Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Car Camping weekend in Vermont with hikes on 3 of NEHH

Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Working on New England's 100 Highest? - then join us for a weekend car camping expedition to beautiful southern Vermont with the intention of bagging 3 peaks on the list - Dorset (3,835'), Equinox (3,850') and Stratton (3,940'). Reservations have been made at The Battenkill campground close to the historic town of Manchester in Vermont. In addition to flush toilets and hot showers, the campground has a small shop that offers coffee and pastries for breakfast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes

Mt. Passaconway and Whiteface

Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a joint HB/YM loop hike of Mt. Passaconaway and Mt. Whiteface. This loop at 11 miles long is a strenuous hike; expect 4200ft of elevation gain. We plan to hike at a moderate to fast pace. Explore two 4000ft summits with great view while enjoying the company your fellow lively and determined outdoor enthusiasts.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Brian Spencer
Coleader: 
Mikhail Nitko

Mt. Jefferson

Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike to Mt. Jefferson from the west. This will be an out-and-back hike along the Jewell Trail. Approx. 10 mi. rdtrp. with 4500 ft. elev. gain. Time and weather permitting, we might add a loop to Mt. Clay. Enjoy spectacular views. Ltd.to 10 ambitious hikers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Helene Guezennec

Madison HUT stay tagging mt Madison and possibly Mt Adams

Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:00 AM to Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:00 AM

We will hike the Valley way trail.3.8 miles to Madison hut there we will drop most of our gear and pick our bunks. we will then decide if we hike to mt Adams ( star lake trail)an additional 2 miles round trip or just mt Madison (osgood trail) 1 mile additional.
the croo serves a fantastic dinner at 6pm sharp so we can not be late for that.Sunday morning we will eat a good breakfast again prepared by the croo and hike Madison if we did not do it the day before.and then we will head back to the cars.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Rose Limanni

Tripyramid Loop - a Classic NH Challenge

Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the Leaders for a traverse of the Tripyramid Massif, one of the most classic challenging hikes in the Whites. Along the way we will tag North Tripyramid (4,180'), Middle Tripyramid (4,140'), and South Tripyramid (4,100'), with two official peaks on the NH 4000 list.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kjersten (KJ) Reich kjerstenreich@gmail.com

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

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: 
Ashok Kumar Muthusamy

Baldface Loop

Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the AMC for a hike described by the White Mountain Guide as "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." This 9.6 mile loop is strenuous but with a big view pay-off as we cross the ridge between the South and North peaks of Baldface Mountain. Extra added fun for the strong at heart: a swim at Emerald Pool at the end of the day! This is a difficult hike requiring steep scrambles and challenging descents. This is not a hike for beginners and recent experience on difficult White Mountain treks and comfort with exposed terrain are required to participate.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Whitney

AMC 3-season leader with 30 years' hiking experience.

Jessica Halvorsen

Howker Ridge to Mt Madison

Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Do you like to take the route less travelled? The Howker Ridge Trail is a lesser known, but very scenic way to ascend Mt Madison in the Northern Presidentials.

This trail offers great views of Mts Washington, Adams, Jefferson and the Great Gulf Wilderness as majority of the ridge is above treeline. This hike will require scrambling along the four humps called the "Howks".

After the 4 mile hike to the summit, we will descend to the Madison Springs Hut in time for lunch before heading back (via the Watson Path, Kelton and Brookside trails) to Rt 2.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Peter Monnes
Coleader: 
John Lee

Couch to 4K Hiking Program

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, October 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Couch to 4K is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into five levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up the four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachael White rachael.elizabeth.white@gmail.com

Rachael loves hiking, and introducing people to the sport. She has been an active AMC volunteer for two years, and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2017.

Stephen Conlin stephen.conlin@gmail.com

Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.

Coleader: 
Sean Deshaies

Lye Brook Wilderness Scenic Backpack

Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the southern Green Mountains of Vermont. We will take a 14.8 mile loop through the western portion of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Although no summits are involved in this hike, it will include approximately 2500 feet of elevation gain. Our route will take us past Lye Brook Falls (Vermont's tallest waterfall) and also feature scenic views, a variety of hardwood trees, shimmering ponds, the possibility for abundant wildlife, and swimming for those who wish.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze kavietze@aol.com (617-483-0334; Before 8:00 p.m.)

After leaving the Corporate world about 3 years ago, I have focused my time on helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing, and my work in the outdoor retail industry.

Coleader: 
Laura Mattei naturalauram@gmail.com (339-222-2503; Before 8:00 p.m.)

Naturalist

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 5:00 PM

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Friday, September 22, 2017 9:00 PM to Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation, and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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. Hike with Joe a few times, and you're likely also to meet Paprika, the hiking hound.

