Backpacking

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, AMC Youth & Family Activity Rating - Vigorous due to 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 details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243; Before 10pm)
Micheal V Wainer

Currently a Backcountry Leader for the Boston Chapter Family Outings Group. Avid 4 season hiker and have enjoyed AMC Adventure Travel trips to Dolomites, Patagonia, Ireland and Switzerland.

Introduction to Winter Backpacking (for AMC leaders/co-leaders only)

Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is for AMC Boston Hiking and Backpacking leaders and co-leaders who would like to try winter backpacking for the first time or hone their winter camping skills in a safe and fun environment. The trip will take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, likely close to the Kancamagus Highway, with the precise location to be determined. We'll do a modest hike (3-4 miles) with full packs (perhaps to a small peak or pretty destination) and then camp at a sheltered spot that is within a mile or so of a road, allowing early exit if needed.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin stephen.conlin@gmail.com

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.

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.

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.

Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com
Coleader: 
eric ashwell ericashwell@gmail.com (425-922-0454)

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: 
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

Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com (781-333-8723)
Coleader: 
Margarita Balmaceda Margarita.Balmaceda@shu.edu
Matt Sullivan mattpsullivan@gmail.com

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)
Andrew Germain

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Backpack (Level 2/3)

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

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

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)

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

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