Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Pemi Range Snowshoe

Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 AM

This trip goes off the beaten track! Snowshoe through a beautiful winter landscape breaking our own trail and possibly visiting two peaks in the Pemigewasset Range on the way.

Trip details

Activity: 
Snowshoeing
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: 
Ed Batutis

Monroe and Eisenhower in Winter

Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 AM

Come along for a winter ascent of two southern Presidentials, Monroe (5,372 ft) and Eisenhower (4,760 ft), and an 11.8 mile, 3,554 foot elevation gain day (final route will be determined by weather and trail conditions). Joined by a spectacular (in good weather) but exposed above-treeline ridgeline, these peaks are suited to experienced winter hikers. Participants should have previous above-treeline experience, and come prepared with full above-treeline gear, including rigid double plastic or hybrid mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axe.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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 summiting on Mount Rainier and finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head!

Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Mts. Jackson and Pierce

Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for an above-treeline hike to two 4000-footers in winter. We'll head north from Jackson to Pierce to enjoy views of the southern Presidentials and Mount Washington. We will hike about eight miles, gaining 2900 feet of elevation. This trip requires previous experience hiking 4000-footers in winter. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1764

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Philip Werner
Coleader: 
Eliot Levine

Eliot Levine is a Berkshire Chapter trip leader who has completed the NH 4000-footers and is now climbing them in winter, and the Adirondack 46ers in the other three seasons.

Wednesday Winter Walk

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Hike to 4000 ft or Hundred Highest peak depending on weather forecast and interest. Leader has the following peaks on his to do list: Adams, all Bonds, Carrigain, Galehead, Isolation, Madison, Monroe, Osceolas, Owls Head, Tripyramids, Twins and Washington. Also HH peaks The Bulge, The Horn, Nancy, Scar Ridge, Sleeper East Peak, Vose Spur, Weeks N & S Peak and Peak above Nubble. I plan to send out an email Sunday before the trip with the planned peak based on participant answers to registration questions and the weather forecast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com (781-424-1638; 7-10 pm)

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 10 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Piper/Whiteface - Belknap Range Hike

Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced, 5 mile hike to Mt. Piper and Mt. Whiteface in the Belknap Mountain Range. This is a great trip for anyone working towards their Belknaps patch or if you want a pretty winter hike in the Lakes Region. Recent winter hiking experience is required, along with appropriate winter gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel alex@nedzel.com

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: 
Katharine (Katie) Vaughan katieavaughan13@gmail.com

Hike Mount Carrigain (NH4k)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Take in 360-degree winter fire tower views (weather permitting) and make good use of longer late-winter days on beautiful Mount Carrigain. This 14.2-mile, 3712-ft elevation gain hike will combine a roadwalk, travel over flat bottomlands, and a steady climb to a scenic ridgeline and firetower. Participants should have above-treeline gear including face mask, goggles, and crampons, as well as recent winter 4k experience at similar distance and elevation gain.

Trip details

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

Wednesday Winter Wramble

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 AM

Hike to 4000 ft or Hundred Highest peak depending on weather forecast and interest. Leader has the following peaks on his to do list: Adams, all Bonds, Carrigain, Galehead, Isolation, Madison, Monroe, Osceolas, Owls Head, Tripyramids, Twins and Washington. Also HH peaks The Bulge, The Horn, Nancy, Scar Ridge, Sleeper East Peak, Vose Spur, Weeks N & S Peak and Peak above Nubble. I plan to send out an email Sunday before the trip with the planned peak based on participant answers to registration questions and the weather forecast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com (781-424-1638; 7-9pm)

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 9 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Mt. Moosilauke Winter Day Hike

Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter hike up Mt. Moosilauke, with its stunning views of the White Mountains ranges and southern valleys. This out-and-back hike will take us about 8 miles (rt) on the Glencliff Trail (AT), over the open summit of South Peak and continuing to the main summit at 4,802'. The summit is above-treeline and very exposed, so appropriate above-treeline gear is required. We'll hike at a steady pace climbing approximately 3,300' of elevation. We expect this hike will take between 6-8 hours with breaks, weather permitting of course.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Eric Robbie eric.robbie@gmail.com

Winter Backpack to Galehead, Garfield and Lafayette

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

This is a winter backpack traversing the Garfield Ridge. We will summit Mt. Galehead, Garfield and Lafayette. We will camp at the Garfield Ridge campsite.