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: 
Robert Calci
Nicsa Cain

Hike Mt. Mist to Webster Slide Mountain, NH

Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Hiking the Wachipauke Pond Trail (a section of the AT), we will summit Mt. Mist and then proceed to Webster Slide Mountain, a wooded summit with impressive views. This section of the AT is located southwest of Mt. Moosilaukee just beyond Glencliff, NH. This is a point to point hike with a carspot. We will meet at the trailhead at Rte 25C where we will leave cars. We will then drive to the start of the hike at the trailhead on Rte 25. Mileage for end-to-end is approximately 7 miles.
Elevation gain is 1200 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso
Coleader: 
Deborah Garlick debigarlick@yahoo.com

Mt. Parker 52 WAV Series

Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Mt Parker (3004') a 52 With a View just south of Crawford Notch State Park. 8 miles roundtrip and around 2600' gain, mostly caused by some ridges to ascend. Spectacular views in all directions. An outing of about 6 or more hours, out and back on the Mt Langdon and Mt Parker Trails. The drive from Boston is the normal 3-1/2 hours but there is an option to stay Friday night at a nearby ski club which is just 20 mins from our trailhead. Why wake up at the ungodly hour of 4:00 am or earlier in Boston?

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed w-r-freed@comcast.net (617-460-5213; Before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Michael Oliverio msoliverio@live.com

Mt. Hedgehog- 52 With a View

Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Hedgehog Mountain is suitable for individuals who have done prior hikes and would like to explore the White Mountains but not quite ready to tackle a 4K yet.
We will follow UNH trail for a loop hike and weather permitting, will enjoy the fantastic views from the ledges. (4.8 miles total with 1,350 feet of elevation gain)

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed w-r-freed@comcast.net (617-460-5213; Before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Zeynep Ozyuksel zeynep@ozyuksel.net

HB/Family Outings Osceola Dayhike

Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Individual hikers and/or families should consider joining Amy, Nadiya and Mark for a memorable day as we scale one or both Osceolas. This trip is being offered jointly by the Hiking/Backpacking and Family Outings Committees. We will first summit one of the two and offer the option of going on to tag the other Osceola, but we are not going to tell you here which summit we will climb first. (That way, people who are not registered will not know whether we are leaving from Tripoli Road or the Kancamagus Hwy.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren markwarren@mmwarren.com (617-233-1520; Before 8:46 p:m)
Coleader: 
Amy Kelliher
Nadiya Teplyuk

Mount Greylock Overnight Backpack

Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us to the top of Mt Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! This hike packs in numerous scenic spots and views. This overnight backpacking trip loops around the varied landscape surrounding Mount Greylock and up to its spectacular summit. The first day's 7.4 mile hike offers several optional side trails to beautiful places; Money Brook Falls cascade, Robinson's Point, and Cataract Falls. The group will stay overnight at the Bellows Pipe Shelter.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Monnes
Coleader: 
Celeste Cabot

A/T Rangeley Section Backpack in Maine (Advanced)

Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, October 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Peak-bagging the New England 4,000-footers or hundred highest? Then this is the adventure for you. We will backpack on the A/T from Rte. 4 to Rte. 16/27 in Maine. The trip will be about 35 miles over the course of four days, with three nights spent on the trail. If all goes according to plan, we will hit six Maine 4,000-footers including the elusive Mt. Redington via the bushwhack/herd path.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones

Bryan has been an AMC Leader since 2011, and has lead hiking and backpacking trips in all seasons. He has also lead non-AMC backpack adventures with friends in Mt. Rainier and Zion National Parks.

Kellie A Connelly

Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and is picking away at her 48's and 46'r lists, but seems to spend too much time repeating the "fun" ones! She also participates in H/B Leadership Training and enjoys teaching others about the joys of hiking and sleeping outside, especially in the snow! Her 2017 adventures include finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head, Ice Climbing in Ourary, CO, and Mount Rainier in August!

Coleader: 
Darren MacCaughey
Celeste Cabot

Mt Isolation

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

We will reach Mt Isolation via Davis Path from the Glen Boulder Trail. We will start at the Glen Ellis Falls trailhead, hike up to Glen Boulder and hike down to Mount Isolation (4,004') and a side trip to North Isolation (4293'). Our potential alternate below treeline route is the Rocky Branch Trail. The distance is 12.6 miles with 5,150 feet of elevation gain/loss. We will be getting an early start and it will be a long day. This hike is involves significant elevation gains and losses, including a 1,350' gain on the return to Glen Boulder.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi (978-448-9837)

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.

Keith Watling

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 AM to Sunday, November 5, 2017 5:00 PM

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

AT Section Hike, Maine

Friday, December 1, 2017 12:00 AM

this is a test

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.

Coleader: 
Celeste Cabot

Test Event

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Test event

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com (781-333-8723)

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.