Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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AMC Boston Chapter Fall Leadership Program

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 AM to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics.

Trip details

Activity: 
Leadership Training
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.

Wanna See Some Leaves? Harvard Cabin Weekend

Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Using the historic Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch area. On Saturday, we may hit one or two of the fifteen 4,000'ers nearby. On Sunday, we might go for another 4,000'er or do something less strenuous. You may need to use extra care to watch your step, as the peak or near-peak foliage will be distracting. You will help us as we prepare breakfast, a post-hike happy hour and dinner on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren markwarren@mmwarren.com (617-233-1520; before 9:03 pm)

Mark was born and he has been alive ever since. He hikes.

Mount Washington and Mount Monroe Fall day hike

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike of the 6288' Mount Washington and 5372' Mount Monroe. Weather allowing, this hike will present us with spectacular views of the White Mountains and a chance to peak bag two 4000+ footers! We will hike the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail and then continue down the Jewell Trail. This is a strenuous day hike where only experienced hikers should join. There are some water crossings and steep climbs with rock slabs. Incredible waterfall views and overlooks are seen throughout the trails.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Pam Wilmot phwilmot@gmail.com

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: 
Andrew Scire

North and South Kinsman Traverse

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Come traverse two of the White Mountain's 4000 footers--North and South Kinsman, via their west-side access trails. We'll start by ascending the Mount Kinsman Trail to the Kinsman Ridge trail. Travelling south on the latter, we'll hit the summit of North Kinsman with its fine views over Franconia Notch and the northern Franconias, and then South Kinsman, with views to the West over the Connecticut Valley and the Greens (and maybe the 'daks, if we're lucky!).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Osler osler@alum.mit.edu (802-324-4199; before 9:00 PM)

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.

Garfield and Lafayette

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us on a hike along the less-travelled Garfield Ridge. We will aim to summit both Garfield and Lafayette. Expect an early start and car spotting. Enjoy formidable views after the holiday crowds have gone. Hike length approx. 12.3 mi. with 3200 ft. elev. gain. Leaders may modify hike due to weather. Ltd. to 8 experienced long distance hikers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland
Coleader: 
Helene Guezennec

Mt Isolation

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 AM

We will reach Mt Isolation via Davis Path from the Glen Boulder Trail. We will start at the Glen Ellis Falls trailhead, hike up to Glen Boulder and hike down to Mount Isolation (4,004') and a side trip to North Isolation (4293'). Our potential alternate below treeline route is the Rocky Branch Trail. The distance is 12.6 miles with 5,150 feet of elevation gain/loss. We will be getting an early start and it will be a long day. This hike is involves significant elevation gains and losses, including a 1,350' gain on the return to Glen Boulder.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi (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.

Keith Watling

Mt Madison Via Mad Gulf

Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Bag Mt Madison via Madison Gulf Trail with a stop at Madison Hut (closed for season), descending by the Osgood trail (11.5 miles). This trip ascends Mt Madison via a seldom visited jewel of the White Mountains, the Madison Gulf Trail. This overgrown trail ascends via mossy boulders and quite forests visiting multiple cascades to the headwall of Madison Gulf, then ascends hand-over-hand up steep ledges and huge boulders to meet the Parapet trail.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Osler osler@alum.mit.edu (802-324-4199; before 9:00 PM)

I do challenging day hikes

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl

I do strenuous hikes with Pete

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov.
1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 Boston
Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of
winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston
Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the
opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and
hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Kjersten (KJ) Reich

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com

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)

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, November 14, 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

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

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 AM to Sunday, December 3, 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: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFA Recertification

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 AM to Sunday, December 3, 2017 5:00 PM

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II. The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) 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.

Trip details

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

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

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: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes

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.