Backpacking

Ring in New Years Early with Family Overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:30 AM to Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:00 PM

Ring in the New Year early with small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for a night! 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. The cabin is toasty warm with the wood stove, but you will need winter gear and a warm sleeping bag regardless (winter will have set in :) Winter hiking is awesome with cool temperatures, no bugs and all the views (no leaves)!

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
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, 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

Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com (339-368-1534)

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)

Family Winter-JAN AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 26, 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, wood stove 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; Before 10pm)

MIT PE Students only: Urban Backpacking

Friday, October 4, 2019 3:00 PM to Sunday, October 6, 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: 
Open
Leader: 
Christine Malinowski
Paul Terenzi
Registrar: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Backpack - Catskills Devil's Path

Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a backpacking trip along the notorious Devil's path in the Catskills during fall foliage season. This challenging trail traverses some of the roughest terrain in the Catskills with steep descents into low notches and lots of scrambling. All this elevation is rewarded with beautiful viewpoints and, for peak baggers, a chance to reach the summits of five of the 35 Catskill High Peaks. Total mileage will be around 25 miles with a total elevation gain of around 8,500 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Ed Batutis

Backpack the Wild Mahoosuc Trail

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Few trails match the rugged beauty of the Mahoosucs and none in such a short distance. We'll start our adventure near the banks of the Androscoggin river in Gorham. Most of the trek will be along the concurrent Mahoosuc Trail and the Appalachian Trail, in the section often referred to as the most difficult of the 2,190-mile granddaddy of long-distance trails. But the trek is not without rewards; you'll pass from NH to ME along the way, summit some of the most beautiful mountains that no one has heard of, and travel through lush backwoods.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
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.

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.

Coleader: 
Jim Robinson

An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

Wild River Wilderness Backpacking Trip

Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a 1-night backpacking trip in the remote Wild River Wilderness in the White Mountains. On the first day we'll enjoy a 9-mile hike with stunning views from the top of North Baldface (3,606 ft). After spending a night in the wilderness, we'll have a relaxed morning with a 2.5 mile hike out. This trip is open to backpackers of all experience levels, including day-hikers who are new to overnight backpacking.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zoe Rath
Coleader: 
Helen Jolley
Kanishk Tripathi

Sandwich Range Traverse Backpacking

Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, September 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a three day, two night backpacking trip as we traverse the Sandwich range, picking up eight "listed" peaks as we go -- North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface and Passaconaway (4000 footers)), East Sleeper (NE Hundred Highest), and Square Ledge, Paugus and Chocorua (52-With-A-View). Day 1 involves climbing the north slide (steep, open rock slabs) of North Tripyramid and hiking across the Sleepers. On Day 2 we will summit Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway, pass over Square Ledge and camp near the summit of Mt. Paugus. And on Day 3 we'll summit Mt.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.

Coleader: 
Marcelo Knapik

Pemigewasset Wilderness and Owl's Head Backpack

Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a 3-day, 2 night, into-the-wilderness backpacking experience, with one of the most remote 4,000 footers as a cherry on top! We will travel deep into the Pemigewasset Wilderness to Thirteen Falls Tent Site, where we will set up camp for 2 nights and hike to Owl's Head with just day packs on day 2. The days will be 8 miles (1200 ft elevation gain), 9 miles (3000 ft elevation gain), and 8 miles (no elevation gain), respectively. On our hike in and out, there will be numerous stream crossings that may require getting wet - potentially to the knees or thighs.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Christine Malinowski
Coleader: 
Julia Ramsey

Backpack the Wild Mahoosuc Trail

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Few trails match the rugged beauty of the Mahoosucs and none in such a short distance. We'll start our adventure near the banks of the Androscoggin river in Gorham. Most of the trek will be along the concurrent Mahoosuc Trail and the Appalachian Trail, in the section often referred to as the most difficult of the 2,190-mile granddaddy of long-distance trails. But the trek is not without rewards; you'll pass from NH to ME along the way, summit some of the most beautiful mountains that no one has heard of, and travel through lush backwoods.

Trip details

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

Coleader: 
Jim Robinson

An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

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