Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:30 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, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

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.

Registrar: 
Stephen Conlin

Saturday Hike Through the Fells: Rock Circuit Trail

Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun hike in our own backyard-we will hike the entire 4.7-mile Rock Circuit Trail in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, which requires some scrambling and rewards us with spectacular views of Boston's downtown.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Phillip Baraona
Coleader: 
Samantha Wechsler sam.wechsler@gmail.com

Mount Jefferson

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Try and that new winter gear. We'll do Jefferson via Jewell. Expect an early start and long day. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1719.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com

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.

Barbara Amoroso

Hale and Zealand with Winter Overnight at Zealand Hut

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us to celebrate the end of 2017 with an overnight stay in Zealand Hut and the goal of summiting two 4000'ers: Mts. Zealand and Hale. We'll hike in via the Zealand Road (closed in winter) and drop our sleeping gear at Zealand Hut before continuing on to the wooded summit of Zealand Mountain (4260'). We'll return to the hut for a cozy evening and dinner. The next morning, we'll carry all our gear and exit over Mt. Hale to return to our cars. Day 1 is approximately 11 miles and 3000' elevation gain, while day 2 is 7.5 miles, 1600'.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Elizabeth White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes

NYE Hike (NH4K) + Hut Stay

Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, January 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Why settle for the old NYE routine in the city when you can do something spectacular that few people have done...Ring in the new year from one of NH's 48 4K's. Join us on this rare member only trip and celebrate the new year in true hiking style. The best part is that you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to hike. This is one occasion where you actually sleep in the day OF the hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He 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 hikers 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

Leah Salloway

Adams and Madison in Winter

Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter day hike to the summits of two of the most spectacular Presidential mountains in the Whites, Adams and Madison! We will take Valley Way to the Madison Hut from where we will hike across to the summit of Mt. Adams (5,774'). Upon returning to Madison Hut, we will then summit Mt. Madison (5,367') before descending via Valley Way back to the trailhead. This is a burly out-and-back 10.4-mile hike which, if the weather cooperates, will provide us with fantastic views from both summits.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carl Gustenhoven

Carl is an avid hiker who enjoys, mostly, day hikes in the Whites. He has completed the New England 100 Highest Peaks, two circuits of the New Hampshire 4,000 Footers and over 40 of the New Hampshire 4,000 Footers in Winter. Please read the trip description carefully, if it says 'Peak Bagger' or 'experienced hiker', the trip is goal oriented and will not be suitable for beginners. Otherwise, we'll be out for enjoyment and the chance to take in whatever life on the trail has to offer.

Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Mandel, Samantha samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com

5TH ANNUAL NEW YEARS CELEBRATION & EQUIPMENT SWAP

Sunday, January 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Join AMC families for our fifth annual New Year Celebration, lunch, equipment swap/sale, optional snowshoe clinic, walks/hikes/Snowshoes of varying lengths, crafts, and snow play, Welcome in the New Year from noon - 3:30 PM at the Boy Scout Nobscot Scout Reservation in Framingham/Sudbury. We have snowshoes to lend. Event includes the hike up Tippling Rock (views of three states, Boston's towers, and Mt. Monadnock). FREE. Everyone welcome, members and nonmembers alike and all ages young and small, big and tall.

Trip details

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

MLK VT Peaks Weekend

Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00 AM

This trip will combine VT 4ks and VT hundred highest peaks for a weekend full of adventure in the snowy green mountains. Peaks planned include Jay Peak and Big Jay (NEHH) OR Abraham and Ellen (4ks) on Day One (Saturday), Breadloaf and Wilson (NEHH) on Day Two (Sunday), and Killington (4k) and Mendon (NEHH) on Day Three (Monday). Lodging before and between hikes will be provided at the luxurious Condeaux Osler in Jericho, VT, which will feature heat, plumbing, and various bed or floor sleeping options. Participants are also welcome to join for hikes "a la carte" for a day or two.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Osler

I do challenging day hikes

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.

Pam Wilmot

I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.

Coleader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Mt. Jackson

Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views. Book time is 4 hours, but we will go slightly slower than that. Note that we will go as fast as the slowest hiker. Some previous winter hiking experience needed. Boston Chapter AMC winter hiking program graduates are encouraged to join us on this hike.

Trip details

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

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He 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 hikers 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: 
Morgane Treanton

North and South Kinsman

Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Both Kinsmans in winter. Route may involve some bushwhacking if conditions permit. Full winter gear, including snowshoes, crampons and possibly ice ax.

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.

Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Eric Robbie

Owl's Head

Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Feel like a very long winter walk in the woods? Working on your winter 48 or the grid? Join us for a moderately-paced winter hike to Owl's Head: the middle of the Pemi in the middle of winter! Participants should be prepared for an early start, a long day, a couple stream crossings, good cheer, and walking out in the dark. Recent winter experience at 10+ miles, and full winter gear, including crampons and ice axe, required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Mount Moosilauke

Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Winter trip to four thousand footer with great views. Full winter gear required, possibly campons and/or snowshoes.

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.

Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Eric Robbie

Intermediate winter wonderland hike up Mt. Tecumseh

Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join us to hike Mt. Tecumseh, New Hampshire's shortest 4000 footer, which is named after a native American Shawnee warrior and chief. We will hike via Mount Tecumseh Trail. The hike will be a below treeline out and back with a total mileage of 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,300 feet. The hike will afford a few views of the Waterville Valley ski area and the Sandwich Range Wilderness. Some previous winter hiking experience needed.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Morgane Treanton

Mount Cabot, Bulge, and Horn loop hike

Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us in the northern White Mountains for loop around Mount Cabot, Bulge, and the Horn. This 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail, located near Berlin, New Hampshire, covers some steep terrain. The trip may involve significant trail breaking and is likely to be a fun challenge and a long day in winter conditions. We will be climbing more than 3,100 feet, but will mostly be in the trees. You must be in good shape, own appropriate winter gear, and have winter hiking experience to participate in this hike. We plan to hike at an moderate but steady pace (1.5-2.0MPH).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com

I have been active with the AMC since 2002 and and have been co-leading winter hiking and backpacking trips since 2012. While I have successfully completed a winter Pemi loop a successful presidential traverse continues to allude me. I'm hoping the weather hold this year! I've lead an AMC trip in Alaska hope to lead more in the future. On my own time, I'm ticking off national park visits with my husband and daughter. This year: Zion and Yosemite!

