Backpacking

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.

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.

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: 
Wait Listed
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

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.

Columbus Day Weekend- Cardigan High Cabin

Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:00 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 half a mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Fall hiking is awesome with cool temperatures, no bugs and beautiful colors.
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 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
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:00 PM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving 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 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.

Trip details

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

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 1, 2019 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 hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. 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.

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.

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:00 AM

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243)
Coleader: 
Navaneeth Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com (617-712-5013)

Young Members (20s and 30s) ADK Backpack Trip

Friday, July 19, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for a backpacking trip to the Adirondacks! We'll head to Marcy Dam Friday night, then hike Algonquin, Wright, and Iroquois on Saturday. Expect some rugged and steep ascents. Participants should have hiking and camping experience. Note that we are planning on starting this hike Friday evening, so make sure your schedule is free enough to allow for that. Exact itinerary may change. Carpooling highly encouraged! Limited to 6 participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zoe Karp
Coleader: 
Aaditya Shah

Backpack to the Bonds

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

Join us for a 2-day traverse through the Pemigewasset Wilderness! On the first day, we will hike over Zealand Mountain (4260 ft; NH48) to the Guyot Campsite, where we set up camp before we hike to West Bond (4540 ft; NH48) and back to the campsite. On the second day, we will hike out over Mount Bond (4698 ft; NH48) and Bondcliff (4265 ft; NH48). Distance and elevation gain will be approximately 9 miles and 3000 ft on the first day, and 11 miles and 700 ft on the second day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones
Coleader: 
Bert Ruiter

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