Activities for the Forty Plus Committee

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Mount Eisenhower via Edmand's Path

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This is one of the less difficult approaches to the alpine zone on the Presidential ridge, and an open summit of a 4000-footer, with spectacular views of the Presidentials. The hike is 3.3 miles each way (6.6 miles total) at a moderate pace, with possible short stops for interesting birds. Elevation gain 2670 feet. Hike starts at the Edmand's Path trailhead parking area, 2.3 miles along the Mount Clinton Road off Route 302 near the AMC Highland Center. We will dwell a while at the summit to soak up the scenery.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Bruce Bolnick bbolnick@gmail.com (571-340-1629)

Hiking in Whites since 1969. AMC member since early 1970s (with a few gap years) Completed 4000'ers in 1986, including most in winter as well. Active as AMC Volunteer Naturalist, especially on birds, trees, and local history. Author of Waterfalls of the White Mountains (Backcountry Publications, 1989 and 1999). Lived and hiked in Africa for 10+ years in five countries. Profession: International development economist, now semi-retired.

Shining Sea Bike Way

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a leisurely scenic ride along the Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (20 miles round trip) with option for Salt Pond Sanctuary and swimming. Lunch option at Wood's Hole. Leisurely pace. Meet at 9:45am for a 10:00 am start, finish by 2pm. Helmet, bicycle in good repair, spare tube, water, snacks, windbreaker, sunscreen required. Registration required. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com (339-223-9675; 6-9pm)
Coleader: 
Joan Blaustein joanblaustein@comcast.net (617-669-3528)
Registrar: 
Joan Blaustein joanblaustein@comcast.net (617-699-3528)

Cape Cod Multi-sport Weekend

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on this multi-sport weekend of surf and sand on lovely Cape Cod. Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail , Ocean kayak in Orleans, and visit Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Join us for one or both days.

Saturday: Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike ride 44 miles round trip. Bike Helmets required. Bike rentals available at the start of the trail or bring your own. We will lunch on a beach and stop at clam shacks along the way to buy lunch. After the ride join the leaders for activities and dinner-Leader's choice.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Paddling
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Teresa Pagliuca

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS

Saturday, July 8, 2017 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)
Virginia Ryan
Coleader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
Angelika Evans
Registrar: 
Steven Dennen (781-799-9623; Anytime)

Ipswich Ride

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Scenic and mostly flat 20 mile ride with 2 climbs. Pace 10-12mph. Bring a bike in good condition, helmet, spare tube, snack, water and sunblock. Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start. Will ride to Great Neck, stop at Russell orchard, ride to Crane beach and up Castle Hill. Registration required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Coleader: 
Angie Evans evans.afz@gmail.com (617-365-1790; before 9pm)
Registrar: 
Angie Evans evans.afz@gmail.com

Mt. Jefferson via the Caps Ridge Trail

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM

The perfect hike for those trying to cross of all of the 4000 footers, and those who are looking for a fairly short but challenging hike with scenic vistas. We'll be hiking up and back along the Caps Ridge Trail from Jefferson Notch - the "easiest" route up Mt. Jefferson. This trail starts at an elevation of 3,008', and entails an elevation gain of 2,700', along a 2.5 mile route to the summit (at 5,712').

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Benham john.benham@ieee.org

AMC 2012 MLS alumnus, AWFA, AMC 4000 Footer Club member.

Coleader: 
M. MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
Registrar: 
M. MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

Stinson Mt 52 With a View

Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the Forty Plus Committee to strike off another 52 With a View hike up Stinson Mountain (2900'). This is a relatively easy hike with 1400 feet elevation gain and a round trip mileage of 3.8 miles. Most of the hike is in the shelter of woods but the ledge summit provides excellent views in all directions with the exception of southwest - a wonderful place to eat lunch and enjoy the view. Newcomers to hiking and beginner hikers are very welcome.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Angelika Evans
Coleader: 
Celeste Cabot
Registrar: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net

Bay Circuit Trail - North /South from Bedford to Concord

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:00 AM

4.3 miles.via Narrow Gauge Rail Trail into Great Meadows NWR. Car spotting. Register w/ L, Barbara Fay, bfamc@verizon.net. 617-694-5612. Limited to 12.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net
Coleader: 
Elaine Kerrigan
Registrar: 
Barbara Fay bfamc@verizon.net (617-694-5612)

Greenleaf Hut and Lafayette via Skookumchuck Trail

Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Try a different route up Lafayette and stay overnight at Greenleaf Hut. The Skoocumchuck trail is a pleasant and less steep way up to Garfield Ridge and Lafayette starting on Rt. 3 at the northern end of the notch. . After summiting, we will descend to the hut and stay overnight (full service). The next morning we'll descend via Greenleaf Trail to spotted cars. Limited to 10 people. Contact registrar for information on booking the hut from our group reservation - you are not on the trip until you have booked and paid through AMC reservations.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com
Ellen Stanley
Registrar: 
Bill Swanton bill.swanton@gartner.com

FORTY PLUS SCENIC FALL WEEKEND IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS SEPTEMBER 15-17

Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00 PM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Fun-filled and friendly fall weekend in Bartlett NH with choices of hiking, biking, and kayaking. Moderate pace to enjoy the scenery. Stay at a comfy lodge close to the picturesque Saco River and spectacular White Mountains National Forest roads and trails. $140 members and $150 non-members. Cost includes two nights lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a memorable Saturday happy hour and dinner.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

X-C SKI AND SNOWSHOE WEEK, VAL DAVID QUEBEC

Sunday, January 7, 2018 12:00 AM to Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 AM

(Forty Plus) 21st Annual X-C Ski and Snowshoe trip to Auberge du VieuxFoyer, Val David, Quebec. Accommodations include a double room with a private bath, five nights lodging, five full breakfasts, five gourmet dinners. Includes free access to over 100 km of groomed trails for all abilities, including those at Far Hills. Indoor Sauna and large outdoor hot tub on premises.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip country: 
Canada
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marjorie Jordan magjor@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Marjorie Jordan magjor@verizon.net (617-969-6863; 7pm - 9pm)