Instruction (Skills)

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

WHP Participants ONLY: Wachusett Day Hike (Basic/Level 1)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:00 AM

This trip 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 whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt Starr King (52WAV) & Mt Waumbek (NH4k) (Level 1)

Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 AM

This trip 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 whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Blue Hills Warm-Up Day Hike (Basic)

Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:00 AM

This trip 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 whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Solstice Walk. The Winter Solstice arrives in just one week. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:00 PM to Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 PM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020, as follows: Oct 30 (Wed), Nov 6 (Wed), Nov 13 (Wed), Nov 20 (Wed), Dec 5 (Thu). The 2019-2020 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Full
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.

Glacial Features Walk, Sudbury

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

9:30am-12:00pm. Registration Required via email; call only if you have questions. Limit 12 participants. Join glaciologist/geophysicist Bruce Porter for a walk through Gray Reservation/Haynes Meadow Reservation/Water District protection zone to explore the many features formed by the glacier that blanketed New England 10,000 yrs. ago. Kettles pit the plane and kame terraces rise abruptly to create beautiful vistas of the wetlands below. Be able to identify eskers, erratics, kames, and more on your next hike. Flat with one steep 50 foot section. Bring water.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bruce Porter
Registrar: 
Bruce Porter

AVALANCHE AWARENESS TALK

Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

AVALANCHE AWARENESS TALK

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Sea Kayak Rescues Instructional

Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Rescues, self and assisted, can never be practiced enough to be a confident member of a sea kayaking trip, and to qualify for AMC Level 3, you have to be able to do both with confidence. We will practice in calm water, then find current and/or waves to test our skills around rocks and shoreline.

Kayaks with 2 bulkheads, extra paddle, spray skirt, and pfd required. Dress to get/be wet.
Bring water and lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Al Daggett

Intro to Sea Kayak. No Boat? No Problem!

Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking. We will work on boat fit, efficient strokes, and group and self-rescue techniques. Time will also be available to discuss types of kayaks and equipment for safe and comfortable paddling.

Come prepared to paddle with clothes, sun protection and foot covering that will stay on when you are in the water. Directions and more info will be sent with your registration confirmation.

$60 fee includes boat, PFD, paddle, and instruction.
Pay by credit card at https://tinyurl.com/yywg4qbv

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elaine Batzer eabatzer@comcast.net (781-956-1386; before 7pm)
Mary Buntin

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