settling in at Imp Campsite for the night. Sunday we'll wake early to cook a warm breakfast and melt snow for our water before hiking to Mt. Moriah and out of the woods for a total of 6 miles. At a minimum, you will need the usual winter hiking equipment, a -20 degree bag or equivalent, and your own meals to participate in this adventure.

Trip details

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

NH Presidential Range Hike

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

The 54th annual NH Presidential Range hike is a strenuous and wonderful 9-day hut-to-hut group hiking adventure amid some of the most spectacular peaks in the New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains! Depending on the daily hike options you choose, you will total between 42 and 61 miles, gain 15,000'-22,000' of elevation, and summit between 12 and 24 high peaks, 18 of which are on the official AMC 4000 footer list. Four AMC leaders and max 21 hikers. We hike in small groups averaging 5-7 people based on each day's chosen route options and paces.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
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

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: 
Open
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.

MLK in the ADK: Mt Marshall Winter Backpacking Trip

Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Sitting at the Southwestern end of the Macintyre Mountain range in the Adirondack Eastern High Peaks , Mt Marshall rises to 4,360' above the flowed lands and Lake Colden. Whether you need this 46er in the winter, or whether you're just looking to visit some cool new mountains, come join our AMC chapter trip as we venture out for an overnight winter adventure! This 3-day / 2-night backpack will approach from Henderson Lake, setting up base camp on the southwest shores of Lake Colden (lean-tos/campsite). From there we will have access to trail to the summit of Mt Marshall.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Kellie A Connelly

Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She has extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and successfully summited Mt. Rainier, WA in 2017 and 2018. She also participates in H/B Leadership Training and enjoys teaching others about the joys of hiking and sleeping outside, especially in the snow! Her 2019 adventures include a 3-week expedition in July to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and continuing to work on her winter NH & NY.

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl

NYE Hike (NH4K) + Hut Stay

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Why settle for the old NYE routine in the city when you can do something spectacular that few people have done...Ring in the new year from one of NH's 48 4K's. Join us on this rare member only trip and celebrate the new year in true hiking style. The best part is that you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to hike. This is one occasion where you actually sleep in the day OF the hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:30 PM to Monday, May 25, 2020 11:00 AM

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kinsman or Cannon on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@gmail.com (617-835-6532)

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