Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

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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.

Spring scenery hike in Blue hills: Tower and Buck

Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 AM

Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban environment. Rising above the horizon, Great Blue Hill reaches a height of 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. From the rocky summit visitors can see over the entire metropolitan area. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, the Blue Hills Reservation offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
US
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Majid Ali appkhi@gmail.com

AMC Three season leader, Avid hiker

Coleader: 
Rosa Zhang

AMC co leader, avid hiker

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #4 - Trip planning and navigation

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This time on the Hiking Skills series, we are going to dig into how to plan a great trip. What do you need to know about researching your location, understanding restrictions and other red tape, and inspiration for your future trips. Unless you are planning to travel off the trails - a topic beyond this series - you'll need to know how to read the signs to stay on them. We'll explain what all those painted marks on the trees mean And finally we'll cover the basics of how to read a map.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. 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.

Belknap and Gunstock Mtn Hike

Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 AM

Are you ready for a day trip up to NH, and get a little more vertical than we have in Eastern MA? Come join Barbara and Jim on this hike in the Belknap range that has great views of Lake Winnipesauke. We'll hit Gunstock and Belknap Mtns, and also check out beautiful and secluded Round Pond while we're out. The route we have in mind is 8.8 miles and roughly 2,400 feet of vertical gain and does have some sections of rock scrambling on it, so we're hoping you've done one or two warm up hikes this spring before attempting this one.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso

Barbara has hiked the NE Hundred Highest, a majority of them in winter, and has also done the ADK 46 peaks.

Coleader: 
Jim Hutchinson

Jim Hutchinson has hiked all 48 of the NH 4000 footers, many in winter, and has also done various expedition climbs including Mt Rainier, Denali, and Kilimanjaro. He celebrated his retirement in 2016 by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and now daydreams about trying the Continental Divide Trail someday. He is an AMC Local Hike and Ski Leader and a Hiking/Backpacking co-leader.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #5 - All about Backpacking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This week's Hiking Skills will focus on everything related to backpacking. While our focus is the woods and mountains of the Northeast, this principles will get you started in many places. We'll cover the additional gear considerations including tents, sleeping bags and stoves. What do you eat when you're "out there." And most importantly, how to put it all together to have a fun trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. 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.

Spring Hike in the Blue Hills Beginner

Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared to hike about 3.5 to 4 hours. Bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, mask, hand sanitizer and sunscreen. This hike and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member. All participants must sign-up and communicate with the leader ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, the total number of participants including leaders will be capped at 10. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com

Chao is a front country leader with the Hiking and Backpacking (HB) committee. He really enjoys taking people on local hikes. He also enjoys software projects related to hiking so do reach out to him if you are interested in working together.

Coleader: 
Michael Hanley

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 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

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.

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #6 - First aid and conditioning

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In the final installment of the Hiking Skills series, we'll introduce you to the principles of Wilderness First Aid, strength training and all around injury prevention. First Aid on the trails looks a bit different from your standard at home or office protocols. Learn how to care for basic injuries and what to when you need more help. Then a personal trainer will take us through some exercises and pointers on how to keep yourself strong and limber for your outdoor pursuits.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. 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.

Mount Monroe

Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for a 7-mile, round trip hike up Mount Monroe. Mount Monroe is a 5,372 ft mountain in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and the 4th highest mountain on the official 4,000 footers list of New Hampshire. The summit of Mount Monroe offers spectacular 360-degree views that include Mount Washington and the rest of the Presidential Range.

Trip details

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

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 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

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.

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