Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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This page lists trips sponsored by the Hiking/Backpacking 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.

Early Fall hike to Whiteface and Passaconaway

Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for an early fall hike up Mts Whiteface (4,020') and Passaconaway (4,043') - two peaks on the NH Four Thousand Footer list. This strenuous, approximate 12-mile loop hike will involve some significant scrambling up the open ledges on the Blueberry Ledge trail from where, weather permitting, we will be treated to stunning views of NH's Lakes Region. Expect a 9-hour, moderately-paced hike and an elevation gain of around 3,850 ft. Participants are expected to have recent previous experience of summiting NH 4,000 footers or equivalent mountains.

Trip details

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

Judith is a keen hiker and completed the NH 48 x 4,000 in 2018. She is currently working on her Winter 48 x 4,000 and the 52WAV.

Mount Shaw's Fall Colors

Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:00 AM

Mount Shaw is a gem on the 52 WAV list as the highest peak in the Ossipee Range at 2,990 ft with incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee to the south and the Sandwich Range to the north! This region is scheduled to be in or near peak foliage so be ready to take some great photos during our 7.7-mile loop in the woods maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. We will summit Mt. Shaw directly and descend over Black Snout and Tate Mountain, gaining 2,450' of elevation. The Shaw summit is shared by snowmobiles in the winter and therefore widely accessible.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Mackin robert.mackin@gmail.com

Bob is a long time hiker, currently working on his 48, Winter 48, and 52 WAV lists. When he's not on the trails, you might find him running, paddling his kayak, or trying to keep up with his wife and son on his mountain bike.

Coleader: 
Eric Ashwell ericashwell@gmail.com

Eric has found the trail after 30 years on the ocean. He's working on his NE67 and NH highest list(s) but also really enjoys the low and local trails in northeastern MA and backpacking to get the most out of the mountains

Mount Shaw's Fall Colors

Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Mount Shaw is a gem on the 52 WAV list as the highest peak in the Ossipee Range at 2,990 ft with incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee to the south and the Sandwich Range to the north! This region is scheduled to be in or near peak foliage so be ready to take some great photos during our 7.7-mile loop in the woods maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. We will summit Mt. Shaw directly and descend over Black Snout and Tate Mountain, gaining 2,450' of elevation. The Shaw summit is shared by snowmobiles in the winter and therefore widely accessible.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Mackin

Bob is a long time hiker, recently completed his 48, and is currently working on his Winter 48 and 52 WAV lists. When he's not on the trails, you might find him running, paddling his kayak, or trying to keep up with his wife and son on his mountain bike.

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.

Hike Wildcats

Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a hike of Wildcat Ridge and summit its 5 peaks named A, B, C, D and E. Only peaks A and D are included in the NH 4000 Footer list as summits B, C and E lack the 200-foot minimum topographic prominence. Our plan, however, is to summit all 5 peaks and, weather permitting, experience fantastic views of the northern Presidentials from the ridge as well as views of Carter Dome Mountain, Carter Notch Hut and the Carter Lakes from Wildcat A. This hike is approximate 9 miles with 3,200' of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Majid Ali
Coleader: 
Jeanne Blauner

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel and has led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), Morocco, New Zealand, and Fiji/Tonga.

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 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.

BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 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 as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

BEONLINEWITHAMC: Beyond the 48 - the winter edition

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Contrary to what some people think, the hiking season doesn't end when there's snow on the ground. In fact, many people think it's actually just beginning. While climbing the 48 peaks in New Hampshire above 4,000 feet has become a popular winter pursuit, there are other high peak challenges both in New Hampshire and throughout the Northeast that someone can use for motivation. These include the Adirondack 46, the New England 67, the Northeast 115, and even the Trailwrights 72.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton

Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!

Michael Blair

Michael is a four-season hiker that organizes hikes and backpacks for the Random Group of Hikers and the AMC. He has climbed all of the 115 summits in the Northeast over 4,000 feet, 96 of the New England Hundred Highest, three rounds of the NH 48, and the NH 48 in Winter. Michael is an instructor with the Appalachian Mountain Club's Hiking & Backpacking and Outdoor Leadership Programs, including Mountain Leadership School, and is also certified in Wilderness First Aid.

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.

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

BEONLINEWITHAMC: You Can Always Take One Step: Climbing Aconcagua

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Join us for a discussion and photographs of a climb of Aconcagua in 2007. A fifteen day trek and climb in the spectacular Argentinian Andes to the highest point in South America. A test of perseverance, a discovery of the many effects of altitude, a solo climb in the company of a multitude of other climbers, and always the incomparable beauty of the mountains.

You must register for this event. We will e-mail you the Zoom meeting details on the day of the event around noon. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton morgane.treanton@gmail.com (203-273-0150; Before 9pm)

Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!

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.

Coleader: 
Maury Eldridge

#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.

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