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We're headed up to the Green Mountains! Join us Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 , for a fun car camp weekend and an opportunity to enjoy the best hikes in Vermont. On Friday night, we have reserved a campsite at Little River State Park in Woodbury, VT. Although not required, we recommend joining us Friday night since the travel time from Boston is approx. 3 hrs 45 min. On Saturday, we will hike Vermont's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield (4,393 ft), on a 6.3-mile loop and an elevation gain of about 2,800 ft.
After leaving the Corporate world several years ago, I now split my time between work in retail and helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing.
Join AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by cabins or camp fires, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! This is a perfect getaway for AMC newbies and veterans alike.
Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
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Join AMC Boston Conservation and Young Members to demand action from our lawmakers on the climate crisis. We will meet for the rally at City Hall Plaza and then march to the State House. Come when you can--staying the full time is not required! Sign up below or email email@example.com for details.
Please join us for a leisurely 6.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views along the Cross-Rivendell Trail. Climb by numerous switchbacks through nice hardwoods, and beautiful open spruce forest. This hike is for new hikers and those who want to return to hiking.
Join us for a challenging hike up the Glen Boulder Trail to the summit of Mount Isolation, one of the most remote peaks in the White Mountains. In the heart of the Dry River Wilderness, Mount Isolation affords outstanding views in many directions. The Glen Boulder Trail has some rough and steep sections, but also offers spectacular views along the way of Mount Washington and Wildcat Mountain. The hike will take us past Glen Boulder and above treeline, so hikers must be prepared with gear appropriate for all weather conditions.
Join us for a hike to Mts Jackson (4,052') and Pierce (4,312') on Saturday, September 21st. We'll be hiking a loop, first summiting Jackson then heading over to Pierce. This hike is approx. 8.5 miles with about 2,900' of elevation gain. The trail has some steep, rocky sections as well as some scrambles and open ledges. We'll be hiking at a moderate pace.
Hiking the Wachipauke Pond Trail (a section of the AT), we will summit Mt. Mist and then proceed to Webster Slide Mountain, a wooded summit with impressive views. This section of the AT is located southwest of Mt. Moosilaukee just beyond Glencliff, NH.
This is a point to point hike with a carspot. Mileage for end-to-end is approximately 7 miles. Elevation gain is 1200 feet.
Join Morgane for some sailing on the Charles River followed by a snack potluck. Come see Boston and Cambridge from a different perspective with good company! You do not need any sailing experience for this trip. We will attempt to sail in a Sonar (a 23-foot boat).
Bicycle tour at leisurely pace to enjoy colorful views from top of Wachusett Mountain & country roads to Concord. Warm up on the gentle climb from Wachusett commuter rail station for the first 10km, before the steep climb starts to Wachusett observation tower, passing under the ski chair lifts. Lunch stop is in Princeton: bread, soup, salad, & sandwiches at Mountainside Market.
It is a long rolling descent afterwards for about 30km until we climb to Harvard for warm coffee at the general store.
8-mile hike to a number of hills in the Western and Southern Fells, including Gerry, Silver Mine, Wenepoykin, Pasture, Pine, Rams Head, and Rock, 9:30am-2:15pm. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots. Meet at DCR Flynn Rink on Woodland Rd. From Rte. 93 exit 33 in Medford, take Fellsway West (Rte. 28) N 0.5 mi., R on Elm St. 0.5 mi., L at rotary to rink on L. Bus 99 from Wellington T sta. No dogs. Rain cancels. L Marc Hurwitz
9:30am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St.
Join us on a fun run down the class II section of the West River. This is for experienced class II paddlers who have been paddling this summer. We will most likely run a couple trips or join us for a warm up run and then hit the top! Kayaks are available for rent with the essential gear.
Join us for a moderately fast paced 10.6 mile out and back hike to the summit of Mount Carrigain. Weather permitting we will enjoy magnificent views on both Signal Ridge and from an observation tower at the summit. With a height of 4700 feet, reaching the summit entails a 3400 foot elevation gain. The trail climbs moderately for much of its distance with steeper, rocky footing as we turn toward Signal Ridge at about the 3 mile mark. We'll get an early start as this is a long hike.
Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.
This ride can be reached by T from North Station and Porter Square. Train leaves at 8:35 and arrives at 9:38.
Ramble through central MA on quiet county roads. We wait for folks at turns. Stops at mile 14, mile 22 (after hill), and with lunch at mile 32. Route is relatively flat, with one long hill. After lunch you finish the ride on the Nashua River Rail Trail.
You should be able to cycle 13-14 mph on the flats. We will wait for folks at turns. You need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.
1:00pm. We will cross the scenic Nashua River, hike along a old railroad bed, thru the Johnston Conservation area, around a lovely beaver pond in Hayes Woods, and back. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop
Join Boston's AMC Young Members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the field manager with planting and harvesting crops. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.
Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a fun day in beautiful Rhode Island as we enjoy a leisurely (10-12 mph) 32 mile bike ride (on road) that hits all the highlights of this beautiful corner of Little Rhody: ocean views, farms, cows and salt marshes. The terrain is rolling with a few hills (elevation gain of 1,356 feet) on mostly lightly traveled roads. We will have opportunities to stop for ice cream and for those with the time and inclination, a post-ride stop at Evelyn's Drive-In in Tiverton for seafood.
I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.
Join us Wednesday evening September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco and has trips coming up to New Zealand and Fiji/Tonga.
Come join us for a lively evening at the Mighty Squirrel at 411 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham from 6:30 - 9:00 PM on September 25th for our first meet up of the 2019-2020 Ski Season! We'd love to meet you, hear more about your summer, and learn about your ski plans for the upcoming year. The Boston AMC Ski Committee is interested in a range of front and back country skiing including XC, downhill, alpine touring and telemark.
Mighty Squirrel is a local craft brewery, selling 11 beers on tap. Feel free to bring your own dinner or food as you wish. We will provide light snacks.
Join me for a moderately-paced morning hike in the Blue Hills. Plan to hike on the Skyline Trail, known to be rugged, strenuous and great training for some of the bigger mountains up north. If we're lucky, we may hit a vantage point to catch a glimpse of our very own Boston skyline. We will be hiking at an average pace of 1.5-2 mph on rocky terrain, up and down the hills, with an elevation gain of 700 feet. Plan to hike 3.5-4 miles. Come and enjoy a breath or two of midweek fresh air with us.
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Celebrate the end of the summer hiking season at the AMC Young Members fall potluck and social! We'll also be celebrating this year's Couch to 4K program participants with some photos and prize raffle. We'll have some snacks and drinks, but please bring a dish to share. Doesn't have to be homemade, store-bought is fine too. This potluck is BYOB - feel free to bring a beverage for yourself and/or to share. You will be emailed the access code to the building in advance of the event.
SendHers is hosting a gym night Thursday, Sept 26th at 7pm, at CRG in Watertown. This event is not exclusive to SendHers members, so anyone should feel free to join! Please use this sheet for carpool and guest pass interest / offers - https://bit.ly/30wIEil
Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned.
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.
Judith is a keen hiker and completed the NH 48 x 4,000 in 2018. She is currently working on her Winter 48 x 4,000 and the 52WAV.