Activities for the Forty Plus Committee

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Wachusett Mountain Fall Hike-For Beginners and New Hikers

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a late fall hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA. We will begin our hike at the MA Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary, passing through meadows and on the the trails to the summit. At the summit we will enjoy a 360 view as we eat our lunch. This is a leisurely paced hike so we can enjoy the area as we hike.

Trip details

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

Autumn hike through the wetlands and woodlands at Mass. Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, October 22, 2017
9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Autumn hike through the wetlands and woodlands at Mass. Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Distance 4+ miles at moderate pace with short stops for nature chats. Negligible elevation gains. Meet at 9:20am in front of the Sanctuary office (next to parking area) for departure at 9:30. Light rain not a problem, but bad weather will cancel. Registration not required, but contact with the leader can be helpful for car pooling or notification in the event of bad weather. The Sanctuary charges small entry fee if you are not member of Mass Audubon.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bruce Bolnick bbolnick@gmail.com

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.

Blue Hills End to End

Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Blue Hills hike- approx. 9 miles. We will hike along the Skyline trail. Trail includes a few rocky scrambles and views of Boston. We will be spotting cars on each end. Moderate pace, approx 4-5 hours.
Register with (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Trip details

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

Belknap Mt. Range: Whiteface and Piper Mountains

Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:00 AM

November is here and the higher summit trails are frosty, so an excellent time to try something different. Whiteface and Piper mountains in the Belknap Range offers some great hiking to summits with great views. We will first summit Whiteface (1670 ft) with great views north and west from the open ledges. After retracing our steps, we will head up the ledgy Piper-Link trail to the southeast ledges of Piper mountain with more wonderful views and lunch. Then it is over to North Piper Mountain (2030 ft) and down to the Belknap Carriage Road.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net

High Cabin - Mt Cardigan Weekend

Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on this intermediate hike to the rustic High Cabin close to the summit of Mt Cardigan (3155 ft). We will have High Cabin to ourselves in a beautiful wooded setting close to a stream which is our water source. With a full kitchen we will cook dinner and breakfast. A cozy wood stove is our source of heat and candles for lighting.
After dropping our packs at High Cabin we will summit Mt Cardigan's Bald summit which boasts 360 views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Coleader: 
Patty Watson pwatson@mbwit.com
Registrar: 
Patty Watson pwatson@mbwit.com

Sunapee Hike

Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Leave the holiday frenzy behind! Join us on a scenic five-mile (1,500 elev. gain) round trip snowshoe to beautiful Mount Sunapee to the lodge (hot chocolate and 360 degree views). Medium pace.
On the trail at 10 and back in the Boston area in time for holiday activities and/or shopping.
Winter gear required.
Registrar:Kathy Blythe 617.922.7002 (best time to call: Before 9PM) katherineblythe@comcast.net
Leader Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe
Registrar: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net (617-922-7002; Before 9:00 pm)

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)

Zealand Hut in the Winter

Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Zealand hut in the Winter..
Experience the self-service hut in the winter.. Cooking our own meals ..wood stove for heat in the kitchen area, cozy unheated bunk rooms. We will hike up Zealand Road 3.8 miles to Zealand Trail, follow the river, for a total of 6.6 miles one way,.. 1,100 feet of elelvation. (Fee) (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com, (L) stevedennen@verizon.net

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
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 9:00 pm)

Winter Weekend at Joe Dodge Lodge

Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Winter Weekend -Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 26-28. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing/yoga 2-nights at Joe dodge Lodge, NH. Includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours.
Contact Pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $82.00-$112.00 (depending on room selection) An additional AMC administrative fee of-$25.00- Payable with registration form.
(L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com