Japan is a unique combination high technology, ancient traditions, elegant temples, meticulous gardens, and varied landscapes forming an exciting place to travel and experience the outdoors. Join David Loutzenheiser, one of the leaders and organizers of the first AMC Major Excursions trip to Japan on a discovery of this fascinating country. Traveling entirely on foot and using public transportation throughout the country, explore the world's most extensive high speed rail system, and buses that climb narrow mountain roads.
The clocks have been changed, there's a chill in the air and ski resorts are starting to open. It's officially the most wonderful time of the year in New England! Why not kick off the winter season with those just as psyched to get outdoors as you are? Join fellow AMC Young Members for drinks at Dillon's on 12/2 at 7:00pm. Share your plans for this winter season or, if winter's not your cup of tea, start dreaming about next spring and summer! Dillon's is located at 955 Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay.
Join us for a walk in the city, then gather at AMC's Cabot Auditorium on Beacon Hill for a brief meeting, followed by a potluck dinner. Then, we'll reminisce about past trips, and discuss some trip options for 2011. Walk begins at 2:00pm. Boston HQ at Joy Street will be open at 4:00pm for socializing and an equipment swap. Meeting at 4:30pm, and potluck dinner at 5:30pm.
Looking to hike among glacier-capped mountain peaks, turquoise-blue lakes, thundering waterfalls and fields of wildflowers? Have you been wanting to spy on charismatic mega-fauna, such as grizzly and black bear, Rocky Mountain goats, North American elk and Canadian moose? Join two of AMC's August Camp hike Ls Michele Grzenda and Julie LePage for a slideshow on these sites and more during their 2010 trip to the Canadian Rockies with AMC's August Camp.
Bring your skis and some food to share for an evening with fellow skiers. We'll start with dinner at 7:00pm, then work on skis in shifts. There will be several workstations with files, irons, and wax. There will also be help and guidance for novices. Come and share stories of past seasons and plans for the coming winter.
"Travel" with Evelyn and Al Retelle as they present their recent explorations of three diverse ecologies in Ecuador. AMC Andover Committee Fall Open House, 7:15pm at Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street.
Need a boost? We've got just the thing to kick your motivation into high gear! Join fellow Young Members to check out the Fifth Annual Reel Rock Film Tour at Arlington Theater. "This year, Reel Rock turns 5, and co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions are celebrating by taking you on a global ride like never before.
Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration.