Social Events

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

BEONLINEWITHAMC - Making Your John Muir Trail Trek Happen

Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Join Amy Grenier for a presentation on the John Muir Trail ("JMT"), a 211(ish) mile trek through the Sierra Nevada range of California. Amy solo hiked the JMT in 2018 on a shoestring budget and remained involved with the online community surrounding the JMT. This Zoom presentation will cover trail background information, pre-trip planning, resupplies, gear, on-the-trail considerations, useful resources, as well as things she would do differently. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the powerpoint will be shared in advance to people who pre-register.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton

Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!

Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Coleader: 
Presenting: Amy Grenier

Amy is an AMC co-leader with the hiking/backpacking committee. In addition to the JMT, her hiking/backpacking resume includes the Annapurna Circuit, the High Sierra Trail, the North Circuit Loop in Glacier National Park, as well as almost all of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers.

BeOnlineWithAMC: Climbing Kilimanjaro - Presentation/ Q&A

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

With summer finally arriving and the temperature beginning to rise, maybe your mind has been thinking of the sun beaten Serengeti and dreaming of the snow covered summit of Kilimanjaro. If so, then do we have the Zoom event for you! Jeff Noonan and Alanna Smith will be giving a talk this Thursday on their experiences in Tanzania and their trek to summit Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Learn interesting facts about the mountain and ask questions to help plan your own expedition. Sign up below and hope to see you there!

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jesse Waites

BEONLINEWITHAMC - PHILIP CARCIA AND THE SINGLE YEAR GRID

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

What would you do if someone challenged you to climb some White Mountain 4,000 foot peaks? All 48 of them? In a single month? How about for 12 months in a row? In less time than anyone else? Between August 23rd 2018 and July 7th 2019, Philip Carcia climbed all 48 4,000 footers in the White Mountains, in every month, for 12 consecutive months, establishing the "Fastest Known Time" for one of the most grueling and obscure peak-bagging projects in the Northeast - the Single Year Grid.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Coleader: 
PRESENTING: PHILIP J CARCIA

Philip is a hiker, runner, and media creator who has logged over 15,000 miles on some of the most iconic trail networks in North America. Growing up in Massachusetts and cutting his teeth in New Hampshire, he fostered a deep love affair with the mountains of the Northeast at an early age. Almost two decades later, that love has become an anchor in Philip's personal and professional narrative. MT '06, LT '07, AT '08, CT '09, PCT '10, TCT '11, JMT '12, TRT '16, WM Direttissima x2

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:00 AM

Canceled due to COVID-19 playhouse closure. AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend. We will offer easy hikes, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the Disney Musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".. Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket. Ls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Music
Social Events
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553; before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Marilyn Pomerantz mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com (603-254-5826; Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: 
Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553; Before 9:00 p.m.)

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Friday, July 17, 2020 3:00 PM to Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:00 PM

Canceled due to COVID-19 Playhouse closure. We will offer easy hikes, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "Mama Mia".. Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553) and Marilyn Pomerantz, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com (603-254-5826).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Music
Social Events
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553; Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Marilyn Pomerantz mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com (603-254-5826; Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: 
Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553; Before 9:00 p.m. EST)

BEONLINEWITHAMC - 700 miles on the AT

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come join us to hear about one of our member's 700 mile Massachusetts to Maine section hike of the Appalachian Trail. He will share some of the gear used, logistics, impressions of each state, the highs and lows and all the kind people he met. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers at the end.
The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM and last approximately 1 hour.
All are welcomed to this virtual event. Please sign up below and the organizer will send out Zoom meeting details before the event.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
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 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: 
Tom Kenyon

BEONLINEWITHAMC - Climbing Mt Whitney

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come join us on a slide show of a trip to Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevadas. We'll see plenty of awesome photos and hear how the trip was set up, what we did to prepare, and the final three days to the summit and back. We'll also cover a few other options that anyone interested in summiting the highest peak in the contiguous United States may take. We'll have time for some questions and answers at the end. Presented by HB Leader Jim Robinson.
The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM and last approximately 1 hour.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com

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.

Jim Robinson

An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

BEONLINEWITHAMC- Derick Lugo: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Author Event

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Derick Lugo had never hiked or camped a day in his life. This Brooklyn-born, New York City urbanite hopped a train to Georgia, grabbed a taxi at the station, and told the cab driver to drop him off at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. Then he did as he has always done - put one foot in front of the other and never looked back.

The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is his debut memoir, published in 2019 by Appalachian Mountain Club Books.

From back cover: "Sales of AMC Books fund our mission of protecting the Northeast outdoors."

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zoe Rath

Zoe is an active 3-season co-leader and 3 season leader with 20s+30s. Zoe also loves to cross country, (indoor rock climbing) and running and introducing people of all ages to the beauty and benefits of getting outside.

AMC Online Zoom Social

Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Please RSVP at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O26LPN0_g76MVtRh19efbq5zQ1HfqhAQZRIj...

Are you going nuts staying inside and not being outdoors more? Here is my attempt to foster a connection throughout times of COVID-19 and no AMC trips...(if you have other creative ideas and suggestions for this meeting please contact me). Below is my effort to have some structure for socializing and sharing online:

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Naturalist talk: All About Owls nature zoom social

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat with YM Leader/coleader and Naturalists, Michele Grzenda and Amber Carr on an indoor and virtual presentation introducing our common (and not so common) owls in Massachusetts.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Coleader: 
Amber Carr

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Social Events