Activities for the Forty Plus Committee
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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').
AMC 2012 MLS alumnus, AWFA, AMC 4000 Footer Club member.
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.
4.3 miles.via Narrow Gauge Rail Trail into Great Meadows NWR. Car spotting. Register w/ L, Barbara Fay, firstname.lastname@example.org. 617-694-5612. Limited to 12.
FORTY PLUS AT BAXTER STATE PARK ,August 20-26
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.
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.
(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.