Instruction (Skills)

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Hiking Skills Webinar Series #5 - All about Backpacking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This week's Hiking Skills will focus on everything related to backpacking. While our focus is the woods and mountains of the Northeast, this principles will get you started in many places. We'll cover the additional gear considerations including tents, sleeping bags and stoves. What do you eat when you're "out there." And most importantly, how to put it all together to have a fun trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #6 - First aid and conditioning

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In the final installment of the Hiking Skills series, we'll introduce you to the principles of Wilderness First Aid, strength training and all around injury prevention. First Aid on the trails looks a bit different from your standard at home or office protocols. Learn how to care for basic injuries and what to when you need more help. Then a personal trainer will take us through some exercises and pointers on how to keep yourself strong and limber for your outdoor pursuits.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #4 - Trip planning and navigation

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This time on the Hiking Skills series, we are going to dig into how to plan a great trip. What do you need to know about researching your location, understanding restrictions and other red tape, and inspiration for your future trips. Unless you are planning to travel off the trails - a topic beyond this series - you'll need to know how to read the signs to stay on them. We'll explain what all those painted marks on the trees mean And finally we'll cover the basics of how to read a map.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #1 - Footwear and Clothing

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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? Then join AMC Boston's Hiking & Backpacking Committee and friends for the Hiking Skills Webinar Series! Six instructional sessions will introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. Topics change each week and include clothing, footwear, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship, navigation basics and more! Sessions are on Wednesdays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM EST.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #3 - Self Care and Risk Management

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In week three of the Hiking Skills series we move beyond gear. Fueling your outdoor activities is just as (if not more) important. We'll cover nutrition and hydration issues along with tips and tricks for what to eat on your hike. Then we jump into a crucial conversation about managing risk on-trail including personal and environmental factors, basics of weather and how it will impact your activity, and what to do when things go wrong.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #2 - Day hiking and outdoor stewardship

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In week two of the Hiking Skills series, we'll cover what to bring on your day hike. Starting with the ten essentials and adding in the clothing layers from last week, it all has to fit into your backpack. While the extent of the gear you will need varies from place to place, there are some basics that shouldn't be left at home. Additionally, we'll cover the basics of Outdoor Stewardship and "Leave No Trace" principles.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

WHP Participants ONLY: Virtual Q&A Session Part II

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Open to Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program Participants, this virtual Q&A session aims to help answer questions about winter hiking gear and skills. Please bring questions!

Note: To address unforeseen challenges,
the activity meeting time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Coleader: 
Jeanne Blauner

WHP Participants ONLY: Blue Hills In-Person Gear Q&A (Section D 12pm )

Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This event 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 whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Pat Grimm
Stephen Duly
Coleader: 
Cezanne Cartier

WHP Participants ONLY: Blue Hills In-Person Gear Q&A (Section B 10am )

Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This event 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 whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Pat Grimm
Stephen Duly
Coleader: 
Cezanne Cartier

WHP Participants ONLY: Blue Hills In-Person Gear Q&A (Section C 11am )

Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This event 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 whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Pat Grimm
Stephen Duly
Coleader: 
Cezanne Cartier

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