Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Acadia National Park Hiking and Camping

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy a summer weekend in Acadia National Park hiking a variety of trails, some very challenging and rewarding. The hikes we're planning are short but do include some technical portions like ladders, steep ledges, etc., and may be challenging for those with a fear of heights. Join us to watch the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and enjoy the beautiful ocean views! There may be some beach time and/or a brewery tour, too. Limited to 12 participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Rachael White
Coleader: 
Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com

Views from the Osceolas

Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) as we take in the fantastic views from the summit of Mt. Osceola and the East Peak. We'll hike in and out from Tripoli Road covering a total distance of 8.4 miles and gain/lose 2,400 Ft of elevation. This hike is considered moderately difficult. Recent participation on hikes of the same distance and elevation gain/loss is a pre-requisite.

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.

Anne Jarek

Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Ascend Mount Moosilauke (4802') by way of the Beaver Brook trail, the steepest route located on the northeast side. This 7.6 mile hike will ascend 3274 feet of elevation gain. We will also make a stop at the nearby peak Mount Blue, one of the trailwright peaks, via a short herd path. A mountaintop lunch will be had, however in case of inclement weather the Beaver Brook shelter is halfway up the mountain will be a safe stopping point. This is an out and back hike on steep terrain. Participants should be comfortable with heights and have recent hiking experience in the Whites.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
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: 
Nelson Chiu

Middle and North Carter

Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a there and back via the well traveled North Imp Trail to the North Carter Trail. Stopping at both North Carter (4530) and Middle Carter (4610) summit. Total distance is 10.4 miles and total elevation gain of 3,335 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Donovan

Steve is an avid hiker and Co-Leader with the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He hikes regularly in New Hampshire's White Mountains and Adirondacks of New York.

Coleader: 
Scott Rasmus

Garfield-Galehead Loop Hike

Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a challenging 15.3 mile, 4202-foot elevation gain loop hike to Mt Garfield and Galehead Mountain, enjoying some of the finest views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and high ridges in the White Mountains! This will be a moderately-paced hike with infrequent stops but we will definitely enjoy the views, weather permitting! Recent White Mountains or similar experience with similar distance and elevation necessary for this 9-10 hour hike. Mileage includes a 1.6 mile road walk to return to the Garfield trailhead.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com

Linda Haines has been an alpine skier most of her life, adding nordic skiing in 2005 to her hiking, biking, running, skiing/snowshoeing passions. She's a certified running coach, has been a full AMC hiking/backpacking leader since 2012 and is now adding AMC biking, skiing and Adventure Travel leadership. She's hiked the NH 4Ks, Banff/Jasper, Bryce/Zion/Escalante, Tetons, and the Swiss Alps and tries to do new ski/hike/bike/run adventures each year, leading groups or on her own.

Coleader: 
Ran Guo

Mt. Jefferson via Castle Ravine

Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a hike that includes it all. We will be hiking up to Mt Jefferson (5,712 feet) on the less traveled Castle ravine trail. The round trip will be 10.2 miles and a total elevation gain of 4,240 feet. We will be hiking next to gushing rivers and also be cross them at times too (Depending on water levels, this can prove challenging and refreshing!). Closer to the top we will be faced with steep sections that will required some rock scrambling (isn't for the fain of heart). The route is on the Terrifying 25 list so we will be hitting 2 for one on this hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Harry Hayashi hhayashi@gmail.com (617-583-0543)

Love to explore the outdoors! Hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, skiing, swimming whatever it may be to get me out there. :)

Webster Jackson Loop

Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the leaders for a loop hike over Mts. Webster and Jackson in the Crawford Notch area of NH. On this hike we will summit Mt. Webster (3910') and Jackson (4052'), expect great views of Crawford Notch as well as varied terrain. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1589.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Michael Oliverio msoliverio@live.com

Northern Vermont backpacking: Long Trail + Jay and Big Jay.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Backpack the northern end of Vermont's Long Trail and visit the summits of Jay and Big Jay, two of New England's 100 highest. Mileage is roughly 10 miles each day with 1500 - 2000 feet of elevation gain. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1626.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Vogel pedxingat-memb@yahoo.com

L is a Long Trail devotee, having backpacked the trail end-to-end 4 times, and covered multiple sections. He also serves as a volunteer Long Trail Mentor with the GMC, providing guidance and advice to those backpacking the Long Trail. He is a 4 season hiker who often hikes with his two dogs, one of whom has completed the NH 48.

Coleader: 
Harry Hayashi hhayashi@gmail.com

Love to explore the outdoors! Hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, skiing, swimming whatever it may be to get me out there.

Tripyramids Day Hike via the Slides

Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Tripyramids Day Hike via the Slides

Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip.

Trip details

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

Mount Moriah

Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Come join us for a pleasant loop hike to the summit of Mt. Moriah (4,049) via the Carter-Moriah trail and descending via Stony Brook Trail. At the summit we'll enjoy excellent views of Mt Washington to the west and Maine to the north.

Trip details

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

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: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Spencer
Coleader: 
Mikhail Nitko

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

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: 
Open
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

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)

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

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

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.