Activities for the Forty Plus Committee
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This page lists trips sponsored by the Forty Plus Committee. To see all trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter, see our search page. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.
Join us for a cross country skiing weekend in Waterville Valley, NH. We will stay at the Mountain Fare Inn. The Inn features en suite rooms with full breakfast & nearby skiing. This is a collaborative trip with the Southeastern Mass Chapter.
Together with Local Walks, Forty Plus invites you to hike/snowshoe in beautiful Mine Falls Park. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel.
Join the 40 Plus Wednesday Wramblers for a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at the Windblown Ski Touring Center in southern New Hampshire. Windblown has 40 kilometers of trails suitable for skiing and snowshoeing and offers a variety of landscapes including hills, valleys, ponds and hilltops. The touring center has a lovely fireplace and a café for lunch. This family run business does not take credit or debit cards. The cost of a trail pass is $16 (18-64 years old) or $14 (65+). For more information see http://www.windblownxc.com.
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.
Mt Moosilauke is a 4000 footer with 360 degree view in winter!
It is recommended for experienced winter hikers. The plan, depending upon trail and weather conditions-We will go up Glen Cliff Trail, and descend by the Carriage Road and Snapper or Gorge Brook trail (rt: 7.8 (approx.) 3300 feet of elevation gain. Car Spot.
Trail Crampons Required.
Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 with a View. Mt. Shaw is 2990 ft with views of of the lakes, Ossipee, and northern mountains. As a bonus, we will also take a short detour to Black Snout with views south.
12 miles with 1700 ft elevation gain over a combination of forest trails and mostly old carriage roads at the moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus committee. Full winter gear and some experience required.
Bill is a four season leader with the Boston Chapter Forty Plus committee.
Forty Plus invites you to welcome spring at Crane Beach. Hike through dunes and along the beach. Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear. 10 AM -2 PM. Parking fee $10 per car.
A weekend of hiking and/or biking, your choice. Join us for one day or both. Please contact registrar for details about lodging and other logistics.
Saturday's Great Island hike will be approx. 6 miles RT through woods and beach to Jeremy Point. Watch eagles, ducks, hermit crabs, plovers and enjoy spectacular vistas CL Sunny Steadman.
Sunday's hike will be leader's choice in the Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife sanctuary (small entrance fee).CL Barbara Fay
Join us for Memorial Day weekend on scenic Block Island for daily guided combined leisurely hiking and biking. We stay at a beautiful island inn and cottage overlooking the the Old Harbor. Trip costs $350 and includes 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, Friday night pizza and BBQ one of the other nights. Dinners and lunches can be prepared in the cottage kitchen. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner. Bike must be in good condition with fully inflated tires and tool kit. Helmets are required.
Join us on a ridge line traverse of the Northern Presidentials along the AT. We will stay at AMC's rustic mountain huts: Madison Spring Hut, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, and Mitzpah Spring Hut. We hope to summit Mt Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson, and Webster weather allowing. Enjoy vast mountain views in the company of like minded hikers!
Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Advanced hike up to Lakes of the Cloud Hut
Beautiful Views-Route (TBD)
Summit Mt Washington and other nearby peaks if weather permits.
Fee-Member-$139.00 Non Member-$167.00