Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee
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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.
This spring hike to Mt. Garfield (4,500') offers wonderful views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness on a clear day. Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Liberty, the Bonds and Owl's Head and several other four thousand footers can be seen from its summit. This is a shoulder-season hike, so hikers should expect varied conditions, include the possibility of winter-like conditions, particularly at the higher elevations. Prior winter hiking experience is strongly suggested and some winter gear will be required.
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.
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
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!
Join us for a double-header day hike to Mounts Pierce & Eisenhower! This 9.5 mile hike will follow the Crawford Path, Mizpah Cutoff, Webster Cliff Trail, and Mount Eisenhower Loop. The trip will lead us to the summits of Mount Pierce (4,312 ft., NH48) and Mount Eisenhower (4,760 ft., NH48). If weather permits, we will have amazing views of the Presidential Range and the Dry River Wilderness. The elevation gain is ~3,200 ft.
Join us for a spring hike to the summit of Mount Waumbek, one of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. We will take the Starr King trail out-and back for a 7.2 mile round trip with 2,700' of elevation gain. This is a shoulder-season hike, so hikers should expect varied conditions, including the possibility of winter-like conditions and the probability of mud and wet trails. Weather permitting, the hike offers views of the Presidential range while passing over Mount Starr King (3,906'), one of the 52 With A View.
The 54th annual NH Presidential Range hike is a strenuous and wonderful 9-day hut-to-hut group hiking adventure amid some of the most spectacular peaks in the New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains! Depending on the daily hike options you choose, you will total between 42 and 61 miles, gain 15,000'-22,000' of elevation, and summit between 12 and 24 high peaks, 18 of which are on the official AMC 4000 footer list. Four AMC leaders and max 21 hikers. We hike in small groups averaging 5-7 people based on each day's chosen route options and paces.
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.
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.
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.