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The Osceolas

Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a good company and a moderately paced hike to two New Hampshire 4000 footers in Waterville Valley, Osceola (4340 ft) and East Osceola (4156 ft). The main peak is an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day, you can see 41 of the other 47 New Hampshire 4000 footers. Total distance 8.4 miles, out and back with 2050 feet of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso
Coleader: 
Zeynep Ozyuksel
Michael Oliverio

10-Mile Day Hike to Mounts Tom, Field, and Willey

Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike of 3 NH 4000 footers: Mount Tom (4051'), Mount Field (4340'), and Mount Willey (4285'). This is a great option for hikers who would like to complete 3 peaks of the NH 48s in one day. It is a strenuous day hike with approximately 3700 feet of cumulative elevation gain and a distance of 10 miles. The hiking duration is 5-7 hours.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway Gronkleah@hotmail.com (603-828-9069)
Coleader: 
Katie Passino

Mt. Cabot (NH 4k) with possible Bulge & Horn extention

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Distance: 9 miles
Elevation change: 2700 feet

Come join us and Carl's dog "Dutch" for a hike up Mount Cabot, New Hampshire's northern most 4000 footer. While not as rugged as some 4000 footers, this is still long hike with a lot of elevation change. Please be in good condition as we will be hiking at a moderate pace. The intent is to enjoy a pleasant day in the woods. Pace will be at that of the slowest hiker. Participants are expected to stay together, and work with each other if a need arises.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
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.

Coleader: 
Kevin Hegarty

Experienced 4 season 4k hiker who loves a day in the woods.

Trail Maintenance on Mt. Isolation

Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 AM

"First you must find... another shrubbery! Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. ("A path! A path!") Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!"
? Graham Chapman

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com

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: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

PEMI LOOP (extended) WEEKEND BACKPACK

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a challenging yet rewarding extended loop around the pemigewasset wilderness; approximately 36 miles, hopefully hitting the summits of 11 magnificent 4000'ers for a total elevation gain of +/- 10,000 ft. We will plan to camp at established sites along the trail and will also be attempting at least one sunrise summit. At the sites a caretaker will collect a fee of $10 / person. Total cost will be $20 for both campsites. We will collect this in advance.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Coleader: 
max heller

Lake Elmore July 4th Hiking Weekend in Vermont

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, July 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. We will car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 mi rdtrp.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, and picnic opportunities. Ltd. to 6 experienced hiker campers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Dilrukshi Vitharana vitharanad@hotmail.com

Mount Morgan & Percival Loop Hike, Holderness, NH - joint with AMC family. Difficulty=B3B

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike along with the AMC family group on Mount Morgan (2220')/Mount Percival (2212') loop (~ 5.3 miles; 1575 feet of elevation gain). This hike is appropriate for kids and adults ages 8+ with some hiking experience on open rocky ledges. We will hike open ledges, a series of fun wooden ladders and tight squeezes through rock caves, cliff faces and rock scrambles, not for the faint of heart, as well as an alternate path or two should caves and ladders not be your thing. The climb is moderate to steep.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Monnes
Coleader: 
Jeanne Blauner
Nadiya Teplyuk

Trail Maintenance: Fishin' Jimmy + North and South Kinsman

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM

"The long distance hiker,
a breed set apart,
From the likes of the usual pack.
He'll shoulder his gear,
be hittin' the trail;
Long gone, long 'fore he'll be back."
? M.J. Eberhart

The trail everyone loves to hate is due for some summer cleaning!

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
US
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com

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: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

Mt Washington and Mt Monroe

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a single-day hike of scenic Monroe and Washington. Weather permitting, we will have fantastic views. Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains at 6'288 feet. Both peaks will be over 4,000 feet for those who are looking to hike the 4,000 footers. This hike is not recommended for beginners as one of the sections is extremely steep and rough and can prove quite arduous to many hikers, particularly to those with limited trail-walking experience.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton
Coleader: 
Shannon Supplee shannon.supplee@gmail.com (410-818-6034; Before 9 PM)

Howker Ridge Hike to Mt Madison

Saturday, July 8, 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 a lunch break before heading back via the Watson, Kelton and Brookside trails to Rt 2.

Trip details

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

North and South Kinsman Out and Back

Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the AMC on July 8 for a challenging day hike to tackle the Kinsmans! This 10.0 mile trek with 3950 feet elevation gain is for hikers with intermediate or better hiking experience. We will start at the small parking area off NH 116, 4.4 miles south of NH 18 in Franconia and 0.2 mi south of Kinsman Lodge. From the trailhead, we will make a gradual ascent along the Mt. Kinsman Trail to the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The highlight of the trip will be ascents of North Kinsman (4293') and South Kinsman (4358') - two 4Ks you can check off your list (weather permitting).

Trip details

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

Linda Haines is a certified running coach, has been a full AMC hiking/backpacking leader since 2012 and a bike and ski leader since 2014. She finished the NH 4Ks in 2005 and has hiked Banff/Jasper, Bryce/Zion/Escalante, Tetons, Yosemite and Glacier NPs and the Swiss Alps since 2009. She tries to do new ski/hike/bike/run adventures each year, leading groups or on her own.

Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com

Cannon Mt. Franconia region, NH

Sunday, July 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the leaders for a moderately paced intermediate hike to the 4100' summit of Mt. Cannon in the Franconia region of the White Mountains. This will be about a 6.2 mile round trip passing by Lonesome lake on the descent. Elevation gain of 2400 ft. From the summit we will enjoy views of the beautiful Franconia range.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Jackie Wah Jwah2002@yahoo.com

Mt Seymour and the Sewards Range, Adirondack State Park

Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Looking for a weekend outside of the Whites? Come join us on an adventure to Upstate NY, where we'll explore a small piece of the 6 million square mile Adirondack Park while bagging four 46ers - Mount Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour. The plan will be to drive up Friday, park our cars, and backpack in via the Blueberry and Ward Brook trails to Camp 4 lean tos, where we'll set up and enjoy a campfire nestled in the valley between the Sawtooth and Seward Ranges (~6 miles). Saturday will take us out and back on the herd path to tag the Sewards (~10 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kellie A Connelly amckellie@gmail.com

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 2017-18 adventures include finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head, Ice Climbing in Ourary, CO, and Mount Rainier in August

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl joesahl@gmail.com

Carter Dome, Mt Hight and South Carter

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a mid-summer hike to summit Carter Dome (4832), Mt Hight (4675) and South Carter (4430) on a counter clockwise loop via the Nineteen Mile Brook trail, Carter-Moriah Trail to Mt Hight, and South Carter via Zeta Pass. From South Carter we'll descend out via the Carter Dome trail to the Nineteen Mile Brook trail.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carl Gustenhoven cgustenhoven@gmail.com (978-688-9808)

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.

Richard Whitney rickwhitney@gmail.com (646-279-4808)
Coleader: 
Scott Rasmus

Mt. Moosilauke Loop Hike via Gorge Brook Trail

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Join YM/HB for int./ adv day hike up Mount Moosilauke via the Gorge Brook Trail LP, coming back down the Moosilauke Carriage Road and Snapper trails. RT mileage 7.5 with 2545 elev. gain. Must be in good physical shape. Lim. 10. Reg. w/ L Phil Baraona (phil@acm.org) or CL Kelleigh Welch (kwlech153@gmail.com).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Phillip Baraona
Coleader: 
Kelleigh Welch kwelch153@gmail.com

Family/HB Weekend Backpack to Ethan Pond

Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we make a three mile detour, roundtrip and without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls. Registration URL:  http://regi.amcboston.org/1476

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren markwarren@mmwarren.com (617-233-1520; Before 8:00 pm)

For all of this decade, I have led the annual Beginner Backpacking trip for Hiking/Backpacking's Spring Hiking Program, so I used to interacting with newcomers.

Welch-Dickey Loop

Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on this summer loop hike over the Welch-Dickey range at the southern end of NH's White Mountains, near Waterville Valley. The Welch-Dickey loop gives excellent views including Mt.Tripyramid and the Sandwich Range, and is a rewarding and moderate hike. A stop at a local watering hole afterwards is optional. Trip Rating=C3B/Total mileage=4.4 miles/Total Elevation Gain=1800 ft

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachael White
Coleader: 
Zoe Rath

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: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Rachael White
Coleader: 
Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com

North and South Hancock Loop Hike

Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Join the AMC on July 22 for a challenging day hike to tackle the Hancocks!. This 9.8 mile trek with 2,700 feet elevation gain is for hikers with intermediate or better hiking experience. We will start at the Hancock Overlook parking area, located 10.5 miles east of Lincoln, NH on the Kancamagus Highway. From the trailhead, we will make a gradual ascent along the North Fork of the Hancock Branch towards the Cedar Brook Trail before turning onto the Hancock Loop Trail. The highlight of the trip will be ascents of Mt.

Trip details

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

Linda Haines has been a full AMC hiking/backpacking leader since 2012, adding biking and ski leadership in 2014. She finished the NH 4Ks in 2005, and has hiked Banff/Jasper, Bryce/Zion/Escalante, Tetons, Yoesemite, and Glacier NPs and the Swiss Alps since 2009. She tries to do new ski/hike/bike/run adventures each year, leading groups or on her own.

Tony Ng tony.brandeis@gmail.com

Slide over the Tripyramids

Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) on a spectacular day as we slide over the peaks of Mt. Tripyramid. We'll head up the north slide; hike across the ridge and down the south slide. The north slide rises 1,250 Ft in, approximately, 0.5 miles and is described as having steep, rocky slabs. The south slide descends, approximately, 800 Ft in 0.5 miles as is described as steep with loose gravel footing. This is a challenging hike, so, please be in good physical condition.

The total distance will be just over 11 miles with 3,000 Ft of elevation gain/loss.

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

Mt. Moriah

Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Mt Moriah (4,049') towers above the town of Gorham, NH at the northern end of the Carter-Moriah range, offering fantastic views (weather-permitting) to Mt. Washington and Northern Presidential Range from its ledgy summit. Join us for a 10 mile, "slower side of moderate" out-and-back hike with a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3,150 feet.
Although we will move at a moderate speed, this trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen
Coleader: 
Zeynep Ozyuksel
Michael Oliverio

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: 
Open
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

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

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 barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com (781-321-1620)
Coleader: 
Geri Matteson gerimatt3@gmail.com (508-345-9500)

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