Join us for a classic loop hike over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, the Crawford Path, the Gulfside Trail and the Jewell Trail - 10.4 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain and, weather permitting, the summits of both Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288'). Full Winter gear and previous experience of hiking above treeline in Winter are required.
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.
Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 AM
We're headed up to the Green Mountains! Join us Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 , for a fun car camp weekend and an opportunity to enjoy the best hikes in Vermont. On Friday night, we have reserved a campsite at Little River State Park in Woodbury, VT. Although not required, we recommend joining us Friday night since the travel time from Boston is approx. 3 hrs 45 min. On Saturday, we will hike Vermont's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield (4,393 ft), on a 6.3-mile loop and an elevation gain of about 2,800 ft.
Join me for a moderately-paced morning hike in the Blue Hills. Plan to hike on the Skyline Trail, known to be rugged, strenuous and great training for some of the bigger mountains up north. If we're lucky, we may hit a vantage point to catch a glimpse of our very own Boston skyline. We will be hiking at an average pace of 1.5-2 mph on rocky terrain, up and down the hills, with an elevation gain of 700 feet. Plan to hike 3.5-4 miles. Come and enjoy a breath or two of midweek fresh air with us.
1:00pm-3:00pm. We will start in the scenic Town Forest, with eskers, kettle holes, unusual bogs, hemlock groves, and more. Then we will use Groton's extensive trail system thru a string of conservation lands to end at Fitch's Bridge over the beautiful Nashua River. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop
10:00am-3:00pm. Get far away from shopping malls on Black Friday and join the longest continually running hike in the AMC. We'll explore the natural areas between the Nashua River and the Snake Hills. Exact route determined on the fly. Some bushwhacking possible. Around 7 mi, 5 hours. Bring warm clothes and lunch. Meet in in NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W. L Olin Lathrop
1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us for this one-way traverse thru a exceptionally scenic area featuring beaver ponds, hemlock groves, upland forest, and the beautiful Crystal Spring. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet in the Gamlin Crystal Springs parking area on Old Dunstable Road, Groton, 42.63114N, 71.51027W. L Olin Lathrop
1:00pm. Come hike thru one of the largest contiguous undeveloped parcels in the area, featuring upland forest, interspersed wetlands, and generally pretty woods. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the end of Rockwood Lane, 42.62968N 71.64003W. L Olin Lathrop
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of fall in New England. We will explore 6 miles of the trails at this Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. This is an easy walk along trails that skirt the Charles River, glacial hills and numerous ponds and waterfalls. We will start our walk promptly at 10:00 and keep a leisurely pace of approximately 2 mph. The elevation gain is 300 feet. You should bring snacks and/or lunch, water, layers appropriate for the weather, sunscreen and sturdy hiking shoes. Depending on the conditions, the trails may be wet in places.
Joan Blaustein firstname.lastname@example.org (617-669-3528; Before 9:30 PM)
I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.
Angelika Evans email@example.com (617-365-1790; Before 9:00 PM)
Angie Evans firstname.lastname@example.org (617-365-1790; Before 9:00 PM)
1:00pm. We will cross the scenic Nashua River, hike along a old railroad bed, thru the Johnston Conservation area, around a lovely beaver pond in Hayes Woods, and back. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop
9-11am. Join us for a walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if you have questions. Leader: Lisa Fleischman; Co-Leader: Judith Watson