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.

WHP Participants ONLY: Seven Sisters (Holyoke Range)

Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Eliot Levine

Eliot Levine is a 4-season hiking and backpacking leader for the Berkshire and Boston chapters. He has summited the Northeast 115 highest peaks and the New Hampshire 48 in winter.

Coleader: 
Samantha Mandel

Samantha is a co-leader with the Boston chapter.

WHP Participants Only - Mt Clark and Mt Todd

Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:00 AM

Venture into the Mohawk Trail State Forest for a 7.4-mile loop hike in some of the most beautiful terrain Massachusetts has to offer, summiting 2 peaks and gaining 2,100 ft of elevation. One goal of this WHP hike is to prepare for the White Mountains in winter, so we plan to move at a moderate pace.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com

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.

Coleader: 
Eric Ashwell ericashwell@gmail.com

Eric has found the trail after 30 years as a marine navigator and uses the peak-bagging lists as destination guides. He is working on the NE67 and NH highest but enjoys all trails high and low, and tries to get the most out of nature by backpacking the peaks when able.

WHP Participants ONLY - Massachusetts' Mt. Tom

Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:00 AM

Registration limited to participants who completed the 2020 Winter Hiking Program. If you feel obligated to hike, now that you have taken the WHP, you might as well try to enjoy this hike. As originally planned, we will be hiking Mt. Tom. The only thing that has changed about this trip is the Mt. Tom we will be attempting to scale. We will be doing the highest summit in Holyoke MA. This is not a 4,000'er. You could do this three times and not climb 4,000'. This hike will cover roughly the same distance as the hike to the Mt. Tom in the Whites. There will be no ladders to climb.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren

I have led trips for every WHP for the past fifteen years.

Coleader: 
Jesse Waites

WHP Participants ONLY: Mount Watatic (II)

Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Pat Grimm pagrimm@comcast.net

Pat is a 4 season hiking and backpacking leader. She has thru-hiked the AT, completed the NH48 in winter, the NE 76, the Trailwrights 72, and is within a few spring peaks of completing the NH seasonal grid.

Cezanne Cartier

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 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.

Mt Tom Day Hike - Holyoke, MA

Monday, February 15, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike to Mt Tom located in Mt Tom State Park in the Holyoke Range in Western Massachusetts. We will hike to Mt Tom via the New England Trail and return via the New England Trail to the D.O.C Trail to Whiting Peak and down the Quarry Trail. We will also hike to Goat Peak via a loop going up the New England Trail and down the Beau Bridge Trail. The hike is 7.5+ miles with 1,371' of elevation gain and we will hike at a moderate pace. The trails are steep and depending on conditions you may need full crampons.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
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)

BEONLINEWITHAMC: An Adventure in the Mountains of the Moon

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

In March 2019, Katie climbed Margherita Peak in Uganda's stunning and remote Mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori Mountains). Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site straddling the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Rwenzori range boasts a pristine and surreal landscape ranging from jungle to alpine to glacier - as well as Africa's third highest peak - but sees hardly any visitors. Her talk will cover a brief history of these little-known mountains, her experience, logistics, and what to expect if you want to hike there before the glaciers melt!

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!

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: 
Katie Bartel

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 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.

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 13, 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.

#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.

#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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