Activities for the Forty Plus Committee

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Mt. Madison

Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy a night at the hut at the base of Mt Madison
Hike up/down via Valley Way from the Appalachia trailhead to Madison Hut. Followed by the Osgood Trail to the summit. Mount Madison is a 5,367 foot mountain-Elevation gain 4,100 feet.
Leader(s) Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

Blue Hills Skyline Conditioning Hike

Monday, June 17, 2019 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Join us for a moderately-paced conditioning hike in the Blue Hills. We will be hiking on the Skyline Trail, known to be rugged, strenuous and great training/conditioning for some of the bigger mountains up north. This hike will begin and end by climbing up and down the killer steep 624 foot hill adjacent to Route 138. We plan to climb Buck Hill, and all the other hills along the way. If we're lucky, we may hit a vantage point to catch a glimpse of our very own Boston skyline.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com (617-669-3528; Before 9:00 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.

Coleader: 
Mary Anargirou mary.anargirou@gmail.com (617-756-4117; Before 9:00 PM)

Blue Hills Hike - Houghtons Pond to Chickatawbut

Monday, June 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join the Wednesday Wramblers ( Weekday Wramblers) on a Monday for a 4.8 mile hike covering three hills in the Blue Hills; Tucker Hill, Buck Hill and Chickatawbut. This hike will be mostly on the Skyline Trail with an elevation gain of 1,181 feet. We will meet at the Houghtons Pond parking lot (bathrooms available) and enjoy the ups and downs and views of the Boston skyline that the Blue Hills is known for. This hike is in place of the previously scheduled conditioning hike so it is suitable for a wider range of hiking abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com (617-669-3528; Before 9:00 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.

Coleader: 
Mary Anargirou mary.anargirou@gmail.com (617-756-4117; Before 9:00 PM)
Registrar: 
Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com

Up on a SUP Summer Series - Week 3

Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport.

Trip details

Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Coleader: 
Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com
Leah Salloway leahsalloway@gmail.com

Up on a SUP Summer Series - Week 4

Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

UP on a SUP Summer Series (June 6, 13, 20, and 27)

Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport.

Trip details

Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley ellenstan@comcast.net
Coleader: 
Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com
Leah Salloway leahsalloway@gmail.com

Jennings Peak And Sandwich Dome (2 peaks on 52-with-a-view list)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced 8.6 mile hike over two 52-with-a-view peaks. Starting near Waterville Valley we will hike a loop that takes us to both Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain. Weather permitting we will have fine views from several overlooks along the way as well as at the summits of both peaks. Expect this hike to take a full day. This hike has some modest stream crossings.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

An avid lover of the mountains, Marcella has hiked all of the NH 48 4000-footers (many multiple times). In addition to hiking she enjoys rowing, biking, and skiing of all sorts.

Coleader: 
Laura Snyder snydermlk@yahoo.com

Stand Up Paddle Board Talk and Demonstration

Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Are you interested in purchasing a Stand Up Paddleboard?

Charles River Kayak and Canoe is hosting a board talk and board demonstration for us on Saturday, June 29 from 3:30-6:00. The talk will include information about gear and boards, and the demo will allow us an opportunity to try a variety of different boards, including inflatables, boards with displacement hulls, and crosses. We will learn about how different boards have different things to offer in terms of volume, stability, shape, and sturdiness- and how different boards can meet different needs.

Trip details

Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley
Coleader: 
Leah Salloway leahsalloway@gmail.com

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR NEWCOMERS WHO WANT A CHALLENGE

Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Please join us for a leisurely hike to the summits of Welch and Dickey Mountains, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views from the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (White Mountain National Forest). This loop hike in the southwest corner of the White Mountain National Forest is as close to the perfect moderate hike that you can get. It takes an average of 4 hours to casually hike this 4.4 mile loop. There are almost constant views in all directions for over half the hike

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com (781-721-5945)

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; before 9:00pm)
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

MT CUBE BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS HIKE

Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Please join us for a leisurely 6.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views along the Cross-Rivendell Trail. Climb by numerous switchbacks through nice hardwoods, and beautiful open spruce forest. This hike is for new hikers and those who want to return to hiking.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Before 9:00 pm)
Coleader: 
Susan Rosa susanrosa33@gmail.com
Maria Constantini mgccare@comcast.net

BONDS EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Please join us Bonds Extravaganza
Sat/Sun August 17-18 Please join us on trip to the Pemigewassett Wilderness to do the Bonds.

-Participants must have 4 K footer experience.
-Be comfortable with ascending and descending from high elevations.
-Must be willing to carry group gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com (617-548-8579)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com (617-395-9301)
Registrar: 
Ann Hargleroad

Medawisla-3-Day

Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun 3-days at the newest destination in the Maine Wilderness Lodges network.
We will be staying at the Waterfront cabin and will be enjoying kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking from this remote location.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Mountain
Hiking
Paddling
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

40+ Fall Weekend September 13-15, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 AM

This year the weekend will be at the AMC Cold River Camp (32 AMC Rd. N, Chatham, NH 03813). There will be dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Happy Hours on Saturday. We will be offering biking (Saturday only) and hiking on Saturday and Sunday. There will be beginner, intermediate

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; before 9:00pm)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Before 9>00pm)

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on this fall foliage hike to view Zealand Falls, Thoreau Falls, Ripley falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We will hike to AMC's rustic Zealand Hut by Zealand Falls enjoying a family style dinner (and breakfast the following day) cooked by the hut's "croo".
If we choose, we can hike up to Zeacliff for expansive views. The next day we tour the remaining cascades hiking approximately 11 miles out.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com