Pam Wilmot

I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.

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.

Lincoln & Lafayette in Winter

Saturday, February 3, 2018 12:00 AM

The classic loop over two four-thousand-footers, with nearly two miles above treeline in a 9 mile day with 4000 feet of climbing. There may be views. There will likely be wind. There will definitely be a great day of challenge and reward. This is a goal-oriented trip. Above treeline experience required. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks. If the weather is not suitable for going above treeline hiking, the leaders will select an appropriate alternative hike in the area. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1728.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Jonathan Niehof

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Yvette A.M. Marts

Winter Waumbek Hike, overnight stay in Gorham and Hot tub

Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, February 4, 2018 12:00 AM

7.2 miles, 2917 feet elevation gain/loss B3B
Build or maintain winter hiking skills and experience (or work on your winter 48 summits or grid) with a moderately-paced winter hike to Mt. Waumbek. On the way, we will also tag Starr king (52 with a view). Aimed at previous or current Winter Hiking Program participants, this 7.2 miles, 2900-foot elevation gain hike will offer an opportunity to summit a 4,000 footer in winter with little above-treeline exposure. Previous winter hiking experience a plus, good fitness level, and full winter gear required.

Trip details

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

Hike Mt Clinton and Eisenhower

Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike to Mt Clinton and Eisenhower in the Presidential Range in NH. This is an above tree line winter hike. Previous above tree line winter experience required. We will be hiking the Crawford Path and the Mt Eisenhower Loop Trail roundtrip to summit both peaks.
Total Distance 10.8 miles 3100 feet of elevation gain

The traihead is on Mt Clinton Road where there is a parking area, across from the Highland Center.

This hike depends on good weather, if there is bad weather then an alternative less exposed hike will done.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
June Mackenzie junebug147@gmail.com (781-932-1071; Before 8pm)
Coleader: 
Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com (781-321-1620)

Snowy Backpacking Adventure on Franconia Ridge

Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a snowy backpacking adventure on Franconia Ridge! Nestled in the trees on Mt Liberty, we'll enjoy the sunset, and then be greeted by the warm rays of the sun at dawn! (Weather permitting!) We'll park at the Whitehouse trailhead, and then make our way to Mt Liberty. Not much of a view as we grind our way up to the ridge, covering 3.6 miles and gaining a hard-won 3000 feet of altitude.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

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: 
Ed Batutis

Mt Roberts in Winter, 52 WAV Series

Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

A moderate winter hike up Mount Roberts (2582') located in the Ossippee Range and on the 52 With a View list. This is a 5.2 mile out and back hike with a 1500' elevation gain. The moderately graded trail has some steep ascents that will take us across open ledges providing incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The summit will have a view north towards the White Mountains. Hikers should have recent NH hiking experience with AMC and be prepared for cold weather by having full winter gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed
Coleader: 
Rosa Zhang

Carters Winter Weekend

Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of fun in the snow and on the 4,000-footers! We'll spend the weekend at a hostel in NH, allowing us to hit the trails early in the morning and enjoy the evening with the group. This is a winter weekend for experienced winter hikers who have 4000-footer experience in the winter, and who are comfortable with longer day hikes in the winter. Full winter gear, including crampons and snowshoes, will be required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Rachael White

Rachael is the Chair of the Boston Chapter Young Members Committee, and a three-season hiking leader.

Hancocks in the Winter

Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Stretch your winter legs and join us for a below treeline winter hike to the peaks of North and South Hancock. Starting from the Hancock Overlook off the Kancamagus Highway, this round-trip hike is 9.8 miles with roughly 2,900' of elevation gain. We will reach the summits via the Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop trails. There are several stream crossings and a 0.5 mile steep section just prior to summiting and a similar 0.5 mile steep section on the way down.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith Watling
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Carlee Schmidt

Mt Carrigan in February

Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Mt Carrigan in February via Signal Ridge Trail. A great, long hike in winter to the top of Carrigan(4700') and the great views from the firetower at the peak. This hike is 14 miles which includes a 2 mile road walk (one way) from Hwy 302. Elevation gain is +3484 ft. We plan to hike this at 2+ mph pace and is best for experienced winter hikers who know their gear and how to layer and thermo-regulate to minimize stops. Standard winter hiking gear (crampons, snowshoes, microspikes, face mask, goggles) is expected and final decisions will be made at the parking lot.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Coleader: 
John Lee
Celeste Cabot

Hike Mt Whiteface and East Sleeper

Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Winter hike to Mt Whiteface and East Sleeper. We will take the Blueberry Ledge Trail to the summit to Mt Whiteface and continue on to East Sleeper via the Kate Sleeper Trail.
Total Distance 11 miles with 3100 feet of elevation gain

Full winter above treeline gear including crampons and ice-ax required

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com (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.

Coleader: 
Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com (781-321-1620)

Cannon Mountain in Winter

Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for this beautiful day hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches on which to try your skills, with some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man.

This is a good beginner trip and we will have a late start.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com

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.

Karen Hoagland karenjacobs1@verizon.net
Coleader: 
Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com (617-237-0880)

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