Backpacking

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

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

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.

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: 
Open
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

Potluck & Slideshow - The Roof of Africa: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to stand on top of Kilimanjaro? Or explore the wildlands of Africa? Join Pam as she guides an AMC Adventure Travel group on two ascents of the world's largest freestanding mountain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak rises majestically from the rolling savanna plain up through five microclimates with diverse ecosystems: rainforest, heather, moorland, desert, and arctic. With amazing views, Dr. Seuss-like vegetation, and remnants of massive glaciers, there is nothing like standing on the top of the Roof of Africa.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Critical Treasure
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 in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at the AMC's Headquarters in Charlestown, MA.

Winter Backpacking to 13 Falls

Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Winter backpack to 13 Falls. Enjoy the snowy woods and frozen waterfalls! Out-and-back hike via Garfield and Franconia Brook Trails. Approximate mileage and gain: 9 miles each way, 3000 ft of gain day one, 2000 ft of gain day two.

Trip details

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

NYE Hike (NH4K) + Hut Stay

Monday, December 31, 2018 12:00 AM to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 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
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

Winter Twins/Bonds Backpack with Overnight at Guyot Tentsite

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for an exhilarating winter backpack traverse of the Twins & Bonds! We'll get an early start on Saturday morning. After spotting cars, we'll hike over the Twins and continue on to Guyot tent site. Weather permitting, we'll do a quick out and back to enjoy a spectacular sunset on West Bond. We'll hike a total of 11-12 miles with over 3500 ft of elevation on this challenging day. On Saturday night, if the shelter is available, we will not need to set up tents. On Sunday, we will traverse Mt.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Helen Jolley

Backpack Vermont's Bourn Pond-Stratton Pond Area (w/ Stratton Mountain Hike & Shelter Stay)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a19-mile loop(ish) hike through the Lye Brook Wilderness. Stunning views from the high point (fire tower atop 3,940-foot Mt. Stratton - on the NEHH and NEFF), the spark that caused the creators of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail to get to work. The loop we've planned takes you past Lye Brook Falls (one of VT's highest) and through the heart of this 17,841-acre wilderness in Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester, Vermont.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones
Celeste Cabot

Love hiking and backpacking in any capacity, any season. I've tackled long distance hiking trips including the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail. I am an organizer for the RI hiking club and am excited to be leading hikes for Boston AMC. Now focused more on sharing my love for the outdoors, I lead slower paced day and overnight trips for people beginning to crave getting outdoors.

Coleader: 
Darren R. MacCaughey

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