Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration.
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The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
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.
This trip will only take place if one or more four-season Hiking/Backpacking leaders volunteer to run it. Without leaders, we cannot run the trip. Mark Warren is the coordinator for the Cabin and not a leader of this trip.
Mark has been walking for many years.
I have been hiking Blue Hills and Middlesex Fells for over a Year. I Have hiked Mt Roberts, Pierce, Monadnock, Mt Hale, Arasutha Falls. These are about 4-6 hours. I am also a co-leader in the Middlesex Fells. Hiked the 48 4k.
A moderate hike to the beautiful Mt. Willard (2,864?) with amazing views of Crawford Notch. This is a 3.2 mile out and back with about 1,000' in elevation gain.
There is a stream crossing about 0.4 miles from the trailhead and the rest of the climb is very gentle and steady.
You should have 2 hikes in NH prior to this one. (AMC hike preferred)
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
This one-day program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mountains and Music, Ski and Young Members committees. Participation in the program prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities.
Come join AMC YM on a loop hike in the Blue Hills Reservation. We will meet at the Houghton Pond parking lot at 10:45 am. We'll hike at a moderate pace on a challenging loop, including a section of the Skyline trail with great views of Boston. After a 4-5 mile hike, we'll go out for food or beverages.
This one-day program is for AMC members interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mtns & Music, Ski, and Young Members committees. Participation prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities. (To co-lead backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees, see the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend).
Join Lancaster Recreation Chair Johnna Doyle Sunday November 19th at 10 am for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for a shorter hike (~ 1 hour) or longer relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River (~ 3 hours). We will stop for pictures and to enjoy the scenery. Bring water and snacks and/or lunch.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.
Come Navigate the streets of Boston using a map and compass at the 3rd annual Pilgrim Pub Crawl!
5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs, non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain., Massachusetts, Boston Area, L: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)
5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.
Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.
Walk off the Thanksgiving feast by joining us on an invigorating hike along the Skyline blue and red trails in a less popular area of the reservation. Approximately 6 miles. The hike is suitable for those who like to go for long walks. There is some elevation gain and rocky terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Pack your microspikes, just in case. Rain cancels. start time is 9:30 am.
Join us for a "Black Friday" hike to Mts Starr King (3915', on the 52 With A View list) and Waumbek (4006', one of the northernmost NH 4000 footers) via the Starr King trail. Capitalizing on the opportunity to burn off excess turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie from the prior day, we will hike 7.2 miles round trip at a moderate pace, with 2900' of elevation gain on one of the mellowest mountain trails in the Whites. Winter conditions are likely - traction required.
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.
10:00am-3:00pm. Get far away from shopping malls on Black Friday and join the longest continually running hike in the AMC. We'll explore the natural areas between the Nashua River and the Snake Hills. Exact route determined on the fly. Some bushwhacking possible. Around 7 mi., 5 hours. Bring warm clothes and lunch. Meet at NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W.
Join AMC families (members and non-members) at Houghton Pond in the Blue Hills just about half hour south of Boston for a fun ~ 1 ½ hour hike the day after Thanksgiving. Families with children under 4 will need CARRIERS (required). Children 4 and over will have a blast scrambling over ROCKS and UNEVEN terrain. REQUIRED to bring water, snacks, water-resistant outerwear and footwear and a few extra layers in your backpacks.
Event is free.
Questions? Registration Contact: Joanna Jung, email@example.com, 617-549-2812.
Come join us for a late fall hike to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. .
Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.
Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.
4 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte. 128 exit 2A to Rte. 138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
Pawtuckaway, about 6 miles, easy pace. Sign ups after 11/18 with firstname.lastname@example.org.
A moderate hike up Mount Roberts (2582') located in the Ossippee Range and on the 52WAV 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.
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.
[postponed from Nov 19] Hike to cliff-top, waterfall and pond views, from 10am-2:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet on Washington Street side of Oak Grove T station. I-93 Exit 32, Medford, head east on Route 60 for 1.2 miles, then turn left on Highland Avenue and follow for 0.5 miles. Turn right on Glenwood Street and go 0.6 miles, then turn left on Washington Street and go 0.1 miles, then turn right into T station lot, or park on street. Call L if severe weather. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.
Description: Join the 40 + Wednesday Wramblers for a beautiful hike on Lincoln conservation land. We will walk for 5-7 miles at a moderate pace through woods and along ponds up to beautiful Walden Pond. Minimal elevation gain with a walk up Mt. Misery (really a hill) and Pine Hill, the highest point in Concord. This hike is suitable for all levels. Bring water, snacks, lunch and a sense of humor. Rain Cancels. Registration required.
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