Day 1 8.65 mi, +3787 ft
Day 2 8.11 mi , +2607 ft

Total Distance 16.70 mi

If the weather is good and the group is strong we will add Mt. Lincoln.

Previous winter hiking and/or backpacking experience is required and participants should be in shape for a long hike with winter loads.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Tabitha Schober

Tripyramids via Pine Bend Brook and Tripyramid Trail

Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us on a late winter day hike to the summits of North and Middle Tripyramid, two 4000 footers in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. We will approach from the north from the Kancamangus highway and take an out-and- back route using the Pine Bend Brook and Mount Tripyramid trails. Total distance is 9.6 miles with 3483' elevation gain, with book time at 6.5 hours. Expect several stream crossings and some steep sections. Previous winter hiking experience is required, as are crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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 summiting on Mount Rainier and finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head!

Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Joe Sahl

Mt Roberts in Winter, 52 WAV Series

Sunday, March 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

Wednesday Winter Wander

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00 AM

Hike to 4000 ft or Hundred Highest peak depending on weather forecast and interest. Leader has the following peaks on his to do list: Adams, all Bonds, Carrigain, Galehead, Isolation, Madison, Monroe, Osceolas, Owls Head, Tripyramids, Twins and Washington. Also HH peaks The Bulge, The Horn, Nancy, Scar Ridge, Sleeper East Peak, Vose Spur, Weeks N & S Peak and Peak above Nubble. I plan to send out an email Sunday before the trip with the planned peak based on participant answers to registration questions and the weather forecast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com (781-424-1638)

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 9 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Harvard Cabin Peaks Weekend

Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Join us for a late winter weekend at the Harvard Cabin near Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains and hike to nearby peaks. Plan to arrive Friday evening (before 11pm). Stay at a rustic cabin and share the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour, and dinner. Fee covers Friday and Saturday night lodging, 2 breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday morning), and dinner (Saturday evening). Trail lunches and happy hour beverages are not included. BYOB. Depending on the group and conditions we will hike a 4K peak on Saturday.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed w-r-freed@comcast.net
Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 9 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Coleader: 
Angela Anselmo
Nicsa Dagger-Cain

Beginner winter hike up Hedgehog Mountain (52 WAV)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join us to hike Hedgehog Mountain, one of New Hampshire's 52 with-a-view (WAV), offering a nice view of the presidential range and Mount Washington. The hike will be below treeline, offering views from several ledges, with a total mileage of 4.8 miles and elevation gain of 1,350 feet. This hike is a good choice for beginners, where we will maintain a somewhat leisurely pace, but some previous winter hiking experience is needed.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Morgane Treanton
Coleader: 
Robert Nortrup

Advanced Alpine Skills Workshop

Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:00 AM

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The AWS topics will include roped team travel on moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Trip state: 
NH
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 adventures included summiting on Mount Rainier and finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head!

Jim Schroeder
Coleader: 
Joe Danaher
John Sanford

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 25, 2018 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: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

AMC Boston 2018 Spring Hiking Program

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1st, and 8th. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
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

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.

Morgane Treanton

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 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: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

Hiking weekend at the (Low) Harvard Cabin

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 AM

This is a joint Boston H/B and SE Mass chapter trip. Using the historic Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby area. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes will be determined Friday night depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Erika Bloom (508-951-1001; before 9 pm)

Erika Bloom is a hike leader for Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts chapters, and an AMC Adventure Travel leader.

Claudine Kos
Registrar: 
Erika Bloom (508-951-1001; before 9 pm)