Join us to the top of Mt Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! This hike packs in numerous scenic spots and views. This overnight backpacking trip loops around the varied landscape surrounding Mount Greylock and up to its spectacular summit. The first day's 7.4 mile hike offers several optional side trails to beautiful places; Money Brook Falls cascade, Robinson's Point, and Cataract Falls. The group will stay overnight at the Bellows Pipe Shelter.
Section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Peak-bagging the New England 4,000-footers or hundred highest? Then this is the adventure for you. We will backpack on the A/T from Rte. 4 to Rte. 16/27 in Maine. The trip will be about 35 miles over the course of four days, with three nights spent on the trail. If all goes according to plan, we will hit six Maine 4,000-footers including the elusive Mt. Redington via the bushwhack/herd path.
Bryan has been an AMC Leader since 2011, and has lead hiking and backpacking trips in all seasons. He has also lead non-AMC backpack adventures with friends in Mt. Rainier and Zion National Parks.
Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and is picking away at her 48's and 46'r lists, but seems to spend too much time repeating the "fun" ones! 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 2017 adventures include finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head, Ice Climbing in Ourary, CO, and Mount Rainier in August!
This is a joint Family and Hiking/Backpacking trip. We will get an early start Saturday morning and hike 3.4 miles with 2450', 2" elevation gain to Liberty Spring tentsite. This is a modification from our earlier plans to go to Ethan Pond which is booked solid. We will hike a moderate incline at first. As we approach the campsite, the trail becomes steeper and more rocky, basically more difficult. After making camp, ambitious hikers are welcome to attempt to summit the nearby Mt. Liberty (4459', 0.6 miles round trip) and Flume (4328', 2.8 miles roundtrip).
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.
Join us for a fun overnight at family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut. We will hike 1.6 miles to the hut (and gain 1000' vertical feet) at a kid friendly pace (~1-1.5 miles/hr); the route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the moderate incline is moderated by switchbacks. We will stop along the way for snacks, a look at nature and possibly for lunch by the lake. Once at the hut, you will have free time to enjoy a swim or continue on to the summit of N.Kinsman (4293"). Monday, we will hike around the lake and back to our cars. Best for ages 5-12.
Looking for a weekend outside of the Whites? Come join us on an adventure to Upstate NY, where we'll explore a small piece of the 6 million square mile Adirondack Park while bagging four 46ers - Mount Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour. The plan will be to drive up Friday, park our cars, and backpack in via the Blueberry and Ward Brook trails to Camp 4 lean tos, where we'll set up and enjoy a campfire nestled in the valley between the Sawtooth and Seward Ranges (~6 miles). Saturday will take us out and back on the herd path to tag the Sewards (~10 miles).
Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and is picking away at her 48's and 46'r lists, but seems to spend too much time repeating the "fun" ones! 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 2017-18 adventures include finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head, Ice Climbing in Ourary, CO, and Mount Rainier in August
Working on the NE 67? Join us for a three-day peak bagging weekend as we hike all five 4,000 footers of Vermont.
Day 1: We'll meet on the way to consolidate cars and plan to hit the trail at a civilized hour, allowing for drive time. The day's goal is Mt. Killington (9.6mi/2650'), with a possible side trip to Pico.
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.
Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.
Join us on an overnight AT section hike. This backpacking trip begins in the town of Hanover, home of Dartmouth College. The trail passes ponds, streams and requires the use of a number of boardwalks and footbridges. Our first day begins with heavily wooded trail which turns into meadows and woods then climbs up the southern peak of Moose Mountain. Here we get some incredible views and reach Moose Mountain Shelter, our overnight destination. Days hike: 10.2 miles The following day's hike is 6.6 miles and takes us into the town of Lyme, NH.
This trip is part of the 2017 Spring Hiking Program, and is open to program participants only. Registration for this trip will be open after the first day of class in April.
Join the leaders on an intermediate trip to Greenleaf hut, and from there to hike one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains!
Join us for an overnight backpacking trip to the Bonds with a return through the heart of the Pemigewassett to tag Owl Head (you know you need it). We'll take the Lincoln Woods trail to Bondcliff trail, traverse Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond, hopefully taking in some of the best views in the Whites. We'll then continue over Guyot and South Twin on to 13 Falls for a well earned (17miles) overnight stay. Early rise to head deeper into the Pemi, joining Lincoln brook trail to drop our packs and tag Owls Head, then head back out to civilization.
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Try a different route up Lafayette and stay overnight at Greenleaf Hut. The Skoocumchuck trail is a pleasant and less steep way up to Garfield Ridge and Lafayette starting on Rt. 3 at the northern end of the notch. . After summiting, we will descend to the hut and stay overnight (full service). The next morning we'll descend via Greenleaf Trail to spotted cars. Limited to 10 people. Contact registrar for information on booking the hut from our group reservation - you are not on the trip until you have booked and paid through AMC reservations.