Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2020-2021

Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Looking to spend more time outdoors this winter? Please join Boston's Hiking and Backpacking committee for a modified version of its annual Winter Hiking Program.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.

Chris McCarron

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.org.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan chair@hb.amcboston.org

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

WHP Participants ONLY: Wachusett (I)

Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow this link.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith J Watling (508-330-8295)

Keith is an experienced 4-season leader who has completed over 500 summits of the 48 New Hampshire Four Thousand Footers, including over 100 in winter.

Winter Solstice Celebration Atop Garfield

Monday, December 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Celebrate the beginning of the 2020-2021 winter season by joining us on a (somewhat) early winter hike to one of the best views in the Whites, Mt Garfield. With clear views of both Franconia Ridge and the Presidentials, views could be spectacular.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Keith J Watling
Joe Comuzzi

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

Coleader: 
Jim Robinson

An avid outdoor person for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

Judith Watson
CSV