Hiking

YM Winter Blue Hills Hike Skyline Trail

Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a beautiful winter hike at the Blue Hills Reservation.

Be prepared for a 3-4 hour hike at a moderate pace through some rugged, hilly terrain. Weather may be chilly so bring lots of warm layers.

Dogs are welcomed on this hike, but do let me know if you will bring one.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chaoran Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com (617-237-0880)
Zoe Rath

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Monday, January 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Mt. Cube - 52 with a View with Forty Plus

Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Mt. Cube. Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 With a View. Mt. Cube is in western New Hampshire on the AT. 52 With a View peaks are picked because they are "prominent" - higher than everything around them and have spectacular views - in this case a stunning view of the Green Mountains in Vermont to the West and North towards Moosilauke and beyond. ~7 miles roundtrip, 2200 ft elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
William Swanton
Coleader: 
Dan Edwards
Registrar: 
Bill Swanton bill.swanton@gartner.com

LET'S HIKE BALD HILL CONSERVATION AREA

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Meet at the gated trailhead on Middleton Road (about 1 mile north of the Crooked Pond parking area and kiosk) at 12 pm. We'll hike about 4-5 miles through the middle section of Bald Hill Conservation Area, including a section of the Bay Circuit Trail. Winter conditions may necessitate the need of micro-spikes or snowshoes. Gaiters can be helpful to keep snow from falling into your footwear. From I-95, take Exit 51 toward Middleton (south) and take first right onto Middleton Road. The gated trailhead is 2.6 miles on the left side of the road.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)
Coleader: 
Richard Lombard

YM Blue Hills Hike

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Get outside this weekend with AMC YM at the Blue Hills Reservation! More importantly, join us for fondue! We will snowshoe if there is snow, but if not, we'll just hike & fondue. Either way, expect a beautiful 4-5 mile trip with ~1000 ft of elevation gain. We will be hiking at a moderate pace on a loop including a section of the Skyline trail. Depending on weather this week, the trail may be icy or snowy (or muddy). During the hike, we'll stop and put on our extra layers, then enjoy some fondue prepared on a backpacking stove!

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zoe Karp
Deb Conrady

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a Family weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov animalhc@aol.com (978-807-4901; after 7 pm)

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.

Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (781-697-4442)

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 9:30am-noon. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

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: 
Open
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.

Mount Jackson

Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Climb Mt. Jackson (4,052'). Winter gear required, possibly crampons. Can be combined with Leader's Sat and/or Mon trips. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations at Leader Owned Facility ($9/person/night). This trip is suitable for people participating in the Winter hiking program.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com (978-448-9837)

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

Coleader: 
Danielle Rand

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

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